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Vitamin B7 (Biotin)

An essential caretaker for your hair, nails, and skin, Biotin is a type of vitamin B that helps your body metabolize fats and protein. Also known as vitamin H, this essential nutrient also helps keep your nervous, digestive, and cardiovascular systems in good shape. The science is simple—it converts carbohydrates, protein, and fat into energy, helping your hair and body stay strong.
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An essential caretaker for your hair, nails, and skin, Biotin is a type of vitamin B that helps your body metabolize fats and protein. Also known as vitamin H, this essential nutrient also helps keep your nervous, digestive, and cardiovascular systems in good shape. The science is simple—it converts carbohydrates, protein, and fat into energy, helping your hair and body stay strong.
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Let’s understand the science !

  • Biotin supplementation has shown to be beneficial for hair and nail growth. Read More

Let’s understand the science !

  • Biotin supplementation has shown to be beneficial for hair and nail growth. Read More

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Biotin (Vitamin B7)

Biotin (Vitamin B7)

What is Biotin?

There are a host of processes constantly going on in our body that we’re unaware of. Most of us also have little idea of the  role vitamins and nutrients play in aiding these processes. One such group of vitamins that are crucial to our health and wellbeing is B vitamins, and Vitamin B7, also called Biotin, is an important vitamin in the group.

Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin. It is found naturally in some foods and is also available through supplements. Biotin’s main job is to convert food into energy – so you can see why it’s so crucial to our body. Biotin assists enzymes in our body to break down fats, carbohydrates, and proteins in the food we eat. Biotin also helps regulate signals sent by the body’s cells and the activity of genes.

It’s important that the body maintains adequate Biotin levels. Low levels of Biotin have been linked to skin, hair and nail problems. Symptoms of Biotin deficiency include thinning hair, red, scaly rashes around the eyes, nose and mouth and brittle nails. (1) Thankfully, it’s rare for people to be deficient in Biotin, since most of us get the required amount through our food . (According to the Institute of Medicine, adults need about 30 mcg/day) (1)

However, pregnant women and those who consume a lot of alcohol may be deficient in this vitamin. Eating raw eggs on a daily basis could also cause a Biotin deficiency as egg whites contain Avidin, a protein that binds to Biotin and prevents its absorption in the body.

Now that you know what Biotin is, let’s take a closer look at Biotin’s uses and health benefits.

Biotin uses and benefits

Adequate levels of Biotin in the body aid several internal processes. There is evidence to show that Biotin can lower blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. (2) It also helps prevent birth defects, maintain good maternal health and aids the proper functioning of the nervous system.

Some of the other benefits include:

Strengthens hair: Biotin is known to boost hair health. It improves hair growth and makes hair shiny and lustrous.

Improves the skin: Biotin reduces skin issues like acne, dry and scaly skin and psoriasis. It improves skin hydration, smoothness and overall appearance.

Strengthen nails: Biotin strengthens nails, reduces their chances of breaking or splitting and helps them grow faster.

Prenatal development: Biotin is necessary for the healthy development of the foetus. A Biotin deficiency in pregnant women can lead to health issues in the growing baby.

Rebuilds tissues and cells: Muscles and tissues keep wearing out with time. Biotin helps rebuild them. In doing so, it also helps keep muscle and joint pain or inflammation at bay.

Biotin dosage

Every person is different, so one size doesn’t fit all. Biotin or Vitamin B7 dosages depend on various factors like age, gender, medical issues, etc. If you aren’t getting adequate amounts of Biotin through your diet, you can take a daily supplement. However, make sure you consult your doctor before doing so.

An adequate Biotin intake for men and women 19 years and older is 30 micrograms per day. Lactating women can take up to 35 micrograms daily. (3) Biotin supplements are available in capsule and tablet form. Setu even offers orally dissolving strips of Biotin.

Biotin side effects

The consumption of Biotin is not known to cause any severe side effects. Since Vitamin B7 is water-soluble, excess amounts of it get flushed out of the body without causing any problems. In certain individuals, minor side effects like nausea, cramping and diarrhoea have been observed.

Biotin when taken along with other medicines may interact with them and cause side effects. Biotin reacts adversely with anticonvulsants which are used in treating epilepsy.

Always make sure you consume Biotin within the recommended dosage. Excessive intake of Biotin can cause the reduction of Vitamin C in the body thus affecting your immune system. Too much of Biotin results in the production of excess urine which overburdens your kidneys.

About the ingredient

Biotin is found in foodstuffs like egg yolk, nuts like almonds, peanuts and walnuts, legumes, oats, cauliflower, bananas, and mushrooms. And remember, raw or less processed versions of these foodstuffs contain higher amounts of active Biotin.

While Biotin can be naturally derived through food, certain conditions like pregnancy, age-related disorders, smoking and drinking can cause Biotin levels in the body to decrease. If your Biotin levels are low, you can take supplements to make up for the deficiency.

Setu’s Hair: Strong Strips are enriched with naturally extracted Biotin. These strips have been proven to promote hair growth. They enhance scalp blood circulation which strengthens hair follicles from the root, thus preventing hair fall. Enjoy lustrous, shiny, strong hair with these supplements.

Each of the Hair: Strong strips consists of a blend of natural sesbania extract, bamboo extract, folic acid and zinc. These ingredients give your hair the nourishment and care that it needs. The Hair: Strong strips are also infused with a Biotin rich formula that boosts the production of keratin. Keratin is a protein that is present in your hair, nails and skin. The zinc and folic acid present in the strip contribute to increased hair growth, volume and shine.

Let’s understand the science!

Biotin, also called Vitamin B7 or Vitamin H is a water-soluble vitamin. It is responsible for metabolism of fatty acids, glucose, and amino acids in the body. It plays a vital role in protein synthesis in the body which leads to the production of keratin. Keratin helps in healthy nail and hair growth.

We tend to maintain our Biotin levels through the food we eat. However, due to certain medical conditions or habits, Biotin levels can drop significantly. This results in skin rashes, neurological conditions, stomach disorders, hair loss and other ailments. We need to maintain healthy levels of Biotin in our body at all times and supplements are a great way to do so.

FAQs

1) Apart from supplements how can I get more Biotin from my diet? 

Focus on eating whole foods and avoid processed foods, as food processing techniques reduce the Biotin content in foods.

2) How long until you see results from Biotin supplements

You need to take your daily supplement of Biotin for several days before you begin to see results. Consistency is key in order to witness the benefits of Biotin. Results include lustrous and stronger hair, better skin and nail health.

3) Where can I purchase Setu’s Hair: Strong Strips? 

You can purchase them from e-commerce stores and the official Setu website. It is an over-the-counter product which does not need a prescription; however, make sure to consult your doctor before beginning these supplements.

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