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1 Possible side effects of biotin
Most people tolerate biotin without any problems. The vitamin is generally considered to be well tolerated and safe. Even when taken in excess of the recommended daily dose, no side effects of biotin are known. In very rare cases, nausea may occur when taking biotin for the first time. As biotin is a water-soluble vitamin, any excess is extracted by the human organism via the excretory organs. For this reason, there is no need to worry about possible side effects of biotin.
2. what is biotin?
Biotin is an essential vitamin for the human organism. It is also known as vitamin B7. The vitamin is known for its protective function of skin and hair. Biotin is a component of enzymes and therefore particularly important for many metabolic processes. It helps in the processing of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. The vitamin promotes hair growth as well as nail growth. It is particularly important for the skin, as biotin promotes blood cells, sebaceous glands and nerve tissue.
The German Society for Nutrition (DGE) recommends a daily intake of approx. 30-60 µg biotin for adults. For children the value is between 15-30 µg. In certain life situations, such as pregnancy, more biotin is needed because the unborn child still needs to be supplied by the mother.
As the human organism cannot produce the vitamin itself, biotin should be supplied daily. There are numerous natural sources of biotin that can be easily incorporated into the daily diet. In contrast to other vitamins, the biotin requirement can also easily be covered by plant foods.
Biotin content in microgram/100g
bovine liver: approximately 100 µg
liver of pigs: approximately 30 µg
Herring: approximately 9 µg
Trout: about 8 µg
oat flakes: about 20 µg
Brie: about 5 µg
whole milk: approx. 4 µg
Peanuts: approx. 34 µg
Walnuts: approx. 20 µg
Bananas: approx. 5 µg
Tomatoes: approximately 3 µg
eggs: about 24 µg
3. how can a biotin deficiency occur?
Many foods contain vitamin B7, so a biotin deficiency is rather rare. Provided that biotin is regularly absorbed by the human organism. A biotin deficiency can have many different causes. An unbalanced diet can lead to a biotin deficiency in the long term. People who do not have a balanced and varied diet cannot take in sufficient vitamins. If a diet is planned, care should be taken not to make it one-sided, but to eat foods with a high biotin content. However, it should not be forgotten that the deficiency can also have a genetic cause, for example in the case of a congenital uptake disorder. A deficiency can also be caused by a long-term intake of antibiotics or a poor storage capacity of the body.
If you would like to know whether you suffer from a biotin deficiency, you can have this determined by your family doctor. The doctor can diagnose a deficiency with a blood and urine test. Nevertheless, you should tell the doctor your exact symptoms to make sure that they are actually due to a biotin deficiency. If a deficiency has been proven, the patient is advised to increase the proportion of biotin-rich food in the diet. In addition, dietary supplements containing biotin can also be taken. Here, one can choose between biotin capsules and biotin tablets. Most of the symptoms of a biotin deficiency disappear quickly as soon as the daily biotin requirement is regularly covered again.
4. biotin as a food supplement
Biotin should normally be absorbed by the body on a daily basis. The best way is of course through a healthy and balanced diet. However, many people find it very difficult to cover their complete vitamin requirements. Then biotin should be taken in addition in order to avoid a lack of biotin.
Biotin is available in the form of dietary supplements in stores. It is offered in the form of biotin capsules and biotin tablets. Both forms are easy to handle and enter the circulation quickly. However, biotin tablets are sold in pharmacies, which in many cases have been produced with artificial additives or abroad. Biotin capsules often contain only the active ingredient in a vegetable cellulose shell and can therefore be produced without fillers. Biotin capsules or biotin tablets should be taken with sufficient liquid (for example water or juice). It does not matter whether biotin is taken before or after a meal. However, if you have a sensitive stomach and cannot take biotin tablets or biotin capsules on an empty stomach, you should eat something first and then take the food supplements.
In general, it should always be ensured that the product was produced in Germany in order to guarantee a consistently high preparation quality. If you buy a preparation from Germany, you can be sure that the product was also produced safely and is of high quality.
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5. conclusion: possible side effects of biotin
Biotin is a vitamin which is generally considered to be well tolerated and safe. No side effects of biotin are known to occur when ingested in excess of the recommended daily dosage. As the vitamin is water-soluble, too much biotin is excreted in the urine. For this reason there is no need to worry about possible side effects of biotin. Biotin is an essential vitamin for the human organism. Besides biotin, it is also known as vitamin B7. In our body, biotin plays a very important role in many metabolic processes and is essential for a beautiful appearance of hair, nails and skin. The human organism needs the vitamin to activate certain enzymes and to protect the cardiovascular system. A functional disorder or a lack of biotin can lead to hair loss, dull or brittle hair, discoloration of the hair and loss of eyelashes and eyebrows. Biotin is contained in many foods, so a biotin deficiency is quite rare. However, if you wish to take biotin in the form of food supplements, you can take biotin capsules or biotin tablets. It does not matter whether biotin is taken before or after a meal.
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