What is Biotin?

biotin for horses

If you own horses, you have probably heard of Biotin. It was one of the first feed supplements to hit the shelves and remains a best seller today. Biotin is commonly fed to improve horses’ hooves. 

But did you know….

Biotin is a B vitamin, known as vitamin B7, or weirdly, vitamin H. 

Like other B vitamins, Biotin it is used to metabolise fats, protein and carbohydrate. 

Biotin is water soluble and cannot be stored in the body. This means that the body needs more every day. 

Biotin is made by bacteria in the horse’s gut as they ferment fibre in the diet. The health of the horse’s gut, plus the amount of fibre in their diet will affect the amount of Biotin produced. 

Biotin contains sulphur and this is why it is so important for hoof health.  Research has shown that feeding at least 15mg of Biotin per day can improve hoof condition.  

Biotin is most effective for hoof condition when fed with methionine and zinc. Hoof Hero contains all 3 key ingredients along with seaweed, rosehips and MSM to support hoof condition and also hoof growth rate. We see such great results with Hoof Hero it comes with a money-back guarantee! 

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