Top 5 Signs of Vitamin B7 Deficiency

Friday, 04 Feb 2011 04:57 PM

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Vitamin B7, also known as biotin or vitamin H, is essential for the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats. With enough vitamin B7, skin will glow and hair will be healthy. This vitamin promotes the normal health of sweat glands, bone marrow, gonads, blood cells, nerve tissue, skin, and hair.

You can find vitamin B7 in beans, breads, brewer’s yeast, cauliflower, chocolate, egg yolks, fish, kidney, legumes, liver, meat, molasses, dairy products, nuts, oatmeal, oysters, peanut and peanut butter, poultry, wheat germ, and whole grains. If you’re worried that you’re not getting enough, here are the typical top five signs of vitamin B7 deficiency:

1. Hair loss
2. Fatigue and depression
3. Nausea
4. Muscle pains
5. Anemia

Deficiency of vitamin B leads to poor metabolism and growth. Long-term antibiotic use can interfere with biotin production in the intestine and increase the risk of deficiency symptoms like dermatitis, depression, hair loss, anemia, and nausea. Long-term use of anti-seizure medications may also lead to biotin deficiency. A deficiency of vitamin B7 reduces the ability of other vitamins in the B family to supply the nerves with the nourishment required to function normally. The lack of biotin can lead to bouts of depression, which may worsen over time.



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