Vitamin B6 is a water soluble vitamin belonging to the group of B complex vitamins. It was first isolated in the 1930’s and has been extensively studied. Vitamin B6 has a variety of chemical forms including pyridoxine, pyridoxal and pyridoxamine. It was originally referred to as “antidermatitis factor” because of its observed role in treatment of skin inflammation. It performs a wide variety of functions in the body and is essential for good health.