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The One Vitamin You Should Take For Stronger Hair, Skin & Nails Over 30

August 21, 2017 by Alonna Travin
shefinds | beauty

Let’s be honest: turning 30 does not mean you are old, but it does mean that your body is changing. Your hair doesn’t seem as lustrous, your nails crack more often and your once dewy skin is a tad rough. What gives?

 

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“As you age, your body doesn’t absorb the vitamin Biotin as well,” says Dr. Luiza Petre, MD, director of the Medi-Weightloss Clinics. “Biotin supplements can promote healthy cell growth.” Biotin, a water-soluble B vitamin, works with the other B vitamins to metabolize the food you eat. This in turn nourishes your hair, skin and nails.

hair skin nails vitamin

Time for a quick bio lesson. Hairs and nails are made from the protein keratin. Biotin is an essential building block of amino acids, which in turn are the foundations of proteins. And that’s how biotin fits in with looking great.

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Research has found that biotin can be very beneficial for hair growth but won’t help prevent or improve hair loss. “Biotin supplementation has been shown to reduce finger nail spitting and improve the thickness of the nail bed,” says Dr. Jennifer Stagg, naturopathic physician and author of Unzip Your Genes: 5 Choices To Reveal A Radically Radiant You.

hair skin nails vitamin

Being in good health overall shows up on your body and the opposite is true, too. Weak hair, a rough complexion and discolored nails could signal a vitamin deficiency or health concern. Ask your primary care doctor about taking a Biotin supplement for your hair, skin and nails! 

Author:

Alonna Travin is a freelance writer based in New York. She has written extensively about health & wellness, beauty and more.

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