Biotin (Vitamin H):
Signs of Biotin (Vitamin H) Deficiency:
- Dry, scaly skin
- Hair loss
- High blood sugar
- Inflammation or pallor of the skin and mucous membranes
- Loss of appetite
- Muscular pain
- Seborrheic dermatitis (cradle cap)
- Soreness of the tongue
Note: Eating too many raw egg whites binds up available biotin in the body. Cooking the egg does not allow the biotin to become unavailable.
What Biotin (Vitamin H) Do?
- Aids in cell growth and replication
- Aids in fatty acid production
- Aids in the metabolism of amino acids, carbohydrates, fats, proteins and sugar
- Aids in the utilization of the other B-complex vitamins
- Biotin is a co-enzyme which means it can speed biochemical process in the body which means more detoxification and more health
- Helpful in diabetes
- Involved in energy metabolism
- Involved in the utilization of glucose
- Promotes healthy hair
- Strengthens nails
FOOD SOURCES of Biotin (Vitamin H)
- Beef liver
- Brewer’s yeast
- Egg yolks
- Liver, beef
- Peanuts and butter
- Rice bran, germ, and polishings
- Saltwater fish
- Soybeans and soy products
- Unpolished rice
- Whole grains
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Cautions & Comments Regarding Vitamin H (Biotin)
- Bacteria in the intestine produce significant amounts of biotin.
- Biotin is depleted in the body by alcohol, cooking or refining food, antibiotics, sulfa drugs, saccharin, when taken with raw egg whites, and long-term use of anti-seizure medications.
- Biotin is nontoxic, but it is suggested that you do not take in excess of 300 mg. unless supervised by a registered practitioner.
Helpful Links and References for Biotin:
- What is Vitamin H: https://www.naturalfoodseries.com/10-benefits-vitamin-h-biotin/