Biotin and its Benefits

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Biotin

What is Biotin?
Biotin is a vitamin (vitamin H) and is part of the group B vitamins. It is a critical nutrient for producing fuel for cells and supporting cell growth. It aids the body in breaking down carbohydrates, fats and proteins and uses it to convert certain nutrients into energy. It’s found in small amounts in many foods such as eggs, milk, bananas, salmon, avocado cheese and pork. It is suggested to take supplements if your diet normally lacks biotin.*

Here are 4 benefits of biotin:

Energy Production:
B Vitamins are essential for converting macronutrients to power all the cells in your body. Without a steady supply of biotin, people often feel overly tired throughout the day. They play a crucial role in producing energy, and help the different metabolic processes.
Diabetes
Some studies have pointed that people with Diabetes type 2 may benefit from taking biotin supplements to help regulate blood glucose levels. Some research also suggests that biotin may help with kidney damage in people with insulin-dependent type 1 diabetes.

Hair and Nail Health:
Biotin supplements could help in the growth and overall development of hair, and minimizing hair loss. It could also help prevent nail from becoming brittle and breakage. It has shown to be effective especially, if you’re deficient in the vitamin.

Foetal Development:
Pregnant women, although not commonly, may become biotin deficient. Studies show that biotin is critical for foetal growth and development, and to help promote baby health, it is often advised to take prenatal vitamins that contain biotin and folic acid. However, higher doses of biotin could affect and cause danger to the baby’s health.

References:

https://journals.lww.com/nutritiontodayonline/Abstract/2012/03000/Biotin___Critical_for_Fetal_Growth_and_Development.10.aspx
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1319562X15000613
Dakshinamurti K. (2015). Vitamins and their derivatives in the prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome diseases (diabetes). DOI:
10.1139/cjpp-2014-0479
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-nutrition/article/anti-diabetic-activity-of-chromium-picolinate-and-biotin-in-rats-with-type-2-diabetes-induced-by-high-fat-diet-and-streptozotocin/7AB5308EABE89D233EB46A63DDD9226D
https://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-313-biotin.aspx?activeingredientid=313&

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*The claims and statements made in this blog posting have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products or ingredients or diets or lifestyles are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. It is recommended that a physician be consulted before taking any supplements/ingredients/products. Results not typical and may vary.

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