The Path To Healthy Living
Essential For These Functions:
30 meg-egg yolk, green leafy vegetables, milk, liver, salmon, whole grains
Healthy skin and hair. Circulatory system, metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats
Vitamin A, B2, B6, Niacin
Skin rash, hair loss, anemia, fatigue
Alcohol, caffeine, raw egg whites, antibiotics
Biotin also known as vitamin B7 is a water-soluble compound that helps your body convert food into energy. We need biotin for proper energy metabolism and for growth; for the production of fatty acids, antibodies, digestive enzymes; and in niacin metabolism. The vitamin has also has insulinlike activity in lowering blood sugar. Researchers have discovered nine enzyme systems in the body that require biotin to work.
Resident bacteria in your intestinal tract produce biotin; however, the amount of the vitamin you actually absorb from this source is still a point of debate. If you must take prolonged courses of antibiotics - which is true for both children and adults - you could sharply reduce the production of bioton by wiping out the friendly intestinal bacterial population, making supplementation necessary.
Recommended daily value by the FDA is 300 mcg.
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