Vitamin B6

AT A GLANCE:

Vitamin B6 and its roles:


  • Muscular anabolism and catabolism
  • Energy production (ATP)
  • Supports performance
  • Production and transformation of complex proteins such as haemoglobin
  • Production of globulins that carry antibodies for disease resistance


Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 and its main sources:


  • Linseed and other extracted cakes
  • Banana
  • Cereals and cereal offals
  • Grass and other green crops


Vitamin B6 is relatively stable in standard conditions of production.


7 different types of vitamin B6 exist; the most active one is pyridoxine phosphate.


Its role as coenzyme of isomerisation, decarboxylation and substitution reaction mainly concerns amino acids and sugar metabolisms.


Depending on the age and physiological status of the horse, the needs vary from 5 to 40 mg of vitamin B6 per day.