Biotin is a water soluble B-complex vitamin needed for normal growth and development of skin and hair and maintenance of a healthy nervous system and bone marrow. It is used to prevent and treat biotin deficiency associated with pregnancy, long-term tube feeding, malnutrition, and rapid weight loss. It is also used orally for hair loss, brittle nails, skin rash in infants (seborrheic dermatitis), diabetes, and mild depression.
Folic acid is used for the treatment of: anemia due to folic acid deficiency caused by poor diet, poor absorption of food or increased requirement of folate in the body (as in pregnancy). For prevention of: folate deficiency caused by some medicines and folate deficiency caused by long-term red blood cell damage or kidney dialysis.
Biotin is a component of important enzymes involved in breakdown and utilization of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It is also known to be involved in important DNA processes
Folic acid is a component of the B group of vitamins and is necessary for the normal production and maturation of red blood cells.
Biotin is a safe and nontoxic vitamin. It has not been associated with any serious side effects, even in large doses