"Biotin, also called vitamin B7, is one of the B vitamins. It is involved in a wide range of metabolic processes, both in humans and in other organisms, primarily related to the utilization of fats, carbohydrates, and amino acids. The name biotin derives from the Greek word “bios” (to live) and the suffix “-in” (a general chemical suffix used in organic chemistry). A sulfur-containing vitamin that plays a role in numerous carboxylation and deamination reactions. Growth factor that plays a role in numerous naturally occurring carboxylation reactions."