Biotin is a B-complex vitamin and is sometimes referred to as vitamin H or vitamin B7.
•Helps body convert food into energy.
•Vital with the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins (which hair and skin is made from).
•Helps with cell growth (cell turnover rate….removal of dead skin cells, growth of new cells).
•Accurate fat production for healthier skin.
•Thickens hair cuticle.
Deficiency in Biotin
•loss of appetite
•in some cases insomnia
BIOTIN SOURCES IN FOOD: cooked egg yolk, sardines, oats, liver, brown rice, sunflower seeds, bananas, carrots, mushrooms, onions, cabbage, strawberries, milk.
FACT: It’s RARE for people to have a B7 deficiency unless you drink A LOT of alcohol. Heavy alcohol consumption inhibits absorption of BIOTIN AND OTHER B VITAMINS.
SUGGESTION: You must take the supplement for a few months before noticing a substantial difference, although some begin noticing a difference after a few weeks…
READ AND REMEMBER: The body forms Antioxidants chemically in the body and makes enzymes to attack free radicals, which are harmful to the body! YOU have a choice to support the BAD FREE RADICALS (which can overpower the formation of antioxidants by EATING POORLY) or GOOD ANTIOXIDANTS (which stops harmful oxidation by INCORPORATING FOODS/VITAMINS THAT CONTAIN VITAMINS: A, D, E, & K and also C)….. Why is this important? FREE RADICALS harm HAIR, SKIN & NAILS
SUGGESTION: If you are a type A blood type, take a higher dosage of B-Supplements. People with type A blood don’t fully absorb B vitamins.
IN MY OPINION: Washing your hair with a product containing BIOTIN is questionable. Biotin is not easily absorbed outwardly through the skin…reaping full benefits involves consumption (internally with supplements or foods)
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