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What Are the Benefits, Food Sources & RDA of Vitamin B6?

Learn about the benefits, food sources, and RDA of Vitamin B6 in this Howcast video with expert Molly Lee.


The recommended daily allowance for vitamin B6 for healthy adults aged 19 to 30 is 1.3mg a day. Vitamin B6 is known as ""the anti depressant vitamin"" because it helps regulate our moods and brain functioning. It promotes a healthy appetite, balanced moods, a good metabolism, and restful sleep. Some good food sources of vitamin B6 include: whole grains, liver, organic or grass-fed meats, bananas, avocados, walnuts, and sunflower seeds.

If you or someone you know is experiencing depression, low moods, low energy, and irritability, it's a good idea to make sure that they're getting enough vitamin B6. If it turns out they're not able to get enough vitamin B6 from their foods, it's a good idea for them to consider taking a vitamin B6 supplement.

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