Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin that is required by our bodies due to its involvement in carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism. Biotin is a cofactor in a wide variety of enzymatic reactions. It also helps form and maintain chemical structures known as "crosslinks" within the main protein found in hair and nails (keratin). Maintenance of these crosslinks helps to promote hair and nail strength.
Against hair loss.
Needed for cell growth, production of fatty acids and metabolism of fat and proteins.
Important for the Kreb cycle.
For healthy hair and skin, healthy sweat glands, nerve tissue, and bone marrow.
Assists with muscle pain.
Maintains a steady blood sugar level.
Biotin, as referred to as Vitamin H is part of the Vitamin B complex group and might be interesting to some people since one of the most visible symptoms of shortage of this vitamin is thinning of hair which can lead to total hair loss. This does not mean that baldness is a sign of Vitamin H in short supply - severe hair loss might just be indicative of biotin being deficient.
Vitamin H is used in cell growth, the production of fatty acids, metabolism of fats, and proteins. It plays a role in the Kreb cycle, which is the process in which energy is released from food. Biotin is also indicated for healthy hair and skin, healthy sweat glands, nerve tissue, and bone marrow, and assisting with muscle pain.
Vitamin H not only assists in various metabolic chemical conversions, but also helps with the transfer of carbon dioxide. Biotin is also helpful in maintaining a steady blood sugar level.
A shortage of Biotin may result in dry scaly skin, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, mental depression as well as tongue inflammation and high cholesterol.