Biotin - What is it, Why Do We Need It, How Do We Get More of It.
When we eat, our body takes the food and breaks it down into useful energy to keep us going. Biotin is a B-complex vitamin that helps to break down that food into useful energy. So, if you want to keep on moving, you may want to know about this “life-giving” vitamin.
Biotin is not only essential to nail, skin, and hair health but also the health of our liver, eyes, and most notably, our nervous system. Our nervous system is responsible for the commands over our body and its movements. If you are suffering from memory loss, have trouble sleeping, and/or losing your energy, then you may want to consciously add biotin to your diet.
Thankfully, biotin is a water-soluble vitamin, so its near to impossible to overdose. Whatever your body is unable to use, it comes out when you tinkle.
This vitamin is also responsible for “how” you experience your environment as it enriches the five senses (taste, touch, feel, hear, see), and “how” you appear; distributing vitality to the hair, skin, and nails. In actuality, you can refer to your “accessory organs” to gain an indication into your overall wellness. If you are suffering from unexplainable brittle hair and nails, or premature sagging or aging skin, you should consult your physician and add biotin in your diet. In multiple studies, it has been founded that lack of biotin can contribute to cases of depression as well.
At the salon, in addition to our multi-vitamin, we’ve decided to add biotin as a supplement to our daily regimen. In the last few months, we have experienced a noticeable increase and vitality in our energy levels and hair, skin, and nails. Biotin boosts the quality of protein our body produces to create our hair, skin, and nails. A deficiency in Biotin will lead to a shortened growth phase in the hair growth cycle. So, if you had a “head full of hair” when you were a child and you’ve been recently suffering from brittle hair that “won’t grow”, you can help your body and improve the keratin (protein) structure produced. To ensure support of the digestion and distribution of healthy vitamins and minerals in the body biotin should be introduced to your daily regimen.
Ways to get in Biotin:
- Kidney, Liver (and other organ meats)
- Soybeans, Peanuts
- Cauliflower, Mushrooms
If you're anything like us, you strive for not only convenience but also efficacy and efficiency. Below are 2 biotin supplements that we’ve tried that work.
Olly, Undeniable Beauty Gummy, For Hair, Skin, Nails, Biotin, Vitamin C, Keratin, Chewable Supplement, Grapefruit
- Take a picture before you consciously introduce more biotin in your diet.
- Take the recommended amount daily. According to the National Institute of Health, 30mcgs is advised for adults (19+ years old) regardless of gender.
- Track your and enjoy the results. It is recommended to continue use for 3 months for noticeable results.