Suggested Use: 1-2 capsules daily, in divided doses, with meals.
Biotin 8 mg. -
Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin that is an essential co-factor for a number of metabolic carboxylation reactions. Biotin forms a covalent bond to the following carboxylase enzymes: pyruvate carboxylase for glucose metabolism, acetyl CoA carboxylase for fatty acid oxidation, and propionyl-CoA carboxylase and β- methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase for amino acid metabolism. A clinical study reported that high dose administration of biotin helped promote healthy glucose metabolism.
What Is It?
Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin that is an essential
co-factor for a number of metabolic carboxylation reactions,
including carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism. Biotin
provides potential support for healthy glucose metabolism,
nerve function, and nail strength.*
Uses For Biotin
Nutrient Metabolism: Biotin forms a covalent bond to the
following carboxylase enzymes: pyruvate carboxylase
for glucose metabolism, acetyl CoA carboxylase for
fatty acid oxidation, and propionyl-CoA carboxylase
and b-methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase for amino acid
metabolism. One double-blind study reported that
biotin supplementation may promote healthy lipid
metabolism. Another clinical study reported that high
dose administration of biotin helped promote healthy
glucose metabolism. A number of animal studies support
this claim. Biotin may also act to promote transcription
and translation of glucokinase, an enzyme found in the
liver and pancreas that participates in the metabolism of
glucose to form glycogen. Recent studies have expanded
biotin's metabolic role, claiming that the vitamin
maintains healthy genetic expression of the many enzymes
for which it is a cofactor. One study suggested that
this gene modulation is supportive of healthy immune
system function, stating that biotin may be involved in the
transcription of some immune cells.*
Nerve Function: Optimal levels of biotin are supportive
of nervous system health and function. A clinical study
indicates that biotin promotes nerve cell health.*
Nail Health: Clinical studies indicate that biotin may
adjust the cellular arrangement of the nail bed, helping
to reinforce the keratin structure, promote strength and
thickness, and reduce splitting.*
What Is The Source?
Biotin is synthetic. Hypo-allergenic plant fiber is derived
from pine cellulose.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or
If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before
taking this product. At this time, there are no known side
effects or precautions. Consult your physician for more
information.Biotin may interfere with certain blood tests. Wait at least 8 hours between biotin consumption and blood testing. Inform your health care practitioner about all biotin-containing supplements you are taking. If you are pregnant or lactating, have any health condition or are taking any medication, consult your health professional before use.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
There is one case of eosinophilic pleuropericardial
effusion with high-dose biotin 10 mg per day in combination
with pantothenic acid 300 mg for 2 months, however
it is not known if this was a result of the supplementation.
Consult your physician for more information.
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