Also known as vitamin H, biotin is one of the B complex vitamins that help the body convert food into energy. The word biotin derives from the ancient Greek word “biotos,” which means “life” or “sustenance.” B vitamins, and specifically biotin, help keep your skin, hair, eyes, liver, and nervous system healthy.
Most people get the biotin they need from eating a healthy diet, but there have been many claims that getting more biotin can regulate your blood sugar, promote healthy hair, skin and nails, and help pregnant moms have healthier babies. How much biotin is enough, where can you get it, and what can it really do for you? Between 30 and 100 mcg per day of biotin is what we would recommend for adolescents and adults.