Vitamin B7

Vitamin B is a group of bioactives that are water-soluble:

• Thiamine – B1
• Riboflavin – B2
• Niacin – B3
• Pantothenic acid – B5
• Pyridoxine – B6
• Biotin – B7
• Folate – B9
• Cobalamin – B12

Since most B-vitamins are combined in the same food sources (grains, meat and fish), they easily interact and support each other’s function. These vitamins mainly function as co-enzymes in a variety of metabolic and biochemical reactions. B vitamins are essential for:
• Maintaining the energy metabolism
• Cardiac function
• Proper growth and development
• Maintenance of cells and organs

Biotin – B7

Biotin has an important role in the enzymatic breakdown of macronutrients (fats, carbohydrates, and proteins) which is important for the energy metabolism. This vitamin B7 improves the synthesis of keratin and therefore it is important for the normal growth of hair and the health of the skin and nails.

EFSA has acknowledged the following beneficial effects as a basis for health claims:
• Biotin – B7 contributes to macronutrient metabolism
• Biotin – B7 contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism
• Biotin – B7 contributes to normal psychological functions
• Biotin – B7 contributes to maintenance of normal skin and mucous membranes
• Biotin – B7 contributes to normal function of the nervous system