What is biotin?
Biotin is a growth factor that occurs naturally in every living cell. It is required for the growth and development of new cells. It is a member of the B vitamin family and is also known as vitamin H.
Where does it come from?
Biotin is produced naturally in the human gut and is found in yeast. Dietary sources include meat, eggs, milk, whole grains, beans and nuts.
What does it do?
Breaks down carbohydrates, fats and proteins and turns them into energy (catabolism).
Combines with the other B vitamins and assists in the production of fatty acids (anabolism).
Acts as a co-factor in the conversion of amino acids into glucose.
Plays an important role in maintaining healthy hair, skin and the nervous system.