Biotin information, FAQ and product listing page. This page contains information and frequently asked questions about biotin as well as a complete product listing.

What is biotin and what does it do?

Biotin is a water-soluable vitamin that is a member of the b-class family of vitamins. It’s naturally produced by your intestines in very small amounts, but it’s not well documented if these small amounts play any role in immune function. Biotin was once known as Vitamin H.

You can find biotin in a variety of foods. This includes oatmeal, vegetables, peanuts, egg yolks, mushrooms, nuts, rice, spinach, potatoes, poultry, and beef.

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What are the benefits of taking biotin?

Biotin and other members of the B-class vitamin family play a vital role in your body’s metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Through this process, biotin plays a key role in the Krebs energy cycle. It could even play a key role in fat loss. In addition to these functions, biotin plays an important part in the growth and maintenance of your bones, nails, and hair.

A key sign of biotin deficiency is hair loss and brittle nails.

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Who can benefit from taking biotin?

Biotin helps the body convert food into energy. Because of this, many say that biotin increases your level of energy and by improving the digestive process, biotin can also help people lose weight. If you’re looking to gain energy and lose weight, biotin is ideal for you.

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How much biotin should I take?

Strictly follow the instructions on the product label.

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Does biotin have any side effects?

There have been no serious side effects reported at the time of writing.

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