Biotin for hair?
You’ve heard of B-vitamins, but have you heard of biotin? This compound is also known as vitamin B7 or vitamin H, though you’ll rarely see it listed on the label as such.
Biotin is found in small concentrations in food, including Swiss chard, bananas, egg yolk, liver and peanuts. Biotin deficiency is typically mild and can result in hair loss and weak, brittle nails. Such a deficiency can usually be corrected with biotin supplements.
Biotin benefits your body by supporting healthy cell growth, fatty acid production and various metabolic functions.
Because biotin deficiency can often cause hair, skin and nail problems (as mentioned above), it is often added to shampoos and beauty supplements to support sturdy nails and stronger, longer locks. If you suffer from flaky, brittle nails and hair that breaks easily, check with your doctor to see if you need a supplement.