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How Good Is Biotin for Hair Growth?

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How Good Is Biotin for Hair Growth?

Biotin, also known as vitamin H plays an important role in the health of your hair, skin, and nails. Biotin improves your body’s keratin infrastructure. Keratin is a protein found in the make-up of hair, skin, and nails.

A lack of biotin can result in hair loss or a scaly rash. A deficiency is rare and normally enough can be found in an average diet. Daily suggested amounts of biotin can be found from some food sources.

These include:

organ meats, such as liver or kidney

egg yolk

nuts, such as almonds, peanuts, and walnuts

soybeans and other legumes

whole grains

bananas

cauliflower

mushrooms

A study carried out in 2015, women with thinning hair were given an oral marine protein supplement (MPS) containing biotin or a placebo pill twice per day for 90 days. Images were taken of the areas concerned at the start and end of the study.  Along with a hair count after any shedding of hair. It was found that women who took an MPS experienced a significant amount of hair growth in the areas affected by hair loss. They also had less shedding.

When taken biotin reacts with the enzymes and produces amino acids, which are the steps for the build-up of protein. The hair contains protein, therefore consuming anything which contributes to that encourages hair growth. The hair would grow regardless, but biotin will help boost that growth with the extra nutrients.

Biotin, a vitamin B supports a healthy metabolism. Biotin converts glucose from carbohydrates into energy for the body and aids amino acids in carrying out normal bodily functions.

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