Do you consider yourself ‘careless’ and also fail to do anything about it? Well you’re not alone. Most of us, in fact, everyone wants to adopt a lifestyle like Ramdev but ends up living like, well, me (unhealthy).
Human body consists of a lot of things, things which we can’t assign an accurate number to. One of those things is Vitamins: basic organic compounds that our body needs in its system in order for proper growth and nutrition. Vitamins are not in-house products; your body consumes it from the outside world as its essential. Consider vitamins like momo’s red dip (chutney); you can’t make it at home plus can’t live without it.
What is Biotin?
There are presently 13 recognized vitamins in our body. One of which is Vitamin H also known as Biotin (B7). It enables the body to utilize proteins, fats and carbohydrates which makes it essential. Biotin is also a caretaker of your skin, hair, nails, eyes and nervous system.
Ladies who are expecting a child may lack in biotin which is very crucial for embryonic growth. If Biotin were a person, it would transform into a smug after this article.
Where are you, Biotin?
Biotin is a water soluble vitamin which means that it doesn’t make a bungalow in your body. It leaves the body through urine. So we need to consume biotin on a regular basis. 30 to 100 mcg per day B7 is recommended by doctors for adolescents and adults. For babies, it keeps on changing as they grow starting from 5 mcg to 6 mcg and so on.
Note: Recommended Dietary Allowance (RAD) doesn’t exist for biotin, this is simply Adequate Intake (AI) level.
Answer this honestly. What’s your diet like? Do you start your day by drinking at least 3 cups of water, green tea or coffee, eggs or oatmeal? Or does your day begin with no water, maybe coffee or tea with sugar, a little rice with something in lunch and pizza and burgers and cold drinks to finish off the lovely yet tiring day you’ve had..? Am I the only one to relate with this and pout or are you with me too (say yes in the comments).
So my point is unless and until you maintain a healthy diet, biotin will not magically enrich your system. But no worries my dear, we live in the 21st century, the biggest advantage.
Biotin is present in a number of natural edible things like eggs (yolk), cauliflower, avocados, nuts (almonds, peanuts, etc), whole grains, bananas, mushrooms, etc.
No invention can take the place of naturally obtained things. But when people fail to eat all these things and consume biotin naturally, they go for biotin supplements which are just as effective.
Biotin Supplements are something which you can take even if you aren’t suffering from its deficiency. Biotin deficiencies are pretty rare in humans but you may have a moderate or borderline level of it and we don’t frequently check the level of each vitamin. Our body obviously gives us signals but we tend to ignore it even after hearing.
Biotin Supplements are widely available across the globe which makes it easy to find. They come in pills or as tablets. One thing you need to take care about here is that ‘too much of anything always causes problems’. Take the supplement as mentioned in the box or the prescription depending on its mg.
Biotin supplements are also included in a lot of hair care products. But there is no definitive study that can confirm the fact that it will thicken your hair. It’s essential but we still don’t know a lot about it presently.
We need help sometimes. Biotin Supplements are exactly that help we all need in our systems.