All About Biotin
What is Biotin?
Biotin is also known as Vitamin H (Hair Vitamin) or Vitamin B7. Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin found in small amount in everyday foods. Biotin plays an important role in the nourishment of hair, skin and nails and keeps us energetic as it converts carbohydrates and fats from the food we consume into energy that our body can use.
Biotin is a vital hair vitamin essential for Hair strength, texture and Function. Every hair strand is made up of Keratin, a basic protein. Biotin improves our body’s keratin infrastructure resulting in healthy and strong hair.
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What are the dosage levels for Biotin?
There is no standardized recommend dietary allowance for biotin. Being a water- soluble vitamin, excess biotin usually gets washed away.
For specific benefits to address deficiency and to strengthen Hair growth and thickness studies have shown notable benefits at a dosage of 5000 mcg / day and can go up to 10000 mcg/day (i.e., 5 Mg to 10 Mg).
If you miss a dose of biotin, take it as soon as you remember. If it is crossing with the next intake, just skip the missed dose. Do not double your intake for the missed dose, as the excess biotin will just get washed away.
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In general, the minimum recommended biotin intake levels are:
|Up to 12 months||7 mcg|
|1 to 3 years||8 mcg|
|4 to 8 years||12 mcg|
|9 to 13 years||20 mcg|
|14 to 18 years||25 mcg|
|Over 18 years||30 mcg|
|During pregnancy||30 mcg|
|If breastfeeding||35 mcg|
Biotin is also important for healthy skin and strong nails. Along with hair growth it also speeds up nail growth. It also keeps your liver, eyes and nervous system healthy. During pregnancy biotin is required for normal fetal growth. Biotin has an important role in carbohydrate metabolism and hence useful for improved energy levels in individuals.
Biotin is a safe and non-toxic vitamin. It Does not have any serious side effects even when taken in large doses. Being a water-soluble vitamin, it gets into body does its job and gets washed out. The excess biotin also gets washed out.
There are many biotin supplements available in market today with varying dosages and combinations. Only fewer brands provide appropriate dosage of 5000 mcg. Many brands provide lower dosages with multiple combinations too. Headzup is the most preferred brand by Trichologists & Dermatologists across the country for its carefully selected sets of vitamins and minerals with appropriate dosage and benefits. HeadzUp is manufactured in facility of international standards. Thousands of people have tried and are satisfied with this well tested product. Headzup is the only biotin supplement which is available separately for men and women. Because there are different sets of requirements for men and women.
People lose the quality and quantity of hair over several years, even decades. Any product which claims instant remedy cannot be true. It takes minimum 90-180 days to see visible benefits, as growth cycle of Hair is a lengthy process.