bi·​o·​tin | \ ˈbī-ə-tən How to pronounce biotin (audio) \

Definition of biotin

: a colorless crystalline growth vitamin C10H16N2O3S of the vitamin B complex found especially in yeast, liver, and egg yolk

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Taking high doses of biotin can skew the results of certain lab tests. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Do SugarBearHair Vitamins Really Work? Here's What Our Nutritionist Says," 22 May 2019 Falcone advises adding vitamins and supplements like biotin, Vitamin E, and fish oil to your daily regimen, while Dr. Palmer recommends protein-rich foods like beans, fish, and nuts. Amina Lake Abdelrahman, Good Housekeeping, "15 Important Tips to Get Healthy Nails, According to Nail Care Experts," 24 Sep. 2015 That’s got your biotin, your collagen, your glutamine, your niacinamide. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "What Does a Pre-Oscars Facial Really Entail?," 23 Feb. 2019 Aside from helping the body process fats and sugars, oral biotin is important for regulating hair and nail growth. Allure, "The Skin-Care Glossary: A Comprehensive Guide to Everything You Need to Know," 17 Aug. 2018 Fans sympathized in the comments and offered up suggestions, ranging from biotin supplements to collagen powder. Korin Miller, SELF, "Jessie James Decker Is Dealing with Postpartum Hair Loss," 10 Aug. 2018 This Allure Best of Beauty winner contains witch hazel and biotin in addition to a soothing blend of peppermint, spearmint, and tea tree oil, all of which work in tandem to calm an itchy, irritated scalp. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "How to Use Witch Hazel on Acne-Prone Skin, According to Dermatologists," 10 May 2018 Additional amounts of magnesium, B-complex vitamins, B-12, biotin, glutathione, zinc and anti-nausea drug Zofran are also barreling through my bloodstream. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Feeling the drip, drip, drip of the mobile IV craze," 13 June 2018 For clarity’s sake, Lash Slick has vegan biotin, but is not totally vegan. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Why Glossier Is Refunding Everyone Who Bought Its Mascara Today," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of biotin

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for biotin

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek biotos life, sustenance; akin to Greek bios

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bi·​o·​tin | \ ˈbī-ət-ən How to pronounce biotin (audio) \

Medical Definition of biotin

: a colorless crystalline growth vitamin C10H16N2O3S of the vitamin B complex found especially in yeast, liver, and egg yolk

called also vitamin H

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