Vitamin B8

The active form of vitamin B8 is D-Biotin, the only natural, active form of vitamin B8, essential for our metabolism.

Scientific evidence

Deficiency is often related to processed foods, and may be at the root of certain skin problems, hair loss, conjunctivitis or muscle cramps.

Even in athletes, a deficiency can lead to fatigue, coordination and sleep problems.

Vitamin B8 has no unwanted side effects, even at very high intakes, as it is a water-soluble vitamin.

Good for

Hair, nails and skin structure.

Found in

Egg yolk, organ meats, mushrooms, spinach, milk, soy, oats, sprouted grains, brewer's yeast, whole grain bread, royal jelly etc in low doses.


Vitamin B8 is applied through diet and also produced by the intestinal flora. Supplementation is recommended.

This vitamin contributes to:

  • a normal energy-generating metabolism
  • the metabolism of macronutrients
  • the maintenance of healthy hair, skin and mucous membrane

Science in numbers

Alternative name

Vitamin B7 or Vitamin H

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