Dreaming of lustrous hair and vibrant skin? It could be time to start supporting your natural beauty from within with biotin.1
Many women don’t realize the importance of beauty nutrients, and instead only address their beauty concerns from the outside with topical treatments and make-up. The key ingredient that may be missing from this regime? Biotin.
Biotin is a B vitamin, also known as vitamin B7, and although it supports a number of various functions in the body, it is widely used to support lustrous hair and vibrant skin.1 Biotin is water-soluble, which means the body doesn't store it, and because this beauty supporting nutrient plays such a significant role in hair and skin health, it is the perfect foundation for any beauty routine.
All sorts of factors can affect the health and appearance of our hair and skin. Poor diet, stress, sun exposure, chlorine or salt water, air conditioning, heat and pollution can all contribute to damage and distress of your hair and skin. In the body, biotin supports cell enzymes and plays a vital part in producing amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. Hair itself consists of keratin, which is a form of protein. Biotin is used by the body to support long, luscious hair, and also helps to maintain healthy skin.1
Biotin can be found in several food sources such as organ meats (like liver and kidney), eggs, avocado, cauliflower, berries, legumes and mushrooms. Like other B vitamins, biotin helps your body turn food into fuel for energy.1 For example, several enzymes need it to function properly. These enzymes are involved in carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism within the body. It's also used by the brain to support psychological and nervous system functions.1
So while biotin has a range of benefits beyond beauty, you now know why it's also an important beauty nutrient that you need.
1. Biotin contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism and macronutrient metabolism. Biotin contributes to the maintenance of normal hair, skin and mucous membranes. Biotin contributes to normal psychological and nervous system functions.