Benefits Of Vitamin B7 Supplements
Biotin, Vitimin H
Vitamin B7 has proved helpful in controlling and lowering the blood sugar levels in those with either insulin dependent or non-insulin dependent diabetes. As a coenzyme, it assists in the making of fatty acids and purines, which are used to make genetic material (DNA and RNA). Without it the body's fat production is impaired.
Health Benefits Vitamin B7
- aids in cell growth
- aids in fatty acid production
- aids in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins
- facilitate the utilization of the other B vitamins
- helpful in controlling and lowering the blood sugar levels in diabetics
- may prevent hair loss
- needed for healthy hair and skin
- promotes healthy bone marrow
- promotes healthy nerve tissue
- promotes healthy sweat glands
Vitamin B7 Food Sources
Almonds, bananas, brewer’s yeast, broccoli, cooked egg yolk, kidney, legumes, liver, milk, meat, mushrooms, oatmeal, poultry, salt-water fish, soybeans, sunflower seeds, walnuts and whole grains.
Signs of Deficiency:
Anemia, depression, hair loss, high blood sugar, insomnia, loss of appetite, muscle cramps, nausea and a sore tongue. Low levels of biotin have been linked to seborrhea dermatitis in infants.
Medical Uses of Vitamin B7
Diabetes. (Under doctor's care.)
Possible Side Effects And Warnings:
The use of antibiotics and sulfa drugs threatens the availability of vitamin B7.
Consuming saccharin or rancid fats inhibits biotin absorption.
If you are diabetic and taking biotin, you should be under a doctor’s care.
Raw eggs contain a protein which combines with vitamin B7 in the intestinal tract and depletes the body of this needed nutrient.