Biotin (B7)

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Benefits of biotin IV drips & injections

Biotin is a vitamin, also called vitamin B7. Like all B vitamins, it’s water soluble, so your body can’t store any extra.

As one of the B-complex vitamins, biotin plays a role in converting food into energy in the body. Getting enough biotin regularly is an important part of maintaining a healthy metabolism.

Biotin, weight loss, and digestive health

Biotin is needed for the production and function of enzymes that metabolize carbs, fats, and protein. Biotin supports metabolic function and can elevate your resting metabolic rate (causing food to break down faster) when consumed.

While biotin isn’t considered a weight-loss supplement, it’s an important part of a healthy diet and lifestyle to keep your metabolism humming (and love handles at bay). Staying hydrated is another important factor in any weight loss plan, meaning IV therapy for weight loss helps in more ways than one.

Biotin supports the health of your digestive system by helping regulate cholesterol and blood sugar levels The digestive system also supports biotin – intestinal bacteria can produce biotin, which is one of the reasons why true biotin deficiency is so rare.

Biotin for hair, skin, and nail health

Biotin was once called vitamin H. The H came from Harr und Haut (hair and skin in German). Biotin has a reputation for helping improve the health of hair, skin, and fingernails because it improves the structure of keratin. Keratin is the main protein hair, skin, and nails (also feathers, horns, hooves, and claws in animals).

Biotin is involved in the protein synthesis that forms keratin, which explains why it is associated with strong and healthy hair, skin, and nails.

Biotin deficiency

Biotin deficiency is uncommon but can be caused by malnutrition, alcoholism, or certain medications. When the body is low in biotin the side effects can include:

  • Hair loss
  • A red, scaly rash
  • Brittle nails
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Tingling and numbness in the hands and feet

The vast majority of people get all the biotin they need from their diet. To increase your intake you can eat more biotin-rich food like organ meats, egg yolks, nuts, or whole grains – or just choose one of our IV treatments with biotin.

Biotin and pregnancy

Pregnant or breastfeeding women may have lower biotin levels or even deficiency because the body breaks down biotin faster while pregnant. Many prenatal vitamins include biotin but always check with your physician before taking any new supplements while pregnant or breastfeeding.

IV treatments with biotin

 

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