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Biotin plays a role in the most fundamental process in your body – converting food into energy – which helps keep skin, hair, eyes, liver, and nervous system healthy. This is why, unsurprisingly, food diets and the general health of your skin and hair are so closely connected.
Biotin supplements are most effective in treating biotin deficiency, which may result in brittle nails and hair loss. This can be treated by simply including more Biotin-rich foods in your diet – eggs, avocado, cauliflower, berries, fish and mushrooms - and by taking a biotin containing supplement such as Seven Seas Perfect7 Woman which contains Biotin, as well as a cocktail of other health-beneficial ingredients such as Zinc, Magnesium, DHA and Vitamin B2.
Biotin also plays a role in the body’s metabolic functions. This B-complex vitamin helps process food that you ingest, including carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
Other health benefits of Biotin include its role in supporting hair growth. Any improvements made to your general wellbeing will be a bonus for your hair. A well balanced diet rich in proteins and carbohydrates – which contain key essential vitamins and minerals – is important for normal hair. Biotin and Zinc help maintain normal hair. Proteins consist of amino acids (some essential and some non-essential). Essential amino acids are more abundant in animal protein and more easily absorbed.
Biotin also helps to maintain healthy skin and nails. Those suffering from dry skin or brittle nails could be suffering from a deficiency of Biotin in their diet.
So what happens when your Biotin intake is not sufficient? Signs of overt Biotin deficiency can include hair loss and a scaly red rash around the eyes, nose, mouth, and genital area.
However Biotin deficiency is quite rare and most foods contain Biotin. Your body also naturally synthesises small quantities of Biotin, not to mention the fact that it’s easy to find Biotin-rich foods.