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Vitamin B7 is known as biotin which is one among the member of the family Vitamin B complex. It is a water soluble nutrient. It is used as a supporting tool for the adrenal gland that further process to calm down the mind and prepare a healthy nervous system. In the body, it is necessary for the metabolism process of fat and carbohydrates.

Why does it is essential?

Biotin is full of fundamental metabolic function. In the absence of biotin in one’s body, it will result in none functioning of the enzymes and that can create severe difficulties such as several diseases related to the skin, nervous system, and intestinal tract. In the body, biotin help to tackle high blood glucose levels in the persons who are suffering with type 2 diabetes.

It proves effective for keeping the nails and hairs healthy, improving glucose tolerance, lowering the insulin resistance and even helping the pregnant women from evading of any birth defects. Vitamin B7 sources are used to treat problems and diseases like cancer, alopecia, Parkinson disease, Crohn disease, peripheral neuropathy, vaginal candidiasis, rett syndrome, seborrheic dermatitis and hair loss.

Sign of deficiency of Vitamin B7

The deficiency of vitamin b7 is rarely being noticed in the body. It is required in very less amount in the day to day life. There are numerous food sources which are available to fulfil the demand of biotin in the body. Moreover, the deficiency of biotin can be caused due to anti seizure medications, intestinal malabsorption, prolonged oral antibiotic, consumption of raw egg white on a continuous basis and intravenous feeding.

The person suffering from the deficiency of biotin expresses symptoms such as dry skin, sebrooheic dermatitis, fatigue, hair loss, brittle hair, intestinal tract issue, issues relating to the nervous system, muscle pains.

Sources of food

  • Organ meats
  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Barley
  • Wheat bran
  • Jelly soy

Other food sources that include biotin

  • Avocado
  • Broccoli
  • Bread
  • Cauliflower

Is there any risk taking vitamin B7

Till now, no serious reports and causes have been noticed from the intake of vitamin B7.

Daily dosage recommended for adults

One must be ensured to take daily dose of vitamin b7. As, there are no known side effects one can consume the recommended dosage without any risk. For the adults above 19 years it is recommended to take 30 mcg. For the pregnant women and breast feeding it is recommended to intake 30 mcg and 35 mcg respectively.

Daily dosage recommended for kids

With the birth till the kid attains the age of 6 months they must get 5 mcg, 6mcg daily, for the infants ages from 7 to 12 months. For the children’s of 1 to 3 years, 8 mcg of Pyridoxine per day is recommended, 4-8 years old, 12 mcg per day, from 9 – 13 years its recommended to take 20 mcg and from 14 to 18 years, 25 mcg per day is recommended. Seek advice of your physician in case you go for changing the amount of dosage.