Biotin and it's Health Benefits
By Refadoc, Posted on : Monday, 09 March 2015 - 11:36 am IST
Biotin, which is also known as Vitamin H or B7 is often a group of the B complex Vitamins which are water soluble in nature and can be produced within the body.
One of the most common cases of Biotin Deficiency is often reported amongst pregnant women. Biotin supplements are available in the market and are very much recommended for pregnant women.
Biotin Deficiency amongst pregnant women is known to cause a risk for the abnormal development of the fetus. Folic Acid is a supplement which is recommended during the course of the pregnancy. Biotin is also known to improve the nail strength and the durability of the fingernails. A study has been able to prove that women have been able to show around 25% increase in the thickness of their fingernails after taking Biotin supplements every day.
Promising and future faring results have been achieved in certain tests where Biotin was known to lower the blood glucose in the case of both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes amongst women. Biotin is also known to stimulate the secretion of Insulin from the pancreas and is known to lower the blood glucose level of pregnant women.
Foods such as Baker’s Yeast, Wheat Bran, Organ Meats, Eggs and Oysters are known to be a great source of Biotin. For adults above the age of 18 years, it is recommended to consume around 30 micrograms of Biotin every day.