Why did we add Biotin?
Biotin is a B vitamin, also known as B7.
Since ALA and Biotin
have structural similarities, it was thought that taking ALA would reduce the
effectiveness of Biotin.
A study was conducted at University of Arkansas
on rats in 1997
to see if this would be the case. While the study did show that there was some
possible reduction in the activity of Biotin when taking ALA, it was only at very
high doses. Doses that most people would never take, and even at that, any deficiency
was able to be reversed with Biotin supplementation.
A quote from the
conclusion of the study stated "Even without supplemental biotin, the decreases
in enzyme activities are not dramatic and would presumably not cause pathology
Because of this possibility, we have added 100mcg
of Biotin to each 150mg Capsule. This is 333% current suggested daily intake of
Biotin per capsule. There is no harm in taking extra Biotin so if you are already
taking a multivitamin containing Biotin, you can keep taking it without any problems.
Industry Insider Secret Revealed
Because Biotin is a very
inexpensive supplement, many nutrition companies have used that study to justify
the very large doses of Biotin they have added to their products. Some of these
products contain as much as 2500mcg of Biotin per capsule. If our 100mcg is 333%
the suggested daily intake, their capsule will give you over 8000% what you need
in each capsule! Now, even this dosage shouldn't be harmful, but you have to ask
yourself...Why would they put that much extra in their product?...Either they
don't know the proper dosage, or they want their product to seem like it is going
to do more than it really is.
We don't need to resort to those marketing
tactics. Our R(+) ALA is the highest grade available and we have provided an appropriate
amount of Biotin. This formulation was created by a doctor and we not only sell
it, we use it. The owner, and his entire family as well as the employees all take
RalaPure daily. We sell it because we believe in it.
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