Vitamin B7 is one of the 'B' vitamins in 'B-complex' and also
known as Biotin. A deficiency can lead
to hair loss/alopaecia. One of the ways
of becoming deficient is eating too many egg-whites or smoking ~ just some of the other symptoms of a
deficiency can be dry scaly dermatitis, depression, listlessness, nausea,
vomitting and tingling in the arms and legs.
Some people take Vitamin B7 to ensure a strong and healthy head of hair,
but no 'B' vitamin should be taken in isolation, so 'B' complex is the ideal
way of ensuring a 'B7' intake. Also, ensure
a zinc supplement is included as you should not take vitamin 'B6' or zinc
without eachother ~ organ meats and egg yokes are a good source as well as
berries/fruits, nuts, halibut, salmon, onions, cucumber, carrots and
cauliflower. However, always check your
vitamin/mineral status first before self-prescribing supplements.
Link to Ann Shaw Clinic website