Benefits of Biotin

Benefits of biotin 

 

Hair growth – biotin is associated with healthy hair growth. Hair loss can be contributed with a biotin deficiency.

Weight loss – biotin is vital for breaking down fatty acids and glucose and can assist in weight loss.

Lowering cholesterol – biotin regulates cholesterol levels in the body.

Cognitive function – biotin is critically involved in the synthesis of myelin, which is a substance that coats and protects the components of your nervous system. Multiple sclerosis is a condition that destroys the myelin sheaths around your neurons, which leads to nervous system breakdown and severe pain. One study found that biotin administration improved symptoms in 90% of patients with multiple sclerosis.

Anxiety – the right balance of biotin helps soothe anxiety.

Blood pressure – biotin is claimed to regulate blood pressure.

Depression – a chronic deficiency of biotin can be associated with depression.

Aids digestion – the intake of biotin facilitates the digestion of food.

Diabetes – biotin helps to regulate blood sugar levels.

Fertility – adequate levels of biotin boosts fertility.

Prevents grey hair – biotin protects the natural hair pigment and prevents premature greying.

Heart health – the lowering of blood pressure and the reduction of cholesterol levels caused by an increase of biotin are vital for the optimum functioning of the heart. The reduction of triglycerides in the body prevent heart disease.

Joint pain – biotin reduces inflammation in the joints reducing joint pain.

Menstrual cycle – regulates the menstrual cycle.

Nail growth – the stimulation of protein from the increase of biotin is vital for nail growth and can prevent splitting.

Pregnancy – biotin levels can drop in pregnancy. Adequate biotin levels can reduce and prevent birth defects. It can also reduce the risk of miscarriage and premature birth.

Vitiligo – Vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder, and, in some cases, it can be caused by nutrition deficiency such as deficiency of the B complex vitamin like biotin.

Wound healing – biotin accelerates the wound healing process.

 

 

Indications for treatment

  • Hair damage, breakage or thinning
  • Hair discolouration
  • Weak or brittle nails
  • Energy boost
  • Skin ageing or dehydration due to a reduction of the lipid barrier
  • Immune system support
  • Weight loss alongside a healthy diet and exercise

 

Side effects of too much biotin 

  • Bowel discomfort, cramping, diarrhoea.
  • Respiratory problems
  • Increased inflammation
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Acne
  • Acid reflux
  • Thyroid issues
  • Side effect or reaction to other medications
  • Skin flushing, itchiness or rashes

 

Treatment

When offering vitamin injections to clients, it is important to remember that we are not treating medical conditions. Treatment should only be offered as a boost to improve physical condition such as hair, skin, nails or energy. Biotin injections are a great add -on service to PRP or Carboxy hair restoration or alongside anti-ageing skin treatments.

 

If using biotin for hair growth, the dosage of biotin should be 3 per week for six weeks, then twice a week for six months. Biotin for improving skin or nail conditions should be given as a course of 1-2 injections per week for six weeks. If symptoms persist, leave a break of a month before proceeding with a further course for six weeks.

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