Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin with a range of health benefits. Most people get all the vitamin B6 they need from their diets. It is found in foods such as wholegrain cereals, milk, vegetables, poultry, pork and fish.
Vitamin B6 is essential for proper brain development and function. Studies show that a vitamin B6 deficiency can influence memory function and contribute to cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s and dementia as we age. Vitamin B6 is also needed for the formation of haemoglobin, and plays an important role in the production of the “happy hormones” serotonin and norepinephrine, which help control mood, energy and concentration.