|Synonyms||D-Biotin, Bios II, Coenzyme R, Vitamin B7, Vitamin H|
|Keywords||Diabetes, skincare, whitening, bald, insomnia,|
|Related products||Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin B12|
Specifications of Biotin
|CAS Registry Number||58-85-5|
|Appearance||White crystalline needles|
|Shelf life||2 years|
Description of Biotin
Biotin, also known as vitamin B7, vitamin H, and coenzyme R, is a water-soluble B vitamin that widely exists in fruits and vegetables. It is involved in many metabolic processes and controls the utilization of fats, carbohydrates, and amino acids in the human body.
Biotin is essential for the body’s metabolism. It acts as a coenzyme in many metabolic pathways involving fatty acids and essential amino acids as well as in gluconeogenesis (by the non-carbohydrate synthesis of glucose). Some evidence suggests that people with diabetes may be susceptible to biotin deficiency. Therefore, biotin supplementation is also crucial for people with diabetes.
Biotin (vitamin B7) is a vitamin found in foods like eggs, milk, and bananas. Biotin deficiency can cause thinning of the hair and a rash on the face. Biotin is an important part of enzymes in the body that break down substances like fats, carbohydrates, and others.
Applications of Biotin
- Ingredient of nutraceuticals
- Cosmetics and personal care products
- Food additives
- Laboratory research
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- Marquet A, Bui BT, Florentin D (2001). “Biosynthesis of biotin and lipoic acid”. Vitamins and Hormones. Vitamins & Hormones. 61: 51–101.
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