How much is too much? Vitamin B7 dosage

Plagued with your disobedient hair? Having a ‘bad-hair-day’ seems to be getting common these days, what with our erratic lifestyle and hectic work schedules. If your hair is falling at an alarming rate or the split ends are making your hair look like cobweb, then it is probably time you consult a trichologist or a ‘hair expert’. Hair is a critical part of your personality and losing hair can be a confidence-killer, especially for women. Even balding men tend to become the butt of office jokes and have a tough time finding a date. So do not wait for your hair to disappear and immediately book an appointment at your local hair clinic, if you have tried and failed at all those home-remedies.

One of the first things that your doctor will recommend is probably a Biotin supplement. Biotin supplements are easily available at all medical outlets and also quite inexpensive. However, it is always better to know exactly what you are ingesting before you pop those pills. Biotin is the common term for Vitamin B7 or Vitamin H, which belongs to the group of Vitamin B-complex. These are water-soluble and help with the body’s TCA cycle (or the metabolism, as we common folks call it). To make it simple, Biotin helps in breaking down the carbohydrates and proteins in our body. Biotin also has a great deal of other benefits, one of which is in promoting healthy growth of hair and nails.

When your doctor prohibits you to take in more than a permissible dosage, there’s probably a good reason behind it. So, make sure that you do not overdose on those pills. Common side effects from biotin include allergies, cystic acne, chances of accidental abortion (during pregnancy) and harmful interaction with anti-seizure medicines. Therefore, it is advisable to follow your doctor’s prescription strictly.