Biotin 5000 x 60 Capsules
- Vegetarian product
Biotin (Vitamin H) is an essential water-soluble B vitamin. The name biotin is taken from the Greek word bios meaning "life". Without biotin, certain enzymes do not work properly and various complications can occur involving the skin, intestinal tract, and nervous system. Metabolic problems including very low blood sugars between meals, high blood ammonia, or acidic blood (acidosis) can occur.
Why support with Biotin?
Biotin is an essential coenzyme for a variety of carboxylation reactions, and is involved in the metabolism of fats, sugars and amino acids. Biotin is crucial for the utilisation of glucose for energy, the breakdown and utilisation of fatty acids in energy production, and the removal of the amine group in amino acid metabolism, thereby assisting amino acid synthesis into protein and the formation of DNA and RNA. As early as 1940, biotin was being researched for its effectiveness in promoting healthy hair and nails.
Avoid obvious sources of pollution, toxins and fumes. Air your house. Consume whole, fresh foods, and minimise all forms of refined sugar and carbohydrates and processed foods. Drink adequate quantities of filtered water.
Cautions & Contraindications
High-doses of pantothenic acid can lead to malabsorption of biotin in the gut and can lower levels of biotin in the body. Caution is advised.
Biotin may increase the effects of lipid-lowering herbs or supplements.
Eating raw egg whites on a regular basis increases the risk of biotin deficiency.
Keep in a cool, dry place, tightly capped and stored out of reach of children.
Directions for use
As a food supplement, 1 capsule daily with a meal.
Caution: Discontinue use for 15 days before any lab test that uses (strept)avidin-biotin technology. Candidates include thyroid, cardiac, fertility, hormonal, bone metabolism, and other tests. Raised blood levels of biotin may interfere with results.
Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose (E460i), Silicon Dioxide (E551), Medium Chain Triglycerides, d-Biotin. Capsule Shell: Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (E464).
This information is for education purposes only. Patients should consult with a qualified healthcare provider before making decisions about therapies and/or health conditions.
Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a balanced and varied diet.