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April 4, 2023

Vitamin B6: Many Forms and Many Functions

Vitamin B6 comes in a variety of forms though most of them are inactive. The active form, PLP, is found in meat or produced within the body from inactive forms. B6 participates in more than 100 important functions and is especially important to the metabolism of carbohydrates, protein, and fats, as well as the synthesis of neurotransmitters. It is important as an antioxidant and also fights inflammation.

Having too little B6 can contribute to anemia, loss of coordination, mental changes, high blood pressure, seizures, and pregnancy complications. 
However, too much B6 can become toxic and contribute to nerve problems, heartburn, and skin issues. 

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