What is Biotin?
Biotin is a B vitamin that is essential to the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and protein.
What are natural Sources of Biotin?
Brewer’s yeast, liver, cauliflower, salmon, bananas, carrots, egg yolks, sardines, legumes, mushrooms and nuts.
Are there Biotin supplements?
Recommend daily allowances (RDA) Adequate amount is 30 to100 mcg daily
Doses up to 2,500 mcg have been used to safely treat hair and nail disorders.
Always consult your physician before taking any supplements
What can Biotin deficiency cause?
Biotin deficiency is uncommon in the western diet. May occur in people who drink alcohol excessively or consume a great deal of raw egg whites (which contain a protein that blocks the absorption of biotin)
What are symptoms of Biotin deficiency?
Biotin Deficiency symptoms include:
- thinning hair
- red scaly rash (especially around the eyes, nose and mouth)
- tingling in the arms and legs
Are there shampoos that contain Biotin?
Manufactures claim hair will be thicker fuller shinier- no scientific studies show biotin shampoo can benefit hair
Can Biotin help reduce thinning hair?
Ensure your diet includes all the biotin rich foods. And always consult your physician before taking supplement forms.
A 1999 study published in Pediatric Dermatology found taking supplements containing both zinc and biotin while topically applying a cream made with Clobetasol propionate (a synthetic steroid hormone) may help reduce hair loss.
Preliminary evidence, taking supplements containing both zinc and biotin while applying a cream containing Temovate ( a synthetic steroid hormone) may help with hair loss
For more information contact: Better Image Hair Solutions, SLC, UT, also find them on twitter @betterimageut.