Vitamin H


Why is it needed? Biotin or vitamin H is sometimes called a microvitamin, since it is needed in fairly small amounts for the normal functioning of the body. Biotin is involved in the biosynthesis of fatty acids, in the metabolism of carbohydrates, amino acids, fatty acids, as well as in the liver and nervous system. Sources. Biotin is found in products of both plant and animal origin. Pork and beef liver, peanuts, and beans are especially rich in this vitamin. Daily rate. The daily human requirement for biotin is 30 mcg. Vitamin H deficiency Possible consequences of a biotin deficiency include: Seborrheic dermatitis (inflammation of the skin accompanied by peeling), anemia (decreased hemoglobin), depression, hair loss, high blood sugar, which is a risk factor for diabetes, insomnia, loss of appetite , muscle pain, nausea, inflammation of the tongue, high blood cholesterol, which is a risk factor for atherosclerosis.


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