What are its benefits?
Biotin or vitamin B7 is a part of the vitamin B complex, 8 in total, they include -- B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7 (#biotin), B9, B12. These 8 play an important role in keeping our bodies running like well-oiled machines. Helping convert our food into fuel and enabling us to stay energized throughout the day, they are vital to everyday living and performance.
Benefits of Biotin / vitamin B7 include some of the following:
Little biotin, little hair, more biotin, more hair. Biotin is alleged to thicken hair and in fact is generally added to shampoos and conditioners. While biotin doesn’t actually grow hair faster or longer, it strengthens the skin organs - hair follicles – that produce hair.
Rashes, eczema, acne and even fungal infections can be a sign that you need more love from biotin in your life.
Often added to nail care products some studies suggest biotin can prevent dry and brittle nails. All nail irregularities aren’t just manifestations of a biotin deficiency so be sure to check with a medical professional if you have i.e. white spots.
BLOOD SUGAR REGULATION
Biotin plays a role in the production of glucose in the body and glucose levels impact the amount of sugar in the blood.
Biotin supplementation can be very helpful in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels which is key in the management of Diabetes.
Converts carbohydrates and fats into glucose it improves the metabolic processes of your body. In turn this helps your
body digest food quickly and efficiently, aka lose weight.
More vitamin Bs, the better for brain activity. Fueling the brain is priority and ideal level of all vitamin Bs can aid in memory function and overall brain health.
Increases “good” HDL cholesterol and lowers “bad” or LDL cholesterol.
BUILD AND REPAIR MUSCLE AND TISSUE
Keeps inflammation down giving way to growing and healing tissue.
Important during embryonic and fetal development for healthy bones and tissue. It continues to be delivered through the breastmilk of mothers during nursing.
What are the deficiencies of biotin?
Some symptoms if you’re running low:
| x Hair loss
|| x Fatigue
| x Acnes
|| x Depression
| x Rashes
|| x Loss of appetite
| x Anemia
| x Fungal infections
Can I get it through diet?
Yes. Biotin is available through a wide variety of foods. A few very good sources include:
Eggs — 1 whole: 13–25 milligrams
Salmon — 3 ounces: 4–5 milligrams
Cheese (try organic goat cheese) — 1 oz: 0.4–2 milligrams
Avocado — 1 whole: 2-6 milligrams
Rasclass="benifit-text"pberries — 1 cup: 0.2–2 milligrams
Cauliflower — 1 cup: 0.2–2 milligrams
Whole Grain Bread — 1 slice: 0.2–6 milligrams
Is Biotin safe?
Very safe. Biotin is water-soluble which means that it is not stored by the body. Use it or lose it, my friends. Excess amounts are excreted in urine, but do not take more than directed by a medical professional. Be smart.