|5 Health Benefits of Biotin (Vitamin B7 aka Vitamin H)|
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The Beauty Vitamin
Biotin aka Vitamin B7, Vitamin H and Coenzyme R is best known as the "beauty vitamin" because of its popular association with healthy skin, hair and nails.
Other Health Benefits
But, according to the latest research, Biotin does more than revitalize skin color, strengthen nails, and helps with dry scalp and hair loss.
Biotin, which is a water-soluble nutrient and a part of the B vitamin complex family, is essential to maintaining a healthy liver, eyes, and nervous system.
Biotin is also thought to help support adrenal function, help to reduce LDL (the bad cholesterol), help to regulate blood sugar levels when taken in combination with Chromium Picolinate.
Biotin and Weight Loss
Biotin has also been implicated in potentially assisting with weight loss and/or healthy weight maintenance due to its role in helping to break down macronutrients, especially carbs and fats, during metabolism.
Although current scientific evidence does not support the use of dietary or supplemental Biotin to help with weight loss, many weight loss experts believe that keeping your blood sugar levels stable and in balance is one of the keys to successful weight loss.
Biotin (Vitamin B7) Deficiency
Biotin dietary deficiency is not very common in the U.S. and daily requirements are small as food sources of Biotin (Vitamin B7) are abundant and the body generally uses and recycles Biotin efficiently. Symptoms of Biotin deficiency can include hair loss, brittle nails, a scaly red skin rash, depression, lethargy, numbness or tingling in extremities.
Vegetarian and Vegan Food Sources of Biotin (Vitamin B7)
Plant foods rich in Biotin including almonds, walnuts, peanuts, sweet potato, onions, oats, tomatoes, carrots, cauliflower, romaine lettuce, bananas, raspberries and strawberries.
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