Biotin, also known as Vitamin H, is known for its ability to make hair strong and shiny, preventing hair loss, and also to strengthen brittle nails. It’s also an essential component in helping the body convert food into energy, and helping to metabolise fats and protein.
There’s also evidence that Biotin keeps the nervous system healthy, and that it’s important in embryonic growth during pregnancy.
THE BENEFITS OF BIOTIN
1. It helps to break down macronutrients
Biotin helps the body convert food into energy — it supports a number of enzymes involved in the breakdown of carbs, fats, and proteins.
Specifically, biotin is involved in:
Gluconeogenesis: This is the synthesis of glucose from sources other than carbs, such as amino acids, and biotin-containing enzymes help initiate this process.
Fatty acid synthesis: Biotin assists enzymes that activate reactions that are important for the production of fatty acids.
Amino acid breakdown: Biotin-containing enzymes are involved in the metabolism of several important amino acids, including leucine.
2. It can help boost your hair’s health
Biotin deficiency can lead to hair loss, which indicates that the vitamin is involved in keeping the hair healthy. Also, Biotin helps improves your body’s keratin infrastructure. Keratin is a basic protein that makes up your hair, skin, and nails.
3. Improved skin health
The vitamin’s influence on the skin may stem from its effect on fat metabolism. This process is important for maintaining healthy skin, and it may be impaired in people with low levels of biotin. People with biotin deficiencies may experience skin problems, including red, scaly rashes.
How does an intramuscular injection work?
Our trained doctors will perform the intramuscular injection either at your home or in our central London clinic. They will use a needle to inject the Biotin Shot straight through the skin and into the muscle – this ensures better absorption of the vitamin.
This procedure is completely safe and our team of Doctors is highly experienced in performing the IM booster shots.