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Benefits of adding Biotin in your diet

By Gitanjali Mangal -- December 08, 2020 4:12 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Biotin is a water-soluble or water-soluble vitamin. It is part of the family of vitamin B. It is also known as Vitamin H.

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It is very important not only for hair and skin but for the overall well being. This vitamin plays a big role in converting foods into energy in our body.

In other words, biotin helps your fats, proteins, and carbs you eat into energy. It also plays an important role in embryonic growth and the development of infants.

Five major health benefits of Biotin-

Strengthens Hair and Nails
This vitamin averts hair loss. It also helps thicken nail cuticles and stops breakage. It is suggested to take biotin orally for optimal result.

Improves skin health
Biotin passes through the skin membrane in damaged cells to help improve skin conditions. It plays a key role in the functioning of the nervous system.

Assists in weight loss
Biotin plays a pivotal role in sustaining metabolic functions and works as a co-enzyme for breaking the food, especially carbohydrates. Therefore, it's crucial to have a supplement to a healthy diet and exercise.

Lowers Cholesterol
Biotin helps in reducing LDL levels, which if elevated can lead to heart disease including heart attack and stroke.

Regulates Blood Sugar
Biotin intake helps to fight with diabetes, particularly type 2. A chromium picolinate/ biotin combination can improve glycemic control in an overweight or obese individual with type 2 diabetes.

How to get more Biotin?
There are two primary ways to get more biotin in your diet.
First, you can eat more foods that contain biotin, such as- Meat, Fish, Eggs, Nuts and seeds like almonds, peanuts, walnuts. Vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, mushroom and cauliflower.

The second way to get biotin in your diet is by taking a biotin supplement.

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