If you are on a quest for long, beautiful, healthy hair, a part of your plan should include taking the supplement known as Biotin. Biotin is an amazing complex B vitamin that helps to restore your hair from damage. By improving your cell growth, it helps to encourage your hair to grow and be healthier.
Many have claimed that Biotin makes their hair healthier and stronger. As a side perk, they have also claimed it has helped their skin and nails to be healthier too.
Well, according to US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, when they conducted “A Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study Evaluating the Efficacy of an Oral Supplement in Women with Self-perceived Thinning Hair,” this was their conclusion:
Significantly more control-treated subjects perceived improvements in overall hair volume, scalp coverage, and thickness of hair body after 90 days. Additional improvement after 180 days included hair shine, skin moisture retention, and skin smoothness. No adverse events were reported. Conclusion: The oral supplement (Biotin) assessed in this study safely and effectively promotes significant hair growth in women.
Biotin works by rebuilding the keratin infrastructure, which is a protein that makes up your hair, skin and your nails. Deficiencies are rare, however, if you suffer from a lot of hair breakage, hair loss, and brittle nails, you may have a deficiency in biotin.
Thankfully, this condition is reversible and all you have to do to reverse it is to take a supplement that will improve your biotin levels. As you take this supplement (also referred to as Vitamin B7), you’ll notice that your hair takes on a new luster and your skin and nails begin to look and feel healthier as well.
Biotin, a water-soluble vitamin, helps to build up the nail bed and hair shaft. If you’ve ever suffered from split ends, broken off hair and even hair loss, you’ll find that supplementing your diet with Biotin pills will help to encourage hair growth and nail growth. This coupled with lowered stress may be all that it takes to grow a healthy head of hair. By taking the proper vitamins, you can rest assured your hair will grow as reported on in the government research above.
As a side note, Biotin can also be found in hair care products such as shampoos, conditioners, oils and special sprays. You can talk more with your hair salon professional to see if it is right for you.
It has been recommended that 5,000 micrograms of Biotin per day will encourage your hair to grow and become more luxurious. It’s important to note that if you take more than the recommended 5,000 micrograms of biotin, you’re hair isn’t going to grow any faster and your body is simply going to excrete the excess through your urine and feces.
Biotin is readily available in your local health food store, pharmacy and grocery store. You can also find it online.
Although thinning hair may come with age and be partially due to stress, you can fight back by leading a healthy lifestyle, reducing stress and taking your daily vitamins including biotin.
Healthy hair starts with a healthy body. By taking biotin daily, you’re ensuring that your hair has all of the proper nutrition to build a strong healthy hair shaft.
About the author: Sherry Harris is the solopreneur of Sherry’s Life. On the blog she writes about any and everything related to healthy hair, hair care and hairstyles.