Biotin

Biotin

Biotin

SCIENTIFIC NAME

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About

Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin that’s a part of the vitamin B family. It is also known as vitamin H. Your body needs biotin to help convert certain nutrients into energy. It also plays an important role in the health of your hair, skin, and nails.


Dosage & Duration

According to the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine, 30 mcg is the daily adequate intake for adults 19 years of age and older, which can usually be achieved through dietary consumption. Although there is no recommended dietary allowance for biotin, proponents often recommend taking 2 to 5 mg (2000 to 5000 mcg) of biotin in supplement form daily in order to strengthen hair shafts and achieve results.

Benefits

  • Strengthens hairs and nails

    This vitamin averts hair loss. It also helps thicken nail cuticles and stop breakage. It is suggested to take biotin orally for optimal results.

  • Perks up the health of your skin

    8 vitamins play a key role in the functioning of the nervous system & influence hormone functions. Hence, why depleting biotin levels, in turn they play a significant role in skin health.

  • Assist in weight loss

    Biotin plays a pivotal role in sustaining metabolic functions and works as a coenzyme for breaking the food, especially carbohydrates. Therefore, it’s crucial to have a supplement to a healthy diet and exercise.

  • Lower Cholesterol

    Biotin helps reduce LDL (bad cholesterol) levels, which if elevated can lead to heart disease including heart attack and stroke.

  • Regulates Blood Sugar

    Biotin intake helps in fighting diabetes, particularly type 2. A chromium picolinate /biotin combination can improve glycemic control in overnight or obese individuals with type 2 diabetes.

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