Vitamin B8 plays an important role in processing carbohydrates and proteins and the production of fatty acids. It contributes to the energy supply. Vitamin B8 is also important for a properly functioning nervous system, for healthy hair and a healthy skin. Vitamin B8 is part of the vitamin B complex.
Vitamin B8 is found in many different foods, including eggs, milk, soy products, nuts and peanuts. In addition, bacteria in the large intestine are capable of producing vitamin B8.
- Necessary to release energy from the diet, plays a role in development and breakdown of carbohydrates and proteins and supports fat metabolism.
- Plays a role in mucosa and maintaining a healthy skin.
- Good for hair: it keeps hair strong and shiny and contributes to normal hair growth.
- Good for memory, concentration, learning performance and state of mind.
- Supports energy levels.
- Plays a role in the nervous system.
A shortage of vitamin B8 is rare, because this vitamin is present in a large number of foodstuffs. If there is a shortage anyway, symptoms such as skin defects, tongue infection, poor appetite, fatigue, muscle pain, anemia and depression occur.
There are no known adverse effects of a high intake of vitamin B8. Who receives more vitamin B8 than he or she needs, pees out the surplus.
- Vitamin B8 is sensitive to light, but not to heat and oxidation.
- This vitamin is present in the liver, kidneys, adrenal glands and brain.