This dietary supplement contains a high potency amount of biotin in small, easy-to-swallow vegetarian capsules. Biotin is an essential water-soluble B-vitamin that plays a key role in many functions throughout the body.
Biotin is important for the:
- Metabolism of proteins and carbohydrates
- Synthesis of hormones and cholesterol
- DNA replication
Biotin-dependent enzymes are involved in:
- Glucose metabolism
- Fatty acid synthesis
- Nervous system function
- Skin and hair nutrition
Major food sources of biotin are milk, nuts, egg yolk, and wheat bran. In addition, probiotic microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract can synthesise biotin. However, the amount of biotin synthesised is not sufficient to maintain normal biotin status, thus adequate amounts must be obtained from the diet or from dietary supplements.
High potency amounts of biotin have been reported to favourably influence glucose metabolism in a variety of ways. Studies show that biotin supports glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity and may also induce enzymes that inhibit release of glucose by the liver into the bloodstream. Added benefits of biotin on cholesterol and triglyceride metabolism have also been reported in some studies.
This product can be used whenever a need for supplemental biotin exists. It may be particularly useful for diabetic patients, bariatric surgery patients, and individuals with malabsorption syndromes. Biotin has no known toxicity and large amounts can be safely taken as any excess is readily excreted in the urine. This product is free of the following common allergens: milk/casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat/gluten, corn, yeast, and soybeans.
Supplement Facts: Prothera Biotin 5000mcg 90 capsule
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Other Ingredients: Cellulose, vegetarian capsule (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, water), L-leucine, and silicon dioxide.
This product is free of the following common allergens: milk/casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat/gluten, corn, yeast, and soybeans.
Contains no artificial colours, flavours, or preservatives.
Suggested Use: 1 capsule daily with food.
This product was made in a GMP and ISO 9001:2008 registered facility.