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Does Biotin Make You Hair Thicker?

Biotin which is also known as vitamin H is a widely known natural remedy for hair loss. It helps process energy in your body and is responsible for a variety of bodily functions including hair growth. Biotin is part of many vitamins for thinning hair and can help stop or revert hair loss and also strengthen your nails.

Biotin Sources

Biotin can be found in many different food sources such as nuts, sardines and egg yolk. If you have trouble consuming enough Biotin the natural way, pills and supplements are easily available. 30mcg of biotin daily should be enough for a healthy adult. However, some doctors may believe that more biotin can help with your thinning hair and prescribe up to 1000mcg a day. Some sites online may suggest that you consume even more than that but exceeding the recommended daily dosage is certainly not a good idea. Biotin can have side effects in extreme dosages and self-medicating is not advisable under any circumstance. If you are unsure about taking biotin consult with a doctor to find out if you have a deficiency and if biotin could help your condition.

Does Taking Biotin Help In All Cases Of Thin Hair.

Biotin is known to help treat hair loss. However, not all cases are the same and there are exceptions. It is known to help people that lose hair due to stress, illnesses, malnutrition or lifestyle changes. Other reasons, especially genetic reasons for hair loss will most likely not be cured with a biotin treatment. If you suffer from male pattern baldness or thin hair runs in your family it is unlikely that taking biotin will cure your condition.

So let’s sum up everything you should know about biotin in a few words.

  • Biotin is essential for hair growth and a biotin deficiency can lead to hair loss.
  • Biotin can help treat thin hair or hair loss
  • You should consult with a physician to evaluate your condition
  • The daily dosage should not be exceeded.
  • Biotin mostly helps people that suffer from stress, malnutrition and other non-genetic reasons for thin hair.

 

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My name is Josh Matthews and I am 53 years old and live in Miami. I have two kids, one boy and one girl with my wife Linda. My son Jon is now 19 years old and in College. My daughter Jennifer is 14 and still in High-School. We also have a dog. When I don't work in the marketing department of a health company, I like to spend time outdoors with my family and friends. I don't do as much sport as I should but my family and me go on a skiing vacation at least once a year.

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I am 53 years old and live in Miami. I have two kids, one boy and one girl with my wife Linda. My son Jon is now 19 years old and in College. My daughter Jennifer is 14 and still in High-School. We also have a dog. When I don’t work in the marketing department of a health company, I like to spend time outdoors with my family and friends. I don’t do as much sport as I should but my family and me go on a skiing vacation at least once a year.

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