Biotin, also known as vitamin H, is one of the B vitamins that help the body convert food into energy. The word “biotin” comes from the ancient Greek word “biotos”, which means “life” or “food”. B vitamins, and especially biotin, help maintain healthy skin, hair, eyes, liver and nervous system. Biotin is also an important nutrient during pregnancy as it is important for fetal development. Most people get the biotin they need by eating a healthy diet, but there have been many claims that getting more biotin can help regulate your blood sugar, promote healthy hair, skin and nails, and help pregnant mothers get healthier children.