Biotin, aka vitamin B7 aka the “beauty vitamin”, is a water-soluble vitamin that’s one of the 8 nutrients that make up the vitamin B complex. These 8 essential nutrients are major players in keeping our bodies performing at their peak; namely aiding in healthy metabolic, nerve, digestive and cardiovascular functions. Biotin is key for robust cell growth, production of fatty acids, and the metabolism of fats and amino acids. And yep, the cell growth part, that’s what’s driving the growth of healthy hair, nails and skin. *
WHAT ARE ITS BENEFITS?
Biotin or vitamin B7 is a part of the vitamin B complex, 8 in total, they include -- B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7 (#biotin), B9, B12. These 8 play an important role in keeping our bodies running like well-oiled machines. Helping convert our food into fuel and enabling us to stay energized throughout the day, they are vital to everyday living and performance.
Benefits of Biotin / vitamin B7 include some of the following:
Little biotin, little hair, more biotin, more hair. Biotin is alleged to thicken hair and in fact is generally added to shampoos and conditioners. While biotin doesn’t actually grow hair faster or longer, it strengthens the skin organs - hair follicles – that produce hair.
Rashes, eczema, acne and even fungal infections can be a sign that you need more love from biotin in your life.
Often added to nail care products some studies suggest biotin can prevent dry and brittle nails. All nail irregularities aren’t just manifestations of a biotin deficiency so be sure to check with a medical professional if you have i.e. white spots.
BLOOD SUGAR REGULATION
Biotin plays a role in the production of glucose in the body and glucose levels impact the amount of sugar in the blood. Biotin supplementation can be very helpful in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels which is key in the management of Diabetes.
Converts carbohydrates and fats into glucose it improves the metabolic processes of your body. In turn this helps your body digest food quickly and efficiently, aka lose weight.
More vitamin Bs, the better for brain activity. Fueling the brain is priority and ideal level of all vitamin Bs can aid in memory function and overall brain health.
Increases “good” HDL cholesterol and lowers "bad" or LDL cholesterol.
BUILD AND REPAIR MUSCLE AND TISSUE
Keeps inflammation down giving way to growing and healing tissue.
Important during embryonic and fetal development for healthy bones and tissue. It continues to be delivered through the breastmilk of mothers during nursing.