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What is Biotin? Print E-mail
Written by Adrian Wozniak   
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
 Common names
    * Biotin, a B vitamin that aids in body growth.

Recommended Intake

    * Males and Females ≥ 19 years: 30 ug/day

What's Biotin for?

    * Involved in the release of energy from carbohydrates, fat, and protein
    * Assists in fatty acid synthesis
    * Essential in gluconeogenesis, the breakdown of protein for energy during starvation
    * Part of B vitamin utilization

Best Food sources

    * Very widespread in foods
    * Particularly abundant in egg yolk, meat, fish, soybeans, dairy, whole grains, and dark green vegetables
    * Synthesized in the GI tract by intestinal microorganisms, but not enough to be the sole source

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