Archives for September 14, 2017

Biotin

Biotin, also known as coenzyme R, Vitamin B7 or Vitamin H, supports the health of the skin, nerves, digestive tract, metabolism, and cells; however the reason I take it is for hair growth as I lost a lot of hair due to radiation treatments.

Hair is made up of a protein called Keratin. Biotin is an essential ingredient in helping the body metabolize food into proteins including keratin. Dermatologist  Dr Richard Scher, believes taking the vitamin does improve the keratin infrastructure. 

I need all the help I can get, and I find that the biotin supplements work for me.  My hair is slowly but surely growing back!

 

Note: I am not advocating any particular brand of supplement, nor am I recommending that you take any particular supplement.  These posts are just me explaining what supplements I take and why.  You should always consult with your physician prior to taking any supplement.