Biotin for More Than Your Hair and Nails – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 394
InViteⓇ Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Amanda Williams, MPH
Have you ever heard that biotin is good for your hair, skin and nails? Well, it is, but I want to talk about other significant details about biotin, including how deficiencies or insufficiencies of this nutrient can negatively impact your health.†
What is biotin?
In its own right, biotin is like its own little unique B-complex. It’s one of our water-soluble B vitamins, but it plays a really integral role in so many different functions in the body. Many times, we don’t recognize biotin for its true abilities. We look at it for hair, skin and nails, which is important, but it does many other things that are much more significantly important.†
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When we look at the Standard American Diet, we can see how many people do not get this nutrient. Foods that are rich in biotin include egg yolks, spinach and mushrooms. A lot of Americans eat only egg whites and avoid vegetables altogether.†
We also know that healthy gut bacteria help to produce biotin. Now keep in mind how many people have unhealthy bacteria that are the predominant bacteria within their microbiome. This is why we always stretch the importance of being on a good, comprehensive multi-strain probiotic. This can do so much to really enhance the body’s immune system, energy production and more.†
The role of this nutrient in the body
We have to understand what biotin is doing in the body. One of its most important roles is for cellular energy metabolism and the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). It is also needed for the regulation of oxidative stress. If we have high levels of oxidative stress, this can do damage to the mitochondria, which makes that cell not want to function properly, preventing you from making adequate energy.†
When we look at the science, we can draw a conclusion that relates low biotin status to low energy states. If you have low energy, you probably aren’t wondering if your biotin levels are low. This is why taking the Performance Multivitamin is a very good idea. If you feel like you are dragging throughout the day, I would advise trying out some additional biotin, along with the True Energy effervescent packets, because it really can make an incredible difference.†
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In this episode, Amanda Williams, MPH explains the many roles that biotin plays in the body. She goes into detail about how important this nutrient is for energy production and how that can affect the rest of the body.†
- Reasons for biotin insufficiencies
- How does this impact fatty acid synthesis?
- The role biotin plays in energy production
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