Like other vitamins of the B-complex, biotin plays a key role in the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. In this way biotin plays a role in the Krebs energy cycle, and may aid in weight loss.* Biotin also plays a key role in the growth and maintenance of hair, nails, skin and bone.*
Biotin is naturally occurring in many foods, including oatmeal, vegetables, peanuts, mushrooms, egg yolks, rice, nuts, spinach, potatoes and poultry and beef, but generally in small amounts. If you do not eat these types of nutrient dense foods on a regular basis, then you may benefit from Biotin supplementation.
Biotin is available in multivitamin and multi-mineral products, as well as single ingredient form. Biotin can be found in tablet and capsule form.