Biotin or Vitamin B7 belongs to the group of Vitamins B, and is also known as Vitamin H. Biotin is water-soluble, it cannot be contained in the body and this causes it to be included in the diet on a regular basis. An abuse of this vitamin does not have any health risk, since it is easily expelled through the urine, and is not toxic.
Among its benefits, Biotin can help intervene in enzymatic reactions, such as the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, which are converted into glucose molecules, which offers immediate energy for cells. It can also help regulate blood sugar levels, improving insulin metabolism and, therefore, diabetes. It is also used in treatments for depression and insomnia.
Biotin, as a coenzyme, plays an important role in the production of fatty acids that ensure healthy hair, skin and nerves, as well as regulating blood sugar levels. It’s even said to prevent hair from turning grey, and is a critical nutrient during pregnancy as it ensures normal embryonic growth.