Biotin

Category:
Vitamins

Type:
Water Soluble

Forms/Names:
Vitamin H and Coenzyme R

Functions:
Coenzyme in energy metabolism, glycogen and fat synthesis

Deficiencies:
Loss of appetite, nausea, depression, muscle pain, hair thinning, weakness, fatigue, rash, loss of hair, hallucinations

Toxicity:
None known

Recommended Intakes:
Estimated Safe and Adequate Intake:
30-100 µg/day for adults
30 µg/d for children ages 7-10 years
25 µg/d for children 4-6 years
20 µg/d for children 1-3 years
15 µg/d for children six months to 1 year
10 µg/d for infants birth to six months