Natural Factors Biotin promotes strong, healthy nails, hair, and skin, combats biotin
deficiency, and supports the breakdown of food into energy.
Biotin has been shown to improve the appearance of nails by increasing nail thickness by approximately 25% and reducing brittleness and nail splitting. About one in five people have brittle nails, which can cause pain and embarrassment, as well as interfere with work and daily life.
Some dry skin conditions can benefit from biotin supplementation as this nutrient increases the production of fatty acids essential for skin health. Biotin also encourages the growth of strong, thick, healthy-looking hair and can help reverse the loss of hair and hair colour that may result from a biotin deficiency.
Biotin is a B-complex vitamin (B7), and is vital for the energy metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It has been shown to support healthy blood sugar regulation, and is sometimes recommended alongside standard treatments for diabetes, as it may help reduce the risk of diabetes complications such as nerve damage.
Natural Factors Biotin is a non-GMO, vegetarian-friendly formula that promotes healthy skin, hair, and nails while supporting energy metabolism.
High dose biotin and thyroid blood tests
According to recent studies, the use of high dose (10,000 and 5,000mcg) biotin supplements have been identified as a possible factor for false thyroid blood test results so it is recommended that people taking high potency biotin stop their supplements for 1 week prior to having their blood taken to be on the safe side. Once the blood has been taken you can return to using the supplement of you find it is helping your hair and nails.
The lower level biotin that roughly mirror dietary levels (around 150mcg) found in many multi vitamin products don't have this effect.
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