What Is It?
Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin that is an essential co-factor for a number of metabolic carboxylation reactions, including carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism. Biotin also provides support for healthy hair, skin and nails.
Uses For Biotin
Biotin forms a covalent bond to the following carboxylase enzymes: pyruvate carboxylase for gluconeogenesis, acetyl CoA carboxylase for fatty acid oxidation, and propionyl-CoA carboxylase and ß-methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase for amino acid metabolism. One double-blind study reported that biotin supplementation may promote healthy lipid metabolism.
Another clinical study reported that high-dose administration of biotin helped promote healthy carbohydrate metabolism. Recent studies have expanded biotin’s metabolic role, indicating that the vitamin maintains healthy genetic expression of the many enzymes for which it is a cofactor. For example, biotin may act to promote transcription and translation of glucokinase, an enzyme found in the liver and pancreas that participates in the metabolism of the carbohydrate glucose to form glycogen.
Hair, Skin and Nail Health:
Biotin stimulates differentiation of the epidermis and promotes the production of keratins. These proteins provide support to epithelial cells and are critical in maintaining the structure of skin, hair and nails. Clinical studies also indicate that biotin may adjust the cellular arrangement of the nail bed, helping to reinforce the keratin structure, promote strength and thickness, and reduce splitting.
What Is The Source?
Biotin is synthetic. Hypo-allergenic plant fibre is derived from pine cellulose.
A factor in the maintenance of good health. Helps the body to metabolize carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Helps to prevent biotin deficiency. Helps to support hair, skin and nail health.
Biotin 8 mg
Medicinal Ingredients (per capsule)
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Hypo-allergenic plant cellulose, Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, Purified water.
Recommended Dose: Adults: Take 1 capsule daily.
Consult a health-care practitioner for use beyond 4 weeks
Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.