Vitamin H - Biotin

Biotin is a B-complex vitamin which is important in the catalysis of essential metabolic reactions to synthesize fatty acids, in gluconeogenesis, and to metabolize leucine.

Solubility: Water

Functionality:

Promotes healthy, Aids in the utilization of folic acid, protein, Vitamin B12 and Panthothenic Acid

Rich Sources:

Egg Yolk, Meat, Dairy Products, Dark Green Vegetables; Also made by Microorganisms inside Intestinal Tract

Rich Sources of Vitamin H

Deficiency Disease:

Hair loss in both children and adults, Dry skin, Seborrheic dermatitis, Fungal infections

Overdose Disease: N/A

Deficiency Symptoms:

Symptoms are incredibly rare. However, if such a deficiency occurs, symptoms may include hair loss, dermatitis, anemia, and muscle pain, loss of appetite, lethargy, depression, hallucinations, and lowered immunity.

Deficiency Occurs in:
  1. Alcoholics
  2. People with inflammatory bowel disease
  3. Someone eats large quantities of raw egg whites
  4. Long-term antibiotic use
  5. Long-term use of anti-seizure medications
  6. People with diseases of the stomach
Recommended Daily Intakes:
  1. Men: 30 mcg
  2. Women: 30 mcg
  3. Pregnancy: 30 mcg
  4. Lactation: 35 mcg