The Life Vitamin
The word biotin comes from the ancient Greek word “biotos,” which means “life”. It is an essential vitamin that has been grouped with the B-complex vitamins. Through time it has been seen as the go-to vitamin for beauty. It’s currently being marketed for improving nail, skin, and hair aesthetics. It 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.
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%. The biotin deficiency, and other side effects, is known to cause alopecia which is treatable with biotin supplementation. It Helps you maintain healthy 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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