vitamin B6

\ -ˈbē-ˈsiks How to pronounce vitamin B{inf}6{/inf} (audio) \

Definition of vitamin B6

: pyridoxine or a closely related compound found widely in combined form and considered essential to vertebrate nutrition

Examples of vitamin B6 in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Packed with protein, chicken also provides a healthy dose of niacin, selenium and zinc, along with vitamins B6 and B12. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Chicken sheet pan dinners: Easy to make and a cleanup is a snap," 30 Apr. 2020 Your eating habits also have an impact on your sleep quality — Dr. Mera suggests having dinner two hours before bed, with foods rich in tryptophan, magnesium, vitamin B6, and calcium. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, "Get a Perfect Night of Sleep With These Expert Tips," 28 Apr. 2020 By giving him high doses of vitamin B6 and controlling a couple of amino acids in his diet, doctors stopped the seizures. Michele Cohen Marill, Wired, "Ultra-Fast Genome Sequencing Could Save the Lives of Newborns," 9 Mar. 2020 With the loads of vitamin C from the oranges and the combination of vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin D, riboflavin and manganese found in avocados, your immune system will be thanking you. Drake Wilson, Sunset Magazine, "The Recipes You Should Be Cooking This February," 10 Feb. 2020 Chicory contains manganese and vitamin B6, which are essential nutrients for your noggin. Adele Jackson-gibson, Good Housekeeping, "Is Chicory Root Coffee Good for You? Here's What to Know About Its Health Benefits," 3 Feb. 2020 These range from protein to zinc, iron, choline, folate, iodine, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12. Valerie Sweeten, Houston Chronicle, "Healthy meals involve preplanning, interaction," 31 July 2019 Multivitamins and other supplements — including selenium, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin D alone, calcium alone, folic acid and iron — did not have a significant effect on death or heart disease, according to the study. Steven Reinberg,, "More evidence supplements won’t help the heart," 11 July 2019 The paper names 12 nutrients key to managing depression and anxiety: folate (vitamin B9), iron, long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, potassium, selenium, thiamine (vitamin B1), vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C and zinc. Kathleen Squires, WSJ, "Feed Your Head: Foods That Target Depression and Anxiety," 26 July 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'vitamin B6.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of vitamin B6

1934, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about vitamin B6

Time Traveler for vitamin B6

Time Traveler

The first known use of vitamin B6 was in 1934

See more words from the same year

Statistics for vitamin B6

Cite this Entry

“Vitamin B6.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for vitamin B6

vitamin B6

\ -ˈbē-ˈsiks How to pronounce vitamin B{inf}6{/inf} (audio) \

Medical Definition of vitamin B6

: pyridoxine or a closely related compound found widely in combined form and considered essential to vertebrate nutrition

Comments on vitamin B6

What made you want to look up vitamin B6? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized drawing of woman pole vaulting across gap to get trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!