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Know the causes of biotin deficiency (Signs and symptoms)

“If you have healthy hair and good skin, everything else will fall into place”

More than once in life, humans are found complaining about either the volume of their hair or the texture of their skin. 

Before you hear the scary knock of the health crisis, we know something that you need to know. 

The range of skin and hair diseases has a direct connection with biotin deficiency irrespective of age and gender. 

Biotin, also known as Vitamin B7, Vitamin H or beauty vitamin is a water-soluble vitamin involved in the production of fatty acids which is crucial to maintain the health of your skin, hair and nails.


The food you eat or drink consists of carbohydrates and fats. The presence of biotin is needed to break both these down and turn them into energy. This energy is thus used to build healthy skin and shiny hair. 

This blog is our small attempt to guide you through the symptoms and causes of biotin deficiency. Hold your guards because the guard of skin and hair is here!  

What are the causes of biotin deficiency?

Deficiency of biotin results in a variety of signs and symptoms. Generally, people with insufficient amounts of biotin have dry or inflamed skin, thin hair and brittle nails.

Given below is an exhaustive list of signs and symptoms you should look out for in case of biotin deficiency:

  •  Earlier signs of biotin deficiency
  • Mild thinning of head hair
  • Dry skin due to reduced fatty acids synthesis
  • Dermatitis
  • Conjunctivitis (Inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eyes)
  • Late signs and symptoms of biotin deficiency
  • Brittle nails
  • Numbness and tingling sensations (Paresthesia)
  • Dry scaly skin and irritation
  • Cracks at the corner of your mouth
  • Swollen tongue 
  • Loss of motor control (Ataxia)
  • Decreased muscle tone (Hypotonia)
  • Lethargy and feeling fatigued
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Hallucinations (Visual or auditory)
  • Seizures
  • Developmental delay

How to get Biotin naturally?

Being a water-soluble vitamin, your body cannot store it. It gets dissolved in water and is carried away to your body tissues. 

Now that you know how crucial biotin is for your body, this fact might be troubling you - Your body does not produce biotin naturally. Though there exists a bacteria in your gut that can produce biotin, it is able to do it in minute quantities. Hence, this raises the need to search for biotin outside. 

Biotin comes from a variety of sources. Let us look at them one by one.

Sources of Biotin

To save you from trouble, we have sorted the task for you. Given below, we have listed the two ways to go about it:

  • Biotin-rich sources

Due to an unhealthy diet and poor lifestyle, your aspirations for healthy skin, beautiful hair and strong nails may never come true. The drill is to include biotin-rich foods in your diet. 

Dietary sources of biotin are as follows:

  • Kiwi
  • Grapes
  • Avocados
  • Pomegranate
  • Blackberries
  • Oats
  • Wheat
  • Cheese
  • Egg yolk
  • Legumes
  • Mushrooms
  • Nuts
  • Bananas
  • Peanuts 
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Salmon and Tuna fish
  • Pork
  • Liver and animal meat
  • Biotin builders or supplements

If you notice closely, the majority of biotin-rich food items are non-vegetarian. While they are great biotin-friendly choices, vegans and vegetarians cannot simply switch their preferences. 

Here is another easy-peasy way to fulfil biotin requirements - biotin builders. 

Today, the market is flooded with biotin supplements. You will find them in varied forms - tablets, capsules and liquid forms. It is totally up to you to choose and decide the method you prefer for taking the benefits of biotin supplement to your body.  

If you ask us, the most prominent way to take the benefits of biotin inside your body for skin and hair is in tablet form.

Here is how we at GoYNG have simplified the task for you! Presenting before you, our all-authentic and pure Biotin Hair Vitamin Tablets

Having adhered to the supreme standards of the FDA, it is specifically curated for people who desire glowing skin, better nail health and healthy and fuller hair. To serve the purpose, we have sourced high-purity biotin from its natural home and captured its array of benefits in 60 tablets, each of 500 mg biotin. 

These biotin vitamin tablets are manufactured right here in India with strict quality control. What is left is a simple click from you to bring home the myriad benefits to your hair, skin and nails with this nutrition-enriched biotin superfood. Read all about it here.

Final Thoughts 

Biotin is a beauty vitamin in true senses for the health of skin, hair and nails. It is the reason behind your voluminous hair, well-textured skin and healthy-looking nails!

If you are facing any of the issues related to these three, your body is probably low on biotin. Meet the needs of your body’s biotin requirements without a single doubt because there is no known toxicity associated with biotin. 

Now that you have the solution to your problem, are you ready to step into healthy living and ensure the health of your skin, hair and nails with GoYNG's Biotin Hair Vitamin Tablets

We hope this blog has helped you find answers to the symptoms and causes of biotin deficiency. If you liked the information we provided in this blog, hop on to our other blogs for simplified information on health and body strength.

Do not forget to mention in the comments which of the three areas (hair, skin and nails) are you looking to consume biotin builders for. 

Finally, you know the drill! In case of questions, mention them in the comments. As usual, our team will be pleased to assist you! 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can you be deficient in biotin?
  • Yes, you can be biotin deficient! Mild thinning of head hair and inflamed skin are the early signs of biotin deficiency.

  • What are the natural sources of biotin? 
  • The natural sources of biotin include the following:

    • Meats
    • Cheese
    • Egg yolk
    • Legumes
    • Mushrooms
    • Nuts
    • Bananas
    • Peanuts 
    • Green leafy vegetables

    The idea is to add biotin-rich foods or supplements to your diet so as to move a step closer to the process of healthy growing hair, better-looking nails and radiant skin.  

  • Do fruits contain biotin?
  • Yes, the following fruits contain biotin:

    • Kiwi
    • Grapes
    • Avocados
    • Pomegranate
    • Blackberries
  • Are there any serious side effects of biotin supplements?
  • Biotin Hair Vitamin Tablets is an all-authentic formulation with no known toxicity. In rare cases, the following side effects could be observed: 

    • Upset stomach
    • Skin irritation
  • How much biotin should you take per day?
  • NIH recommends the following quantities of biotin in one’s diet:

    • In the diet of an infant, 5 to 6 mcg of biotin is recommended.
    • In the diets of children who are less than 12 years of age, it recommends 10 to 20 mcg of biotin. 
    • In the diets of teens, approximately 25 mcg of biotin is recommended. 
    • In the diets of an adult, it recommends 30 mcg of biotin. 
    • In the diets of pregnant and best-feeding females, the advised dose of biotin per day is comparatively more - about 30-35 mcg of biotin.

    Check the complete factsheet here

  • What is the best way to take biotin?
  • The easiest and most-effective way to take biotin without skipping a day is in tablet form. You can check out our biotin hair vitamin tablets here

  • What is the best biotin supplement to take?
  • GoYNG has formulated one of the best and most authentic biotin supplements called Biotin Hair Vitamin Tablets. It is an advanced formula that makes your hair healthy, nails strong and rejuvenates skin. The best part is that this supplement has passed the quality test and strongly adheres to the quality standard of FDI. Add Biotin Hair Vitamin Tablets to your diet if your desire for healthy hair, skin and nails is alive!   

  • How long will it take for biotin to work?
  • Generally, the results vary from individual to individual. Our recommendation is to take biotin supplements for a minimum of 3 to 4 months if you wish to see improvements in your hair growth cycle and skin health. 

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