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Is Biotin Worth the Buzz for Healthier Hair?

Dr Benjaming Stong

If you’re living with thinning hair, chances are you’ve heard a thing or two about biotin. If not, here’s a little background information.

Biotin is a B complex vitamin used to help the body convert food into energy. It may also help keep your skin, hair, eyes and nervous system healthy. Biotin is found in egg yolks, liver, almonds, pecans, walnuts, soybeans, legumes, fortified grains and cereals, cauliflower, bananas and mushrooms.

Biotin can also be found in shampoos, conditioners, scalp treatments and supplements, thanks to some claims that it can promote healthier, longer hair. This is because biotin helps encourage new cell growth, including cells in our skin and hair. But the truth is, there’s very little in terms of conclusive research that says that biotin can give you longer, lusher locks if you’re otherwise in good health. If you’re biotin-deficient (something that has to be confirmed by a physician) you may see slightly better results.

Because biotin supplements aren’t really intended for people that don’t have a biotin deficiency, but they’re water-soluble with little threat of toxicity, there’s not a firm consensus on how much any one person should take, although the recommended daily amount according to some experts is 2,500mcg or 2.5mg daily.

Biotin also isn’t without a few side effects, including breakouts. This is because an excess of biotin may cause an imbalance with other vitamins in the body — an imbalance that can trigger acne flare-ups in some users.

Bottom line? If you’re considering a supplement to encourage hair growth, or anything else, it’s always best to consult with a physician first.

And if you’re looking for a more permanent solution for your thinning hair or hair loss that guarantee better results, call Kalos Hair Transplant today.

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