Biotin (Vitamin B7)
Vitamin B7, also known as Biotin or Vitamin H, is one of the B complex vitamins that help the body metabolize carbohydrates, fats and amino acids. It is vital for converting food into energy and beneficial for hair and nail strength.
Biotin Vitamin B7 can be found naturally in:
- Eggs and dairy products
- Soy flour
- Whole-grain cereals
- Whole wheat bread
Healthy Hair, Skin & Nails
Studies found that low levels of biotin in the body can lead to brittle nails and thinning hair. Biotin supplements can help prevent hair thinning, improve hair and skin quality, and strengthen nails by activating protein and amino acid metabolism in the skin, hair roots, and fingernail cells.
Blood Sugar Management
B7 may also be helpful in the treatment of diabetes. A study by the Alpha Therapy Center found that a treatment that combines chromium picolinate and Vitamin B7 improves glucose metabolism in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Boosts Immunity & Promotes Brain Power
Biotin assists in the generation of white blood cells, which boost immunity within the body, and in the formation of the myelin sheath, which aids in protecting the brain.