The researchers of Journal of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition reported that those patients who are receiving intravenous feeding developed depression. When they started supplementing 300 micrograms of biotin, the symptoms of depression improved within 5 days. The journal of American Medical Association reported a study where the patients are deprived of biotin so that they can determine the effects of biotin diffiency on the body. After 10 weeks the patients are showing symptoms of depression and fatique. The symptoms where only relieved after they resumed the normal intake levels of biotin.
The recommended daily intake of Biotin is 300 micrograms per day on healthy individuals. You can easily get biotin or vitamin-H from organ meats (liver and kidneys), avocados, bananas, strawberries, watermelon, bananas, grapefruits, raisins, dairy products (milk, cheese and butter), egg yolks, oysters, lobster, poultry, cauliflower, mushrooms, green peas, black currants and brewer’s yeast.
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Last Update: January 16, 2009