Vitamin B7 got recognized after a great deal as the people believed it is a part of vitamin B6. Most researchers in early period refused to accept this as a vitamin. They ignored it believing it to be an excess element. It was accepted as a vitamin only after a long struggle and argument. It is also a water-soluble vitamin. Initially, researchers could not identify it as a B family vitamin, so they named it as vitamin A. The letter H comes from Haut a Germania word which means skin. Paul Gyorgy, a researcher named it as H vitamin as it cures skin diseases in rats.
In 1940 vitamin H was invented, only then everyone found out the similarity between this vitamin and the rest of the B vitamins. Further researches gave solid proof for this statement. Only then this vitamin got its name as B7. Still, there are people who call this vitamin as H vitamin. The chemical name of this vitamin is Biotin. Whatever the name is, there is no doubt that this vitamin is very much essential to our body. It aids in skin growth to break the carbohydrates into energy. It is easily available like most of the B vitamins. The excess amount of vitamin will be flushed through urine, so it is essential to have this vitamin daily.
People who should be cautious of Vitamin B7
Bodybuilders, athletic people, or people who are trying for trying for Mr. World should be cautious with this vitamin. Those people will eat the raw egg for their firm body. A chemical named Avidin will be prevalent in uncooked egg, which may merge with biotin to create negative effects on the body. This may also prevent biotin from entering the body. This vitamin deficiency can be easily overcome by the body, so it is not required to intake this vitamin in tablet form unless it is required and necessary.
Benefits of this Vitamin
This vitamin does an important job though it is invented much later. Those are given below:
- Ensures the production of carbohydrates and protein
- Healthy hair and helps in the growth of skin
- Prevents balding and early grey hair
- Prevents skin problems like eczema and dermatitis
- Avoids muscle strain and pain
- Helps in creating fat acids in our body
- Stimulates the job to the secretion of sweat
- Creates and cares the joints of bones
- Controls the level of sucrose in our body
- Aids in the formation of red blood cells
- Avoids the problems of low zinc in our body
- Prevents depression and fatigue
- Aids in the controlling of nervous system
- Controls the hormone secretion of male reproductive system
Foods filled with Vitamin B7
- Milk products
- Cashew nuts
- Cornflakes, oats
- Available in tablet forms
- Eggs (boiled)
- Kidney and liver parts of animals
Consumption of this vitamin
- Men – 30 microgram (Daily)
- Women – 30 microgram
- Pregnant women – 30 microgram
- Lactating Mothers – 35 microgram
Diseases caused by this vitamin deficiency
This vitamin deficiency is so rare in our body as our body can produce biotin on its own. There are good bacteria in our body to produce this vitamin. If in case this vitamin is in low quantity the following problems can occur
- Skin problems
- Dry skin, pale skin
- Inefficient to digest fat
- Frequent fatigue, tiredness
- Not feeling hunger
- Irritation in tongue
- Giddiness, nausea
- Muscle strain, muscle pain
- Low immunity power
Problems for over-consumption
There are no problems in consuming this vitamin in excess quantity. In the rare case, the hair color in our head may change a bit.
What destroys this vitamin?
Like we said before, the biotin can be destroyed by a chemical named avidin which is present in the raw egg. Alcohol consuming persons will find it difficult to produce biotin in our body. Those people may require this vitamin-filled foods and tablets.