Derived from the ancient Greek word 'biotos' meaning 'life' or 'sustenance', biotin is one of the B complex vitamins and plays a vital role in ensuring optimum health of the skin, hair, eyes, liver and nervous system. Mainly produced by intestinal bacteria, biotin is necessary for converting food into energy as well as ensuring normal psychological function.
Some circumstances including antibiotic use can result in a deficiency therefore adding a biotin supplement to your daily wellness regime is an excellent way to ensure optimum levels of this essential nutrient are maintained.
Benefits of biotin:
Maintains healthy, strong nails and hair - biotin is used by the body to produce certain amino acids which are then converted into keratin which is the key structural material which makes up hair, nails and the outer layer of skin.
- Ensures healthy skin - Biotin is necessary for building healthy fats in the skin which then enable the skin to stay supple and moist without which the skin would become dry, flaky and irritated.
- Can help to regulate blood glucose levels - Less than optimum levels of biotin can impair the production of insulin, the key hormone involved in blood sugar regulation. Recent research has shown that a biotin deficiency also impacts the way in which insulin acts on cells.
- Essential for the production of RNA and DNA.
- Ensures optimum macro nutrient metabolism.
- Vital in the maintenance of normal mucous membranes.
PLEASE NOTE -
Biotin is water soluble therefore excess amounts will pass through the body via urine.
Please avoid high doses of biotin while pregnant.