Product: High Potency Biotin ( 10,000 mcg) – 120 mini veggie soft gels
I have received a lot of requests for more information regarding the subject of hair loss since publishing my last post.
As a result, I thought it was probably a good idea to provide some information on different ways to reduce hair loss as suggested in my previous post and to provide a review on this fantastic High Potency Biotin supplement which is great if you are looking for a natural solution.
Hair loss caused by conditions such as alopecia or traction alopecia, when hair is pulled tight in a ponytail, as well as styling with the fashionable braids or cornrows which causes hair loss around the front hairline, will all benefit from this supplement Vitamin B7 or Biotin.
So here is my first review on hair growth vitamins with high potency biotin.
Vitamins and minerals are a very inexpensive way to help with the struggle of hair loss. I always try to start with the least evasive and least expensive formula first, and then take it from there.
If need be, the introduction of topical creams and even surgery.
There are a number of products on the market but this is one which has had plenty of reviews and is highly recommended by Amazon.
Biotin or B7 vitamin is very important for hair growth by providing it with the keratin protein it requires for optimal growth.
About the product
Each veggie soft gel supplement contains 10,000 iu biotin with cold pressed organic coconut oil
- No gluten
- No preservatives
- No artificial colourants
- No Fillers
- No Soy
- No stearates
The dosage of 1 veggie soft cap per day containing Biotin as (d-biotin USP) 10,000mcg.
Biotin is one of the many B vitamins, B7 to be precise.
It is a water-soluble vitamin which is absorbed in the body to be used primarily for metabolic, nerve, cardiovascular and digestive and intestinal tract functions.
When we eat a diet rich in carbohydrates and proteins it provides us with good sources of fat such as amino acids, and glucose. Biotin or vitamin B7 is needed for our bodies to convert these nutrients into energy required for psychological and physical performance.
It has been widely associated in the use of hair and nail strength, condition and growth for many years. Especially benefiting people with a biotin deficiency or reports of hair loss.
As it is a water-soluble vitamin it may rapidly pass through the body without building up any reserves before it is eliminated with our urine, as a result, we may become deficient.
Common symptoms of Biotin deficiency may be:
Weak brittle nails which crack and break easily
Hair thinning or loss
Birth defects during pregnancy
Dermatitis – red scaly patches of skin
Lack of energy or chronic fatigue
Muscle aches and pains
Foods rich in Vitamin B7
Although we eliminate Biotin rapidly from our bodies if we eat a balanced, healthy diet, we should be benefiting from a regular intake of this very important vitamin.
Foods which are rich in Biotin include:
- Egg yolks
- Liver and kidneys
- Leafy green vegetables such as spinach
I think it is important to point out that this product is a high potency Biotin essentially taken by those of us who are suffering from hair loss or thinning hair.
So why do we need coconut oil?
There are many benefits to be obtained from the versatile coconut oil which has become very popular over the last couple of years.
Coconut oil is extracted from….well the coconut!
But more specifically from the meat of mature cocomits and is a saturated fat with up to 99% fat content.
Apart from being a great moisturiser in itself, it is great for digestion too. There are many diets which now advocate the use of coconut oil, coconut water or milk.
It is a medium-chain fatty acid which means that in order for the body to use it as a fuel source, it has to go through a three-step process which is a lot faster than most other oils, some of which can take up to 26 steps before they become useful to our bodies.
It aids digestion which is great as it allows the biotin to be absorbed into the body faster.
For women who are using this product to assist with hair loss or thinning hair caused by menopause, studies have found coconut oil to be very beneficial.
It is also:
- Processed by the liver and not stored as fat – (a great benefit!)
- Contains Lauric acid – which aids in hair growth
- Vitamin E & K
A final word
I think it is important to point out that this is a high potency Biotin supplement essentially taken for those of us who are suffering from thinning hair or actual hair loss after all this is the reason for my post.
As with all supplements and medication, there is always a possibility of side effects when taking for the first time and also if the daily recommended allowance is exceeded.
I am not a medical doctor so I am recommending this product on experience and others testimonials. If you have any doubt I suggest you seek medical advice before purchasing.
However, I have researched and found the information highlighted below from Medical News Today to provide a great summary of this fantastic vitamin.
I would love to hear your story using Biotin for success with new hair growth, or for any other related uses. Please feel free to comment and I will do my best to respond.