Biotin will keep you looking as good as you feel by encouraging healthy hair growth and radiant skin…
Biotin is a water soluble, sulphur-containing member of the B complex. Biotin is most well known for its promotion of healthy hair and skin. Cradle cap in infants and male pattern baldness may be related to low levels of biotin. Biotin also helps the functioning of the sweat glands, bone marrow and nerve tissue.
It is a cofactor for chemical reactions that occur in the cell’s engine, the mitochondria. Therefore biotin is an important vitamin in the production of fatty acids and the metabolism of food substances and B vitamins.
All of the B vitamins work together and are best used by the body in a B complex, which is why many B complex supplements include a small dose of biotin in them. If additional supplementation of biotin is needed it should be taken in addition to a good B complex. Most B vitamins are water-soluble and any extra from large doses is flushed out of the body easily, therefore it’s best to take lower dosages of the B complex several times a day than one larger dose. Spray or sublingual forms of B vitamins are easily absorbed, as are capsules – if your digestion is healthy, then the tablet form is usually suitable for most people.
The absorption of biotin is inhibited by the consumption of raw egg whites because the egg protein avidin binds to biotin in the intestine. Rancid fats or oils, antibiotics, sulfa drugs, estrogen, alcohol, food processing and saccharin also inhibit the use of biotin in the body.
Biotin– Quick Facts
Brewers Yeast, Cooked Egg Yolks, Meat, Milk, Poultry, Salt-Water Fish, Soybeans, Whole Grains.
Seborrheic Dermatitis (Cradle Cap), Anemia, Depression, Hair Loss, High Blood Sugar, Pale Skin, Insomnia, Loss Of Appetite, Muscle Pain, Sore Tongue.
25-300mcg Daily. (Clinical Doses May Be Higher As Recommended By Your Practitioner).
Works Well With
Vitamin B Complex, B2, B6, B3, Vitamin A
· Deficiency In Adults Is Rare Because It Can Be Produced In The Intestinal Tract.
· There Is No Toxicity Associated With Biotin.