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Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin. Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water so the body cannot store them. Although the body maintains a small pool of water soluble vitamins, they have to be taken regularly. It can maintain normal nerve function and make hemoglobin.Hemoglobin carries oxygen in the red blood cells to the tissues. The more protein you eat, the more vitamin B6 you need. It also keeps blood sugar (glucose) in normal ranges.