Biotin (5000 mcg)

by Vitabase


  • Often used to support healthy hair
  • Can reduce cracking and splitting of nails
  • Essential to several enzyme processes
  • May result in lower blood glucose levels

Biotin, or vitamin H, is a water-soluble vitamin considered part of the B-complex. Biotin is necessary for the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, and amino acids. Biotin can be obtained from a variety of foods including soybeans and other legumes, egg yolks, nuts, and organ meats. It is also produced naturally in the body by intestinal bacteria. Low biotin levels have been linked to the occurrence of eczema, dermatitis, and other skin conditions. Common symptoms of deficiency include dry skin, fungal infections, mild depression, generalized aches and pain, nausea, and vomiting. Supplementation with biotin has been found to prevent hair loss, premature graying, cradle cap, and brittle nails. Excessive consumption of alcohol, refined foods and egg whites, as well as long-term antibiotic usage can deplete the body’s biotin levels. Egg whites are a problem because they contain the protein avidin, which inhibits biotin absorption. This may be of importance to dieters who favor the use of egg-white omelets in an attempt to reduce calorie intake. Epileptics requiring anti-convulsive medication are also susceptible to biotin deficiencies, as are alcoholics. Both groups would benefit from increased biotin supplementation.

Biotin is water-soluble and the body requires regular daily intake. Excess amounts are harmless and are excreted in the urine. No toxicity or side effects have been reported.



Label Information and Ingredients

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults take one (1) capsule daily, or as directed by a health care professional. Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct light.

Supplemental Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule(s)

IngredientsPer Serving% DV
Biotin 5000 mcg   1667%


Other Ingredients: Gelatin, glycerin, water (capsules), (May contain one or more of the following: cellulose, magnesium stearate, vegetable stearin and silica).


Caution: Keep out of reach of children.

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