Biotin: the Beauty Vitamin

Biotin is a natural-origin vitamin whose main function is to convert the fats, carbohydrates, and proteins that we consume on a daily basis into energy. The presence of this nutrient in our body is essential to maintaining good health in body tissues such as skin, hair, and nails. (i)

How Can Biotin Be Obtained? (ii)

Biotin is a vitamin that can be found in several foods of daily consumption such as

  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Animal meats and viscera
  • Vegetables
  • Milk
  • Biotin supplements.

Biotin Benefits On Nails, Skin & Hair Health

As mentioned above, biotin plays an important role in the health of tissues such as hair, nails, and skin. Some studies have shown that when people with very fine nails consumed high doses of biotin, their nails became stronger. (iii)

However, while there is no conclusive evidence to suggest that taking biotin helps with skin health, the benefits can be inferred as biotin deficiency results in a number of issues including cracking skin on the sides of the mouth, also known as periorificial dermatitis, rashes, and cradle cap. (iv)

Biotin for hair growth is usually recommended as a supplement (either in the form of a multivitamin or a shampoo). (v) Dermatologist Dhaval G. Bhanusali states that biotin deficiency may lead to hair thinning so it is essential that people’s diets include foods like meats, fish, nuts, eggs, and dairy products in order to obtain an adequate amount of this vitamin. (vi)

If you decide to boost your biotin intake, Dr. T suggests that you consult a health professional before doing so. If it is a good option for you, Dr. T recommends VictaGummies Hair, Nails & Skin; a pectin-based supplement ideal for all types of adult consumers including vegans and vegetarians as pectin is a plant-origin starch. Give it a try! Gummies with biotin will help you strengthen your hair, nails, and skin while enjoying the pleasant taste and texture of an innovative supplement.


[i]  National Institutes of Health (January, 2021), Biotin – Fact Sheet for Consumers. Retrieved on July 6, 2022:

[ii]   National Institutes of Health (January,2022), Biotin – Fact Sheet for Health Professionals.Retrieved on July 6, 2022:

[iii]   Taylor & Francis Group (October, 2017), Biotin for the Treatment of Nail Disease: What is the Evidence? Retrieved on July 6, 2022:

[iv] National Library of Medicine (March, 2022), Biotin Deficiency. Retrieved on July 6, 2022:

[v]    Healthline (March, 2022), Biotin for Hair Growth. Retrieved on July 6, 2022:

[vi]    Cosmopolitan (May, 2020) The Actual Benefits of Taking Biotin for Your Hair, According to the Experts. Retrieved on July 6, 2022:

Author: Cristian Ocampo

Editor: Pedro Calvo

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