VITAMIN B₆ is basically an umbrella term for the three chemical compounds, pyridoxol, pyridoxal and pyridoxamine. The vitamin is also often called pyridoxin and cannot be produced by the body on its own and hence, it has to be introduced from outside. An adequate supply is important since it plays a great role as a coenzyme with several important reactions in metabolism based on carbohydrates, amino acids, lipids and neuro-transmitters. It not only strengthens nerves and defence mechanism forces, but also the immune system and continues to contribute to the synthesis of vitamin B₃
BENEFITS FOR THE SKIN
Apart from other vitamins, VITAMIN B₆ is responsible for strong nails, healthy hair and a beautiful skin appearance. As a con- stituent of enzymes, it ensures acceleration of the conversion and build-up of proteins - a property that is indispensable for healthy skin. At the same time, pyridoxin is important for integrating collagen in the skin and thus, for firm binding tissue. In addition, as a result of its regulative properties, it has an extremely alleviating effect on dry skin, eczema and also acne, in particular.