Biotin is a B-complex vitamin that was identified as a necessary nutrient a century ago. More recently, we have begun to understand its central role in many pathways of metabolism. Most importantly, we know that biotin plays key roles in fat and sugar metabolism, roles that make biotin deficiency show up in multiple and unrelated ways. Two of the most recognized areas are blood sugar balance, and the manufacture of fats that keep hair, nails, and skin supple and moist.
Biotin, also called Vitamin B7, is water-soluble and has a central role in many pathways of metabolism. It is an essential nutrient in the B vitamin family that is necessary in assisting enzymes to break down carbohydrates, fat, and protein from food into energy. Biotin is needed to maintain a healthy blood sugar balance in the body and is well known for being an essential nutrient for hair, skin, and nail health. Biotin also supports growth, repair, development and maintenance of tissues and muscles in the body. Biotin helps regulate gene expression and the processes of the immune system, and is involved in nerve signaling and neurotransmitters, playing a major role in the brain and nervous system, supporting energy...Full Details