Definition: a vitamin of the B complex, found in egg yolk, liver, yeast. It is involved in the synthesis of fatty acids and glucose.
Water Soluble: vitamins such as B complex vitamins and vitamin C, dissolve in water and are excreted through the kidneys if you have excess amounts in your body.
Fat Soluble: vitamins A, D, E, and K dissolve in fat and are stored in fat throughout the body.
Biotin is a vitamin.
Biotin enables the body to: Convert food into glucose, which is used to produce energy. Produce fatty acids and amino acids. Activate protein/ amino acid metabolism in the hair roots and fingernail cells.
The U.S. Recommended Dietary Allowance for Biotin 300 micrograms daily. This dosage is used in many dietary supplements. Biotin is available as capsules and tablets.
Biotin is a member of the B vitamin family, which means your body does not produce it, so you must obtain it from your daily diet. Although it is only found in small amounts of certain foods, your body does not require large amounts. But you should always talk to your Doctor before taking Biotin or any other supplement, few side effects have been reported from Biotin.
Biotin is not stored in the body. Because of this you can become low on biotin if you don't get enough in your diet.
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