Biotin 1000 mcg, 100 Tablets

Biotin 1000 mcg, 100 Tablets
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Description

"When it comes to skin, the single most important B vitamin is biotin, a nutrient that forms the basis of skin, nail, and hair cells." - WebMD®

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Overview   Science   Hair Loss
Cautions   Mfg Description

 

 

  Supplement Facts
  Suggested Usage: As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule 1 or more times daily, preferably with meals.
  Amount Per Serving mg Daily
Value
  Biotin 1 333%
  Other Ingredients: Rice Flour, Gelatin (capsule), Magnesium Stearate and Silica.
  Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg or preservatives.

 

 

Overview


Biotin is necessary for formation of fatty acids and glucose, which are used as fuels by the body. It is also important for the metabolism of amino acids and carbohydrates.

Biotin is found in various foods, including liver, cauliflower, salmon, carrots, bananas, soy flour, cereals, and yeast. Biotin content of food is reduced by cooking and preserving. A lack of biotin is rare. However, if it occurs it may lead to skin rash, loss of hair, high blood levels of cholesterol, and heart problems.

Some conditions may increase your need for biotin. These include:

  • Genetic disorder of biotin deficiency
  • Seborrheic dermatitis in infants
  • Surgical removal of the stomach

 

Increased need for biotin should be determined by your health care professional. - Mayo Clinic

What the Science Says


Biotin supplementation is recommended during pregnancy because the biotin requirement rises during pregnancy and a substantial number of pregnant women become biotin depleted. Extra biotin is also needed during long-term anticonvulsant treatment which depletes biotin.

Biotin deficiency can occur with prolonged intravenous feeding or the frequent consumption of raw egg whites which contain a biotin antagonist called avidin. - MedTerms

Claims that biotin supplements are effective in the treatment of acne, eczema (a type of skin disorder), or hair loss have not been proven. - Mayo Clinic

Hair Loss


According to experts, this nutrient [biotin] is also essential for hair growth. It's so important that biotin supplements are often prescribed right alongside medical hair loss treatments such as Propecia, Proscar, or minoxidil (Rogaine, Ronoxidil).

"Biotin is a major component in the natural hair manufacturing process -- it is essential to not only grow new hair, but it also plays a major role in the overall health of skin and nails," says Andrew Lessman, clinical researcher.

While Lessman says we can get biotin from our diet -- it's present in foods like liver and egg yolks -- we would have to consume thousands of calories daily to get what our hair needs. That's one reason why he and so many dermatologists suggest biotin supplements.

The recommended daily intake (RDI) of biotin is a scant 300 mcg -- and even the healthiest diets usually contain no more than 30 to 50 mcg, says Lessman. - WebMD®

Cautions


No side effects have been reported for biotin in amounts up to 10 milligrams a day. However, check with your health care professional if you notice any unusual effects while you are taking it. - Mayo Clinic

Manufacturer's Description


Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin necessary for normal growth and body function. Biotin is a key regulatory element in gluconeogenesis, fatty acid synthesis, and in the metabolism of some amino acids. Alongside its role in energy production, Biotin enhances the synthesis of certain proteins. In addition, Biotin promotes normal immunity and plays a critical role in skin health.

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