Solgar Biotin 1000mcg (1mg). A water soluble B complex vitamin produced in the intestines by bacteria, as well as by the diet. Without biotin, the body's fat production is impaired. Assists in the making of fatty acids, in nucleic acid synthesis & in the oxidation of fatty acids & carbohydrates. Fat production. Utilization of protein. A deficiency affects mainly the skin and hair. Each capsule provides 1000mcg. 50 Vegetable capsules.
RRP $21.80, healthy.co.nz price $17.50.
A deficiency of Biotin mainly affects the skin and hair. Symptoms can include:
- Greyish skin colour, and a rash around the nose and mouth.
- Muscular pain
- Poor appetite
- Dry skin
- Lack of energy
- Sleeplessness and a disturbed nervous system.
- Male genitalia, bone marrow, liver and kidney are targets of a biotin deficiency.
- Depression is another symptom of a biotin deficiency.
In a severe deficiency there may be impairment of the body's fat metabolism. A lowered haemoglobin level, a raised cholesterol level and a decrease in biotin excretion are symptoms of a biotin deficiency. Individuals who are on chronic oral antibiotics are at risk. Infants may experience dermatitis.
As a food supplement for adults, one (1) capsule daily, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Biotin is a water soluble B complex vitamin that is produced in the intestines by bacteria, as well as by the diet. As a co enzyme, it assists in the making of fatty acids, in nucleic acid synthesis and in the oxidation of fatty acids and carbohydrates. Without biotin, the body's fat production is impaired. It also aids in the utilisation of protein, folic acid, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B12.
Biotin is an essential nutrient that appears in trace amounts in all animal and plant tissue. Some rich sources are brewers yeast, pork and lamb liver, royal jelly, unpolished rice and whole grains, nuts, egg yolks, sardines, soy beans, lentils, cauliflower and mushrooms. Biotin is synthesised by the intestinal bacteria. Some of the vitamin is absorbed in the intestines, but much is excreted in the urine. It is stored mainly in the liver, kidney, brain and adrenal glands.
Biotin without pantothenic acid may cause colour change in the hair, although there is no test to prove this. Ascorbic acid synthesis requires biotin. It works well with B2, B6, B12, folic acid, pantothenic acid STH (a growth hormone) and testosterone. Dermatitis has shown improvement when treated with biotin. B2, B6, Niacin, A and D work together for healthier skin.
The use of biotin has been beneficial in preventing baldness and greying hair. It is said to boost athletic performance. Biotin is known for the maintenance of sebaceous glands, nerves, bone marrow and sex glands.
Each vegetarian capsule provides: D-biotin 1000mcg, Bulking agent: microcrystalline cellulose. Vegetable capsule shell (hydropropylmethyl cellulose). Anti caking agents: Stearic acid, magnesium stearate.
Keep out of reach of Children.