Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is essential for healthy mind and body, boosting immune systems, protecting hearts and regulating the brains happy chemicals.

It helps our bodies to store energy from protein and carbohydrates and aids in the formation of haemoglobin, supplying oxygen throughout our bodies.

Having good levels of Vitamin B6 in your body also aids T-Cell (T-lymphocytes) growth, which check everything is working properly, fight off foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses, help to identify abnormal growths and maintain healthy immune systems and nerve cell communications.

Vitamin B6 is also essential in the formation of serotonin, the happy chemical in the brain, promoting well-being and deficiencies have been linked to depression.

Benefits of Vitamin B6

  • Keeps skin healthy
  • Boosts Serotonin in our brain, promoting well being
  • Helps protect against Heart Disease
  • Keeps Immune Systems healthy
  • Boosts nerve cell communication

Vegan Vitamin B6 Foods

Vitamin B6 can be found in a wide range of food sources. However, some of the Vitamin B6 found in plant food sources is unavailable to humans as we cannot biologically absorb it.

Processes such as over boiling or roasting food can destroy Vitamin B6 and over 50% of the Vitamin B6 content can be lost through other processing such as freezing and canning.

It can also be destroyed by alcohol and people who consume a lot of alcohol may have lower levels of Vitamin B6 absorbed into their bodies.

Vegan Sources of Vitamin B6

  • Bananas
  • Potatoes
  • Green Peas
  • Chickpeas
  • Sweet Potatoe
  • Avocado
  • Nuts (like Pistachios)
  • Seeds (like Sunflower Seeds)
  • Beans And Legumes
  • Dried Herbs And Spices

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