NOW Foods Biotin 1000 mcg - 100 caps
Biotin is a very popular dietary supplement, particularly among women who take it for hair, skin, and nail health, or during pregnancy.
Biotin is an essential, water-soluble B vitamin, sometimes referred to as vitamin H. Biotin plays a key role in the regulation of gluconeogenesis, fatty acid synthesis, and in the metabolism of some amino acids. Alongside its role in energy production, Biotin enhances the synthesis of certain proteins. Without biotin, certain enzymes do not work properly and various complications can occur with symptoms including dry scaly skin, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, mental depression as well as tongue inflammation and high cholesterol. Low biotin levels are also related to metabolic problems such as very low blood sugar between meals, high blood ammonia, or acidic blood (acidosis). Recent studies suggest that biotin is also necessary for processes on the genetic level in cells (DNA replication and gene expression). Although rare, biotin deficiency may result from long-term use of certain anti-seizure medications, prolonged oral antibiotic use, intestinal malabsorption, and eating raw egg whites on a regular basis. Marginal biotin deficiency has been found to commonly occur during pregnancy. Biotin deficiency generally responds well to supplementation.
DirectionsAdult Dosage: Take 1 capsule daily with meals.
Each capsule contains:
- Biotin - 1000 mcg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Rice Flour, Capsule (gelatin, water), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source), Silica.