Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin that plays a significant role in making skin, hair, and nails healthy. Biotin is commonly known as vitamin H or B7; it is a part of the vitamin B family that is found in milk, bananas, egg yolks, and yeast. Therefore, biotin can naturally be incorporated into your diet through a nutritional plan.
If your biotin levels are low, then you may experience certain conditions like thinning hair, red scaly rash around the nose, eyes, and mouth, or brittle nails. You may also experience depression, tiredness, or hallucinations if you have an extreme biotin deficiency. However, if you are taking too much biotin you can experience side effects as well. These biotin side effects could include:
That’s right. Taking biotin to treat your acne may actually worsen your acne problems. Many people take biotin to improve their skin and hair, but if they don’t strike that delicate balance of biotin in take, they may experience acne while taking a supplement that includes biotin. The reason being, biotin inhibits blood absorption of vitamin B5, which may result in your skin being more prone to acne and breakouts.
Biotin deficiency may also cause a rash; on the same token, if you take more biotin than your body can process, then you may experience a skin rash as well. Sometimes the immune system thinks of biotin as a foreign body and in response, the blood vessels can become inflamed which causes a skin rash.
If you have vitamin B12 or cobalt allergy then you may have an allergic reaction to biotin. This reaction may include nausea, swelling of the face, or even a rash as aforementioned.
The Factor Formula Healthy Skin & Hair Multivitamin is a nutrient-dense supplement that is completely biotin-free. This means you get to avoid any of the potential complications or known side effects that are caused by biotin — an ingredient that is included in many other supplements on the market.
The Factor Formula’s biotin-free Healthy Skin & Hair Multivitamin can be taken daily as part of skincare routine and for overall wellness; please consult your physician before beginning any vitamin regimen.