Estimated Dietary Intakes of Vitamin B-6

  • Judy A. Driskell
  • Barbara M. Chrisley


Most of the researchers who have estimated dietary intakes of vitamin B-6 have utilized the composition tables in Home Economics Research Report No. 36 (1). The values given in this bulletin as well as those published by others (2–7) were obtained mainly via microbiological assay, generally Saccharomyces uvarum, ATCC No. 9080. Vitamin B-6 is found mainly bound to the protein portion of foods; however, the vitamin may also be present in food in its free state. Pyridoxal (PL) and pyridoxamine (PM) are the forms of the vitamin usually found in animal products; whereas pyridoxine (ol, PN) is the predominant form in plant products (8). The relative potency of PN, PL, and PM in man has not yet been determined.


Dietary Intake Protein Intake Recommend Dietary Allowance Pyridoxal Phosphate Microbiological Assay 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Judy A. Driskell
    • 1
  • Barbara M. Chrisley
    • 1
  1. 1.Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

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