Hair loss can be traumatic for men, for women, is can be devastating. For most, there just are not too many affordable options aside from totally giving up and wearing a wig. Most conventional creams and procedures are very expensive with results that are not guaranteed.
Others choose to accept their hair loss and just wear a wig, despite the inconveniences, uncomfortableness and high cost of wigs and taupe’s. However, researchers are now beginning to indicate they have supportive evidence that a natural vitamin can actually reverse and/or prevent hair loss. Biotin (vitamin B7) apparently has a clinically meaningful impact on hair loss prevention. Let’s look at some of the evidence that supports this claim.
Biotin for Hair and Nails
Researchers published (in the 2015 edition of Dermatology Research and Practice) results from a placebo controlled, double blind, 3 month study that compared placebo to a marine supplement containing biotin to women who had experienced significant hair loss. Patients were then asked to wash their hair while researchers counted any lost hair. The results of the study determined that Biotin indeed had a positive effect on both preventing hair loss and also provoking new hair growth.
A similar study was published by the same researcher in 2012, which also established a correlation between biotin and hair growth and/or loss prevention. Further research is ongoing as to the potential of biotin in combating hair loss in both men and women.
While biotin (vitamin B7) supplements are available, in general, you can and should be able to get adequate levels of biotin from organic and natural foods such as organs meats and vegetables.
Below is a list of natural foods with the highest levels of biotin:
Instead of trying expensive medical procedures or buying expensive creams with toxic ingredients, try increasing your biotin (vitamin B7) levels. As with most natural supplements, consistency and persistence is essential to obtaining the best results possible. While studies have indicated that noticeable results are obtainable in as little as 90 days, most will see impactful results around the 6 month mark.