Biotin is an important B vitamin for your metabolism, hair, skin and nails.
Biotin is a vitamin, also called vitamin B7. Like all B vitamins it’s water soluble, which means your body can’t store any extra.
As one of the B-complex vitamins, biotin plays a role in converting food into energy in the body. Getting enough biotin on a regular basis is an important part of maintaining a healthy metabolism.
Biotin is needed both for production and function of enzymes that metabolize carbs, fats and protein. Biotin both supports metabolic function and can elevate your resting metabolic rate (causing food to break down faster) when consumed.
While biotin on its own isn’t considered a weight-loss supplement, it’s an important part of a healthy diet and lifestyle to keep your metabolism humming (and love handles at bay). Staying hydrated is another important factor in any weight loss plan, meaning IV therapy for weight loss helps in more ways than one.
Biotin supports the health of your digestive system by helping regulate cholesterol and blood sugar levels The digestive system also supports biotin – intestinal bacteria can produce biotin, which is one of the reasons why true biotin deficiency is so rare.
Biotin was once called vitamin H. The H came from Harr und Haut (hair and skin in German). Biotin has a reputation for helping improve the health of hair, skin and fingernails because it improves the structure of keratin. Keratin is the main protein hair, skin and nails are made of (also feathers, horns, hooves and claws in animals).
Biotin is involved in the protein synthesis that forms keratin, which explains why it is associated with strong and healthy hair, skin and nails.
Biotin deficiency is uncommon, but can be caused by malnutrition, alcoholism or certain medications. When the body is low in biotin the side effects can include:
The vast majority of people get all the biotin they need from their diet. To increase your intake you can eat more biotin-rich food like organ meats, egg yolks, nuts or whole grains – or just choose one of our IV treatments with biotin.
Pregnant or breastfeeding women may have lower biotin levels or even deficiency, because the body breaks down biotin faster while pregnant. Many prenatal vitamins include biotin, but always check with your physician before taking any new supplements while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Two of our proprietary IV formulas include biotin as one of the ingredients:
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