How Can Biotin Help in Menopause?
For many women, taking pride in their skin, hair and nails is what keeps them feeling confident and like the best version of themselves. Unfortunately, when normal hormonal levels begin to decline around the time of menopause, hair loss, brittle nails and papery-feeling skin with more prominent wrinkles can start to affect this.
This can be very distressing, especially if you’re struggling with a lack of energy, difficulty sleeping and changes to your periods at the same time. These are all common symptoms of perimenopause, which means they can be treated, helping you to feel better in yourself, so you can navigate your way through menopause feeling as healthy and confident as possible.
Biotin can play a big part in improving the look and feel of your skin, hair and nails in perimenopause, but what exactly is this ingredient and where can it be found? Let’s take a look.
What is Biotin?
Biotin is another name for vitamin B7, and it's also sometimes referred to as vitamin H. One of its main roles is in helping your body to convert food into energy, while a biotin efficiency can lead to brittle hair that’s more likely to fall out, and to skin that looks lacklustre as well.
This is because biotin plays a key role in the production of fatty acids in the body, and it is a natural, biological carrier of carbon dioxide, meaning it is important in ensuring the healthy function of cells.
A decline in oestrogen levels around the time of menopause can significantly affect the way that many cells in your body work, so it’s vital to make sure your biotin levels are healthy to keep biological processes working effectively. This includes your skin, hair and nails being able to get what they need to look and feel their best.
How Can Biotin Help in Perimenopause?
Taking biotin during perimenopause could help to improve the appearance of your skin, hair and nails, and it could contribute towards keeping your metabolism functioning properly too.
As a result, this could have a knock-on effect on your energy levels, any menopause-related fatigue you’re experiencing, and therefore your ability to sleep well too. Getting help with all of this could help you to feel much better in yourself, subsequently improving your mood as well, and setting you up to deal with the rest of your menopause journey with a healthier, clearer mindset.
Where Can Biotin Be Found?
Certain foods are naturally rich in biotin, such as egg yolks, oats, spinach, milk, carrots, apples, tomatoes and beef, so incorporating more of these into your diet could help to improve your biotin levels and therefore your skin, hair and nails too.
You can also find biotin in the Femarelle® Rejuvenate supplements that we stock, which also contain the natural soy derivative DT56a to help to rebalance your hormonal activity and provide relief from other perimenopause symptoms, such as mood swings and hot flushes.
There are also Femarelle® supplements to provide you with the different types of support you may need during menopause and post-menopause. Shop the full range available at Menopause Supplements here.