Women may find vitamin B6 particularly beneficial, since it can help to relieve the symptoms of pre-menstrual tension, is required in higher amounts by women taking the contraceptive pill and helps to alleviate morning sickness during pregnancy.
The range of B vitamins work most effectively when taken together. Without vitamin B6 the body cannot properly absorb vitamin B12, which may lead to tiredness, irritability and anaemia, and in order to prevent deficiencies in other B vitamins, B6 should be taken in equal amounts with B1 and B2. Vitamin B6 is needed for the production of red blood cells and antibodies and can help to protect the body against infections. It has been shown that vitamin B6 helps to prevent various nervous and skin disorders and promotes the proper manufacture of anti-ageing nucleic acids. This is a useful vitamin to take to reduce the feelings of anxiety or depression.