Biotin (Vitamin B7 or Vitamin H)
Biotin is a water-soluble member of the B-complex group of vitamins
and is commonly referred to as vitamin H.
Another member of the B-vitamin family, Biotin is involved
in the biosynthesis of fatty acids, energy production, metabolism of the
branched-chain amino acids, and recent research indicates it may play a
role in gene expression.
Biotin is widely distributed in natural foodstuffs. However, like many
other water-soluble nutrients, the amounts present are too low to meet
nutritional needs. Recent studies have revealed that even marginal Biotin
deficiency causes serious malformations in many animals. This is of
special concern since there is also now data showing that marginal
Biotin deficiency occurs in a significant proportion of pregnant
women. There is also preliminary evidence that supplemental Biotin might
improve disordered glucose metabolism and thus might be helpful in some
cases of diabetes.
It's estimated minimum daily requirement is between 30 mcg
to 300 mcg.
- Aids in the utilization of protein,
Pantothenic acid, and
- promotes healthy hair
- Strengthens hair and nails
- Increases energy levels
- Promotes normal cholesterol levels
- Reduces blood sugar levels
- extreme exhaustion
- muscle pain
- loss of appetite
- grayish skin