What is Biotin?
Biotin is a B-complex vitamin referred to as co-enzyme R, vitamin H, and vitamin B7. It supports the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and protein metabolism for energy use and healthy DNA activity. Biotin deficiency shows its importance for healthy skin and hair and immune system and the central nervous system.
It also acts as a co-enzyme in the body that’s needed for the metabolism of fatty acids, amino acids and glucose. Biotin is water-soluble, which means it travels in the bloodstream and any excess or unused quantities present in the body are eliminated through urine; therefore, the body doesn’t build up reserves of biotin.
Biotin should be taken on a regular basis if deficient. Biotin is an essential ingredient in human physiology.
Biotin may support
• Healthy nails – Has been found in numerous studies that it may strengthen brittle nails
• Healthy skin / hair – Biotin is commonly added to hair and skin beauty products but fully beneficial when ingested