Ingredient Spotlight: Biotin

Biotin: What it Is, What it Does and How it Works

Biotin is a B-vitamin that plays a key role in the production of skin, nails, and hair. The B-complex vitamins, like biotin, help the body convert carbohydrates, fats, and protein into energy. Biotin is used by the body to maintain the health of skin, the digestive tract, and the nervous system.


The Science Behind the Biotin Supplement

Biotin (also called vitamin B7) is a water-soluble vitamin, which means it is not stored in the body. Biotin is a coenzyme that functions as carrier of carbon dioxide in gluconeogenesis, fatty acid synthesis, and amino acid metabolism. Biotin is necessary for both metabolism and cell growth in these vital biological processes.


Scientific Study on Dogs

One question we get asking often is: Can dogs take Biotin? The answer is an emphatic yes! In a 1989 Swiss study1, Biotin was given to 119 dogs with skin or coat issues (dull coat, brittle hair, loss of hair, scaly skin, pruritus or dermatitis). The study found improvement in 91% of the dogs. In 60% of the dogs, the issue was completely resolved.


1. Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd. 1989;131(10):621-5.
Clinical study on the effect of biotin on skin conditions in dogs.
Frigg M, Schulze J, Völker L.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2602924


Springtime uses the highest quality Biotin for our supplements—fully tested for potency, purity, and safety. Below you will find more information on Springtime products containing Biotin:


  • Fresh Factors®

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    Fresh Factors®

    Our best selling chewable for dogs of all ages. Fresh Factors supports healthy joints, skin, digestion, and energy levels.

    Natural support with chondroitin, bee pollen, active yeast culture, kelp, desiccated beef liver, and biotin.

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    Fresh Factors are tasty chewables that support healthy joints, coat, and digestion with natural ingredients, including chondroitin sulfate, bee pollen, yeast culture, kelp, biotin, and beef liver.
    • Buy two jars of 60 get TWO FREE
    • $0.18/tablet
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    • $42.00
    • Buy two jars of 90 get TWO FREE
    • $0.16/tablet
    • Qty
    • $56.00
    • Buy two jars of 180 get TWO FREE
    • $0.13/tablet
    • Qty
    • $96.00
    • Buy two jars of 360 get TWO FREE
    • $0.12/tablet
    • Qty
    • $168.00
    • Buy one jar of 1000 get ONE FREE
    • $0.10/tablet
    • Qty
    • $208.00
    • 60 chewables
    • $0.35/tablet
    • Qty
    • $21.00
    • 90 chewables
    • $0.31/tablet
    • Qty
    • $28.00
    • 180 chewables
    • $0.27/tablet
    • Qty
    • $48.00
    • 360 chewables
    • $0.23/tablet
    • Qty
    • $84.00
    • 1000 chewables
    • $0.21/tablet
    • Qty
    • $208.00
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  • Longevity

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    Longevity

    Powerful ingredients combine to invigorate and detoxify your dog. Our Longevity dog supplement helps to maintain healthy joints, skin, digestion, and a powerful immune system.

    Longevity dog supplement is our strongest rejuvenating supplement for dogs. Can "turn back the clock" for older dogs with rapid visible results. Also the choice of "natural" breeders. Longevity features a blend of 14 natural ingredients, including bee pollen, spirulina, glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM, vitamin C, and more.

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    Powerful supplement blend, including chondroitin, MSM, glucosamine HCl, spirulina, and bee pollen, in a powder formula, to support multiple health functions.
    • Buy two 1.4 lb jars get ONE FREE
    • $0.41/scoop
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    • $98.00
    • Buy two 2.6 lb jars get ONE FREE
    • $0.36/scoop
    • Qty
    • $160.00
    • Buy two 6 lb jars get ONE FREE
    • $0.29/scoop
    • Qty
    • $296.00
    • Buy two 12 lb jars get ONE FREE
    • $0.24/scoop
    • Qty
    • $496.00
    • 1.4 lb
    • $0.61/scoop
    • Qty
    • $49.00
    • 2.6 lb
    • $0.54/scoop
    • Qty
    • $80.00
    • 6 lb
    • $0.44/scoop
    • Qty
    • $148.00
    • 12 lb
    • $0.36/scoop
    • Qty
    • $248.00
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  • Combo

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    Combo

    An economical combination of two of our best-selling products for dogs.

    Combining Fresh Factors and Joint Health Chewables gives dogs a powerful one-two punch for life-long health. They get Fresh Factors for supporting healthy skin, digestion, and joints plus Joint Health Chewables for added benefits to keep their joints lubricated, flexible, and healthy. Using them together works great.

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    An economical combination of two of our best products: Fresh Factors for wide-spectrum nutrition, plus Joint Health Chewables to support joint health.
    • Buy two jars of Fresh Factors 60 get Joint Health Chewables 60 TWO FREE
    • $0.18/tablet
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    • $42.00
    • Buy two jars of Fresh Factors 90 get Joint Health Chewables 90 TWO FREE
    • $0.16/tablet
    • Qty
    • $56.00
    • Buy two jars of Fresh Factors 180 get Joint Health Chewables 180 TWO FREE
    • $0.13/tablet
    • Qty
    • $96.00
    • Buy two jars of Fresh Factors 360 get Joint Health Chewables 360 TWO FREE
    • $0.12/tablet
    • Qty
    • $168.00
    • Buy one jar of Fresh Factors 1000 get Joint Health Chewables 1000 ONE FREE
    • $0.10/tablet
    • Qty
    • $208.00
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  • Hoof & Coat Formula

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    Hoof & Coat Formula

    Naturally occurring electrolytes, trace minerals, B vitamins and biotin for mineral replenishment, optimal hydration, sound healthy hooves, and a brilliant coat.

    A blend of naturally occurring electrolytes, trace minerals, B vitamins, and biotin to replenish and maintain mineral balance, hydration, sound healthy hooves, and a brilliant coat.

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    A blend of naturally occurring electrolytes, trace minerals, B vitamins, and biotin to replenish & maintain mineral balance, hydration, and healthy hooves.
    • 3 lb
    • $0.92/scoop
    • Qty
    • $29.50
    • 6 lb
    • $0.74/scoop
    • Qty
    • $47.50
    • 30 lb
    • $0.47/scoop
    • Qty
    • $149.50
    • 60 lb
    • $0.39/scoop
    • Qty
    • $249.50
  • Tonic Blend

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    Tonic Blend

    Powerful adaptogens strengthen resistance to physical & emotional stress.

    A great way to add natural antioxidants & adaptogens into your diet to help the body's processes function normally during physical and emotional stress.*

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    A great way to add natural antioxidants & adaptogens into your diet to help the body's processes function normally during physical and emotional stress.*
    • Buy two jars of 80 get ONE FREE
    • $0.38/tablet
    • Qty
    • $90.00
    • Buy two jars of 240 get ONE FREE
    • $0.31/tablet
    • Qty
    • $220.00
    • 80 tablets
    • $0.56/tablet
    • Qty
    • $45.00
    • 240 tablets
    • $0.46/tablet
    • Qty
    • $110.00
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