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Know All About Biotin, Health And Beauty

by | February 22, 2019

Wondering how are biotin, health, and beauty inter-related? Give this article a thorough read to know how and why you need to focus on Biotin.

Biotin is one of the B vitamins (B7 to be exact) and it most commonly is known to turn carbs into energy as well as promoting healthy hair, skin, and nails through cell regrowth. It is also an important vitamin for pregnant women to help promote healthy development of your baby. How much biotin do I need? How can I get it? Here is all you need to know about biotin.

Know All About Biotin, Health And Beauty
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Know All About Biotin, Health And Beauty

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Know All About Biotin, Health And Beauty

How much Biotin does a human body need?

According to the Office of Dietary Supplements, 30 mcg of biotin is considered an “adequate” amount for the average adult but there is not a set RDA (recommended dietary allowance). Vitamin B-7 deficiency is not common but symptoms of deficiency include hair loss, dry skin, fatigue, and high cholesterol.

Many people (myself included) take it as a way to help grow and strengthen hair, skin, and nails. Due to its benefits, biotin health and beauty are like inseparable triplets.

Biotin in Food

Getting biotin in your diet as a vegan isn’t necessarily difficult. Although biotin appears in many non-vegan foods such as egg yolks, dairy and liver it also appears just as much in vegan-friendly foods like cauliflower, sweet potato, and sunflower seeds. Many biotin-rich foods may also be high in fat so be sure to keep your macros in mind. Having a balanced diet as a vegan is usually a sufficient enough method when it comes biotin.

Biotin vitamins

My favorite biotin vitamins are Sports Research’s veggie soft gel biotin. The vitamins are made with coconut oil, are certified non-GMO, GMP certified (good manufacturing practice) and are free of preservatives and artificial ingredients. They are also certified vegan which was one of the most difficult requirements I had to meet when it came to choosing a biotin supplement. I personally take 5,000 mcg of biotin in a vitamin as well as eating a vitamin-rich diet in order to help my hair grow in stronger and to aid in growing my fingernails in thicker and stronger. Biotin vitamins are easily available at most pharmacies as well as on Amazon. Make sure that if you choose to take vitamins, you get ones that are free of gelatin coatings!

How do you get in your biotin? Let me know in the comments below.


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Gabriella Anaya

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