vitamin B6


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Developed by former model Lady Dawn Russell, each 8 GREENS fizzy tablet contains as much vitamin C as 6 oranges, vitamin B6 as 6 cups of spinach, vitamin B5 as 15 cups of broccoli, vitamin B12 as 7 cups of milk and zinc as 3 cups of peas. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, 15 Nov. 2022 How to ease the ovulation pain: Vitamin E and vitamin B6 have been shown to reduce breast tenderness. Karla Walsh, Woman's Day, 15 July 2022 Our registered dietitians highlight that the spread provides vitamin B6, omega-3 fatty acids and essential minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium. Good Housekeeping, 28 June 2022 The banana also contains 3 grams of fiber, 17% of your vitamin daily vitamin C needs, 20% of your daily vitamin B6 needs and 8% of your daily magnesium needs. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 11 June 2022 Aloe extract, vitamin E, vitamin B3 and vitamin B6 cleanse your hair of impurities like oil, dirt and dead skin cells without over-drying. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 23 May 2022 Its signature ingredient is ZMA, which is a combination of zinc (monomethionine and aspartate), magnesium aspartate, and vitamin B6. Sophie Saint Thomas, Forbes, 7 May 2022 The key ingredients include shea butter, argan oil, and vitamin B6. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 6 Apr. 2022 Other micronutrients—like vitamin C, vitamin B6, and vitamin E, among others—have also been associated with better immune health. Sarah Garone,, 7 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vitamin B6 was in 1934

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“Vitamin B6.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

vitamin B6


: pyridoxine
also : a closely related compound

Medical Definition

vitamin B6


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