Vitamin H Monograph

Scientific name of Vitamin H:
Biotin

Action of Vitamin H:
Vital nutrient for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and amino acids (the building blocks of protein)

Vitamin H is used for these functions in the body and brain:
Nervous system function; general good health

Find Vitamin H in these Clarocet blends:

An Overview of Vitamin H

Biotin, also referred to as Vitamin H, is a water-soluble vitamin that is considered one of the B-Complex vitamins. Good sources of Biotin include soybeans, peanuts, oatmeal, bananas, mushrooms and egg yolks.

Biotin supplementation has been shown to provide positive support for:

  • Mild mood changes and fatigue caused by everyday stress
  • Healthy nervous system function

Biotin is an essential vitamin that the body is unable to produce on its own. Therefore, it must be replenished every day through the diet and/or supplementation. Biotin deficiency may result in generalized muscular pain, loss of appetite, irritability, depressed mood, hair loss and brittle nails.

Science and Pharmacology of Vitamin H

Vitamin H, or Biotin, is a cofactor. Cofactors are the most important components required to maintain fundamental processes throughout the body. Basic nervous system functions such as neurotransmitter synthesis and healthy cell-to-cell communication would not be possible without the presence of necessary vitamin, mineral and amino acid cofactors.

Supplementing a balanced diet with Vitamin H has been clinically shown to promote energy and positive mood balance. Because of its nutritive value, Biotin is used in several Clarocet formulations along with other essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids that are associated with healthy nervous system function.

Vitamin H Safety and Usage

Recommended Daily Allowances (RDAs) are the amounts of vitamins and minerals needed to provide for adequate nutrition in most healthy persons. RDAs for a given nutrient may vary depending on a person’s age, sex and physical condition, including considerations like pregnancy.

This chart shows the recommended daily amounts of Vitamin H for different groups:

Infants and children (Birth to 3  years) 10 – 20 mcg
4 to 6 years of age 25 mcg
7 to 10 years of age 30 mcg
 Adolescent and adult males 30 – 100 mcg
Adolescent and adult females 30 – 100 mcg

What are the potential side effects of Vitamin H?

Side effects have not been reported as a result of Vitamin H use.

Is Vitamin H safe for children?

Vitamin H is generally well tolerated when used in children. Because each child is unique, Vitamin H should be administered under the supervision of a professional healthcare provider.

Does Vitamin H adversely interact with prescription drugs?

Vitamin H has no known contraindications. If you are taking a prescription medication, it is recommended that you consult with your prescribing doctor before making any changes or additions to your current treatment plan.

What precautions should I take before beginning Vitamin H?

Consult with your healthcare provider before beginning a wellness plan that includes dietary supplements like Vitamin H.

Vitamin H Clinical Studies

Clinical studies for vitamin H Biotin are currently unavailable.

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Last Updated: February 2015 [PHMF-03-0]