Biotin for Hair and Nails
My hair and nails have never grown fast...will Biotin help?
Most important is to try to understand why your nails and
hair have never grown well in the first place. Making sure you are
getting proper nutrition and that you are digesting your food properly is very important.
Without these components in place your body will not have the building blocks
necessary to make strong collagen.
It is also very important to investigate your thyroid function. Brittle
nails and hair are a hallmark sign of an under active thyroid so make sure to
have your doctor check this at your next visit especially if it is coupled with
other hypothyroid symptoms like weight gain, fatigue, low body temperature and
Biotin can be quite helpful at improving hair and nail growth and
strength. It is considered very safe so it might be worth a trial period
of about 4 weeks to determine if it might be a useful supplement for you. Zinc and other minerals are also critically
important for this process to occur correctly so you may consider adding a good
multi-vitamin or multi-mineral supplement as well.
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