Biotin, also known as Vitamin H is a part of the Vitamin B-complex family, and it can be found naturally in a variety of foods that we consume. It is water-soluble in nature and helps in the production of keratin which is a special protein which increases hair elasticity, and protects the hair from drying. It also helps in making the hair stronger and thicker to give it a more fuller appearance.
Biotin aids in the metabolization of fatty acids, amino acids and it also plays an important role in the stabilization of blood sugar levels of the body. The amino acids which are produced when biotin is ingested in our body. Amino acids are the main building blocks of any protein, and since the hair itself consists of protein so, biotin is also referred to as a “catalyst” for healthy and strong hair. Biotin improves the overall quality of your hair, It makes them more lustrous, longer and voluminous. It also helps in preventing the hair from dullness and provides natural nourishment of the hair from root to tips and removing split ends by repairing the damaged hair.
Consumption of biotin-rich food products, along with other nutrients, not only reinforces your natural hair cycle, but it also promotes beautiful, healthy, and thick hair. Biotin is available naturally in several food sources but it is also sold as a supplement for improving hair quality and reducing hair loss, But it has several side effects on the body. As most people take biotin on their own without knowing the correct quantity required for their bodies. Also, the direct application of biotin can cause other side effects such as interference of sleep cycles when taken during the night time and reducing the effectiveness of certain medications such as seizure medication. So, biotin should not be used primarily and thus it should be included only as a component for a product.
There are plenty of natural sources of biotin that can be included in our daily diets. These are:
✔ Eggs: Biotin is found in the yolks of eggs. It is available in good quantity but if boiled the biotin levels decrease.
✔ Spinach: Spinach contains the highest levels of biotin which can be found on any green leafy vegetables.
✔ Sweet Potato: Sweet potatoes has high levels of biotin and has also beta-carotene which is an essential component for improving the skin.
✔ Mushrooms: Mushrooms when eaten raw has a high level of biotin.
✔ Cheeses: Most dairy products have some amount of biotin which can be taken regularly.
✔ Cauliflower: Biotin is water-soluble, eating cauliflower raw to get you the maximum nutritional benefits of biotin
✔ Almonds: Nuts and legumes are a general source of biotin and thus, Almonds which are often referred to as the king of nuts have a good amount of biotin.
Most of this natural source can be found easily and among them, an egg is the most common natural source. The yolk in the egg is rich in biotin and it can be extracted into oil by boiling an egg and then crushing the egg yolk to extract the oil. This oil is rich in natural biotin but the direct application of biotin has several side effects and heating can reduce the biotin levels it is not a perfect solution for hair care.
To use the natural benefits of biotin from egg oil EYOVA has developed a product known as ‘EYOVA-Egg Oil’. This product not only consists of natural biotin but it is also rich in phospholipids, triglycerides, cholesterol, immunoglobulins, and Antioxidants. It also has the presence of some hair and scalp protecting antioxidants namely Lutein & Zeaxanthin which has shown protection of the scalp against ultraviolet radiation damage. Thus, it is a completely natural and effective hair oil product for hair loss, dandruff reduction, hair growth and regeneration of hair follicles.