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Benefits of Biotin

This week we are looking at the benefits of Biotin. Biotin (vitamin B7) is found in foods like eggs, milk, and bananas. It helps the body convert food into energy and plays many other important roles in health. Biotin deficiency can cause thinning of the hair and a rash on the face. 

The most common reason that Biotin is purchased at New Leaf is for the health of hair, protecting against thinning and hair loss, but it also contributes to your body’s functions in a whole range of other ways.

Biotin plays an important role in converting carbohydrates, fats and proteins into energy. 

Along with the other B vitamins, biotin keeps your nervous system in working order. Due to their role in synthesizing hormones related to mood regulation, B vitamins like vitamin B7 help to keep up a positive mindset, boost energy and increase concentration. The B vitamins work well as a team, so taking B vitamins together as a “B Complex” can be a  good idea.

Biotin can also help keep both your skin and your mucous membranes healthy. You have about 200 times more mucous membranes than you do skin. Mucous membranes provide a barrier that protects the tissues it surrounds from germs and secrete mucous which provides lubrication protecting against friction. They are found in your mouth, nose, eyelids, ears, respiratory tract, stomach, intestines and sex organs.

Some of the more popular Biotin supplements that we have at New Leaf are by Solgar and Viridian, but you will also find Biotin in beauty supplements for hair, skin and nails, such as Revive’s Beauty Complex and Silicea by Hubner. It is also an ingredient in Jason’s Natural Biotin Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair spray. 

Always check with your doctor about any ongoing health concerns and if your are on prescription medication before taking supplements