Vitamin B8 (Biotin)
What is it?
Vitamin B8 is water-soluble, meaning that it is soluble in water. It must therefore be provided by the diet so that the body has a sufficient supply.
What are the health benefits?
- Contributes to normal energy metabolism
- Contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes, hair and skin
- Contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system
In which foods?
– Poultry liver (210 µg/100g)
– Food yeast (200 µg/100g)
– Egg yolk (63,6 µg/100g)
– Nuts (19 µg/100g)
Things to know!
The bioavailability of this vitamin is variable. It is often low for foods of plant origin.
It should be noted that the consumption of raw eggs leads to a deficiency in biotin, because biotin will combine with a protein in the egg white which will make it unavailable.