We all love our Biotin. It makes our hair, skin, and nails grow and be lush. Biotin is essential for the health of the skin, hair, and nails, and a shortage of biotin can result in hair loss, brittle nails, and skin rashes. Biotin also maintains healthy blood sugar levels and has been demonstrated to improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics. It Promotes nerve health and is important in the generation of nerve transmitters, and a lack of biotin has been related to nerve injury and peripheral neuropathy. Biotin in pregnancy and lactation as it is essential for fetal growth, and a biotin shortage during pregnancy has been related to an increased risk of birth abnormalities. Biotin boosts energy levels and aids in the conversion of food into energy and is involved in the metabolism of lipids and carbohydrates, all of which can contribute to increased energy levels. It also helps with macular degeneration.
Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin B that is vital for human health. It is also known as B7 and it is essential for a variety of metabolic processes in the body, such as the synthesis of glucose, fatty acids, and amino acids. Biotin also aids in the conversion of food into energy, the synthesis of hormones, and the maintenance of healthy skin, hair, and nails.
Did you know that biotin or Vitamin B7 interferes with approximately 150 lab tests? Thus, is biotin a bad supplement? Certainly NOT! It just interferes with the testing process for various lab assays and can skew a variety of lab results. Especially TSH, T4, T3.
The general recommendation is to stop biotin 1 week before having any lab tests drawn.
Just FYI: Biotin in food is not problematic – it’s just the supplement because the doses are very high and those doses are not found in foods!
We offer Biotin injections and through infusions. As with anything else, check with your doctor if you should not take Biotin.
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