What is Biotin?

Biotin is a B-complex vitamin, also known as Vitamin B7 or Vitamin H. It is necessary for cell growth and the production of fatty acids in living organisms.


Our body cannot produce this essential nutrient on its own and need to get it from an outside source. In general, it is recommended that adults get around 30 mcg of biotin daily. If you have low levels of biotin in your body and you aren’t getting enough from your diet then you might consider biotin injections.


Can Biotin help with hair loss?


Vitamin Biotin helps improve the keratin protein that makes up hair, skin, and nails.


A Biotin deficiency can cause brittle hair and hair loss. Research has shown that the right dosage of biotin supplementation increases hair growth, hair structure, and thickness as well as a decrease hair loss.


Nar London provides Biotin intra-muscular injections for hair growth and strengthening. If you have a current hair loss you can also combine this injection with other hair treatments such as PRP.


Etymologically biotin derives from the greek “βίοτος” (biotos) which means “life-giving” or “sustenance” and this might tell us the importance of this great vitamin.


How does Biotin Work?

Biotin converts fatty acids and glucose into fuel to produce energy. It helps to produce enzymes by metabolizing amino acids and carbohydrates.


What Biotin can help to improve?


Biotin may help with:


  • Strengthening hair and nails;
  • Preventing hair loss;
  • Healthy sweat glands;
  • Improving nerve tissue & bone marrow;
  • Improving acne & eczema;
  • Increasing metabolism & speed up weight loss;
  • Improving blood glucose.
  • B7 helps to keep the eyes, liver, and entire nervous system functioning properly.


How is Biotin administered?

It is done through a simple painless intramuscular injection.

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FAQs Biotin Injection


What Are Biotin Injections?

Biotin is a type of B complex vitamin that occurs naturally in a variety of foods. Usually, Biotin injections are used for the improvement of fine, fragile, or thinning hair. Indeed, this is a lesser-known B vitamin, otherwise known as B 7.


To benefit from biotin, many individuals prefer biotin injections. These injections assist in the metabolism of fatty acids, carbohydrates, and protein. Its major benefit is strengthening hair and nails. Biotin plays a major role in the natural hair manufacturing process—it is essential to not only grow new hair, but it’s also crucial in improving the overall health of your hair, also.


Why Vitamin B7 (Biotin) is so important?

In particular, vitamin B 7 (Biotin) supports the metabolic processes i.e. it triggers the reactions needed to turn food into fuel. And, as we all know, the calories we take in, and the calories we burn affect weight gain. A Biotin shot boosts enzyme production, which in turn supports the metabolization of fat and carbohydrates.


Moreover, Biotin shots also support healthy cell growth and the creation of amino acids. Amino acids play vital roles in building up proteins (muscle strength) synthesizing hormones, and the firing of neurotransmitters, which affects the central nervous system and mental health. Furthermore, Biotin also helps the body regulate blood sugar levels. It is widely known to be a potent vitamin for hair and nails.

All in all, Biotin is a vitamin found in small amounts that still plays a big role in health and wellness.

Which Food contain Biotin?

Although biotin occurs naturally in various foods, some people suffering from a deficiency usually have a genetic issue that prevents them from fully absorbing this nutrient. This said the majority of people can benefit from biotin shots as it is more efficient than having it through eating. Some of the Food sources with the most significant amounts of biotin include:

  • Nuts (especially peanuts and almonds)
  • Egg yolks
  • Soybeans
  • Fish
  • Whole-wheat bread
  • Pork
  • Cauliflower

Causes of Biotin Deficiency

While true biotin deficiency is rare, there are some situations that may cause biotin deficiency. For example, the consumption of large numbers of egg whites for a prolonged period can cause biotin depletion. Other causes include long-term use of antibiotics, the use of prenatal nutrition for extended periods, and other disorders of absorption.


The most common symptoms of biotin deficiency include:

  • Dermatitis: Skin inflammation is one of the common symptoms of biotin deficiency.
  • Hyperesthesia and Paresthesia: Hyperesthesia is a condition that involves abnormal sensitivity to stimuli of the senses. Paresthesia is a condition that causes the skin to feel the sensation of pricking or tingling, followed by numbness.
  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca: Biotin deficiency may also cause an eye disease caused by eye dryness, which results in conjunctiva of the eyes.
  • Anorexia: This condition causes a person to suffer from a low appetite.
  • Anemia: This condition causes oxygen-carrying cells called hemoglobin to lose their ability to bind oxygen.

Should I have Biotin injections?

Well, this is a question you need to ask yourself. The fact is that Biotin exists in small amounts in the body and in ways does not even show up in blood tests. However, it is also important to listen to your body and there are symptoms when the body is low in energy.


It is known that injections rich in Biotin will increase energy production by speeding up your metabolism. Other Biotin uses include improving glucose intolerance and helping with the regulation of blood sugar. Furthermore, because it supports cell activity related to the function of neurotransmitters, B7 is used to protect brain function. Consequently, this can lead to the alleviation of mild depression.


In addition, Biotin increases blood and circulatory health and aids in the build-up of muscle tissue. It is also thought to influence thyroid and adrenal function and can help to correct hormonal imbalances.


Biotin deficiencies cause thinning hair, brittle nails, dry skin, and at times, even red scaly rashes. So, as you can see there are many benefits in receiving Biotin shots.

How Do Biotin injections Work?

Not only does biotin promote healthy hair growth, but it also prevents hair dryness. This nutrient has been shown to increase the elasticity of hair, thereby preventing and minimizing breakage.


Not only can you have renewed hair growth, but you can also have healthier hair. Your new hair growth can be shiny, thick, and beautiful, replacing hair that is dry and damaged.


When injected, biotin reacts with cell enzymes and plays a vital part in producing amino acids—the building blocks of protein. This is crucial because hair itself consists of keratin, which is a form of protein.


Biotin injections work from inside your body to provide you with this amazing vitamin, so hair growth can be restored and obviously other benefits mentioned above.

What can Biotin Injections help with?

At Nar London, we mainly use Biotin shots to help patients with hair growth. However, some have received injections of Biotin to get an energy boost. Along with fatigue, they are showing more extreme signs of aging, which can be related to a lack of Biotin. All in all, there are many conditions that can be improved with Biotin injection such as thinning hair, hair discoloration, dry skin, rashes, and feeling weak.


Another benefit is related to the skin as B 7 influences the production of proteins, which in turn impacts collagen production. Furthermore, Biotin injections can be additional support when managing diabetes, weight loss, or symptoms of low mood. Finally, B7 can also contribute to healthier red blood cell production which is good for the heart and the immune system.


After all, who knew that Biotin injections have so many benefits!

Do you Offer PRP with Biotin?

Yes we do. The combination of both PRP and Biotin is a popular treatment for hair restoration. In fact, Biotin can reinforce the keratin infrastructure which stimulate and support the health of follicles. And, PRP can stimulate hair follicles to move from a dormant stage to a growing stage. Having both Biotin and PRP can help ensure optimal hair restoration results. We have PRP tubes with added biotin to combine your own growth factors with this essential vitamin.

Where to have Biotin injections in London?

We offer Biotin shots at Nar London, Harley Street. This is a very quick and easy treatment should you need a biotin boost.