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What is biotin used for?

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As a supplement, biotin is sometimes used for hepatitis, brittle nails, neuropathy, and other conditions. Some people take it if they have hair loss. But not all of these reasons have research to back them up.

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L., ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Zempleni, J. 2009. Biofactors,

Scheinfeld, N. , 2007. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology

Head, K. 2006. Alternative Medicine Review,

Institute of Medicine.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: “About Herbs: Biotin.”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: “Biotin.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Biotin.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 18, 2020

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L., ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Zempleni, J. 2009. Biofactors,

Scheinfeld, N. , 2007. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology

Head, K. 2006. Alternative Medicine Review,

Institute of Medicine.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: “About Herbs: Biotin.”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: “Biotin.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Biotin.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 18, 2020

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