Facts You Should Know About Biotin

Did you know that among all the vitamins needed by the body, there is that one vitamin that is called your “beauty vitamin”? Yes! You have read it right. And that beauty vitamin is no other than your vitamin B7, also known as biotin.

Biotin belongs to your “B complex vitamins” together with your B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9 and B12. And just like these other B vitamins, biotin helps your body convert food into energy. Biotin is also called as co-enzyme-R.

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Some of you might be asking, why biotin is called as the beauty vitamin? Once before, biotin is also called as “Vitamin H”. H stands for “Haar and Haut” which are German words for hair and skin giving its cosmetic connection.

What you also need to know

Just like all other vitamins, there are other significant roles biotin takes for the human body thus the benefits of biotin comes in large arrays. Starting with its role as catalyst for various metabolic processes in the human body to generate energy. Biotin also aids in the synthesis of different components vital for maintaining good blood sugar levels. It is essential in keeping healthy skin and hair, too. It keeps nails in good condition.  It strengthens and revitalizes hair and its color that can be damaged by pollution and poor health status. It also ensures the proper functioning of nervous system tissues.

Sources of Biotin

Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin. Due to its solubility in water, it cannot be stored by the body and its normal level are constantly decreased therefore needing replenishment.

One of the many ways to increase your biotin levels is by adding biotin-rich foods in your daily diet. This has been the most economical way of adding fair amount of the vitamin in your food regime. You can consume food like eggs, fish, milk, meat, liver and kidney. It is important to note that when you include eggs in your diet, only consume the yolks since it’s the yolk that contains rich amounts of biotin while your egg whites contain a substance called “avidin” that renders your biotin ineffective. But if your biotin levels are still low, you can consider using biotin supplements and/or products commercially available.

However, you must bear in mind that each person has different biotin requirements. It is important that you consult a doctor before taking anything.

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