Vitamin B6 is involved in many functions in the body. It helps your immune system and nervous system, and it aids in the metabolism of essential nutrients. It is also found in many foods and will be easy to fit in your diet if you need to increase your intake.
51 and older
Vitamin B6 content
Fortified breakfast cereal
0.5-2.0 (check Nutrition Facts label)
Potato, baked with skin
Chicken breast, skinless, roasted
Garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
Pork loin, broiled
Top sirloin, broiled
Rainbow trout, cooked
Brown rice, cooked
Sweet potato, baked with skin
Sunflower seeds, dry roasted
Kidney beans, cooked
Tuna, canned in water
Lima beans, cooked
To increase your vitamin B6 intake:
Sprinkle kidney beans or garbanzo beans on a salad.
In the morning, opt for a fortified breakfast cereal.
Slice a banana into your oatmeal, cereal, or yogurt.
Have fish for dinner a few times a week.
Choose brown rice instead of white, and mix lentils with the rice.
For a different sandwich, try peanut butter and banana.
If you take a vitamin supplement, make sure it contains vitamin B6—but no more than 100% of the RDA. Also, talk to your doctor before starting a new supplement.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care
provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to
starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a