ABOUT THIS PRODUCT
- Helps Jumpstart Metabolism*
- Strengthens Nails*
- Improves Skin*
- Increases Hair Growth*
- Helps With Pregnancy and Breastfeeding*
- Lowers Blood Sugar Levels*
- Lowers the Risk of Heart Disease*
Why We Need Biotin
Biotin, also known as vitamin H or B7, is a water-soluble vitamin that helps the body metabolize fats, carbohydrates, and protein. Water-soluble vitamins are not stored in the body so daily intake is necessary. Vitamin B7 cannot be synthesized by human cells, but it is produced by bacteria in the body, and it is present in numerous foods. Biotin therapy may help treat some medical conditions. Some people take supplements to strengthen their nails and hair, but there is a lack of evidence supporting this use.
Facts About Biotin
- Biotin, or vitamin B7, is needed to metabolize fats, carbohydrates, and protein.
- Deficiency can lead to hair loss and skin problems, but it is rare.
- Dietary sources include red meat, eggs, seeds, and nuts.
- Supplements are unlikely to cause harm but they are not proven to help with hair, skin, and nail health.
The body needs biotin to metabolize fats, carbohydrates, and protein. It is a coenzyme for carboxylase enzymes. These enzymes are involved in:
- synthesizing, or creating, fatty acids
- synthesizing the amino acids isoleucine and valine
- gluconeogenesis, or generating glucose
Biotin is important for a number of functions.
Maintaining Healthy Pregnancy
Mild biotin deficiency is often seen during pregnancy. It can lead to abnormal development in the fetus. Folic acid supplementation is recommended both the year before and during pregnancy. It is sensible to obtain a multivitamin that provides at least 30 mcg of biotin per day, in addition to folic acid, to decrease the risk of a deficiency.
Biotin’s Action an Nails and Skin
There is some evidence that biotin may improve the strength and durability of fingernails and enhance hair and skin health. A study published in 1989 found that among 45 patients who took a supplement of 2.5 mg a day, 91 percent had “firmer and harder fingernails” after 5 months.
Other researchers have concluded that “brittle nail syndrome appears to abate with supplementation with a 2.5-mg dose of biotin daily or a 10-mg dose of silicon daily.”
Research published in 2015 found that women with thinning hair experienced some reduction in shedding after taking an oral marine protein supplement (MPS) for 90 days. However, biotin was only one ingredient in this supplement, and the research was sponsored by a company that sells health and beauty products.
Biotin’s Action On Blood Glucose
Several studies have tested biotin’s ability to lower blood glucose in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Results have been promising. In animal studies, biotin was shown to stimulate the secretion of insulin from the pancreas and subsequently lower blood glucose. Research published in 2016 indicated that biotin may assist with glycemic control in people with type I diabetes.
Do not exceed recommended dose. Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under the age of 18, and individuals with a known medical condition should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if the safety seal is damaged or missing. Store in a cool, dry place. These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
As a Dietary supplement, take one (1) capsule twice a day. For better results take 20-30 minutes before meals, or as directed by your healthcare provider.
Do not exceed recommended dose. Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under the age of 18, and individuals with a known medical condition should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if the safety seal is damaged or missing. Store in a cool, dry place. These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.