Biotin (vitamin B7) is commonly known for its hair and nail benefits, but this vitamin supports several other parts of the body as well. Biotin is part of the B-complex vitamin group that helps the body digest fatty acids, sugars and amino acids. It converts carbs, fats and proteins in food into energy(1).
The average American consumes about 35-70 micrograms of biotin per day as part of a healthy diet which is a sufficient amount of biotin to stay healthy. While biotin deficiencies are rare, there are certain factors that can cause deficiency symptoms like thinning hair and skin issues. Pregnancy, for example, can lower biotin supply in the body. In one study, up to 50 percent of pregnant women showed low amounts of biotin in the bloodstream(2). It’s an essential nutrient for both pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Biotin is commonly found in animal proteins like beef and salmon. Those on a vegetarian or vegan diet can find biotin in peanuts and soy products like tofu and nut butter. While these foods are great sources of biotin, people with skin or hair issues may benefit from taking a supplement. The additional amount of biotin in a supplement can stimulate cell growth to support skin and hair production in the body.
Physician’s Choice offers three science-backed supplements:Biotin 5,000 MCG, Biotin 10,000 MCG and Total Hair. All three of these supplements offer support for healthy hair and nail growth, but their additional ingredients and unique formulas promote a healthy metabolism by helping the body convert food into energy more efficiently.
Physician’s Choice Biotin is a great supplement for those suffering from hair or skin issues. The biotin strengthens hair follicles, which can be easily damaged by daily activities like brushing hair or applying heat. Biotin stimulates natural cell growth, which not only helps grow hair, but also provides relief for occasionally dry or irritated skin.
Biotin functions as a coenzyme that boosts metabolism and enhances the breakdown of proteins, carbohydrates, fatty acids and glucose. The body is then able to release healthy fat particles that strengthen the protective outer layer of the body’s cells and create energy in the body.
Physician’s Choice biotin comes in two doses: 5,000 mcg and 10,000 mcg. A higher dose can provide extra support, especially for those suffering from a temporary biotin deficiency due to pregnancy, skin issues or even damage to hair and nails due to beauty services. A higher dose of biotin can make hair and nails stronger and less susceptible to breakage(1). For those who simply want to improve the appearance of their skin, nails and enjoy other benefits, the 5,000 mcg biotin makes a great everyday supplement.
Both Biotin5,000 MCG and10,000 MCG contain highly purified and refined coconut oil for additional health benefits. Coconut oil contains essential fatty acids and antioxidants that can help combat hair damage due to loss of protein in hair follicles through activities like daily brushing and being exposed to UV rays(3).
One study showed that 66 percent of dermatologists recommend biotin supplements to patients with skin issues. The body absorbs biotin easier from a supplement than from food since cooking can decrease the biotin’s bioavailability and make it less potent(4).
Physician’s Choice Total Hairsupplement features a unique formula that contains Cynatine HNS, a form of bioavailable keratin and EvnolMax, a full-spectrum tocotrienol. EvnolMax offers all eight fat-soluble isoforms of vitamin E, which not only helps reduce damage from free radicals but also slows the cells’ aging process. Studies show that those who took Cynatine HNS showed statistically significant improvements in their hair and nails in 90 days or less(4). Another study showed that up to 88 percent of people saw a significant increase in overall hair shininess and brightness after using a biotin and keratin formula(4).Physician’s Choice’s Total Hair Growth Formula also showed positive results for relieving hair related issues.*
In addition to high-quality biotin and keratin, Total Hair contains other minerals and vitamins to increase absorption in the body and improve hair quality. This supplement also contains Cynatine HNS which helps deliver keratin peptides to the body and stimulates hair and nail growth.What’s in it?
All Physician’s Choice supplements are made with natural, research-backed formulas. All of our products are manufactured in the USA in cGMP certified facilities and are independently tested for purity. Our supplements are created from ethically sourced ingredients and produced in a contaminant-free environment creating the best product possible for your overall health.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.Regina Kaza - Contributing Writer, Physician's Choice