Biotin, one of the primary ingredients in It Works Hair Skin Nails, is a water soluble B complex vitamin that promotes healthy hair and skin. Biotin is found in certain foods such as eggs, almonds, peanuts, bananas and whole grains. Biotin is also created naturally in the body, however – adding a biotin supplement to your diet may also help with growth rate and the overall strength and health of your hair. In addition to being beneficial to your hair, skin and nails – biotin also aids several other body processes. As mentioned before, the nutrient – also known as vitamin H, is part of the B complex vitamins, all of which help in converting carbs from food into glucose which of course is used as by our bodies as fuel (energy). They also help the body to metabolize fats and proteins. B complex vitamins as a whole are essential for healthy hair, skin and nails among other things.
Biotin deficiencies are rare, especially among western civilizations – but the symptoms of a deficiency include hair loss, dry skin, depression, fatigue and cracking in the corners of the mouth. As a biotin deficiency causes hair loss, when taken in supplement form – it is also considered effective for increased growth rates, reduced hair loss and improvement of the health of your hair. This is especially the case for individuals who aren’t getting enough biotin naturally in their diets. There is 5,000 mcg of biotin found in It Works Hair Skin Nails, 1667% of the daily recommended value. It Works Hair Skin Nails Nourishing Complex also includes B6, Zinc, Selenium, MSM, Vitamins C and E as well as a proprietary blend of other herbs and nutrients such as a Japanese seaweed blend, grape seed extract, horsetail extract and more.