Categories: List of Vitamins

Vitamin B7 (biotin, vitamin H)

Vitamin V7 – water-soluble vitamin, necessary for normal growth and functioning of the body. Biotin plays an important role in the metabolism of amino acids and the production of energy from various sources.

Functions of vitamin B7 in the body

Biotin performs the following functions in the body:

  • participates in the production of energy

All these products are a source of biotin, but the biotin required by our cells is synthesized by the intestinal microflora, provided balanced nutrition and good health.

Symptoms of vitamin B7 deficiency

Signs of a lack of vitamin B7:

  • decreased muscle reflexes

The daily requirement for vitamin B7:

When doing bodybuilding, the allowable dose of biotin can be more than 200 μg per day.

Biotin plays an important role in the metabolism of amino acids and processes that provide muscle tissue energy obtained from various sources. Often the lack of biotin is the reason for the slow growth of muscle mass.

Since vitamin B7 plays a significant role in fat burning, it is also useful for those who plan to lose weight.

This vitamin should attract the attention of bodybuilders who take care of the balance of their nutrition. But in food it is contained in small amounts, therefore, when doing bodybuilding it is necessary to maintain the body with food supplements based on biotin.

Vitamin deficiency can occur with the intake of a large number of raw egg whites, which are popular with bodybuilders. In humans, biotin is blocked by avidin (a biotin antagonist) found in raw egg whites, and does not allow the vitamin to be absorbed into the blood. Eating raw eggs can also lead to bacterial infection of salmonella, which causes serious health consequences.