Vitamin B6

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Vitamin B6 structure

Pyridoxine the name vitamin B6 comprises a group of compounds (pyridoxine, pyridoxamine, pyridoxal and phosphate). Itcoenzyme for more than 50 enzymatic reactions - decarboxylase and transaminases, synthesis of acid nicotine and arachidonic acid , affects the function of the nervous system, immune reactions and synthesis of haemoglobin.

Source[✎ edit | edit source]

It is abundant in food. The daily recommended dose for adults: 13-17 mg

Deficit[✎ edit | edit source]

Deficiency with normal eating habits does not occur; manifested skin and mucosal changes that occur rhagades corners, peripheral neuropathy .

Surplus[✎ edit | edit source]

Excess of food does not occur. After a prolonged intake of 50-500 mg have been reported sensory neuropathy.


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Bibliography[✎ edit | edit source]

  • BENCKO, Vladimir, et al. Hygiene and epidemiology : selected chapters. 2. edition. Prague. 2008. ISBN 80-246-0793-X.