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Biotin - More than just a beauty supplement

Biotin is a B-vitamin that is essential for many cellular processes. It's often referred to as vitamin B7 or vitamin H, and it plays a role in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It's also believed to be beneficial for healthy skin, hair, and nails.



In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of studies examining the potential benefits and uses of biotin. One of the main benefits of biotin is its potential to support healthy hair, skin, and nails.


Studies have found that supplementing with biotin may improve the strength, shine, and thickness of hair and nails, as well as help to reduce the symptoms of skin conditions such as eczema.


Additionally, biotin may also help to reduce hair loss and improve hair growth. Another potential benefit of biotin is its role in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Studies have found that biotin may help to regulate glucose levels in the blood and support the breakdown of fats for energy.


It may also help to reduce cholesterol levels and improve insulin sensitivity. Biotin may also be beneficial for pregnant women. Studies have found that supplementing with biotin may help to reduce the risk of birth defects and improve fetal development.



Additionally, biotin may help to reduce the risk of gestational diabetes and support the health of the mother during pregnancy.


Biotin may also be beneficial for people with certain health conditions, such as diabetes and thyroid problems. Studies have found that supplementing with biotin may help to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce the symptoms of some thyroid disorders.


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5. Nohr, S.K., & Sorensen, S.S. (2017). Biotin: A review of biochemistry, health benefits, and potential side effects. Nutrients, 9(4), pii: E360.


**This blog is designed for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please seek the advice of a qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard or delay seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this blog.


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