Biotin 5mg 100 capsules - vitamin H for healthy hair | Jarrow Formulas

Biotin 5mg 100 capsules - vitamin H for healthy hair | Jarrow Formulas

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Jarrow Formulas Biotin : the singular vitamin that is also known as vitamin H, the skin and hair vitamin.
B vitamins are know for their role in carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism and are actually catalysts for many processes in the body. Biotin is found in large quantities in liver, egg yolk, milk and yeast.

Biotin is water-soluble like its' other B-vitamin peers and required for many processes. Deficiency results in scaly skin, muscular pain, pallor, loss of appetite, nausea, fatigue and elevated cholesterol levels. Even though there are many dietary sources of biotin, adequate amounts or even optimal amounts are not always obtained from food alone.
In certain cases the food intake of these dietary sources are not at all adequate or sometimes a high intake of these dietary foods is undesireble from another health perspective like too much egg yolk or in case of a lactose intolerance when milk as a dietary source is unthinkable.

In such cases you need a well-dosed supplement like Biotin.

key benefits
• the skin, hair and nail vitamin thanks to important role in keratine production
• gives a glossy but healthy shine to hair and nails
• nescessary in case of deficiency when certain foods are not tolerated
• important for healthy cholesterol levels
• helps to maintain a persons healthy appetite

In the US, biotin is classified as vitamin B7, but in the NLs it is B8 or vitamin H

background reading

Biotin is known by many names, including Cis-hexahydro-2-oxo- 1H-thieno[3,4-d]-imidazole-4-valeric acid, biotina, Coenzyme R, D-biotin, vitamin B7, vitamin H and W Factor. It is a water-soluble B vitamin typically found in liver, egg yolk, cereals, legumes, and nuts. It is essential for normal skin and hair growth, lipid metabolism, and energy production (ATP). Biotin supplementation is used for preventing and managing biotin deficiency associated with pregnancy, long-term parenteral nutrition, malnutrition, rapid weight loss, alcoholism, blood sugar imbalance, and multiple carboxylase deficiency. Biotin also commonly is taken orally for hair loss, brittle nails, and for other purposes. For support in blood sugar regulation, a specific combination providing 2 mg biotin plus 600 mcg chromium daily has been used in clinical trials.

Hair & Nails
Some of the more overt signs of biotin deficiency are hair loss and a scaly red rash around the eyes, nose and mouth. Less clearly a result of a deficiency state is nail quality. Three small trials have shown that biotin supplementation (2.5 mg/day for up to six months) in women with brittle fingernails leads to significant improvement. The study that used scanning electron microscopy to assess fingernail thickness and splitting found that after biotin supplementation, fingernail thickness increased by 25% and splitting decreased.

Mechanisms of Action
Biotin-containing enzymes are involved in pyruvate decarboxylase (glycolysis), gluconeogenesis, fatty acid synthesis, propionate metabolism, and the catabolism of leucine in mammals. Biotin deficiency is most common in people with congenital biotinidase deficiency, malabsorption (such as short-gut syndrome), pregnancy, alcoholism, and in people receiving long-term parenteral nutrition.

Chronic poor blood sugar regulation may produce a biotin-deficient state. A Japanese study found biotin levels were lower in patients with high blood sugar levels than healthy controls. In this same study, oral supplementation of 3 mg biotin three times daily for one month lowered fasting glucose levels by 45 percent in high blood sugar subjects for whom sulfonylureas were no longer effective; no effect was observed in subjects taking placebo.

Oral biotin is virtually completely absorbed even at high intake levels. About half of the oral intake of biotin is excreted within 24 hours. Biotin is recycled endogenously.

Safety, Adverse Reactions and Interactions
Biotin is well tolerated. Biotin in an amount of 10 mg per day has been taken without adverse effects. No biotin toxicity has been reported in individuals supplemented with as much as 200 mg orally or 20 mg intravenously per day. Carbamazepine (Carbatrol,Tegretol). Phenobarbital, Phenytoin (Dilantin), Primidone (Mysoline) and a number of other pharmaceuticals can reduce plasma biotin levels.

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What causes grey hair? Can it be prevented or treated? 

One of the results of a lockdown during the current COVID-19 pandemic was that all hair parlours were closed down and those of us, why rely on their hair being dyed by professional hair stylists, were confronted with their grey hair again. 
Which made me want to uncover the various reasons why people get grey hair (in my case it was mostly B12-deficiency and stress) and whether grey hair can be prevented and/or treated. 

Hair gets its colour from a type of pigment called melanin. The formation of melanin begins in the fetus. Hair gets two types of pigments: the dark pigments are called eumelanin, and light pigments are called pheomelanin. These two types of melanin pigments blend together to form different types of hair colour. Again, these pigments are positioned properly in the hair follicles. So, when hair starts growing, these pigments are absorbed in the hair to give it a particular colour.

Hair colouration is a systematized process. So, if there is a slight difference in the bodily system, the hair loses its colour which is then called as grey hair. Over the decades, the researchers are working hard to find a real solution for grey hair. Unfortunately, there is no specific remedy yet come out that can provide the ultimate solution against grey hair. On the other hand, people must have a clear understanding on why they get grey hair. It will help them to find out the reasons specific to grey hair. Here are some of the causes of grey hair:

recommended use
take 1 capsules with water or acidic fruit juice during breakfast and lunch or as directed by a qualified physician

contains per daily serving (1 capsule)
Biotin 5.000 mcg (16 670 % RDI)

RDI = Recommended Daily Intake

active ingredient (biotin), fillers (calcium phosphate, cellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate), anticoagulant (silicon dioxide), capsule (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose)

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allergy information
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish, mollusks)

suitable for vegetarians and vegans

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