Biotin is an essential nutrient for numerous enzyme systems in the body and is vital for the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, and protein into energy. Biotin is a vital nutrient for the prevention of nail brittleness and splitting, helping to promote strong, healthy nails while encouraging thicker, healthier hair.
In addition to reducing nail brittleness and splitting, Biotin has been shown to improve the appearance of nails by increasing nail thickness by approximately 25%. An estimated one in five people have brittle nails, which can cause nail splitting and pain, embarrassment over nail appearance, and may even interfere with work and daily life.
Biotin also encourages the growth of strong, thick, healthy-looking hair. It can help reverse hair loss and changes in hair colour that may result from a biotin deficiency. Some dry skin conditions can also benefit from biotin supplementation as this nutrient supports the production of fatty acids essential for skin health.
Natural Factors Biotin is available in 300 mcg, 1000 mcg, 5000 mcg, and 10,000 mcg, non-GMO, vegetarian capsules to promote healthy skin, hair, and nails while supporting energy metabolism.
Recommended adult use: 1 capsule daily or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Each capsule contains:
Biotin 5000 mcg
Other ingredients: Vegetarian capsule (carbohydrate gum [cellulose], purified water), microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant).
Contains no artificial colours, preservatives, or sweeteners; no dairy, starch, sugar, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, corn, egg, fish, shellfish, animal products, salt, tree nuts, or GMOs. Suitable for vegetarians/vegans.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Keep out of the reach of children.
Note: High dose biotin and thyroid blood tests
According to recent studies, the use of high dose (10,000 and 5,000mcg) biotin supplements have been identified as a possible factor for false thyroid blood test results so it is recommended that people taking high potency biotin stop their supplements for 1 week prior to having their blood taken to be on the safe side. Once the blood has been taken you can return to using the supplement of you find it is helping your hair and nails.
The lower level biotin that roughly mirror dietary levels (around 150mcg) found in many multi vitamin products don't have this effect.
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