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VITAMIN B10 (Pteroylmonoglutamic acid)

Vitamin B10 is a water-soluble vitamin previously known as vitamin R. It is involved in the production of vitamin B9 (folic acid) by intestinal bacteria. It is a coenzyme in protein metabolism and blood cell formation and is important for skin health. Vitamin B10 is used in sunscreen to lessen the risk of skin cancer from ultra-violet exposure. It is also used in the treatment of rheumatic fever. Vitamin B10 is also very essential for anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effects.

It is beneficial in hair pigmentation and skin and a very powerful ingredient as a skin protector against pollution. It is also very useful against male infertility and can treat depression, fibrotic skin disorders and vitiligo.

Deficiency of vitamin B10

Low levels of vitamin B10 can cause constipation, depression, eczema, irritability, nervousness and skin problems.

Natural sources of vitamin B10 in alphabetical order

  • Beef

  • Black strap molasses

  • Bran

  • Broccoli,

  • Brussels sprouts

  • Buckwheat

  • Chicken

  • Chicory

  • Lamb

  • Mushrooms

  • Okra

  • Organ meats

  • Rabbit

  • Spinach

  • Whole grains

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