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Vitamin B7: Fun Facts and Health Information About Biotin


What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin B7 for an adult:
30.0†µg

What is the molecular formula:
C10H16N2O3S

What does Vitamin B7 do in the body:
Biotin D(+) is a cofactor responsible for carbon dioxide transfer in several carboxylase enzymes: Acetyl-CoA carboxylase alpha, Acetyl-CoA carboxylase beta, Methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase, Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase, Propionyl-CoA carboxylase, Pyruvate carboxylase and, so, is important in fatty acid synthesis, branched-chain amino acid catabolism, and gluconeogenesis. Biotin covalently attaches to the epsilon-amino group of specific lysine residues in these carboxylases.

What foods contain and are a good source of Vitamin B7:
raw egg yolk
liver
some vegetables

What does a deficiency in Vitamin B7 cause:
Dermatitis, enteritis

What are the symptoms of Vitamin B7 deficiency:
Deficiency does not typically cause symptoms in adults but may lead to impaired growth and neurological disorders in infants.

What happens if you overdose on the vitamin:
Animal studies have indicated few, if any, effects due to toxic doses of biotin. This may provide evidence that both animals and humans could tolerate doses of at least an order of magnitude greater than each of their nutritional requirements. There are no reported cases of adverse effects from receiving high doses of the vitamin, particularly when used in the treatment of metabolic disorders causing sebhorrheic dermatitis in infants

Solubility: Water

What is the scientific name: Biotin

When was the vitamin discovered: 1931