Today, I received an email that asked me what was the best time of day to take biotin.
First off, what I could tell you is that you can take biotin at any time of the day.
Honestly, everyone has their own way of taking their supplements. Some people take them in the morning with breakfast, others take them immediately after lunch, and others take them just before going to bed.
For those that are clueless and still don’t know what biotin is, I’ll sum it up in short words.
Biotin, also called vitamin b7, is a nutritive supplement that is used in many cases to speed up hair growth. Even though, many people also take it to improve their skin’s appearance and strengthen their nails.
That’s why, if you have any doubts about how to take biotin, don’t go anywhere, because I will tell you:
- The best time of day to take biotin.
- If you should take biotin on a full stomach
- Who should take biotin
- One final recommendation… for the hair that you still have left
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When is the best time of day to take biotin
I don’t know if many of you know, but biotin is a supplement that is soluble in water.
This means that it doesn’t stay in your body for very long, which is different from vitamins A, E, and D3, which are fat-soluable.
So, any excess is quickly excreted from the body.
In my experience, and that of many of my clients, it is best to take biotin in the morning or with the first meal of the day. Because biotin also works as an energizer.
Do you want to know why I tell you from my experience?
When I started studying to be a professional hair stylist, I was really stressed. I worked and studied at the same time, which also had my hair on ends.
The stress affected me and I started to lose a lot of hair.
That was my first contact with biotin, since a dermatologist recommended to me that I incorporate it as a supplement.
That’s why I’m telling you from my experience. Because I also took at some point in my life, vitamin B7 capsules. And I took them in the morning after eating breakfast.
Now, some nutritionists also think that when we sleep, our body goes through a repairing and restorative process. This means that during the night, we eliminate the toxins that accumulated during the day.
That’s why, many of these professionals think that it is best to ingest biotin at night to help your body regenerate better.
Beyond the moment that you decide to take biotin, there is a golden rule that you should follow:
I don’t know if you paid attention to the word “consistently.”
But it is important that you do it.
I’m tired of getting emails that tell me that they took biotin for a week and they didn’t see results.
Biotin is a vitamin, not a miracle.
To see the first results, that small almost imperceivable fuzz on your head, you should take biotin for five to six months minimum.
And also, you should include foods that are rich in vitamin B7. Do you want to know what they are?
I’ll tell you later on.
Now I want to go deeper into a topic that is usually pretty confusing for many people: should you take biotin on a full stomach?
Is it bad to take biotin on an empty stomach?
While I write this, it reminds me of my grandmother that was one of those that before giving me my antibiotics, she always made me eat a ham and cheese sandwich so that the medicine didn’t upset my stomach.
However, biotin isn’t an antibiotic, it’s a vitamin. So, there aren’t problems with taking it after eating.
Now, every person is different.
And they react differently to things that they take, including supplements.
Most of my clients take biotin after having eaten something, even if it’s just a slice of bread.
If you are one of those people with a sensitive stomach, I suggest that you take biotin when you eat something, because your body will absorb it better and you won’t get nauseous.
Also, biotin in pill-form absorbs much faster during the digestion process.
Do you drink a lot of coffee, tea, or another type of diuretic?
Then don’t even think of taking your biotin when you drink any of those drinks.
Because studies recently showed that diuretics reduce the absorption of biotin and you will just eliminate it when you urinate before it can be absorbed by the body.
Do you remember that I mentioned that it is important to incorporate some changes into your daily diet to optimize the effect of biotin?
Well, the time has come to reveal the secret.
Which foods are rich in vitamin B7
Incorporating foods with biotin into your diet is one of the easiest ways to stimulate hair growth.
Because, remember that vitamin B7 acts in the hair follicles so that they can generate new hairs.
Some foods rich in biotin are eggs, legumes, nuts, milk, whole grains, sunflower seeds, olive oil, avocado and meat.
For example, a cooked egg contains 25 milligrams of biotin, which is the recommended daily dosage.
Other food sources with high doses of biotin are leafy-green vegetables like spinach, asparagus, and broccoli.
So, if you are taking biotin supplements, take a careful look at your daily diet and incorporate those foods immediately.
Do you remember that at the beginning of this post, I promised a final recommendation for the hair that you still have?
Well, this has to do with more than stimulating hair follicles so that they generate new hair with the help of biotin; it’s necessary to take care of the rest of your mane.
That’s why, I think it’s important that you include a vitamin E mask to keep your hair healthy.
Because if it is important to get some of your hair back, the ones that are there also deserve our attention, don’t you think?
Mask to strengthen hair with vitamin E
To keep your hair healthy and free of problems, you need to baby it. And the best way to do that is to work from the roots and massage it with a good mask.
After all, a healthy scalp means healthy hair.
- An avocado
- A tablespoon of olive oil
- ¼ tablespoon of vitamin E oil
- Mix all the ingredients in the blender until it becomes a creamy paste.
- Be sure that the paste doesn’t have lumps.
- Apply the mixture to your hair and scalp.
- Let the mask sit for 30 minutes.
- Wash off the mask with a sulfate-free shampoo and condition your hair
Why do you think that this mask works if you suffer from hair loss?
Biotin will help you strengthen the hair follicles from inside your body. This external-use mask contains avocado which is rich in vitamin E.
Also, it hydrates the hair and helps reconstruct damaged ends, for example.
Also, olive oil acts as a smoothing agent. A combination of the three ingredients transforms the rough, dry hair into strong, healthy hair.
Have you ever taken biotin to stimulate the growth of your hair?
At what time of day do you prefer to take it?