Vitamin B7 is the wrong name for vitamin B8, also known as inositol or biotin. It is essential for the body.

Inositol can be synthesized by the body from glucose, which sets it apart from other vitamins that cannot. This vitamin has many therapeutic properties. But what are they exactly?

Why is it important?

She is involved in:

  • the synthesis of amino acids and fatty acids
  • Maintaining the proper functioning of the nervous system
  • And finally in nutrient metabolism

What are its benefits?

  • Treat many ailments or pathologies
  • It improves the egg cell quality of women and thus their fertility
  • It is an effective treatment for certain mental illnesses
  • Improve fat metabolism and increase the proportion of «good» cholesterol
  • Helps prevent mood disorders associated with PMS
  • Involved in the renewal of skin and hair cells
  • Has anxiolytic effects and can help people with anxiety and irritability
  • Activates hormonal reactions
  • Helps against depression
  • Improves insulin resistance
  • Prevents the occurrence of certain functional disorders responsible in particular for obesity
  • Helps fight atherosclerosis and high blood pressure
  • Finally relieves pain

What are the risks of vitamin B7 deficiency?

This leads to poor energy metabolism, which can cause other problems such as:

  • For starters, eye diseases
  • muscle cramps
  • Also nervous disorders
  • Hair and nail problems (fragility)
  • And finally problems with bone health, intestinal transit, fertility

In which foods is vitamin B7 found?

Foods rich in vitamin B7 are:

  • The egg yolk
  • milk
  • Oats
  • The mushrooms
  • Royal jelly
  • brewer’s yeast
  • germinated seeds
  • Offal
  • lenses
  • Red beans
  • Grapefruit
  • oranges
  • cauliflower
  • Peas
  1. Vitamin B7 is not only supplied through food, but also produced by the intestinal flora.

How much consume?

The daily allowance is not officially fixed. In addition, the dosages vary depending on the syndrome to be treated (mental disorders, premenstrual syndrome, etc.).

However, a dosage of inositol in the range of 0.5 to 2 g per day is recommended.

  1. It is important that all pregnant and breastfeeding women and children seek the advice of a doctor.

In addition, inositol levels decrease with age.

What are the risks of an excess of vitamin B7?

Mild digestive disorders (nausea, diarrhea, flatulence). Inositol consumption is nightshade when exceeding 10 g per kg of body weight per day.

In summary, the interest of inositol is not to quickly provide energy to the body, but to provoke enzymatic reactions that make it possible to ensure the health of cell membranes and the metabolism of fats and proteins.

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