Biotin is a water soluble B-complex vitamin also known as Vitamin B7. It plays a vital role in the over-all body functioning. Is naturally available in meat, liver, egg yolk and certain types of vegetables. Few other sources are nuts and legumes.
The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) is 300 Micrograms. B7 Deficiency in the body may result into a nutritional disorder that may cause hair fall, nausea, anemia, dermatitis and neurological symptoms like hallucination and depression. Since this vitamin is commonly found in most of our daily food, it is recommended to eat a well balanced diet to maintain optimum biotin levels. Because of cholesterol awareness people usually have boiled egg whites and discard the yolk, but this may lead to biotin deficiencies.
B7 plays a vital role of transferring activated form of CO2 in the body that contributes to the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and amino acids. It helps diabetic people to reduce their blood sugar levels. Biotin is actually what makes your hair and nails thus it is known as the Vitamin for Hair and Nails. There are numerous hair-care products which includes biotin as its major ingredient, it can also be orally consumed in the form of dietary supplement.