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Biotin – The Life Vitamin

July 12, 2017

Midway Labs USAThe word biotin comes from the ancient Greek word “biotos,” which means “life”.

Biotin is an essential vitamin that has been grouped with the B-complex vitamins.

Biotin has been seen as the go-to vitamin for beauty. It is currently being marketed for improving nail, skin, and
hair aesthetics.

Biotin was first known to have a role in skin health since biotin deficiency leads to complications with the skin, primarily seen as scaly and red (erythematous) dermatitis.Midway Labs USA

One study in women who had brittle nails or splitting of the nails, noted that oral supplementation of biotin at 2.5mg, increased nail thickness by 25% (reaching normal/healthy control values)

The biotin deficiency, amongst other side effects, is known to cause alopecia (hair loss) which is treatable with
biotin supplementation.

Biotin helps you maintain healthy looking hair and nails, helping to prevent them from looking brittle and dull. Biotin helps promote healthier looking and thicker hair in line with your natural hair growth cycle.

Biotin appears very safe, even at extremely high doses. There are no known side effects of supplementing
with biotin.


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