Vitamin B-6 ( Pyridoxine )

Posted by QuickMedicalInfo on Nov. 11, 2009

Vitamin B-6, also called pyridoxine, is one of eight water-soluble B vitamins. Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) serves as coenzyme and is involved in the metabolism of protein and carbohydrates, the production of insulin and red and white blood cells, and the synthesis of neurotransmitters, enzymes, and prostaglandins. Vitamin B-6 is essential in numerous biochemical pathways involving red blood cells, the immune system, central nervous system function, protein metabolism, homocysteine metabolism, and also the production of energy. Pyridoxine is an especially important vitamin for maintaining healthy nerve and muscle cells and it aids in the production of DNA and RNA, the bodys genetic material. It is necessary for proper absorption of vitamin B-12 and for the production of red blood cells and cells of the immune system. http-//www.24-health.com/item.php?group_id=56&id=5566

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