Functions

  • It is important for the production of fat and the synthesis of fatty acids.
  • It is required for protein metabolism.
  • It is used for the treatment of dermatitis.
  • It eases muscular pain.

Sources

  • Egg yolk
  • Liver
  • Kidney
  • Beef
  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Unpolished rice
  • Wheat germ
  • Milk
  • Peanuts
  • Soyabean

Deficiency

  • Anorexia
  • Fatigue
  • Poor appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Mental depression
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis

Toxicity

  • No known toxicity.

Recommended dietary allowances