The “Hair Vitamin” - because
the most visible symptoms of Biotin
deficiency is thinning hair which
could lead to total hair loss. A member
of the vitamin B complex family, it
is also known as vitamin H.
Required in cell growth, the production
of fatty acids, metabolism of fats,
Plays a role in the Kreb cycle (the
process in which energy is released
Promotes healthy hair and skin.
Prevents hair from graying and prevents
Healthy sweat glands, nerve tissue,
and bone marrow.
Reduces muscle pain.
Helps with the transfer of carbon
Helps in maintaining a steady blood
Dry scaly skin, eczema.
Loss of appetite.
Nausea and vomiting.
Impairment of fat metabolism and high
Although a shortage of Biotin is
very rare, it can happen (biotin is
depleted in the body by alcohol).
Apples, most fruits and vegetables.
Soybeans. Sardines. Legume. Whole
grains. Brewer’s yeast and egg
yolks are rich in biotin (but raw
egg whites contain avidin - a protein
that prevents biotin absorption. Unless
you eat your eggs raw, this should
not be a problem). Meats. Liver.
U.S. RDA: 300 mcg
EU RDA: 0.15mg
Alcohol. Caffeine. Raw egg whites.