Vitamin-Biotin (Vitamin H)

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Biotin (Vitamin H):

Signs of Biotin (Vitamin H) Deficiency:

  • Anemia
  • Anorexia
  • Depression
  • Dry, scaly skin
  • Hair loss
  • High blood sugar
  • Inflammation or pallor of the skin and mucous membranes
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscular pain
  • Nausea
  • Seborrheic dermatitis (cradle cap)
  • Soreness of the tongue 

Note: Eating too many raw egg whites binds up available biotin in the body. Cooking the egg does not allow the biotin to become unavailable.

What Biotin (Vitamin H) Do?

  • Aids in cell growth and replication
  • Aids in fatty acid production
  • Aids in the metabolism of amino acids, carbohydrates, fats, proteins and sugar
  • Aids in the utilization of the other B-complex vitamins
  • Biotin is a co-enzyme which means it can speed biochemical process in the body which means more detoxification and more health
  • Helpful in diabetes
  • Involved in energy metabolism
  • Involved in the utilization of glucose
  • Promotes healthy hair
  • Strengthens nails

FOOD SOURCES of Biotin (Vitamin H) 

  • Bananas
  • Beef liver
  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Cauliflower
  • Cheese
  • Egg yolks
  • Fruits
  • Kidneys
  • Liver, beef
  • Meat
  • Milk
  • Mushrooms
  • Nuts
  • Oatmeal
  • Peanuts and butter
  • Poultry
  • Rice bran, germ, and polishings
  • Saltwater fish
  • Soybeans and soy products
  • Unpolished rice
  • Walnuts
  • Whole grains

Other Sources – Name Brands For Biotin:

Cautions & Comments Regarding Vitamin H (Biotin)

  • Bacteria in the intestine produce significant amounts of biotin.
  • Biotin is depleted in the body by alcohol, cooking or refining food, antibiotics, sulfa drugs, saccharin, when taken with raw egg whites, and long-term use of anti-seizure medications.
  • Biotin is nontoxic, but it is suggested that you do not take in excess of 300 mg. unless supervised by a registered practitioner.

Helpful Links and References for Biotin: