Supports Skin & Hair Health**
Found in foods such as oatmeal and soy, Biotin, a water-soluble B vitamin, assists in energy metabolism in cells.** Biotin helps to support healthy skin and hair.**
What are the Benefits of Biotin?
Biotin, also known as vitamin H, is a water soluble vitamin that is also considered part of the B-complex family of vitamins.
Biotin is a required vitamin by all organisms on the earth. It is naturally available in many foods including liver, cauliflower, salmon, carrots, bananas, soy flour, cereals, yeast and other foods, and also in supplements such as Total Balance which contains a daily dose of biotin.
The biotin level decreases when you cook or freeze these foods so it is best to eat them in their most fresh and natural form.
People who eat mostly health foods might not have a biotin deficiency, since it is readily available in many different foods, but if someone eats the typical packaged foods, they may be lacking this nutrient, and many others.
It is also interesting to note that if you eat raw egg whites on a regular basis you could have a decreased biotin level due to a possible egg whites effect on this vitamin.
Other conditions can also increase your need for biotin and they include poor eating habits of restaurant and packaged foods, a genetic disorder, dermatitis in infants, etc.
Biotin was found to be an essential nutrient for mammals in 1936, but it took 40 more years to establish that biotin should be considered a vitamin and it was given the vitamin H name.
Benefits of Biotin
Biotin is a necessary vitamin for the growth and health of your body. It aids in the converting of fatty acids and glucose into fuel for the energy you need to go about your day. If you feel run down you may be low on this B vitamin.
- Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin that can be found in foods such as oatmeal and soy. Biotin assists in energy metabolism in cells.** It is involved in certain reactions that use energy in the body.** These include reactions involved with carbohydrate and fat metabolism.** This important B vitamin helps to support healthy skin, hair and nails so you can look and feel your best.**
- Biotin 5,000 mcg (5 mg) 1,667% (as d-Biotin) Calcium 222 mg 22% (as Dicalcium Phosphate and Calcium Carbonate)
- Directions: For adults, take one (1) capsule daily, preferably with a meal.
- Other Ingredients: Gelatin. Contains <2% of: Silica, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate.