Solaray High Potency Biotin contains 1,000 mcg of biotin. Biotin, a water-soluble B vitamin, acts as a coenzyme in the metabolism of protein, fats, and carbohydrates. Biotin is an essential B vitamin that plays a vital role as a coenzyme involved in protein synthesis and carbohydrate metabolism. It is also important to support healthy hair and fingernails.
The ideal intake of biotin is unknown. However, the amount of biotin found in most diets, combined with intestinal production, appears to be adequate for preventing deficiency symptoms. Researchers have estimated that 30 mcg per day appears to be an adequate intake for adults. Typically, consumption from a Western diet has been estimated to be 30–70 mcg per day. Larger amounts of biotin (8–16 mg per day) may be supportive for people with diabetes by lowering blood glucose levels and by preventing diabetic neuropathy. Biotin in the amount of 2.5 mg per day strengthened the fingernails of two-thirds of a group of people with brittle nails, according to one clinical trial.
Where to Find It
Good dietary sources of biotin include organ meats, oatmeal, egg yolk, soy, mushrooms, bananas, peanuts, and brewer's yeast. Bacteria in the intestine also produce significant amounts of biotin, but evidence is conflicting as to whether biotin produced by intestinal bacteria is present at a location or is in a form that permits significant absorption by the body.
Solaray High Potency Biotin is a sugar-free lozenge.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Keep your licensed health care practitioner informed when using this product.
- Do not use if safety seal is broken or missing.
- Store in a cool, dry place.