The Vital Proteins Guide to Biotin

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From swapping beauty tips with your friends to browsing the aisles of your local store, you may already be familiar with biotin supplements and their many perks. New to them? That’s cool too!

Whether you’re hoping to lean on biotin to support your hair or simply take biotin pills for wellness #goals, there are many benefits to be explored.

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Below, we take a deeper dive into these to understand what biotin is, what it can do for your health, as well as the biotin supplements available at Vital Proteins. Scroll on to get the scoop behind this standout ingredient.

What is Biotin?

Biotin, also known as vitamin H, is a member of the vitamin B complex family. Its primary responsibility includes turning the nutrients we ingest (i.e. proteins, fats and carbohydrates) into energy. This is important as many of our daily functions – think metabolic, digestive and cardiovascular – wouldn’t happen without it! Biotin also contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism and macronutrient metabolism.

If you’re someone who’s thinking ‘I feel like I’ve seen biotin before’, you probably aren’t wrong! In general, biotin is a common ingredient behind supplements that work to support hair, skin and nails.

Do Biotin Supplements Help with Hair Health?

This is one of the most popular asks when it comes to biotin and biotin supplements (and for good reason!). On top of the critical health functions we previously mentioned, biotin vitamins have been popularised due to their alleged benefits on hair and skin. For example, some individuals who’ve increased their biotin intake have reported healthier hair and skin.

That said, as always, we recommend you ask a healthcare professional to decide whether a dietary supplement will be a helpful addition to your regime.

How Can I Add Biotin to My Diet?

The good news is there are natural sources of biotin, including:

  • Egg yolks
  • Almonds
  • Nut butter
  • Cauliflower
  • Bananas
  • Mushrooms

You can also add a scoop or two of any one of our biotin supplements listed below, for a refreshing (and beautiful!), start to your day.

Biotin in Vital Proteins Products

Morning Get Up & Glow

Enhance your beauty routine with our Morning Get Up & Glow, a blend of collagen peptides, vitamin C, caffeine, biotin and hyaluronic acid to get your day glowing. You can easily add our Morning Get Up & Glow™ to water, tea or juice for a brighter start to your morning.

“I love mixing the Morning Get Up & Glow powder in my morning smoothie for the ultimate pick-me-up.” – Olivia P.

Skin Hydration Boost

Enjoy happy, hydrated skin, courtesy of our plant-based Skin Boost Capsules. Ingredients like biotin, selenium, zinc and vitamin C can help to support healthier skin, hair and nails. Plus, skin-quenching hyaluronic acid is included to help you maintain a dewy glow – all from two capsules.

Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin. Biotin contributes to the maintenance of normal skin and hair. Zinc and selenium contribute to the maintenance of normal nails and hair.

“I’m super excited for Skin Hydration Boost™, because of all the working out I do. Just started taking them this week and I’m so excited to see a change!” -Joy J., @joyful__fitness

Written by Sarah Schuh

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