Biotin, or vitamin H, is part of the complex B vitamins. Along with helping the body metabolise fats and carbohydrates, biotin has been linked to improved hair health and maintaining proper function of the nervous system. Those who are most likely to have a biotin deficiency include chronic smokers, alcoholics, pregnant women, those with Crohn’s and/or liver disease and anyone eating a diet loaded with processed foods. Symptoms often reveal themselves through dry eyes, cracking on the sides of the mouth, scaly skin, depression and hair loss.
Some of the many benefits associated with biotin include the strengthening of hair and nails, improvement of the health of your skin, support of your metabolism, lowering of cholesterol and regulating blood sugar.