PROPERTIES OF BIOTIN
CHARACTERISTICS OF BIOTIN
What is biotin?
Vitamin B7 or biotin is part of the complex of vitamin B.
Like pantothenic acid, which works closely with, is a coenzyme that is responsible for numerous body processes.
The biotin word comes from "bios" meaning life, given the importance of this vitamin has for our body to function well.
This vitamin was discovered in Germany in 1936 and synthesized in the United States in 1943.
Biotin is found in many foods and is also synthesized by intestinal bacteria, so it is very difficult to show biotin deficiency unless induced by some type of diet designed for this purpose or by frequent use of certain as antibiotics or anti-epileptic drugs.
Biotin functions: Why is biotin necessary?
Biotin is necessary:
Problems caused by the lack of biotin
A deficiency of this vitamin is found mainly in the form of:
NATURAL SOURCES OF BIOTIN
Where can biotin be found?
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES OF BIOTIN
Main benefits of biotin
Normally a varied diet is sufficient to meet the daily demands of this vitamin. There are however some situations where it may be necessary to increase the daily dose.
Supplements of this vitamin may be appropriate under strict medical supervision among all situations we would mention the following:
Daily needs of biotin
The following table shows the recommended minimum amounts.
Special situations that require more biotin
There are certain situations that require an additional intake of this vitamin or which force us to be more attentive to possible symptoms of deficiency. Among these are:
Toxicity of the B7 vitamin
The use of supplements of this vitamin does not present toxicity.
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.