From word of mouth and past research, I have learned that biotin is essential for healthy hair. Biotin helps hair grow faster and prevent hair loss. According to Rachel Nall from Livestrong, biotin is part of the vitamin B complex and if someone has biotin deficiency, then he or she will experience hair loss.
So how does biotin provide hair growth? Well, biotin is necessary for rapid reproduction of cells and when biotin is present in the cells of hair, then the hair is able to grow faster and healthier due to the fast growth of cells from the vitamin. Nall states that when biotin is consumed, “biotin reacts with cell enzymes and plays a vital part in producing amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein.” Since hair is made up of keratin (protein that forms the structure of hair), biotin is helping the hair grow because it is increasing the number of protein cells.
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People who are struggling with healthy hair growth may only take biotin pills as an easier alternative to speed up hair growth, but consult with a doctor on how much biotin pills should actually be consumed to avoid overdosing. Although the right amount of biotin dosage has not yet been established, people who decide to only take biotin pills should look out for any signs of overdose. Dana Oliver, from The Huffington Post, met with dermatologist Dr. Susan Stuart to get more information about the biotin vitamin. Oliver notes from Dr. Stuart that some possible signs of biotin overdose are “slower release of insulin, skin rashes, lower vitamin C and B6 levels and high blood sugar levels.”