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inexpensive cost and the abundance of availability in cosmetics biotin

Biotin (also called Vitamin B7 (also known as vitamin H) is a water-soluble vitamin which serves as a crucial cofactor for carboxylase enzymes that are involved in a variety of metabolic pathways. Because of its inexpensive cost and the abundance of availability in cosmetics biotin is now the latest trend among consumers who want to grow longer and healthier nails and hair. Biotin is currently being recommended by the Insti- tute of Medicine states that the recommended daily consumption (AI) in adults amounts to 30 mg/day.

The majority of healthy people can meet these standards through healthy diets, however some still consume 500-1,000 mg of biotin supplementsa each day. Although no serious adverse effects of excessive biotin have been identified but the evidence on the benefits of biotin’s effects on the growth of nails and hair is not extensive. Furthermore, outside the context of malnutrition during pregnancy medications, malnutrition, and biotinidase deficiency among children reports of low levels of biotin are not often cited. We propose that biotin deficiency is rare and there isn’t sufficient evidence for supplementation to promote growth of nails and hair in those who are not suffering from low biotin levels.

While its usage as a nail and hair growth booster is widespread however, research demonstrating the effectiveness of biotin is sporadic. In the case of acquired and inborn causes of biotin deficiencies and pathologies, like brittle nail syndrome or hair that is not combable Biotin supplementation could be beneficial. But, we believe the cases mentioned above are not common and there is a lack of adequate evidence for supplementation in healthy people.

The complete report can be access on their website: Biotin for hair loss: overhyped and ineffective