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1. how long do you have to take biotin before it takes effect?
Biotin is known as a beauty vitamin, as it has a particularly essential effect on hair growth and nail growth. Besides taking biotin-rich foods, many people supplement biotin in the form of dietary supplements. Many people ask themselves how long biotin must be taken before it starts to work in the body. The vitamin starts to take effect from the first intake. As a coenzyme in the organism, biotin promotes the metabolic activity of skin, hair and nails. For this reason, a biotin deficiency is often recognised by brittle nails and hair loss.
2 What is biotin?
Biotin is an essential, water-soluble vitamin and is also known as vitamin B7. Biotin is known for the protective function of skin and hair. As a component of enzymes, it is important for many metabolic processes and the processing of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Biotin promotes hair growth as well as nail growth.
The German Society for Nutrition (DGE) recommends a daily intake of approx. 30-60 µg biotin for adults. For children the value is between 15-30 µg. In certain life situations, such as pregnancy, more biotin is needed because the unborn child still needs to be supplied by the mother.
3. in which foods is biotin contained?
Since the human body cannot produce the vitamin itself, biotin should be supplied daily. There are numerous natural sources of biotin that can be easily incorporated into the daily diet. In contrast to other vitamins, the biotin requirement can simply be covered by plant foods.
Organiccontent in micrograms/100g
beef liver: approx. 100 µg
pig liver: approx. 30 µg
herring: approx. 9 µg
trout: approx. 8 µg
oat flakes: approx. 20 µg
brie: approx. 5 µg
whole milk: approx. 4 µg
peanuts: approx. 34 µg
walnuts: approx. 20 µg
bananas: approx. 5 µg
tomatoes: approx. 3 µg
eggs: approx. 24 µg
4 Possible side effects of biotin
Most people tolerate biotin in the form of food supplements without any problems. The vitamin is generally classified as very well tolerated and safe. Even when taken in excess of the recommended daily dosage, no side effects of biotin are known. In very rare cases, nausea may occur when taking biotin for the first time. As biotin is a water-soluble vitamin, any excess is extracted by the human body via the excretory organs. For this reason there is no need to worry about possible side effects of biotin.
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5. conclusion: how long do you have to take biotin before it takes effect?
Many people take biotin in the form of food supplements. Many people ask themselves how long biotin has to be taken before it starts to work in the organism. Biotin takes effect from the first intake. As a coenzyme in the organism, biotin promotes the metabolic activity of skin, hair and nails. For this reason, a biotin deficiency is often recognised by brittle nails and hair loss.