Biotin 8 mg
Biotin 8 mg by Douglas Laboratories is also known as vitamin B7, a critical water soluble vitamin that is an essential co-factor for a number of metabolic carboxylation reactions, including carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism. Biotin may provide support for healthy glucose metabolism, nerve function and nail strength.
Biotin forms a covalent bond to the following carboxylase enzymes: pyruvate carboxylase for glucose metabolism, acetyl CoA carboxylase for fatty acid oxidation, and propinonyl-CoA carboxylase and β- methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase for amino acid metabolism.
It is thought that biotin supports healthy glucose metabolism by stimulating glucose-induced insulin secretion in pancreatic beta cells and by accelerating glycolysis in the liver and pancreas. Biotin also enhances muscle insulin sensitivity by increasing guanylate cyclase activity. In a Japanese study, oral supplementation of 3 mg biotin three times daily for one month supported healthy fasting glucose levels by 45%; no effect was observed in subjects taking placebo.
Biotin 8 mg is a dietary supplement indicated for insulin sensitivity, nerve support and nail strength.
Each vegetarian capsule contains
- Biotin – 8 mg
Other ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (capsule)
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 capsule, 1-2 times daily, or as directed by one of our health coach professionals.
No adverse side effects have been reported.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.