Biotin is a natural flavonoid with a wide range of effects including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It plays many key roles in the body, specifically
- Improves digestive health, fat and sugar metabolism and cellular growth.
- Protects blood vessel integrity
- Prevents bone loss
- Prevents post-surgical swelling
Those suffering from the following issues may see improvement with increased intakes of biotin.
- Various Nerve Pain
- Skin Condittions
- Brittle Nails
- Hair Loss
- Intense Low Moods
- Muscle Weakness
- High Blood Pressure.
Due to these multiple functions in the body, Biotin deficiency may lead to adverse health effects of so many kinds. The Institute of Medicine has set adequate intake levels for this nutrient, recommending supplementation if an individual is at risk for not meeting these levels. Although many foods contain some amounts of biotin and true deficiency is rare.
There is a growing body of evidence supporting Biotin supplementation.
Biotin functions as a coenzyme - it enhances the function of many other vitamins.
Folic acid enhances the function of biotin.