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Biotin (vitamin B7) - the key ingredient for strong and healthy hair

Here, you can read how biotin can help with hair growth and much more. Did you know that vitamin H or vitamin B7 are other names for biotin?

Biotin is important for maintaining beautiful skin, hair and nails. A biotin deficiency can lead to thinning, splitting and brittle hair and even hair loss. According to studies, the additional intake of high amounts of biotin can beautify weak hair and brittle nails.

But what is biotin anyway?

Biotin (vitamin B7) is a water-soluble vitamin from the B-complex. It is also known to many as vitamin H, although this is not the official name. It plays an important role in energy, fat and carbohydrate metabolism, but is also important in the cell nucleus for the epigenetic regulation of gene function.


As with many beauty topics, a balanced diet with plenty of vitamins is the necessary foundation for healthy and strong hair.

There are some foods that support the strengthening of blood vessels, such as apples, black plums, dried blueberries, cranberries, chia seeds, onions, peppermint, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds. In addition, nuts, sunflower seeds, eggs (especially egg yolks), soybeans, oatmeal and mushrooms are good sources of biotin. Tomatoes, spinach, potatoes, fish and cereals also contribute to the biotin supply.

But vitamins are also essential for healthy and radiant hair. Vitamin A, the vitamins of the B-complex, especially biotin (also called vitamin B7 or vitamin H), vitamin C, folic acid and the trace element zinc are very important for the hair and should be taken in with food or supplements.

How much biotin (vitamin H) should one consume?

Although there is no recommended intake level for biotin, nutrition experts often recommend taking 2 to 5 mg (2000 to 5000 mcg) of vitamin H daily in supplement form to strengthen hair roots and achieve visible results.


"To strengthen hair health, it is a good idea to get to the root of the problem. Good blood circulation in the scalp is a prerequisite for healthy hair growth - because only then can the individual hairs be adequately nourished.
Biotin, also known as vitamin B7 or vitamin H, is particularly helpful for thin, brittle and dull hair and even works against hair loss."


Clinical studies show that pregnancy can decisively lower biotin levels. In addition, hormonal changes following childbirth can cause some women to lose 30-40% of their scalp hair. In addition, studies show that treatment of the underlying biotin deficiency by additional administration of biotin can halt hair loss and stimulate new growth.

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Study on the effectiveness of biotin

We provide the following scientific study for your general information. The results obtained in this study do not necessarily apply to all people. Please click on the corresponding links to get more detailed information.

A report on the use of biotin for hair loss

This study found 18 reported cases of biotin use for hair and nail changes. In all cases, patients receiving biotin supplementation had an underlying pathology for poor hair or nail growth. All cases showed evidence of clinical improvement after biotin use.