Biotin (Vitamin B7), a water-soluble vitamin, is considered an essential nutrient found naturally in some foods. Biotin is found in large quantities, mostly in egg yolks, hazelnuts, brown rice and soy products.
Biotin is an enzyme that breaks down carbohydrates and fat in the body. In its deficiency, hair loss, loss of appetite, breakage in nails and skin rashes are seen.
Foods Containing Natural Biotin:
- Liver, Kidney
- Whole grains
- Egg yolk
- Hazelnuts, peanuts, almonds, walnuts
The amount of biotin to be taken daily is approximately 150-300 milligrams. Heat treatment of foods causes 10-15% vitamin loss. For this reason, it is recommended that foods be consumed raw.