Hair Loss and Biotin

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Hair falls out normally from time to time. If you roll about in bed, take a bath, brush your hair or do things like put your hair up, it is common to lose some hair. This is natural. When hair starts to fall out so much that there are bald patches left behind or you are losing a good deal of quantity in your hairs’ thickness, you are suffering from a real problem. There are several causes of baldness but one that you should look into is Biotin deficiency.

Biotin is a vitamin that makes hair healthy, beautiful and strong. It has been proven to benefit hair so it is important to keep a balanced amount of Biotin in your system. It also helps maintain other minerals and vitamins. Biotin helps you maintain an overall sense of well-being. When seeking help from a medical professional about hair loss, a person is likely to hear that they must take more Biotin.

If you are having hair problems, find out which medications are best for you and take a Biotin supplement. Foods like eggs, liver, and others have naturally high levels of Biotin. These will help you restore your hair to its natural thickness. Eat what you can including oats, soybeans, brewer’s yeast, sunflower seeds, brown rice, and Bulgar. These naturally add more of the vitamin to your system.

Try using biotin-infused shampoos, too. Specially made hair, skin and nail vitamins contain high levels of the vitamin and are good for improving more than just hair.

Note that if you experience acid reflux, GERD or heartburn, less Biotin is absorbed into the body. This contributes to hair issues. The reason is that people who have digestive or heartburn related issues take antacids. Antacids can interfere with Biotin in the body.

After reading this so far, you must agree that Biotin is nature’s food for hair. Taking it is essential for hair health but it is also good for other parts of the body.

Benefits of Biotin in the Body

As a member of the B complex vitamins, it is known sometimes as vitamin H or B7. It is water soluble so even if the body has lots of vitamin H in it, it will pass through via urine. Vitamin H is also made in the intestines with the help of bacteria. It will help the body metabolize carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. It improves blood sugar levels so it is a good vitamin for anyone with diabetes.

It processes glucose which in turn helps fuel energy in the body so that it can maintain itself and repair itself as needed. It also produces RNA, DNA, and nuclei as well as the production of fatty acids. Cells responsible for growth and replication rely on it. Biotin is great for improving and maintaining hair health but it is also important for other body functions.

Natural Sources of Biotin

Some foods containing Biotin have already been mentioned above. Others include the yolks of eggs, kidneys, liver, milk, cheese, butter, lobster, oyster, poultry, avocados, cauliflower, strawberries, bananas, watermelon, grapefruits, mushrooms, green peas, raisins, wheat germ and brewer’s yeast.

Other sources include blackcurrants, lentils, beans, oat bran, oatmeal, peanut butter, and molasses. If you enjoy fish, eat tuna, herrings, mackerel, and salmon. You will get your dose of Biotin along with Omega-3 fatty acids.

What happens if you do not take enough? You could experience symptoms of hair loss as well as dry scalp, a loss of appetite, and other disorders.

Healthy people, as well as pregnant women, should take about 300 grams of it every day. Breastfeeding mothers need 350 micrograms of it daily. Ask a doctor for your recommended dosage regarding your hair or other issues.