What's up fellas? Today we are talking about Biotin and how it helps with beard growth. This is a popular topic in the beard world and we constantly get asked questions about it, so let's get into it!
What is Biotin?
Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin, also called vitamin B7 and formerly known as vitamin H or coenzyme R. It is involved in a wide range of metabolic processes, both in humans and in other organisms, primarily related to the utilization of fats, carbohydrates, and amino acids.
Bam, there you have it! Now you know everything you needed to know about Biotin and beard growth! ;)
Juuuuust kiddin', let's break it down in English. Biotin, also known as vitamin B7, is a water-soluble vitamin that’s a part of the vitamin B complex — a group of important nutrients needed for healthy metabolic, nerve, digestive, and cardiovascular activity.
Biotin acts as a coenzyme in the body that’s needed for the metabolism of fatty acids, amino acids, and glucose. When we eat foods that are sources of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates, vitamin B7 (biotin) must be present in order to convert and utilize these macronutrients for optimal physical activity and psychological functioning.
Ok great, but why is Biotin beneficial for hair and beard growth?
Keratin is a basic protein that makes up your hair, skin, and nails. It’s clear that biotin improves your body’s keratin infrastructure. But beyond that, researchers aren’t really sure what biotin’s role in hair or skincare is. But, what they do know is Biotin's positive role with Keratin, and many studies containing Biotin and placebo's have shown Biotin improving beard growth, hair thickness, and hair health.
For example, a 2015 study involving women with thinning hair were given an oral marine protein supplement (MPS) containing biotin or a placebo pill twice per day for 90 days. At the beginning and end of the study, images were taken of the struggling areas on the scalp. Each woman’s hair was also washed and any hair that fell out was gathered and counted. The researcher found that women who took the Biotin supplement experienced a significant amount of hair growth in the areas affected by hair loss. They also had less shedding! Boom!
There are countless studies like this one out there showing the positive impact Biotin has on hair growth, but I won't bore you with any more. A simple Google search will pull more if you're interested.
What are some other benefits of using Biotin?
So now we know biotin helps to strengthen keratin in your body. The effect on keratin is also seen in the nails, skin, and other areas such as:
Improve the health of your skin
A biotin deficiency can lead to a variety of skin problems including rashes, acne, psoriasis, dermatitis and overall itchiness. “B vitamins play a key role in the function of the nervous system and do affect hormone function, which suggests why depleting biotin levels can in turn play a significant role in skin health,” says Fyshe. If skin isn’t nourished from the inside out, toxicities will form throughout the nervous system and manifest itself on the skin’s surface. This is one of the biggest signs that suggest a deficiency in biotin or vitamin B.
Supports your metabolism
Biotin plays a pivotal role in supporting metabolic function and works as a co-enzyme to help break down food, including carbohydrates, fats and protein. This reaction is further accelerated when biotin is paired with chromium picolinate. Your resting metabolic rate is elevated and food breaks down faster when consuming biotin, which is why there’s a link to biotin and accelerating weight loss. However, research is still preliminary and in no way does biotin act as a weight loss pill. It is still important to pair the supplement with a healthy diet and exercise regime to make sure you meet your slim-down goals. The good news: biotin is widely available and can be found in many foods such cooked eggs, egg yolks, soy, walnuts, whole grains, beans and legumes.
Biotin has shown to play a role in lowering cholesterol in animal studies. Preliminary research has shown biotin can help reduce LDL (bad cholesterol) levels, which when too high, can lead to heart disease and stroke.
It’s been shown that raw egg whites can inhibit the absorption of biotin so if you’re drinking a raw egg shake or eat raw eggs in food, beware that it can reduce the amount of biotin you’re metabolizing.
Regulates blood sugar
Pairing biotin with chromium has been show to lower glucose levels. A study conducted at the Alpha Therapy Center in Corpus Christi, Texas found that, “a chromium picolinate/biotin combination…can improve glycaemic control in overweight to obese individuals with type 2 diabetes; especially those patients with poor glycaemic control on oral therapy.” A 2005 study found that, “Biotin deficiency has been linked to impaired glucose tolerance and decreased utilization of glucose.”
How good is Biotin for Beard Growth?
What’s better than a soft, well-groomed, 10” beard? A soft, well-groomed, 12” beard, obviously. You’ve probably looked into products like Biotin for beards if you’re having problems with growing your own. The supplement has been used in the beauty industry with hair for years but, has recently gained in popularity as something that will help with growing a beard faster and/or make it appear thicker and healthier. Some people swear by Biotin’s benefits, so let’s find out exactly what it is and how it may assist with your beard-growing goals.
Beard is hair just like any other hair on your body. Basing on the fact that there’s some evidence that biotin can boost your hair growth in terms of health and strength…it of course can do the same thing to your beard. Taking biotin supplements will definitely affect the growth of your beard, but do not expect results overnight. Typically you need to take it for 90 days to really tell whether or not it will work for you.
Based on those bearded animals who have used biotin, reviewsshow that it brings about lessened hair shedding, fuller beard growth, and an overall healthier beard. In the long run, this implies that there is creation of a stronger bond between the hair follicles and the beard hair.
Comparative studies show that when you have biotin deficiency, the body is incredibly tough time growing hair, be it on top of the scalp or on your beard. The use of biotin supplements normalizes the growth yet again. The rejuvenating properties of biotin for hair and scalp aids in the development of new cells are very critical in reversing hair loss.
A Biotin Supplement Specifically Designed for Beard Growth?
Has your beard plateaued at a certain length? You want to grow it longer but it just won’t grow past a certain size? There’s nothing to be worried about! With Beard Boost, which contains biotin and other amazing vitamins that encourage hair growth and healthy skin, improved results are on the way!
Beard Boost is one of the things that can help you achieve that. It is scientifically formulated with biotin and the best hair growth promoting vitamins and minerals to give your body the boost that it needs. It fills up the gap for any essential minerals and vitamins that your body is lacking or is in short of, so that the natural resources for the proteins of your hair do not fall short!
Envision a beard that is fuller, thicker, bigger, softer, respected, and admired by Beardsmen(and of course the ladies) everywhere! You just need to give your body a little boost to produce the natural proteins to keep your beard growing.
Beard Boost Benefits:
Beard Boost has many benefits, but what are its main advantages? Here’s your answer:
- Growing a bigger, thicker, fuller beard
- Increase your beard growth rate
- Nourish your beard from the inside out
- Acts as a great multi vitamin for overall health
- And strengthens your hair fibers
Beard Boost uses three simple steps to boost your facial hair growth by increasing the essential minerals and vitamins in your body. Here’s how it goes:
- It naturally increases your bodies vitamin and mineral levels.
- Helps give your body the building blocks and proteins needed for beard growth.
- Increases levels of biotin, B6, zinc, collagen, and silica so your hair grows faster and healthier.
Not sure if BOOST is right for you?
No worries, we understand! With all the gimmicky crap that's floating around out there, we completely understand your hesitation. That is why we offer a 100% BEARD GROWTH GUARANTEE with Beard Boost. Every person is different and everyone reacts to supplements differently. Can we 100% guarantee that Beard Boost will make your beard hit the floor? Of course not, no company can. BUT, our reviews speak for themselves. We have thousands of stoked bearded brothers out there who swear by Beard Boost. I have personal friends who have used Beard Boost and came to me offline to tell me how amazing it is and how their beards have never grown better.
Don't take my word for it, read the reviews and try it for yourself. Go through the whole routine and finish the very last capsule, after that if you are still unsure of yourself or not satisfied, just let us know and we will issue a complete refund!
Simply growing your beard won’t do it. You have to maintain it, look after it, and nurture it. On top of Beard Boost, Live Bearded offers you a great collection of beard products that include beard oil, beard butter, beard wash, and more for your beard to reach it's peak! If you're not sure where to start, we wrote this detailed article on How to Grow a Beard where we cover how to get better beard growth, how to trim a beard, and finding the perfect beard style for you. It's a must read!