As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule with food daily, or as directed by a healthcare professional.
How does biotin support health?
Supports the breakdown of fatty acids into energy for the body.
Supports the action of enzymes that affect the skin and intestinal tract.
May help strengthen brittle nails.
5000mcg Biotin – 1667% RDA
Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), celullose, stearic acid and magnesium stearate.
Mild deficiency is often seen during pregnancy and poses a risk for abnormal development of the fetus. Since folic acid supplementation is recommended both before and during pregnancy, obtain a multivitamin with at least 30 micrograms of biotin per day in addition to folic acid to decrease the risk for deficiency.
Biotin has been shown to improve nail strength and durability of fingernails in several small-scale studies. One study showed a 25% increase in thickness and a decrease of splitting with biotin supplementation. Another trial reported an improvement in nail strength for up to 91% of participants.
Lower blood glucose
Promising results have been seen in several studies testing biotin’s ability to lower blood glucose in both type 1 and type 2 diabetics. In animal studies, it was shown to stimulate the secretion of insulin from the pancreas and subsequently lower blood glucose. More studies need to be conducted before biotin’s effects on blood sugar can be confirmed.