Genetics of Biotin Deficiency

Biotin, also known as vitamin B7 or vitamin H, is a cofactor that aids in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. Biotin deficiency due to diet is pretty rare, but there are genetic variants that can increase your risk for biotin deficiency or insufficiency.

Mushroom intolerance genes

Mushroom intolerance and your genes

Mushrooms contain a healthy antioxidant called ergothioneine. But for people with an OCTN1 genetic variant, this antioxidant can be too much of a good thing, leading to intestinal problems. Check your genetic data to see if you carry this mushroom intolerance variant.