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All About Biotin

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Biotin Is Used Because It:

  • Supports healthy skin through proper fat production
  • Supports making efficient use of sugar (required to turn sugar into energy)
  • Maintains an energy supply in nerve cells
  • Promotes normal immunity
  • Supports the nervous system
  • Supports cell growth
  • Supports energy production
  • Supports the production of fatty acids
  • Supports the metabolism of fats and amino acids
  • Supports maintaining a steady blood sugar level
  • Supports Nails, Hair and Skin (scalp)

All About Biotin

Biotin or Vitamin B7 (originally known as vitamin H) is one of the components of the B complex of vitamins. Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin. Biotin was discovered thanks to late 1930s and early 1940s research when chicks that were fed diets high in raw egg whites consistently developed skin rashes and lost the hair around their eyes. When egg yolk was added to the chicks’ diet, these symptoms disappeared!

In its active form, biotin is attached at the active site of four very important enzymes known as carboxylases. Biotin is required to turn sugar into energy. It is also part of the pathway for synthesizing fat in the body because it enables the function of the enzyme acetyl Co-A carboxylase, which builds fat molecules, and fat is an important component in the walls of every cell.

Biotin is necessary for cell growth, the production of fatty acids, and the metabolism of fats and

amino acids. Biotin plays an important role in the citric acid cycle, which is the process by which biochemical energy is generated during aerobic respiration.


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