Vitamin B-6 (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. Over time, a deficiency in vitamin B-6 can lead to skin inflammation (dermatitis) depression, confusion, convulsions, and even anemia. Recent studies also suggest that a diet low in vitamin B6 increases risk of heart attack. Conversely, too much vitamin B6 taken from supplements can lead to nerve damage in the arms and legs.
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