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Now Foods Biotin 5000mcg

60 vcaps
Now Foods Biotin 5000mcg

Biotin is a water soluble B vitamin considered essential for many biologic functions and normal growth. Biotin is involved in the conversion of fatty acids into energy, metabolism of amino acids and carbohydrates, and production of enzymes. Biotin supplements can help support normal functioning of the bone marrow, sweat glands, nerve tissues, and immune system. Biotin can also be beneficial for healthy hair and skin.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 60


Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value


5,000 mcg


Other Ingredients: Rice flour, cellulose (capsule), magnesium stearate (vegetable source) and silica.

Suggested Use

Take 1 vcap 1 to 2 times daily, preferably with meals.


Biotin is one of the B complex vitamins involved in energy production and metabolism. This B vitamin can support the conversion of glucose and fatty acids into energy to provide the body with its needed energy levels to perform its ADLs (Activities of Daily Living). By ensuring adequate energy production, it can help to prevent burn out and easy fatigability after a long day of work. Biotin can also aid in the metabolism of proteins for efficient use by the muscles and joints. This water soluble can be an important ingredient for the production of enzymes critical for different biochemical processes. Protecting nerve health is one of the most important Biotin benefits. Biotin deficiency has been linked to neuropathy, a nerve disease characterised by pain, tingling sensations, and weakness of the extremities. Research suggests that Biotin can help control blood sugar levels, keeping them within normal limits. It can do this by supporting the body’s natural ability to tolerate blood sugar without exhausting insulin supply. Diabetes has been a common problem by older men and women characterised by above normal blood glucose levels. As it metabolises, fatty acids to produce energy, Biotin  can decrease the possibility of cholesterol clogging the arteries. Cholesterol plaques within the blood vessels is the leading cause of heart attack, hypertension, and other detrimental cardiovascular conditions. Biotin can support healthy hair, nails, and skin. Common signs of Biotin deficiency can include brittle nails, baldness, thin hair, and rashes.

Biotin is a water soluble vitamin that belongs to the B complex vitamins. It is also known as Vitamin H and Vitamin B7. This nutrient is essential for normal growth and many biological functions. Biotin is naturally found in foods like bananas, cauliflower, carrots, cereals, liver, soy flour, and other biotin rich foods. However, Biotin concentrations of these foods decrease during cooking and freezing. Even if the diet is comprised of healthy foods, there can still be a risk of developing biotin deficiency. Regular consumption of processed foods, pregnancy, dermatitis, and antibiotics can also lowers biotin levels. People that regularly consume raw egg whites may have lowered biotin concentrations since there is a protein from eggs that block biotin absorption. Biotin supplements are also available to provide the body with the recommended daily biotin dosage.