…as well as balanced blood sugar and a healthy gut. We don’t hear much about Vitamin B7, or biotin, yet it’s responsible for the health of your hair, skin and nails. It is also needed for the development of white blood cells, which make up part of your immune system. What other body functions is Vitamin B7 used for? Keeping inflammation in check. Heart health, brain health and metabolism.
Could you be lacking in this important Vitamin? It is common for me to see suboptimal levels in my functional medicine clinic. And it’s easy to get deficient in Vitamin B7 if you have problems with your gut, because biotin is converted in your gut. What’s more, the good bacteria that also produce biotin are easily wiped out by antibiotics.
Here are some of the symptoms of deficiency to watch out for:
- Hair loss
- Digestive problems
- Dry skin
- Brittle hair