Vitamin B7 (Biotin)

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The article provides information about vitamin B complex. According to the author, vitamin B complex is a natural combination of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folic acid, biotin, choline, inositol...



This article is the 12th in a series giving essential facts and figures on different vitamins.

Biotin is a sulfur-containing, B-complex vitamin found in foods and produced by microorganisms in the lower gastrointestinal tract.

Functions: Activates certain enzymes that aid in metabolism of carbon dioxide; involved in metabolism of protein, fats and carbohydrates.

Sources: Widely distributed in foods that are sources of B vitamins, including cereal-grain products, liver, egg yolk, soy flour, and yeast.

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than normal when restricting carbs,
and that extra biotin converts food
into energy faster.

The Research There's no evidence that you need
more biotin on low-carb diets, or
that extra biotin metabolizes fats
and protein better.

Dose There's no recommended daily allowance
for biotin because most diets have
adequate amounts in eggs, fish, milk,
and beef.

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