It is thought that biotin supports healthy glucose metabolism by positively impacting the liver and pancreas.† Biotin also enhances muscle insulin sensitivity. In a Japanese study, oral supplementation of 3 mg biotin three times daily for one month supported healthy fasting glucose levels by 45%; no effect was observed in subjects taking placebo.
Immune cell function is also affected by biotin levels.† Effects of biotin on gene expression are likely to modulate the response of immune cells to antigens. In vivo studies showed that biotin increases the amount of mRNA encoding for interferon-ỿ?, interleukin-1, and 3-methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase.
Optimal levels of biotin support nerve function and play a role in activating acetyl CoA carboxylase, a potentially rate-limiting enzyme in myelin synthesis.
Clinical studies indicate that biotin may adjust the cellular arrangement of the nail bed, helping to reinforce the keratin structure, promote strength and thickness, and reduce splitting.
It has also been known to show improvement in skin and hair health.
Biotin is a dietary supplement indicated for insulin sensitivity, nerve support and nail strength.
Each vegetarian capsule contains
Other ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (capsule)
Adults take 1 capsule, 1-2 times daily.
No adverse side effects have been reported.
PRODUCT DATA DOUGLAS LABORATORIES® 10/2016
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