Biotin Supplement Benefits and Dosage
From your brain to nerve function, this is why we need biotin.
Biotin is also known as Vitamin B7. It helps to convert food into energy by helping breakdown the fat in food.
The Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) is 50mcg per day. In every dose of Heights Smart Supplement there is 50mcg (equal to 10 cans of cooked salmon or 8 cups of almonds) so 100% of your daily needs.
There is promising evidence to suggest high-dose biotin supplementation may help to decline or even reverse MS-related disability.
You can find more research studies on biotin below.
Biotin for brain health
Biotin may play a role in brain and nerve function, particularly within the peripheral nervous system (the part that sends information from the brain and spinal cord to other parts of the body).
The benefits of Vitamin B7 are:
Converts food to energy as it is needed for the breakdown of fats
Helps maintain a healthy nervous system
Supports the immune system
Some limited evidence that it may benefit skin, hair and nails
Plays well with
Here’s a handful of relevant scientific studies on biotin.
Koutsikos, D., Agroyannis, B., & Tzanatos-Exarchou, H. (1990). Biotin for diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy, 44(10), 511-514.
Osada, K., Komai, M., Sugiyama, K., Urayama, N., & Furukawa, Y. (2004). Experimental study of fatigue provoked by biotin deficiency in mice. International journal for vitamin and nutrition research. Internationale Zeitschrift fur Vitamin-und Ernahrungsforschung. Journal international de vitaminologie et de nutrition, 74(5), 334-340.
Tourbah, A., Lebrun-Frenay, C., Edan, G., Clanet, M., Papeix, C., Vukusic, S., ... & Defer, G. (2016). MD1003 (high-dose biotin) for the treatment of progressive multiple sclerosis: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Multiple Sclerosis Journal, 22(13), 1719-1731.
For more information on how to help your brain thrive, read Dr Tara Swart's easy advice here.