What is biotin oral?

What is biotin ()? Biotin is a form of vitamin B found in foods. Biotin helps the body break down fats, carbohydrates, and other substances. Biotin is used to treat or prevent biotin deficiency. Biotin deficiency can be caused by malnutrition, rapid weight loss, long-term tube feeding, and other medical conditions.Biotin has been used in alternative medicine as an aid to treat brittle nails or thinning hair.Not all uses for biotin have been approved by the FDA. Biotin should not be used in place of medication prescribed for you by your doctor.Biotin may also be used for purposes not listed in this product guide.