Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine) is a water-soluble vitamin necessary for the proper maintenance of red blood cell metabolism, the nervous system, the immune system, and many other bodily functions.
A long-term deficiency in vitamin B6 can lead to skin inflammation (dermatitis) depression, confusion, convulsions, and even anemia. Recent studies also suggest that a diet low in vitamin B6 increases the risk of heart disease.
Conversely, too much vitamin B6 taken from supplements can lead to nerve damage in the arms and legs.
Foods high in vitamin B6 include fish, chicken, tofu, pork, beef, sweet potatoes, banans, potatoes, avocados, and pistachios. The daily value (% DV) for vitamin B6 is 1.7mg per day.
Below is a list high vitamin B6 foods sorted by a common serving size, see the nutrient ranking of all foods high in vitamin B6 to sort by 100 grams or 200 calories.
Alcoholics - Alcohol promotes the loss and destruction of vitamin B6 from the body.
Impared Renal Function - People with kidney disease who are on dialysis are at risk for being deficient in vitamin B6.
Autoimmune Disorders - People with rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), and other malabsorptive autoimmune disorders tend to have low levels of vitamin B6.