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What is vitamin B6?

Vitamin B6 helps the body produce antibodies to combat diseases. Also known as pyridoxine, it helps to maintain nerve function, the production of red blood cells and it contributes to healthy skin. B6 also helps the body process proteins, carbohydrates, amino acids and fats. Vitamin B6 is found in foods like meats, beans, nuts and eggs. It can also be taken in tablet form as a supplement if your body is deficient in levels of B6.

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