Biotin, also known as vitamin B7, is a white or colorless substance that occurs in foods such as nuts, oatmeal, soybeans, and fish.[1,2,3] It is a nutrient present in living cells.
What Biotin does in our products
Biotin adds texture to formulations, adds shine to hair, and can help improve brittle nails or hair. It is in a variety of products such as hair conditioner, shampoo and moisturizers.[5,6] It is also available in vitamin supplements. It dissolves in water.
Which products include Biotin
Natural Pet Shampoo
How Biotin made
Human bodies manufacture their own biotin, but manufacturers can synthesize it from 4-benzamido-3-ketotetrahydrothiophene and methyl y-formylbutyrate and from 3,4-diamino-2-carbomethoxythiopene.
Why we use Biotin
Biotin is a plant-based hair and skin supplement. We use it in our pet shampoo as an additional aid in skin and coat health. We do not use a biotin supplement in any of our human products. The FDA has deemed biotin as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS). The Cosmetic Ingredient Review has also concluded that biotin is safe as used in cosmetic formulations. Whole Foods has deemed the ingredient acceptable in its cosmetics products. Although we only use biotin in our pet shampoo, we recommend reviewing the FDA's warning if you are personally taking biotin supplements.