Vitamin H (Biotin) Roles
Biotin or Vitamin H is a water soluble product found in many foods and also synthesized by intestinal bacteria. It is necessary for normal growth and development, aids in the formation of fatty acids, and is required for the metabolism of miscs, carbohydrates, and fats. It is also promotes the growth and health of sweat glands, nerve glands, skin, hair, blood cells, sex glands, and bone barrow.
Vitamin H (Biotin) Foods
Animal sources of vitamin H (biotin) include liver, chicken, clams, eggs, mackerel, salmon, and tuna. Plant sources include wholegrains, nuts, unpolished rice, oatmeal, almonds, green peas, lentils, mushrooms, peanuts, walnuts, and soybeans.
Vitamin H (Biotin) Deficiency
Some common enemies of vitamin H (biotin) include food processing, alcohol, sulfur drugs, estrogen, and egg whites. Long term use of antibiotics can also have a detrimental effect, as the body's natural bacteria that produces biotin is also destroyed. Deficiency symptoms include depression, eczema, fatigue, impairment of fat metabolism, nausea, loss of muscular reflexes, dermatitis, pale tongue, hair loss, and anemia.