Vitamin B6 interacts with over 100 enzymes and is necessary for protein metabolism. Pyridoxine is the other name for Vitamin B6 and is water-soluble. The nice thing about water soluble vitamins is that they are hard to overdose on because excess is excreted in the urine. Vitamin B6 plays an important role in the proper function of our brain and body. B6 aids in the production of hemoglobin which is an integral part of red blood cells. Without red blood cells carrying oxygen in our bodies and there would be no human life. B6 is also involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats which are important sources of energy for our bodies. Vitamin B6 is essential in the production of messaging neurons called neurotransmitters. Vitamin B6 even helps the liver detoxify.