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Biotin (vitamin H)

Functions of Biotin (vitamin H)

 

·         Aids in the utilization (metabolism) of protein, folic acid, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B-12

·         It plays a role in the Kreb cycle (which is the process to release energy from food)

·         It is indicated for healthy hair, skin, nerve tissue and bone marrow

·         Is helpful in maintaining a steady blood sugar level

·         Helps with the transfer of carbon dioxide

 

Deficiency symptoms of Biotin (vitamin H)

 

·         Dry scaly skin

·         Fatigue or extreme exhaustion

·         Loss and / or thinning of hair

·         Central nervous system abnormalities such as depression, lethargy, and hallucination.

·         Muscle pain

·         Loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting

·         High cholesterol

People with an increased risk of Biotin (vitamin H) deficiency

 

·         Bodybuilders and athletes consuming raw eggs, since raw eggs contain avidin, which binds with biotin, making it impossible to be absorbed.

·         Long term users of antibiotics

 

Food sources of Biotin (vitamin H)

 

·         Beef liver

·         Cheese

·         Cauliflower

·         Mushrooms

·         Spinach

·         Salmon

·         Brewers yeast

·         Nuts

 

Best results if used with:

 

·         B group vitamins

·         Vitamin C

·         Sulfur

 

Recommended dietary allowance for Biotin (vitamin H)

 

·         Adult male                           30 micrograms

·         Adult female                        30 micrograms

·         Children (under 8)                 12 micrograms

 

Biozest supply Biotin                 28.5 micrograms per 500 ml ready to drink

 

 

Toxicity symptoms of Biotin (vitamin H)

 

·         No known toxic side effects

 

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