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No, biotin has nothing to do with bionic, but the benefits of this B vitamin will amaze you.

Hannah Klinger
May 12, 2017

You may have heard of biotin as the buzzword among pregnant friends or relatives, a crucial nutrient that helps with a baby’s development in the womb. But this B vitamin isn’t only for mothers-to-be. Biotin helps keep your skin, nails, hair, eyes, liver, and nervous system healthy. It also helps your body convert food into energy, metabolizing carbohydrates, fats, and amino acids.

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Biotin supplements are usually taken for hair growth and healthier skin and nails. Remember that biotin is a water-soluble vitamin, meaning your body will flush out whatever biotin it doesn’t use. You can also find biotin in foods such as cauliflower, carrots, bananas, salmon, chicken, eggs, nuts, and whole grains. The more wholesome and unprocessed the food, the better your body can use the biotin that’s available.

Want to make sure you're getting a healthy amount of biotin in your daily diet? Get a delicious dose of biotin in these recipes:

Curried Cauliflower Salad with Yogurt

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Biotin is a supplement, so be sure to make your doctor aware if you begin taking it regularly.