Biotin is necessary for the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. As a coenzyme, it is involved in a number of bodily processes and is utilized by every cell in the body.
Biotin is involved in energy production, and plays a role in enabling the body to use glucose. It is essential for cell growth and replication and also helps form and maintain chemical structures in keratin (the major protein found in hair and nails). Biotin has been shown to be important in the treatment of brittle finger nails, acne, hair fragility and alopeca. Biotin is sometimes recommended to sufferers of Candida albicans as a preventative measure.
Biotin is water-soluble, so any excess will be eliminated in the urine making it very safe to supplement. Biotin deficiency can result in hair loss.
Biotin Benefits and Uses
• Important for hair, skin and nail health
• Biotin deficiency can result in hair loss, therefore it is common to take biotin for hair loss
• Required for synthesis of fatty acids
• Assists in converting food to energy
• Contributes to health of sex glands and sweat glands
• Essential nutrient for carbohydrate metabolism
• Helps to maintain a healthy nervous system
• Involved in transformation of amino acids into protein
• Promotes normal cell growth
Typical daily Biotin dosage is 500 mcg; take 1 capsule daily with a meal.
Cautions of Using Biotin
• There are no known reports of toxicity associated with Biotin.
• If you are pregnant or lactating consult a health care practitioner prior to using this product.
Serving Size: 1 vegetarian capsule
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Other ingredients: Rice flour, cellulose, magnesium stearate.