Many take Biotin to combat hair loss while on the HCG diet. However, most are unaware that it is extremely important for energy production, especially while on a low-carb, ketosis diet. Simply put, Biotin allows you to get the most out of your calories. And if you’re on a limited amount, like you are on HCG 2.0, it can be a lifesaver.
Benefits Of Biotin – Why Add Biotin To Your HCG 2.0 Protocol?
Biotin for Stronger and Healthier Hair – During pregnancy, a woman’s Biotin levels will drop quite substantially. The research is unclear as to why, but many attribute the production of HCG as the culprit. Often, the same women that lose hair during pregnancy will also lose hair on the HCG diet. Supplementing Biotin will reduce these adverse effects of HCG and allow you to maintain your hair.
Biotin for Healthier Skin – Biotin’s role in skin health is related to its role in fat metabolism. If deficient, skin will become dry and irritated. A common condition during pregnancy is called Seborrheic Dermatitis and is attributed to hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy. HCG is a contributor. Supplementing Biotin can mediate its effects.
Biotin for Healthier Nails – In a recent study, participants were given 2.5mg of Biotin per day. After 6 months over 90% of participants had a 25% increase in nail thickness.
Biotin for Macronutrient Metabolism – This is what most people don’t know about Biotin. It is extremely important for energy production. It allows you to get the most out of your calories. This is critical, especially if you’re on a ketosis diet. Ketosis is a complex process that requires multiple enzymes and co-enzymes. If this process can be made more efficient, you’ll feel less hunger. Your body reacts to ketone calories exactly the same as it does from calories you consume from a meal. If you’re being supplied adequate ketone calories, you’ll feel satiated and full. You won’t be hungry. See below…