Vitamin Deficiency Alert # 5

vitamin deficiency alerts - biotin

We’re still learning new things about the human body every day. Believe it or not, when you’re lacking key nutrients, it may find send warning signs in unusual places.  And let’s be honest. With the average amount of processed food eaten by folks today, the risks of not getting all the nutrients you needed are higher than we like to think.

Vitamin Deficiency Warning Signs

But never fear. Our series on your body’s vitamin deficiency warning signs is here to help save moderns from themselves!

And so we present our fifth and final installment of the body’s vitamin deficiency warning signals.  And if you haven’t already, don’t forget to catch up on alert #1, alert #2, alert #3 and #4 when you get the chance. Trust us, you’ll be glad you did!

 Vitamin Deficiency Alert # 5 – Red Scaly Rash and Hair Loss

These most commonly occur facially, but can also occur elsewhere.

What’s The Issue?

Yep, you guessed it: another B Vitamin deficiency. In this case B7 (Biotin), also known as the hair vitamin. The body doesn’t store water soluble B Vitamins, which is why poor nutrition is associated with so many B Vitamin deficiencies.

And gym junkies take note: if you’re chugging back raw eggs for the protein punch, be aware that they actually work to block the body’s absorption of biotin, thanks to a protein called avidin.

And What’s the Best Solution?

Cook those eggs! Heating the egg protein denatures the avidin, rendering its biotin-blocking properties harmless.

And to get those biotin levels up in the first place, chow down on plenty of the following: avocados, bananas, cauliflower, mushrooms, nuts, raspberries, salmon and soybeans.

Your Opinion?  Think you might be affected by a biotin deficiency? Suffering from a red scaly rash or hair loss? Know of any other tasty B7-packed foods we’ve missed from our list? Be sure to let us know.



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