THE BENEFITS OF BIOTIN
Biotin helps to break down macronutrients
Biotin helps the body convert food into energy — it supports a number of enzymes involved in the breakdown of carbs, fats, and proteins.
Specifically, biotin is involved in:
- Gluconeogenesis: This is the synthesis of glucose from sources other than carbs, such as amino acids, and biotin-containing enzymes help initiate this process.
- Fatty acid synthesis: Biotin assists enzymes that activate reactions that are important for the production of fatty acids.
- Amino acid breakdown: Biotin-containing enzymes are involved in the metabolism of several important amino acids, including leucine.