What You Should Know
Biotin is naturally found in the human body and is also known as Vitamin H or Vitamin B-7. It is water soluble and helps to metabolize fatty acids. Biotin is needed for cell growth in the body and also the production of fatty acids. Also, it helps to metabolize amino acids and fats in the body. Biotin plays an important role in the transfer of carbon dioxide. A steady normal level of blood sugar is maintained by Biotin in the body. If you have weak hair or nails you may choose to take a daily dose of Biotin as it is known to help strengthen these two things. In a normal body a deficiency in Biotin is very rare. Bacteria found in the intestine normally produce an over abundance of the body’s daily requirement of Biotin. Due to this a daily dose of Bioton is not normally recommended. A wide variety of foods also contain Biotin at low concentrations. The following foods are listed as having small amounts of Biotin: Swiss chard, tomatoes, romaine lettuce, carrots, almonds, eggs, onions, cabbage, cucumber, cauliflower, goat’s milk, cow’s milk, raspberries, strawberries, halibut, oats and walnuts.
Biotin is also known as Vitamin H or Vitamin B-7.
Biotin, also known as Vitamin H or Vitamin B-7 is found naturally in the body and is normally produced in over abundance so a daily dose is not recommended. Deficiency is also extremely rare so most individuals will at least have some amount of Biotin in their bodies at all times. A variety of foods also contain Biotin in small concentrations. Biotin supplements are available but there is no proof that they can help you lose weight. Also, there is no clear amount recommended to take daily as there is insufficient scientific data to establish this. A range of 30 to 100 mg is listed as being recommended by most experts.
- Biotin supports energy metabolism.
- Biotin is naturally found in the body so a daily supplement is not normally recommended.
- Small amounts of Biotin is also found in a wide variety of foods.
- There is very little evidence to prove that Biotin can help you lose weight.
- There is no sufficient scientific data to establish a recommended daily intake so it is unclear as to how much you would need if you choose to take a Biotin supplement.
Since Biotin is found naturally in the body and also in a wide variety of foods a daily supplement is not normally recommended. If you do choose to take a supplement there is no clear direction as to the amount you would need to take and only a range of 30 to 100 mg is listed as being recommended by experts. If you are looking for a diet or weight loss supplement Biotin may not be the one for you as it is not even proven to help individuals lose weight.