Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Biotin 101

Hey Dolls!

Some people are born with amazing hair and gorgeous nails others aren't so fortunate. For those of us who aren't born with or have damaged our hair and nails we must create it. With that said, finding the right products to promote growth and of the nails and hair is hard. Especially because the market is flooded with shampoos, conditioners, masks, serums, etc. that claim to strengthen and grow. As a person who has tried dozens of these so-called "miracle" products trust me when i say it is rare to see lasting results. Due to the lack of results and /or long lasting results I decided to do research. During my research I found more people experienced results using supplements instead of beauty products. So, bought myself a few different supplements. Over the course of a couple of months I found a few supplements that I believe work. Biotin is one of those supplements. Today, I am going to share with you all some basic information on Biotin, as well as, some tips to make you Dolls successful biotin users. With that said, let's jump into it!

Let's begin with basic info on Biotin:

Biotin is vitamin H. It is often referred to ask vitamin B7. Biotin is essential for the formation of fatty acid and blood sugar. Biotin
aids in the body's metabolism of carbs, fats, and proteins. Which makes it great for people who are trying to keep their metabolism high or lose a little weight.

Common uses of Biotin are:
  1. Nail Growth
  2. Reduction in Dandruff Production
  3. Eczema
  4. Hair Loss

Food that has Biotin in them: Some foods naturally are high in biotin. The following list will name a few of the foods that contain this vitamin.
  1. Nuts
  2. Mushrooms
  3. Oats
  4. Whole Grains
  5. Liver
  6. Cauliflower
  7. Salmon
  8. Bananas
  9. Carrots
  10. Sardines
  11. Legumes
  12. Egg Yolks
  13. Avocado
Some signs you maybe biotin deficit:
  1. Hair Loss
  2. Dry Skin
  3. Excessive Dandruff Production
  4. Brittle Nails
  5. Weight Gain
Things to avoid if you have a biotin deficiency:
  1. Excessive amounts of alcohol
  2. Excessive consumption of raw egg whites 
If you are experience any of the things in the biotin deficiency section, try to incorporate more biotin rich food into your diet.
If you suffer from serve biotin deficiency or would like to add more biotin into your system then, a biotin supplement might be the way to go.

Tips for taking Biotin pills:
  1. Start with a low dose. Biotin is known to cause acne. To avoid acne take it slow and allow your body to get use to the surge of biotin coming in. The lowest does is 300mcg the highest is 20,000mcg.
  2. Buy biotin in a glass container. Plastic has harmful chemical in it. Glass does not. Which makes it safer.
  3. Take at least one pill daily, no more than two.
  4. Keep up with a regular skin care and hair care routine. This will promote hair growth and it will keep your skin from breaking out.
That's all folks!

I hope you enjoyed this post. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them in the comment section below. If you would like to contact me please refer to the "Follow me" tab above. Remember to share this blog and post. Thank you for stopping by the makeup junkie. I hope you have an amazing week!
-The Makeup Junkie

DISCLAIMER: All thoughts/opinions given were my own. I pulled some of the information from . I was not paid to make a blog post on this topic.