Biotin: a tonic for your Hair. Skin & Nail Health


Biotin for hair, skin and nail, hair growth, hair fall, flawless skin

Man or woman, young or old, everyone wants to look good, energetic and attractive. A flawless skin, healthy density of hair, pinkish nail and a good physique makes any personality attractive and confident. People invest lump sum of money in saloons, cosmetics and surgeries to make their skin, hair and body look good. Some get success and many get side effects, faulty results or no results even. There is never any guaranteed success in artificial ways. However, if the root cause is understood and the right treatment in natural way is taken care of, there are positive and high chances of success.


Nature has kept everything we need within and around us. Our body is nurtured and flourished with balance amount of nutrients (Macro-nutrients and Micro-nutrients).


‘Biotin’ now a well known name, used by many products benefiting hair, skin and nail health. As a fact, Vitamin B7 and Vitamin H are the other names of Biotin. It is a water-soluble B vitamin, which is found naturally in some foods and also in supplements. Biotin plays an important role in assisting enzymes to break down fats, carbohydrates, and proteins in food, in short it helps in converting food into energy. Biotin helps to regulate signals sent by cells and the activity of genes.


Getting more biotin can regulate your blood sugar, promote healthy hair, skin, and nails, and help pregnant moms can have healthier babies.


Recommended Amounts


In general RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) does not exist for biotin as there is not enough evidence to suggest a daily amount needed by most healthy people. However, there is an AI (Adequate Intake) level, which is assumed to ensure nutritional adequacy and UI (Upper Intake Level), which is the maximum daily dose unlikely to cause adverse side effects. For biotin there is no UI due to a lack of reports showing negative effects from very high intakes.

Some research, including animal study, suggests that people with type 2 diabetes may get benefit from taking biotin supplements to help regulate blood glucose levels. According to another study performed on animals, biotin may help prevent kidney damage in people with insulin-dependent type 1 diabetes.


Biotin deficiencies are rare, however people with a deficiency often show symptoms of hair loss or a scaly red rash, some doctors and supplement companies recommend increasing your intake to get rid of hair loss problem, skin damage and nail related issues.


Signs of Deficiency


A biotin deficiency is rare in most of the regions, however it can’t be ignored as in present time the food is not nutritious as it used to be. Also indiscipline habits and lifestyle, appetite and food practice have been the reason of deficiency however it is becoming a common problem among people. Studies say that alcoholism can increase the risk of biotin deficiency and many other nutrients as alcohol can block their absorption, and also because alcohol abuse is generally associated with a poor dietary intake. Also pregnant women show a mild biotin deficiency despite eating adequate intakes, though the exact reason is not clear.


Common symptoms appearing with a biotin deficiency are:

  • Thinning hair

  • Scaly skin rashes around eyes, nose, mouth

  • Brittle nails


Biotin and Health


Biotin supplements are well known in treating hair loss and to promote healthy hair, skin, and nails. A deficiency of biotin can certainly lead to hair loss and skin or nail problems.


Food Sources

  • Organ meat (liver, kidney)

  • Eggs (cooked)

  • Salmon

  • Avocados

  • Pork

  • Sweet potato

  • Nuts, seeds

  • Mushroom

  • bananas

  • cauliflower

Food-processing techniques like cooking can render biotin ineffective, hence you don’t get the enough amount of biotin from processed or cooked food though they are rich in Vitamin B7.


It’s always best to get nutrients from natural sources. If you’re unable to get enough biotin naturally, a supplement may be suggested by your doctor. Read the ingredients and details about the supplements you are going to take.


Though there is no enough scientific evidence that biotin supports hair growth but there is the evidence for preventing hair loss. Likewise, it helps in clearing up dermatitis, and helps removing wrinkles.


Biotin Supplements need not require prescription and are available as OTC products, However, if you are on any specific medication or having any health complaints, may please consult with your doctor in advance.


Note: Tuskca Biotin Nails, Hair & Skin is a comprehensive formula that provides essential nutrients for healthy hair, skin & nail. It supports collagen formation and reduces nail brittleness & splitting. Biotin is an essential vitamin for the skin, hair and nails. Zinc is essential to help maintain healthy nails, hair and skin.