|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 of 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.
Applications of Biotin
- Ingredient of Nutraceuticals
- Cosmetics and personal care products
- Food additives
- Laboratory research
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- Gyorgy P (December 1939). “The Curative Factor (vitamin H) for Egg White Injury, with Particular Reference to Its Presence in Different Foodstuffs and in Yeast”. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 131: 733–44.
- 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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