Biotin - 5 mg. (5,000
Biotin (vitamin B-7) is essential
for helping build, repair and accelerate protein bonds and produce healthy
Keratin. Keratin is an essential building block of the follicle cortex (shaft)
and biotin deficiency can lead to hair loss, thinning, and chronic breaking and
- Helps improve & promote faster hair growth*
- Adds strength, pliability and flexibility*
- Enhances shine and smoothness*
- Great for nails and skin too!*
Biotin (vitamin B7) has many other
benefits including improving nail and skin health. Similar to hair, nails are
primarily keratin and biotin is key to healthy development of those cellular
bonds...the result? Healthier nails, less brittleness and improved strength and
growth rate of fingernails, muscles, tissues and bones. Additionally, a diet
balanced with biotin can improve and accelerate metabolism resulting in weight
loss as calories are burned at a faster rate.*
Biotin is one of eight
essential vitamins that comprise the B-complex. Like all of the members of the
B-complex, biotin plays an important role in energy metabolism, acting as a
coenzyme in chemical reactions that produce energy.
Biotin functions in this
process as a carrier of carbon dioxide. The process by which energy is created
in the body is known as the TCA cycle.
As a coenzyme, biotin is
instrumental in keeping the TCA cycle going. In addition, biotin is a key
player in fat synthesis, amino acid metabolism and the creation of glycogen,
the body's short-term energy supply that is stored in muscle.
Since biotin is
essential in converting carbohydrates, fats and proteins to energy, it may be a
useful aid to weight loss. Biotin may also be of benefit to diabetics because
it is able to lower blood sugar levels and metabolize carbohydrates.
Further, having enough
biotin in the diet has been associated with the ability to maintain shiny,
healthy hair, and it may also help hair keep its color longer.
Biotin is only needed in
small amounts. Since the vitamin is present in a wide variety of foods, dietary
deficiencies of biotin are rare. The intestines also make biotin naturally,
though it is not known how much biotin from this source can be absorbed and
utilized by the body. The rare cases in which biotin deficiency may occur
include prolonged intravenous feeding without supplements of biotin and cases
in which raw egg whites are consumed in large amounts (usually by athletes).
An inherited disorder
may cause biotin deficiency as well. Symptoms of biotin deficiency include hair
loss, rash, depression, exhaustion, and numbness or tingling in the
Biotin levels can become
depleted during pregnancy, so some experts recommend biotin supplements to prevent
possible birth defects that may result from lack of sufficient biotin in an
expectant mother's diet. While taking biotin supplements during pregnancy may
be prudent as a precautionary measure, there is no solid evidence to suggest
that any birth defects are caused by biotin deficiency.
The recommended daily
amount of biotin for adults is 25 micrograms for men and 30 micrograms for
women. Pregnant women may need 35 micrograms.
People on anti-seizure
medications and those who consume a great deal of alcohol may also need extra
biotin in their diets.
Biotin is usually
included in B-complex vitamin supplements. It is generally a good idea to take
multivitamin supplements that contain all of the B-vitamins rather than single
supplements because the B vitamins work in concert with each other.
The exception to this
might be people with diabetes, since preliminary evidence suggests that very
large doses (7,000 to 15,000 micrograms) of biotin may be helpful in regulating
Biotin (Vitamin B7) has shown to help improve &
promote faster hair growth, enhances shine and smoothness, and is great for
nails and skin. Biotin deficiency can
lead to hair loss, thinning, and chronic breaking and dryness.
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