Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin, sometimes referred to as vitamin B7 or vitamin H. This vitamin naturally occurs in yeast, liver, egg yolk, nuts, lentils, and other foods. In the human body, biotin serves as a cofactor of the carboxylase enzyme. Symptoms of deficiency are dermatitis, conjunctivitis, and abnormal activities in the central nervous system. According to the WHO, the recommended daily intake of biotin for a healthy adult is 30 µg per day.
It has been shown that consumption of 22.5 µg of biotin per day contributes to:
- Normal energy-yielding metabolism
- Normal nervous system function
- Normal micronutrient metabolism
- Normal psychological function
- Maintenance of normal hair, mucous membranes, and skin
Mana is nutritionally complete food. Enjoy it as part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
Vitamin and mineral requirements in human nutrition: report of a joint FAO/WHO expert consultation, Bangkok, Thailand, 21–30 September 1998. online: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/42716/1/9241546123.pdf