Focus On Vitamins!
What is it?
Vitamin B7 is better known as Biotin (or Vitamin H). Biotin is a Water Soluble Vitamin which means that our bodies do not hold onto it, in other words, we need a little bit everyday. Any excess we consume is lost in our urine or sweat, so replenishing it daily is a must. It is not only found in foods, but is also produced by the bacteria in our guts.
How does it Help us & Why do we Need it?
Vitamin B7 is a part of the B complex Family which converts the Food we eat (Amino Acids & Carbs) into the Energy we need for daily functions. It is vital for the formation of Fatty Acids & Glucose which also fuels the body. Vitamin B7 is necessary for a Healthy Immune System, optimal cell growth, DNA & RNA. It is also important for healthy hair & nails.
What are the Best Vegan Sources?
The Best Vegan Sources of Vitamin B2 are: Cauliflower, Carrots,Bananas, Brewers Yeast (not Beer), Peanuts, some Chocolate, Peas, Mushrooms, Hazelnuts, Lima beans, Molasses, Corn, Whole Wheat, Onions, GrapeFruit, Almonds, Bulgur, Cashews, Walnuts, Oatmeal, Lentils, Split Peas.
*(remember, by eating enough foods with essential Vitamin & Minerals you can never over~dose)!
Signs of Deficiency:
Deficiency is rare due to the production of bacteria in our guts. Over~use or Prolonged use of Anti~Biotics or Anti~Convulsant drugs may lead to Deficiency. Estrogen & Alcohol use raise the requirments for B7. Deficiency signs could include dermatitis, skin or hair problems, fatigue, depression, loss of appetite & or muscluar reflexes, a smooth & pale tongue.
Signs of Toxicity:
Toxicity has never been reported, even at high doses.
Complementary & Incompatible Pairing’s:
B7 works very closely with B5 (pantothenic acid) B7 (folic acid) & B12 (cobalamin).
Here’s to you being You.Naturally.