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What is Biotin (Vitamin H, B7): Biotin is a water soluble member of the family of B-vitamins. It is measured in micrograms. Biotin is required for the synthesis of ascorbic acid.
What Biotin does: Biotin aids in healthy hair and skin pigmentation. Biotin is one vitamin you may lose hair over not having enough of. Biotin helps us to deal with muscle pain. Along with the other B-Complex nutrients, biotin is important to a variety of metabolic chemical conversions. Healthy sweat glands need an adequate supply of vitamin H. Biotin helps your body to maintain a consistent blood sugar level. The transfer of carbon dioxide in the human body is aided by vitamin H. Biotin plays a feature role in the Krebs cycle, which is the process for the release of energy from food. Biotin is necessary for healthy nerve tissue, the optimal function of sweat glands, and the workings of bone marrow. High cholesterol can be a result of a lack of biotin. Along with being necessary to the maintenance of a full head of hair, biotin may have an effect on hair color.
A deficiency of biotin can also result in scaly, dry skin, a loss of appetite, depression, nausea, fatigue, and raised levels of cholesterol. There is no evidence of damage caused by having too much biotin, nor have any side effects from taking too much biotin.
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