B6 (Pyridoxine)

1. Description: Pyridoxine is a combination of the following substances: pyridoxine, pyridoxal, and pyridoxamine. It must be present for the production of antibodies and red blood cells. It is also required for the proper production of B12.

2. Benefits: In combination with folic acid, it can decrease your risk for heart disease significantly. Pyridoxine can also help with strengthening the immune system, and helps aid in the conversion of tryptophan, which is your “feel-good,” naturally occurring amino acid. B6 is also great for preventing nausea in pregnant women. It also works as a natural diuretic.

3. Fun Fact: If high protein diets are consumed, B6 must be replaced. By doing so, you help aid in the prevention of kidney stone formation. Also, if you are taking tricyclic antidepressants and are experiencing the dry mouth and urination side effects that go along with those medications, increase your B6 for some relief