Vitamin B7 (Biotin)


Vitamin B7 (Biotin)

Vitamin B7 (Biotin), also known as vitamin H, is water soluble and actually a coenzyme, as opposed to a ‘vitamin’ per se.

It is required for many bodily functions.

Interestingly, some have found biotin helpful for preventing hair from turning gray.


Why do you need Vitamin B7 or H (Biotin)?

Biotin is vital for:

  • Synthesis of fatty acids
  • Aids in fat metabolism
  • Aids in carbohydrate metabolism
  • Aids in maintaining proper blood glucose levels
  • Aids in amino acid metabolism
  • Necessary for healthy skin and hair
  • Cell growth
  • Helps to transfer carbon dioxide


Conditions Related to Biotin Deficiency

  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Seborrheic dermatitis (infants)
  • Desquamative erythroderma (infants)
  • Alcoholism
  • Balding
  • Brittle nails



Biotin can be found in health food stores, vitamin stores and online. Additionally, this vitamin/enzyme has been developed into a pharmaceutical drug by the medical profession for skin and nail related conditions. These “drugs” are known as:

  • Appearex
  • Meribin
  • Nail-ex

The prescription version of Biotin was developed with the purpose of making available a  pharmaceutical grade potency supplement since vitamins are not regulated and thus there is no assurance of the potency. Many vitamin companies now have a 3rd part assay to certify the contents of a supplement. Supplements from GMP Certified Companies are extremely effective and a fraction of the cost of pharmaceutical grade.

The dosage for biotin ranges from as low as 300 mcg to as high as 5 mg – 50 mg.



As a water-soluble vitamin/enzyme, biotin has no known side effects even at high dosages. Any excess that your body does not need will be excreted.


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