Vitamin B7, Biotin

Biotin is a B-complex essential vitamin that takes an important role in hair, nails and skin health. It is a water-soluble component which also works as an coenzyme in the insulin and glucose metabolism.

  • Origin: Plant Based, Animal Product
  • Source: Eggs, Meat, Fish, Beans, Fruits, Vegetables, Carrots, Peanuts, Walnuts, Almonds, Hazelnut, Oatmeal, Bananas
  • Type: Vitamin, Co-enzyme
  • Age Range: Adults (18-60), Seniors (>60)
  • Toxicity: There is no evidence of toxicity until now
  • Outcomes: Diabetes & Blood Sugar, Blood Sugar Control

What are Biotin benefits?

Biotin is one of the essential B vitamins that the human body uses mainly as a cofactor for enzymes. It is essential for the production of glycogen, nucleic acids, and amino acids, and participates in the production of white blood cells and antibodies. It increases the use of vitamin B12, B5, and folic acid, and helps strengthen hair loss. It regulates saturated fat (cholesterol) levels, reduces muscle pain and cramps, and is important for the treatment of eczema and dermatitis. Some foods are rich in biotin, such as: egg yolks, legumes, nuts and seeds, liver, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, bananas, and broccoli. Biotin supplementation is essential to keep your body functioning at its best, take our 3-step test to get the best indication.

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Scientific articles
Diabetes & Blood Sugar Diabetes & Blood Sugar

Diabetes & Blood Sugar Biotin and Diabetes & Blood Sugar

Blood sugar (or glucose) is the main sugar found in the blood. It comes from the food you eat, and is the body's main source of energy. The bloodstream carries glucose (with the help of a hormone called Insulin) to all of the cells of the body in order for them to live. There is a range of healthy glucose/insulin levels, if they get too high or too low the body responds quickly with unpleasant symptoms. And if those levels stay out of range you might develop chronic conditions like Type 2 Diabetes and others. That's why taking care of blood sugar levels is so important.
  • Blood Sugar Control

    The body's cells use glucose to produce energy. Glucose comes from food and is stored in the body in the form of glycogen (in the muscles and liver) or circulating glucose (in the blood). Cells need the hormone Insulin to capture glucose molecules. The glucose / insulin balance in the blood is essential for the proper functioning of the body's whole metabolism. A change in this metabolism can lead to serious physiological dysfunctions, leading to the development of chronic non-communicable diseases, such as type II diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. There are several classes of compounds that influence this metabolism, these can increase insulin synthesis and secretion, decrease blood glucose levels, reduce the immediate absorption of carbohydrates, regulate the sensitivity of cells to insulin, among others.

Table of negative interactions

Carbamazepine, Phenobarbital, Phenytoin, Primidone
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