biotin

How Biotin boosts hair growth

Biotin is a water soluble B Vitamin, also known as vitamin H and has been the buzzword in the hair and beauty industry for years, albeit without any clinical proof of its actual ability to reduce hair loss.  So today, let’s unpack the actual benefits of Biotin and how it assists you achieve your long hair goals.  Shall we?

What slows down hair growth

Keratin production is a natural process in the body.  As babies, our keratin production was incredibly fast and had your poor parents precariously and tentatively snipping away at your little nails almost every day. 

 

As we get older, this process slows down, and some of those on chronic medications would tell you their nails and hair have stopped growing altogether!  There is a link there, and a very simple summary which is; keratin production slows down due to age, diet and medication.

 

So diet and medication factors are pretty straight forward and can be reversed, but the elephant in the room is; age.  Is it possible to speed up hair growth as we get older, and if so, how?  Let’s take a closer look, metaphorically if you will.

 

Think of a brick layer who is building a house with a pile of bricks (keratin).  Our brick layer specifically wants to use these bricks to create a chimney (aka a strand of hair), but close by there is another builder who needs bricks to build a perimeter wall (strengthening your immune system) and is helping himself to the same pile of bricks.  The builder who is putting up the defence wall is regarded far more important than the little chimney man, and therefore has full priority on the few bricks available. No bricks, no building.  

 

But when you supplement vitamins, minerals and aminos that your body needs for faster hair growth; imagine a truck delivering more bricks to both builders so that they can happily work alongside each other to finish their building projects simultaneously.

 

So what does this have to do with hair growth and will your age affect this process?  The short answer is; your hair will grow regardless of your age, but if you don’t have sufficient nutrients and vitamins needed, then the building process stops altogether.  It is important to understand that giving your body a healthy dose of all the materials it needs (Biotin being one of them) will result in your body producing hair at its fastest rate.

 

Wait! Wait! Before you rush off to buy 3000mcg of Biotin, we must talk about the actual role of Biotin in the keratin production process to fully understand Biotin’s role in this scenario.

Biotin's role in hair growth

Biotin’s role in speeding up keratin production is linked to its ability to break down amino acids (protein synthesis) causing your cells to create new proteins (aka keratin production).  This is extremely important especially when we consider that over 80% of our hair is made up of protein keratin.

 

But let’s circle back for a second; Biotin breaks down amino acids causing your cells to create keratin.  That means that high levels of Biotin is almost irrelevant if your body doesn’t have a surplus of amino acids to be broken down into keratin by Biotin.  Understanding this bursts the Biotin bubble and helps us understand the importance of adopting a more holistic approach to hair growth.

 

So the summary is that we need to eat (or supplement) amino rich foods in with Biotin in order to speed up keratin production in the body. 

Biotin and amino rich foods

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Foods that are rich in Biotin and aminos include beef liver, chicken liver, eggs, peanuts, seeds, nuts, fish and bone meat (ox tail).  For those following a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, there are plenty of food sources that are rich in Biotin and protein including soy, quinoa, chia seeds (a complete protein containing all 9 essential amino’s) and cottage cheese to mention just a few options.

 

Here are some examples of Biotin rich foods;

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Image from Wikipedia

Biotin and amino rich products

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Let’s take a closer look at the Quick Grow range and how they work together to assist your body produce hair at its fastest rate.

Advanced Amino Capsules

Quick Grow Advanced Amino Capsules contain a proprietary blend of aminos, vitamins and minerals that work together to assist the body and follicles to produce keratin at its fastest rate and supports stronger, healthier hair, skin and nails from the inside out.

 

Key Ingredients:

  • Biotin
  • Folic Acid
  • Inositol
  • Ginseng
  • Grape Seed Extract
  • Horsetail Silica
  • All 9 essential amino acids
  • 18 amino acids
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Iron
  • Manganese 
  • Iron
  • Selenium
  • Vit C
  • Vit B6

Advanced Amino Shampoos and Conditioners

Shampoo and Conditioner key ingredients:

  • Advanced Amino Complex
  • Biotin
  • Horsetail silica
  • Ginseng
  • PCAs (conditioning agent)

These products are:

  • Sulphate free
  • Sodium Chloride free
  • Not tested on animals
  • Packaged from responsibly sourced materials
  • Recyclable packaging

Safe to use on children from the age of 2 years. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with cool water.

Advanced Amino Hair Shake

Our NEW delicious Strawberry Hair Shake is packed with powerful amino’s, vitamins and minerals that your hair LOVES!  

Key Ingredients:

  • Vit B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7 B9 and B12
  • Vit A, C, D3 and E
  • Choline
  • Inositol
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • All 18 amino’s
  • All 9 essential amino acids
  • Omega 3
  • Co-Enzyme Q10

These products are:

  • Sugar free
  • Gluten free
  • Low Calorie
  • Contains MCT Oil
  • Diabetic safe
  • KETO safe

Suitable for all ages, but always consult with a medical practitioner.

Summary

Biotin plays a crucial role in the synthesis of proteins, but does not act as a stand alone solution to faster growing hair. A combination of amino's, minerals and vitamins in a holistic approach will assist the body in producing faster growing hair. this unique blend is found in our entire range of Quick Grow products, and formulated by our resident Tricholgist.

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