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Food source: Wholegrains, almonds, sunflower seeds, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, mushrooms, spinach. Also egg yolks and fish.
Benefits of Biotin
- Healthy hair and nails
What is Biotin?
Biotin is a B Vitamin (B7) that helps the body make use of the energy from food. As a B Vitamin, it helps break down the carbohydrates that we consume from our food into energy that our bodies can use. So it helps sustain us throughout our day.
Another important use of Biotin in our bodies is the utilisation of protein within our body’s cells that is necessary for hair growth and the health of our nails. Insufficient quantities of Biotin can cause brittle hair and may lead to hair loss. A full deficiency in Biotin is rare as only a relatively small amount is needed by your body and bacteria found naturally in your bowel can also make it.
Biotin also contributes to the maintenance of normal hair through the production of 'Keratin', a protein in the cells on the surface of our skin which is needed for our fingernails, hair and skin. Through producing Keratin, Biotin can promote hair strength and maintain the viability of the follicles. Biotin is a key ingredient in Hair Saviour®, formulated to fuel healthy, strong hair.
Vitamin B12 deficiency is associated with nail dryness, curved nail ends and darkening of fingernails. So supplementation with Biotin has been shown to contribute to nail plate thickness, helping to prevent nails splitting and combatting nail thinness.
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