Benefits: Helps the body to process dietary fat and protein. Lowers blood sugar
levels in type II diabetics.
Good food sources: Brewer's yeast, cereals and grains, peanuts, walnuts, molasses,
milk, egg yolks, lentils and peas.
Cautions: Check with doctor before taking mega-doses if pregnant or breast feeding.
Substance interactions: Antibiotics and sulfonamides destroy the good bacteria
in the intestinal tract which produce biotin. Can lead to deficiency. Tobacco
Signs of toxicity: Very low toxicity.
* Supplements of 9 milligrams (9000 micrograms) daily for a month have been shown
in studies to significantly lower blood sugar levels of type II (non- insulin
dependent) diabetics to almost half of previous levels.
* Biotin is destroyed by canning and heat curing foods. Choose fresh fruits,
vegetables and meats.
* Intestinal bacteria produces biotin. Normal, healthy adult may not need to