The body only needs 1.8-2 mg of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) per day. Dry skin, cracks on the lips, sores in the corners of the mouth, as well as regular inflammation in the area above the eyebrows and in the area of the nasolabial fold can signal a deficiency of the substance, writes RIA Novosti.
However, those who regularly experience high physical activity or work in the cold can face its deficiency, said Olga Korableva, an endocrinologist and nutritionist. In addition, B6 is consumed more than usual in pregnant women experiencing stress, as well as in people with intestinal infections, liver problems and lovers of keto diets, the interlocutor of the publication shared the details. Those who are addicted to a protein diet, forgetting about carbohydrates, are also at risk, said a healthy eating expert.
The specialist called the prevention of vitamin B6 deficiency the inclusion of walnuts in the diet (they contain 0.8 mg of pyridoxine per 100 g), beef liver (0.7 mg per 100 g), yeast (0.58 mg per 100 g), and also all kinds of cereals (for example, barley, wheat, pearl barley and buckwheat).