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- Biotin is classified as a member of the B-vitamins.
It is an essential component of some enzymes (carboxylases), and is involved
in synthesis and breakdown of fatty acids and amino acids through aiding the
addition and removal of carbon dioxide to or from active compounds, and the
removal of NH2 from amino acids.
DRI (RDA or AI for Adults)
- Adults: 30 mcg.
- Lactation: 35 mcg.
- Peanuts, filberts, almonds, peanut butter,
walnuts, soy protein isolate, egg, cashews, lowfat yogurt, mackerel, haddock,
sweet potato, Swiss chard, salmon, artichoke, nonfat milk, tomato sauce, whole
milk, macadamia nuts.
- Also synthesized by intestinal bacteria.
POSSIBLE THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS
- Biotin may help with brittle nails by increasing thickness.
Biotin can be produced by the beneficial bacteria in the large intestine.