Biotin supplements

Large doses of biotin are used to treat infants with a potentially fatal genetic abnormality which leads to an inability to use biotin in the body.

Skin disorders

Biotin supplements are used to treat some skin disorders such as seborrheic dermatitis, which in infants appears to be caused by a biotin deficiency. Supplements are given either directly to the infant or to the mother if she is breastfeeding.

Biotin supplementsDiabetes

Biotin supplements may help to improve blood glucose control in diabetics by enhancing insulin sensitivity and increasing the activity of enzymes involved in glucose metabolism. Biotin in high doses may also be useful in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy.

Other uses

Biotin can be used to treat frail, splitting or thin fingernails and to improve hair condition. It is also used to treat gray hair, although this is only likely to be useful in cases where there is deficiency. Biotin may improve hair health through its action on the metabolism of scalp oils. Biotin has also been used to treat metabolic abnormalities in sufferers of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, to normalize fat metabolism in weight loss programs, and to treat intestinal candidiasis.

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