The Benefits of Biotin

Biotin is the common name for Vitamin H or co-enzyme R.  It is in the B-Complex of vitamins.  It is essential to the proper functioning of your body.  It is a major converter of your food into fuel.  Your body uses Biotin to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and amino acids, building blocks of protein.  It helps your nervous system function correctly.  It is good for your hair, your nails, your skin, your eyes and your liver.

Biotin is a critical element in pregnancy, it is essential for normal embryonic growth.

Biotin is water-soluble, thus it gets flushed from your body.  However, the bacteria in your intestine can produce Biotin.

Low levels of Biotin are very rare. But, overuse of antibiotic drugs and overuse of anti-depressants and anti-coagulants can deplete the levels of Biotin in your body.  This depletion may manifest itself with hair loss, dry scaly skin, dry eyes, cracked lips, swollen and painful tongue, appetite loss, fatigue, depression and insomnia.

Biotin can be taken in vitamin and supplement form.  There are several foods that contain Biotin as well.  Some of them are:  brewer’s yeast, cooked eggs, sardines, nuts, nut butters, soybeans, legumes, whole grains, cauliflower, bananas, and mushrooms.

Note:  food-processing techniques can destroy Biotin in foods.

There have been no reports that overdoses of Biotin cause side-effects.

You should always check with your health care provider if you are concerned about side effects.

More sources and information:

What Is Vitamin B7 Or Vitamin H? What Is Biotin?

What Are Benefits of Vitamin H?

Vitamin H (Biotin)


About Gary

I am retired, but not tired. I still want to be valuable to others. I know that others are valuable to me. After looking back on six decades, I have asked myself this question: “What do I believe?” My mind filled up. My heart started beating faster. My spirit soared. I post blogs to share what my mind is working on, what my heart believes would help others and, what my spirit is communicating to me. What do I believe, you ask? Decisions dictate your path In love, not hate In tolerance, not prejudice In health, not sickness In wealth, not poverty In kindness, rudeness In happiness, not sadness In encouragement, not discouragement In faith, not doubt In courage, not fear I have been and will be challenged in each one of these beliefs, but the biggest belief is to stay positive and not turn negative. This belief helps me maintain all of the others.

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