We know it’s not always obvious where your vitamins are coming from and what wondrous things they do for our bodies. We know they’re good, but in what ways? And what do I need to eat to benefit from them?
Don’t worry. By following along with us, we’ll help to demystify the story of each vitamin one-by-one, helping you on your path to a more nutritious, vitamin-rich diet with Spicewell.
Vitamin H: Biotin
Let’s look at vitamin H, or “biotin” as it’s also known.
First, a fun fact. “Biotin” comes from the ancient Greek word “biotos”, which means “life”, as in “biology” (the study of life), “biography” (life story) and so on. Biotin is a crucial nutrient that helps keep your skin, hair, eyes, liver and nervous system healthy.
Most people get the biotin they need from a healthy diet, but where biotin is concerned – the more the better! Higher levels of biotin can help regulate blood sugar, promote healthy hair, skin and nails, and help pregnant women have healthier babies. And it’s water soluble, so any excess will simply pass through when you pee.💧
Are Biotin Supplements The Answer For Hair Loss?
When recovering from a fever, such as during exposure to COVID-19 or the COVID-19 vaccine, studies show that the body can go through a period of hair loss, or “shedding”. You may find handfuls of hair as you take a shower or use a brush. This frightening symptom is common when recovering from a fever or illness but can last six to nine months.
Biotin (as well as iron and zinc) can help in the recovery of hair loss, but taking supplements have not only been shown to be ineffective, but potentially harmful when taking too much.
What Is The Best Way To Get Biotin In My System?
The best place to get nutrition into your body is through the foods that you eat. At Spicewell, we’re not asking you to make radical changes to your diet. In fact — multiple studies show that for most people, dieting plans don’t work. Lives are too busy, cravings too tempting. And it’s hard to know which nutrients you need and where to get them.
The answer is: you need all of them, and that’s where Spicewell steps in.
We pack our salt and pepper products with all the vitamins you need, sourced from organic vegetables that are non-GMO, vegan and gluten free. It’s all you need for your family to live a healthy, nutritious life. All you have to do is season your meal!
What are you waiting for? Get Spicewell superfood products in your pantry today.
- HealthLine: The Benefits of Biotin
- HealthLine: Top 10 Biotin Rich Foods
- Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Supplemental Vitamins and Minerals for CVD Prevention and Treatment
- Scientific American: When Vitamin Pills Are Too Much of a Good Thing
- Harvard Health Publishing: When dieting doesn't work
- Health.com: Is It Possible To Take Too Many Vitamins?
- "How Not To Die", Gene Stone and Dr. Michael Greger
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