Vitamin B7, also known as biotin, assists and regulates carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism. It acts as a catalyst for various metabolic reactions in the body to extract energy. It also helps in conditions like hemoglobin synthesis and red blood cell production while maintaining the muscle tone along the wall of the digestive tract. It also helps maintain healthy skin, hair, eyes, mouth, liver, and the nervous system.
Symptoms of a vitamin B7 deficiency are as follows:
- Swollen and painful tongue that is magenta in color (glossitis)
- Hair loss
- Muscle pain
- Loss of appetite
- Dry, scaly skin
- Cracking in the corners of the mouth (cheilitis)
Absence of Vitamin B7 from your routine diet may lead to a number of health disorders. It is necessary to include the recommended amount in your daily diet.
The benefits of vitamin B7 include:
- Essential nutrient for diabetes
- Produces energy
- Helps in the synthesis of fatty acids
- Energy metabolism
- Curing several diseases, including Parkinson's disease, Rett syndrome and vaginal candidiasis. Vitamin B7 also helps in preventing the graying of hair and premature baldness.
- Treating conditions like seborrhea dermatitis, Crohn’s disease, and peripheral neuropathy.
- Tissue maintenance. It repairs the damaged tissues and helps in the growth of body tissues. The most important condition in which vitamin B7 helps is in body metabolism. It helps to carry out routine bodily functions. It helps in keeping the body in good shape.
- Other areas where vitamin B7 can be of help are in weight loss and heart problems. It also reduces the cholesterol level in the body.
Sources of vitamin B7: Yeast, egg yolk, kidney, liver, cauliflower, and green peas. Raw egg white is the best source of vitamin B7.
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