Vitamin B6 provides numerous health benefits, including supporting healthy brain function, helping the body synthesize the antibodies that are used to fight various diseases. It also helps in maintaining normal nerve function, as it plays an important role in the synthesis of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin. It also helps normal nerve cell communication.
Vitamin B6 aids in the breakdown and digestion of proteins. Because of this, those who consume higher amounts of protein benefit by also taking vitamin B6.
Vitamin B6 deficiency is marked by such symptoms as a sore tongue, impaired nerves, general irritability, morning sickness, confusion, depression, anemia, CTS and arthritis.