Does Biotin Make Your Hair Grow Faster And More Voluminous?

Happy attractive girl measured her hair with a tape measureMany people are convinced that biotin will restore thinning hair and stop hair loss. There is some evidence that biotin can improve your hair’s health.

It is unusual for someone to be suffering from a deficiency of biotin.

Biotin is a member of the B complex family of vitamins and is a water soluble vitamin known as vitamin H.

A deficiency of biotin in the body can lead to thinning hair and hair loss. It can leave you with cracked, brittle nails.

Symptoms of a biotin deficiency include hair thinning, scaly red rash around the nose, eyes and mouth, depression, hallucinations, tingling of arms and legs, trouble walking and fatigue. If you have these biotin deficiency symptoms you should consult your health care professional.

Biotin is found naturally in some foods such as almonds, bananas, walnuts, beans cauliflower, soybeans, cooked egg yolks, sardines, liver, salmon and carrots, Biotin is also found in brewer’s yeast and nutritional yeast.

Biotin deficiency is not common, but it can develop in people who drink excessive alcohol or eat a large amount of raw egg whites. Those with genetic disorders or those stomach has been surgically removed may develop biotin deficiency.

biotin-collagenIf you think your hair is thinning and biotin can help there are some shampoos on the market which are said to increase the thickness of the hair. There is no scientific evidence indicating biotin shampoo will, in fact, thicken your hair,

Some people take biotin supplements as a way to stop hair loss and thicken the hair. If you decide to try a biotin supplement to help your hair you want to take only one pill a day with a heavy meal. Start with a minimum dosage of 1000 mcg or less to see how your system reacts to the supplement. Biotin is a water soluble vitamin so you want to be sure and drink plenty or water. Eight glasses of water daily is recommended. You may want to take a multi vitamin when you take a biotin supplement.

Try the supplement for about 3 months to see if you are getting thicker hair and stopping hair loss. Of course, as with any supplement consult your health care professional before starting the supplement.

Even if you do not have a biotin deficiency adding some biotin is said to make your hair grow longer, thicker and stronger. It is said to make your nails grow stronger and longer too. Since biotin also makes your skin healthier it may help get rid of stretch marks.

Once you have obtained healthy, thick, shiny hair after taking biotin for a couple of months you should be able to cease taking a supplement. Instead, you should be able to maintain your healthy hair by engaging in exercise and eating a healthy diet.