- synthesis of the components of DNA
- metabolizing carbohydrates and sulfur-containing compounds
- controlling inflammation
Healthy adults need 1 – 2 mg per day. Children need 0.1 to 1.3 mg per day, depending on their age. Some of the best sources of B6 are spinach, bell peppers and tuna. Turkey, bananas and broccoli are also very good sources.
People who may be at risk for Vitamin B6 deficiency include those with certain blood conditions (sideroblastic anemia and hyperhomocysteinemia).
Vitamin B6 is known to interact with some medications and drugs including:
Consult an MD, ND or pharmacist for more information if you are on one of these medications.
Vitamin B6 is not known to have any significant interactions with herbal supplements or food.