vitamin B7 – biotin

Functions Manufacture and use of fats and amino acids
Sources notes
  • Best sources yeast, soybeans and nuts
  • Manufactured by intestinal bacteria: vegetarian diet enhances this, but alcohol inhibits this
Vegetable Sources cauliflower; mushrooms
Fruit Sources
Nut and seed sources peanuts; walnuts; pecans; almonds
Absorption and function notes
Deficiency factors
  • Impaired metabolism
  • Skin problems: dry, scaly skin, seborrhea and cradle cap
  • Nausea and anorexia

Adapted from:

Murray, M. (2005). Encyclopedia of Healing Food. New York, N.Y.: Atria Books

Bland, J., Costarella, L., Levin, B., Liska, D., Lukaczer, D., Schlitz, B., Schmidt, M., Lerman, R., Quinn, S., Jones, D. (2004). Clinical Nutrition: A Functional Approach, Second Edition. Gig Harbor, WA: The Institute for Functional Medicine.

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