from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A colorless crystalline vitamin, C10H16N2O3S, of the vitamin B complex, essential for the activity of many enzyme systems and found in large quantities in liver, egg yolk, milk, and yeast.
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- n. A sulfur-containing member of the vitamin B complex found in liver, egg yolk, milk and yeast, essential to the activity of multiple enzyme systems.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a B vitamin (C10H16N2O3S) that aids in body growth; -- called also vitamin H and coenzyme R. It functions as a coenzyme in many carboxylation reactions.
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- n. a B vitamin that aids in body growth
Wagner-Jauregg, for example, found biotin is identical to
Grapefruit Seed contains the whole spectrum of the vitamin-B group, with a particularly high content of biotin, which is responsible for the utilization of dietary body fats, facilitating the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins (and the utilization of other B-complex vitamins).
Certain B-vitamins such as biotin are needed for maintenance of healthy skin, mucous membranes, which protect the body on the inside and nails.
Gelatin capsules won't speed it up, Bailey says, but vitamin supplements containing biotin "may help particularly weak or fragile nails, as does a well-balanced diet."
The most important vitamins and minerals to take to keep nails and hair strong, shiny, and healthy-looking are essential fatty acids, a multiple vitamin, calcium, zinc, biotin, and vitamin B12.
Also, don't eat egg whites raw (because it's disgusting) and it is bad for you (see biotin).
A deficiency is extremely rare because bacteria in your intestines make all the biotin you need.
Additional supplements that are often helpful include alpha lipoic acid, biotin, vanadium, N-acetylcysteine.
You give them a place to live in your gut, and they reciprocate by helping you digest your food, make necessary vitamins (like vitamin K and biotin), detoxify poisons, produce energy for your intestinal cells (butyrate), regulate cholesterol metabolism, and keep normal pH balance.
Here, some of the most important vitamins and minerals required for making energy: Vitamins B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin) and B6 (pantothenic acid); biotin; iron; calcium; magnesium; vitamin C, zinc, and copper.