walnuts: a dietary source of biotin


Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin that is a part of the vitamin B family, and is also known as vitamin H, vitamin B7 or B81. It is an essential vitamin; your body needs biotin to help convert certain nutrients into energy.2,3

Dietary sources of Biotin

Biotin can be found in natural foods such as walnuts, egg yolk, liver, and some vegetables such as peas, beans, and lentils.4

What are the benefits of biotin for the hair & skin?

Biotin is known as a beauty vitamin because it contributes towards the maintenance of healthy skin and hair.

The body uses biotin to produce amino acids, which are then converted into keratin, a protein which makes up the structural component of the hair and skin.2

What are the benefits of biotin?

Biotin helps the body convert nutrients into energy2, it supports a number of enzymes involved in the breakdown of carbs, fats, from which the body produces protein and metabolism of fats.

Other benefits include:

  • normal energy-yielding metabolism
  • normal functioning of the nervous system
  • normal macronutrient metabolism
  • normal psychological function
  • maintenance of normal mucous membranes