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Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) > for food, dietary supplements and beverages

Physiological importance

Vitamin B6 includes pyridoxine, pyridoxamine, pyridoxal as well as their phosphates. In the form of the coenzymes pyridoxal-5-phosphate (PLP) and pyridoxamine phosphate (PMP), vitamin B6 plays a key role in the amino acid metabolism. As a coenzyme for the synthesis of biogenic amines it is required for the central nervous system (CNS). In addition, vitamin B6 plays an important role in carbohydrate metabolism, specifically for the release of glucose from glycogen.

Deficiency symptoms

Isolated vitamin B6 deficiency is rarely found in humans, because the supply of other B-complex vitamins is frequently inadequate as well. Typical symptoms include pellagra-like dermatitis, inflammations in the mouth and on the lips and nervous disorders.


Vitamin B6


Vitamin B6 is available in powder form as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (food and pharma grade).
Stability: Stored in the unopened original packaging at room temperature (max. 25°C), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride is stable for at least 42 months. It is quite stable in dry mixtures and solutions. Furthermore, the product is stable to heat, acids and alkalis.


Pyridoxine Hydrochloride is used in dietary supplements for single- and multivitamin or B-complex preparations
Vitamin B6 is further used in a number of food products, e.g. for babies and small children, for athletes, low calorie foods, vitamin fortifies juices etc.
It can also be used in beverages, such as fruit, vegetable and multivitamin juices as well as in energy drinks, isotonic beverages, instant drink powders, milk and dairy products.