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Vitamin B8 - Food Sources and Deficiency Symptoms of Vitamin B8
Vitamin B8, is also known as Biotin, is a member of the vitamin B complex group. Vitamin B8 is the nucleic acid adenylic acid, also known as ergadenylic acid. Its deficiency decreases RNA synthesis , as well as ADP and ATP synthesis.
It is one of the most active biological substances known. An extremely small amount of this vitamin has a marked effect on the growth of yeast and certain bacteria. It forms part of several enzyme systems. It is soluble in hot water, but sparingly in cold water. It is insoluble in fat solvents and sparingly soluble in alcohol. Water, sulpha drugs, oestrogen, food processing techniques, alcohol, and in particular, large quantities of egg white can destroy this vitamin.
A deficiency will inhibit the breakdown of food into energy and deteriorate hormone functions.
Sources of vitamin B8:
The main sources of vitamin B8 are as:-
Vitamin B8, is found rich in lecithin, yeast, organ meats, nuts , fruit, vegetables, and whole grains.
Inositol is not known to be an essential nutrient. However, nuts, seeds, beans, cantaloupe, and citrus fruits supply a substance called phytic acid, which releases inositol when acted on by bacteria in the digestive tract. The typical American diet provides an estimated 1,000 mg daily.
Vitamin B8, can also be found in Eggs, soybeans, beef liver, legumes, brewer's yeast and sardines.
Functions of Vitamin B8:
The important functions of vitamin B8 are as:-
Deficiency of Vitamin B8:
The main deficiency symptoms of vitamin B8 are as:-
Vitamin B 8 deficiency does not typically cause symptoms in adults but may lead to impaired growth and neurological disorders in infants.
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