Biotin, sometimes called coenzyme R or vitamin H, is one of the more recently discovered B-complex vitamins.


How Biotin can help

  • Aids in cell growth
  • Helps in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and protein
  • Helps in the utilization of B-complex vitamins
  • Promotes healthy hair and skin
  • May prevent hair loss in some men


Symptoms of deficiency may include

Extreme exhaustion, drowsiness, hair loss, muscle pains, loss of appetite, grayish cast to the skin



Natural sources

Whole grain foods, saltwater fish, milk, yeast, meat, poultry, soybeans, cooked eggs. Biotin is also produced in the intestine by friendly bacteria.




  • Raw egg whites contain a substance that reduces the bodies ability to absorb Biotin. Therefore if you eat large quantities of these you may be at risk of becoming deficient. Cooked egg whites do not cause this problem.
  • A long course of antibiotics can also reduce your bodies Biotin levels.