Acceptable routes : IV + IM
Uses : metabolism ( carbohydrate metabolism ) cardiovascular ( cholesterol support ) anti-aging ( hair, skin and hail support ) Neurotransmitters ( cognitive anti-inflammatory), diabetes, multiple sclerosis, brittle nails
Precautions: Can alter lab draw results, advise to hold biotin 72 hours prior to lab draw.
Pregnancy: Biotin during pregnancy at the recommended adequate intake (AI) is recommended. Supplementation outside of dietary intake is usually not necessary if a healthy diet is consumed and no deficiency has been diagnosed. Breast-feeding females may consume biotin within the recommended adequate intake (AI) parameters. Supplementation outside of dietary intake is usually not necessary if a healthy diet is consumed and no deficiency has been diagnosed
Biotin (vitamin H; coenzyme R; classified as a B vitamin) is a dietary component that is important for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and amino acids. It is found primarily in liver, kidney, and muscle. Biotin functions as an essential cofactor for five carboxylases that catalyze steps in fatty acid, glucose, and amino acid metabolism. It is also an important factor in histone modifications, gene regulation, and cell signaling. Mammals must consume biotin to replenish stores. Sources of biotin include organ meats, eggs, fish, seeds, and nuts. As a dietary supplement, biotin has been promoted to be useful in the treatment of hair and nail problems, cradle cap (seborrheic dermatitis) in phenylketonuria patients, biotinidase deficiency, diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, candida infections, and high cholesterol. It has also been used in pregnancy, hemodialysis, and peritoneal dialysis, as biotin deficiency is more likely in these situations. Biotin is found in many cosmetics products. Radiolabeled biotin is used for pretargeted radioimmunotherapy of cancerous tumors
Metabolism/Cardiovascular:Important for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and amino acids and has been shown to increase HDL (good) cholesterol and decrease LDL (bad) cholesterol.
Anti-Aging/Neurotransmitter Support:Biotin deficiency can lead to multiple conditions, such as hair loss, brittle nails, rashes, fatigue and nerve damage. Biotin is also thought to reduce inflammation, improve cognitive function, and plays a role in cell growth.
Recommended for the following client complaints/illnesses
Hair skin and nail dysfunction
Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Biotin-thiamine-responsive basal ganglia disease