Importance of Biotin in Hair Growth

Biotin is an essential nutrient for hair growth.
by Oxford Biolabs

Importance of Biotin in Hair Growth

Biotin is an essential nutrient for hair growth. Biotin is actually a component of vitamin B, which is well known for aiding in hair follicle cycling. When ample biotin is present in the body, healthy cells are produced that stimulate the growth of hair and nails.
Biotin can be found in numerous household foods such as soybeans, tomatoes, legumes, almonds, lettuce, liver, carrots, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, onions, eggs, oats, strawberries, and halibut. Although eating biotin is important for hair growth, it is equally important to maintain a well-balanced diet to satisfy your body’s other nutritional needs.
You can always take natural diet supplements that contain biotin in order to marginally counteract your hair loss. There are many diet supplements available on the market today that include biotin, although it is best to find a supplement that includes several nutrients.

Once again, it is important to ingest the right amount of biotin if:

A. You don’t get enough.
For people with a healthy diet, biotin deficiency is rare. However, deficiencies have been reported in very sick medical patients and in individuals who consume raw egg whites over a long period of time (e.g., athletes consuming large volumes of raw-egg protein shakes). Symptoms include loss of appetite, nausea, depression, weakness, fatigue, scaly dermatitis, and loss of hair.
B. You get too much
Thus far, no ill effects have been reported by humans eating large amounts of biotin. However, studies have not specifically looked at the harmful effects of excess biotin, so stick with the recommended intake level. It will give you all you need.
This Research Update column highlights articles related to recent scientific inquiry into the process of hair loss. It is not intended to promote any specific ingredient, regimen, or use and should not be construed as evidence of the safety, effectiveness, or intended uses of the TRX2 ®  product. The TRX2 ®  label should be consulted for intended uses and appropriate directions for use of the product.
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