Vitamin B6, a water-soluble vitamin, is found in three different natural forms: pyridoxine, pyridoxamine, and pyridoxal - all of which are normally found in foods. This nutrient is essential as it helps the body convert food into glucose, which is used to produce energy. Vitamin B6 contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system, the regulation of hormonal activity, the formation of red blood cells and cells of the immune system. Vitamin B6 is most commonly used in food fortification, nutritional supplements and therapeutic products such as capsules, tablets and ampoules. Vitamins, mostly of the B-complex variety, are widely used in the enrichment of cereals.
DSM provides reliable and high-quality forms of vitamin B6 that are suitable for even the most challenging applications. We provide end-to-end support in product development and all our ingredients are backed by our Quality for Life™ promise.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which provides scientific advice to assist policy makers, has confirmed that clear health benefits have been established for the dietary intake of vitamin B6 in contributing to:
These health claims are authorized in the EU with specific conditions of use.