Biotin and Argan Oil are widely known as the go-to supplement for expediting hair and nail growth, giving your hair strength, shine and bounce. If you’ve ever gone to your doctor with symptoms that include hair loss or thinning, almost certainly your doctor will make a recommendation to take a biotin supplement even before you receive test results since it’s not a drug and isn’t known to be dangerous. It makes sense then that biotin is one of the key ingredients in the groMD hair restoration product line. While plenty of evidence supports that biotin helps with hair and nail growth, could it actually be harmful to one’s skin texture? Often, consumers report that it causes breakouts to their face, back or elsewhere on their body which forces them to choose between having great hair or a great complexion. But do you really need to choose or can you have it all? Let’s take a look at some cold hard facts about nutrition, supplementation, and hair and skin health to see how to edge the odds in your favor.
What is Biotin?
Biotin (also known as Vitamin H, coenzyme R, or Vitamin B7) is classified under the ‘B group’ of vitamins. It’s often found in eggs, certain types of fish and leafy greens. It is important for cell growth, the metabolism of fatty acids (the good ones) and has been shown to strengthen hair and nails. The recommended biotin dosage is often between 2,500 – 5,000 mcg per day. However, some products are serving up 10,000mcg (or more), apparently going with the ‘more is better’ mantra. Could this be the reason that so many consumers run into problems with acne?
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Getting Just the Right Blend
GroMD shampoo and conditioner knows that too much of a good vitamin or nutrient makes it bad. That is why our formula is perfectly balanced. What happens when taking healthy doses of biotin? Does it all get absorbed through the digestive process and go where it should? Does the excess amount clog up your pores causing acne and skin inflammation as some sources say? Well, more than likely the answer to these questions is no. Absorption is not an issue since biotin is water-soluble. In the cause of your acne flare-ups when you increase your biotin, intake is much simpler. Increasing the dosage on some micronutrients can set off alarms in your body that mimic the deficiency signal of other micronutrients. Therefore, moderation and balance is key.
Hair and nail growth can slow when you are deficient in biotin and both will become weak and brittle. Using a complete, high quality formula like groMD to address your hair loss will help you achieve optimal results!