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Biotin is often called Vitamin H or Vitamin B7. It works with the Vitamin B complex.


Biotin helps produce energy from food stuffs. It is required for the synthesis of carbohydrates, proteins and fatty acids.

Deficiency symptoms

Deficiencies may be present in breast-fed babies. Long-term use of antibiotics may also cause levels to be depleted. Signs include dry greyish skin, hair loss, nausea, vomiting, muscle pain, a smooth tongue and fatigue.

At a Glance...

Biotin works with the vitamin B complex in arrange of biochemical processes.

Functions Dosage Toxicity Further Information What you need to eat
Biotin is important for healthy skin, hair and nails. It is an important factor to treat eczema.
The RDA is 30 to 100 mcg.
Toxicity is very rare.
Biotin is an important dietary ingredient.
Biotin is found in animal produce such as cheese, kidneys and salmon. Also found in soybeans, sunflower seeds, nuts, broccoli and sweet potatoes.

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