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:
Natural support with chondroitin, bee pollen, active yeast culture, kelp, desiccated beef liver, and biotin.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.
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.Powerful supplement blend, including chondroitin, MSM, glucosamine HCl, spirulina, and bee pollen, in a powder formula, to support multiple health functions.
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.An economical combination of two of our best products: Fresh Factors for wide-spectrum nutrition, plus Joint Health Chewables to support joint health.
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.A blend of naturally occurring electrolytes, trace minerals, B vitamins, and biotin to replenish & maintain mineral balance, hydration, and healthy hooves.
A great way to add natural antioxidants & adaptogens into your diet to help the body's processes function normally during physical and 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.*