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.
How biotin helps hair grow ?
Biotin provides enough nourishment to provide a good keratin infrastructure for your hair. Biotin improves keratin synthesis at the Hair bulb. The hair with adequate Biotin grows thick and strong from the root. The strong strands of hair can with stand all the external factors affecting the hair and lets it grow in length too.
How biotin deficiency causes hairloss ?
As explained above biotin is important for Keratin synthesis which is the building block of hair. Biotin is required on every day basis for Hair production. Being a water-soluble Vitamin, Biotin is not stored in the body and hence need to be taken every day through food or supplement. Numerous studies have confirmed that Biotin deficiency leads to weak, thin and fragile Hair and Nails.
Natural sources of biotin
Biotin is found in a very small amount in our regular diet. Nuts such as peanuts, walnuts, almonds, and avocados all contain biotin in varying quantities. Egg-yolk, fish and organ meats such as liver or kidney are rich with biotin. Whole grain, cauliflower, banana, soya beans, mushrooms also contain a small amount of biotin.