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Biotin – Hair Loss Helper

By Olivia |

If you are trying to regrow your hair, biotin may be your best friend.

This B vitamin is crucial for the production of hair. And because it is impossible to get the amount of biotin needed for hair growth from food, supplements are the only way to go. As a bonus, taking biotin will also strengthen and improve the health of your skin and nails.

biotin for hairOur bodies naturally produce biotin from bacteria and yeast, but we may not be making enough of it. Biotin is involved in processing fat, protein and carbohydrate into energy the body’s cell use, as well as playing a part in producing fatty acids. Biotin helps build and strengthen many tissues in the body – muscles, bone, skin, nails, hair. Boosting your biotin intake can promote the production of thicker, healthier strands of hair.

Biotin is so important in the process of growing hair that even doctors will often prescribe biotin to patients experiencing hair loss. A dose of 2 mg – 3 mg a day is typical, but severe hair loss patients may be advised to take up to 5 mg of biotin. In these cases, it is often used along side other hair restoration products such as Minoxidil, Proscar and Propecia.

There are shampoos and other topical products containing biotin, but experts generally believe that biotin can not be absorbed well through the skin, if at all. Most likely, these biotin fortified hair products will not do any harm, but their ability to help is questionable.

If you have weak, thin, brittle hair, supplementing with biotin once a day may be your best bet in achieving thicker, stronger, healthier hair.

Topics: Hair Loss, Hair Treatments | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “Biotin – Hair Loss Helper”

  1. Provillus For Women | How To Grow Hair Says:
    August 20th, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    […] to hair loss. It includes a supplement with hair nourishing ingredients, such as vitamin B6, biotin and PABA. These are meant to nourish hair follicles where hair cells form hair. Healthier follicles […]

  2. Hair Growth Products | How To Grow Hair Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    […] – Biotin is a vitamin in the B family that is essnetial for the growth of healthy hair. Biotin for hair loss is often prescribed by doctors to women with thinning hair. A typical dose is 2 mg a day, but can […]

  3. Perry Pope Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 10:30 am

    interesting. i have been fighting with gradual hair loss for quite a while. the best thing i have found so far was the book at baldnesscures dot com, they have some tips that don’t use rogaine and work well