Take Vitamin H for Improving Your Hair, Skin & Nails!

24 Aug 2022 / Mohit Bhatia

Vitamin H also known as biotin or B7 is something you must have come across whenever you were browning the internet for a quick fix for your hair, nails or skin based issues. Here you will find all the information you require about it and why our Superhuman Biotin gummies will be a great addition to your routine!

What is Biotin?

Biotin belongs to a family of B complex vitamins which are water soluble. Other than being known for  hair, skin and nails, biotin is a part of many bodily metabolic processes in us as well as other organisms. In simple terms, It helps our body in converting food into energy!  The word Biotin is inspired by the Greek word "biotos" which means "to live", “life” or “sustenance”.

While some individuals can achieve their Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for biotin via eating the right food items, there has been speculation on increased dosage of biotin boosting all aspects of this vitamin.  Increasing your biotin levels can improve your health in many areas: 

Benefits of Biotin

1. Hair Health

Biotin is known for improving certain aspects of hair health including volume, shine, and scalp coverage especially in individuals who are deficient or are having lower end of biotin in their system. Having slow hair growth? Try our Biotin gummies as they can increase your growth rate of hair follicles and it stimulates keratin production! Adequate levels of biotin can help prevent any trichological (hair and scalp) issues like dandruff, itchy scalp and increased rate of hair loss.

2. Nail Health

Want manicured looking nails but suffering from brittle, easy to chip nails? You might be deficient in biotin. Biotin will be one the easiest options to add to your routine which can increase growth of your nails as well as strengthen them. Some vitamins definitely help us feel Healthy and good inside and out!

3. Skin Health

Biotin is involved in the synthesis of fatty acids which regulates our oil glands and improves the quality of our skin! The Scientific community is still trying to understand the mechanism of biotin in skin health and believe that it is mostly to do with its fatty acid production. So if you’re someone who suffers from skin issues especially dry skin, red and scaly rashes or other issues and are unable to find a solution even after trying every possible method then biotin might just be the solution to your problems!

4. Fetal, Pre & Post natal health

Biotin is a part of many prenatal vitamins for to-be mothers as it is important for a healthy pregnancy. Biotin deficiency in to-be mothers can increase health issues in the developing babies. So to be on the safe side it is always good for pregnant women to consider biotin supplements just to be sure! Post pregnancy biotin can play a major role in increasing nutrients in the breast milk for proper nutrition intake for the baby.

5. Repairs Tissues and Muscles

Biotin facilitates repair towards any damaged, injured or inflamed muscles to bring them back to proper functioning. It also helps prevent any complications in the musculoskeletal system thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties!

6. Helpful for allergies and inflammation

Biotin contains anti inflammatory, antibacterial as well as antiallergic properties. Due to this it reduces any complications falling in any of these categories especially inflammation and allergic reactions.

Sources of Biotin:

There are many natural sources to biotin including: 

Egg yolks, Mushrooms, Nuts or nut butter (almonds, walnuts, peanuts), Beans and legumes (dals), Whole grains, Bananas, Cauliflowers, Leafy greens, Nutritional yeast, Cheese, Organ meats (liver, kidney, other organs). 

Conclusion

Water soluble vitamins like Biotin are quite heat sensitive!  So if you were to cook your food sources rich in biotin then you would be reducing the levels of this vitamin in your food. Also many food processing techniques in the industry can make biotin and other nutrients ineffective so always make sure you’re avoiding refined food items and having raw whole foods or not overheating your food. 

Alternatively, you can also try out our Superhuman Healthy Inside & Out (Biotin and Agati leaves extract) gummies for upping your biotin intake!

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