Promotes Healthy Metabolism
Biotin plays a crucial role in regulating gene expressions needed for healthy metabolism and energy production. Biotin uses amino acids from proteins, activates fatty acids from foods with fat like avocado or oils, and converts glucose from sugar and carbs to produce useable energy source.
Once the body can use macronutrients from food for energy, normal metabolic function can occur. Biotin also improves the utilization and metabolism of glucose, which heavily benefits type 2 diabetics. Sluggish metabolism can lead to symptoms like fatigue, digestive problems, poor mood, and weight gain.
Supports Healthy Nails, Skin, and Hair
Biotin is needed for the maintenance of healthy nails, hair, and skin. That is why biotin deficiency can produce symptoms like dry skin, or thin, brittle hair. A study published in the Journal of British Academy of Dermatology found that nail thickness improved by 25% in all participants given 2.5 milligrams (mg) of biotin daily for six to 15 months.
There was also a reduction of nail splitting. Also, biotin may protect the skin from fungal infections, rashes, acne, and severe cracking and dryness of the skin.
Improves Multiple Sclerosis
In multiple sclerosis (MS), the protective covering of nerve fibers in the spinal cord, eyes, and brain is destroyed or damaged. This protective material is called the myelin sheath, and biotin is known to have a role in its production.
A pilot study published in the journal Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders in 2015 found that over 90% of patients with progressive MS had some degree of clinical improvement when using high doses of biotin. While this preliminary data is positive, further study is necessary, and at least two randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trials are currently ongoing.
May Reduce Blood Sugar Levels
Type 2 diabetes is related to impaired insulin function and high blood sugar. Studies have found that the combination of biotin and chromium could help reduce blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics.
Biotin may benefit blood glucose since it facilitates insulin activity. Better insulin response is necessary to balance blood sugar levels.
Biotin reduces enzyme expression that stimulates glucose production in the liver. As a result, less sugar releases into the bloodstream. Biotin could also help lower nerve pain related to diabetes.
Maintains Healthy Cardiovascular System
Studies have found that taking chromium and biotin together may improve cholesterol levels. Research shows that biotin increases HDL (high-density lipoprotein), or the “good” cholesterol, while also reducing LDL (low-density lipoprotein), or the “bad” cholesterol.
Biotin also could help protect against common heart disease causes, such as plaque build up in the arteries (atherosclerosis), inflammation, stroke, and heart attacks.
What Conditions We Can Aid Within a Clinical Environment?
- Thinning hair
- Hair damage or breakage
- Hair discolouration
- Signs and effects of skin aging
- Skin dryness (reduction in lipid barrier)
- Weak or brittle nails
- Nail damage at the matrix
- Support weight loss
- Energy boost
- Support immunity
Although rare, biotin deficiency symptoms may include:
- Digestive and intestinal tract issues
- Muscle pains and aches
- Brittle hair or hair loss
- Dry irritated skin
- Chronic fatigue or lack of energy
- Mood changes and cognitive impairments
- Nerve damage
- Cramps and tingling in the limbs
So Why not just take a tablet ?
A tablet can lose its absorption to as low as 3% (in some cases) by the time it gets into the blood stream , Where as an Injection is 100% absorbed as its injected straight to the bloodstream .
Biotin daily intake recommendations
The average adult over the age of 19 needs 30 mcg. According to the FDA, the following is adequate intake recommended for biotin daily:
- Infants and babies 0 to 6 months: 5 mcg
- Infants and babies 7 to 12 months: 6 mcg
- Children 1 to 3 years: 8 mcg
- Children 4 to 8 years: 12 mcg
- Children 9 to 13 years: 20 mcg
- Adolescents 14-18 years: 25 mcg
- Male and female adults over 19 years: 30 mcg
Dosage & Administration
Biotin (vitamin H) 0.5% 2ml vial should be drawn and administered intramuscularly.
Biotin intramuscular is designed to be administered in clinic once a week. (2ml once a week)