Biotin (also known as Vitamin H) is an essential water soluble vitamin of the B Vitamin family which acts as a co-enzyme for many reactions in the body including digestion (metabolism of carbohydrates and dietary fats and atabolism of proteins).
Healthy hair, skin and nails requires the appropriate building blocks to ensure the growth and maintainence of the structure. Biotin is required in many of the enzymes reactions that occur during growth of new hair and the long term maintenance of healthy skin, hair and nails. Naturopaths will often prescribe higher doses of B Vitamins and Biotin when the individual is displaying deficiency symptoms.
The recommended daily allowance of Biotin is between 200-800mcg.
Cereal Grains: Barley, Oatmeal, Brown Rice
Dairy Products: Milk
Fish: Haddock, Cod, Halibut, Mackerel, Salmon, Tuna
Herbs: Alfalfa, Ginsengs, Chickweed, Dandelion, Goldenseal
Legumes: Split Peas, Lentils, Soya Beans
Meats: Beef, Kidneys, Liver – Chicken, Liver
Nuts: Almonds, Peanuts, Pecan Nuts, Walnuts
Vegetables: CaulifloweR, Kelp, Corn
Yeasts: Brewer’s Yeast