Get Beauty__ Should We Really Boast About Our Biotin Supplement?

September 01, 2015 | By

Chances are you’ve been hearing about this supplement fresh out of your preteens. Boasted for lengthening hair, strengthening nails and clearing skin, biotin has always found its way into our beauty cabinet. But is our supplement really enhancing our beauty?

Dermatologist Rebecca Kazin, M.D., medical director of the John Hopkins Dermatology and Cosmetic Center said, “We do know that biotin improves the protein infrastructure of the keratin that makes up hair and nails—though there’s not much data regarding what role biotin plays in hair and nail growth.”

In other words, biotin can help make hair and nails healthier due to the enhancement of keratin, but not necessarily longer or stronger.

Via: Women's Health

 

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