Give your body a biotin boost
Part of the B vitamin family, biotin is an essential vitamin that helps maintain healthy hair, skin, nails and mucus membranes. You can find it naturally in fish, nuts, dairy, leafy green, mushrooms and pulses, but as it is water-soluble, the body doesn’t store it.
What are the benefits of biotin?
Hair: Keeping your biotin levels up helps to maintain healthy, shiny hair.
Metabolism: several enzymes involved in energy production need biotin to function properly. These enzymes help to metabolise fats, carbs and proteins, meaning they help to break down multiple important amino acids and fatty acids. It also helps the body to make glucose from substances other than carbohydrates, such as amino acids.
Taking a biotin supplement is generally regarded as safe, as even if you eat a lot of biotin-rich foods one day and still take the supplement, your body will excrete any excess in urine.
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Take one to two tablets daily, preferably with meals. Do not exceed stated dose.
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Bulking Agents (Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate), Biotin (as d-Biotin), Anti-Caking Agents (Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate).
No Artificial Colours, Flavours or Sweeteners. No Preservatives. No added Sugar or Salt. No Starch, No Corn, No Milk, No Lactose, No Soya, No Gluten, No Wheat, No Yeast, No Fish, No Porcine.
Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking any medication or under medical supervision, please consult a doctor or healthcare professional before use. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place. Do not use if seal under cap is broken or missing.
Always read the label.
Biotin, also known as vitamin H and vitamin B7, is a complex B vitamin.
Specifically, it is one of the eight B vitamins.
‘Biotin’ means ‘life’ or ‘sustenance.’ Its name is derived from the Ancient Greek word ‘biotos.’
Biotin is water-soluble. The body does not store it, so those eating a healthy and balanced diet will naturally top up their vitamin levels every day by eating foods containing fish, dairy, leafy greens, nuts, pulses and mushrooms.
However, for those not able to do this, taking an additional supplement is an alternative means of getting a daily dose of this vitamin.
Biotin turns the food we eat into energy. It does this by supporting the enzymes which break down carbs, protein and fat.
Biotin can also help in the maintenance of normal hair and skin.
Biotin deficiencies are also linked to hair loss. Taking a daily supplement can help maintain hair health.
Similarly, both skin and hair have a high turnover of cells, so the body uses biotin to enable the cells to reproduce effectively.
Most adults and children are likely to get their daily biotin requirements through a healthy, balanced diet.
However, the body cannot always absorb it properly. This is more likely in people taking antibiotics or those who are suffering from digestive conditions.
As a result, a biotin supplement might help increase vitamin levels in these people.
Safety of biotin in pregnancy has been established up to 30 mcg/day and while biotin deficiency is rare, pregnant women are most likely to suffer from it.
That is because the body breaks it down much quicker during a pregnancy.
Biotin is essential for pregnant or lactating women. As a result, pregnant women could benefit from taking biotin vitamin to ensure their levels are adequately topped up.
However, too much biotin could harm the baby. Before taking any kind of supplement, it is advisable to consult your doctor first.
If you take more than the recommended dose of biotin, your body will discard it through your urine.
However, if you notice an unexpected rash after taking biotin supplements, consult your doctor. This can be indicative of excess biotin.
Take one to two 1,000ug biotin tablets every day alongside food.
Be careful not to exceed the recommended daily dose.
Yes, the good news is that biotin supplements are suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.
Perfect if your diet otherwise precludes you from being able to consume biotin naturally through a diet of fish and dairy products.