by Tina Sendin January 23, 2020
A woman's hair is her crowning glory.
The 15 billion dollar hair care industry in the United States is a reflection of this.  Many women spend hundreds of dollars a month on hair care products and services, just to achieve a Beyonce-like mane. Regular trips to the salon and home remedies alike, many women treat their hair care seriously to steer clear of those bald patches on the head.
Unbeknownst to many, there's one vitamin that can help maintain and rock long locks. And where to get it may be more common than they'd expect.
The ingredient we're talking about is biotin.
According to Healthline: 
Biotin [or Vitamin B7] is a water-soluble vitamin that’s a part of the vitamin B family. It’s also known as vitamin H. Your body needs biotin to help convert certain nutrients into energy. It also plays an important role in the health of your hair, skin, and nails.
Biotin is sometimes known as Vitamin H. It stands for or "Haar und Haut", which are German words for "hair and skin." Makes total sense because biotin has been known for years as an essential ingredient for keeping a healthy hair!
In fact, many hair care products like shampoo, conditioner, creams, oils, and other biotin containing products claim that they can lead to full, thick and shiny locks!
While the jury's still out on whether biotin can treat hair loss , the dermatological and pediatric communities still consider it as a key ingredient for hair care. And that's because one of the symptoms for biotin deficiency is hair loss. Hence, taking more biotin can help people suffering from hair loss or thinning.
While the Food and Drug Administration has not set a recommended dietary allowance for biotin, experts have indicated the following dosage based on age: 
Pregnant women and nursing moms, as well as those trying to get pregnant, may need higher dosages.
As with anything health-related, it's best to consult with your doctor to know the right daily intake and avoid biotin deficiency.
It's rare to fall short on biotin levels in the body, mainly because most of us get more than enough from our diet and gastrointestinal bacteria anyway! However, you will know if you're biotin deficient if you have: [4, 5]
The following are also more prone to lower levels of biotin:
Getting (more than) enough levels of biotin is not at all difficult. In fact, you may already be having just the right amount in your body. But in case you're curious or wish to increase your biotin levels, here are the foods that are rich in vitamin B7 (or H however way you want to call it): [2, 5]
If you think you're not eating enough of these foods, or simply just want to elevate the level of biotin in your body, you can also take supplements containing biotin. Especially if your goal is to achieve strong, luscious, full and shiny hair fast, you can take hair health and growth vitamins with high levels of biotin.
Nobody wants lifeless, thinning hair. But if you're noticing increasing bald patches or losing a lot of hair, or any of the symptoms for biotin deficiency above, then you may want to consult with your dermatologist and see if taking vitamins can help make your Hair Strong.
by Tina Sendin November 24, 2020
Us ladies just want to maintain healthy, luscious locks all the time – lockdown or not.
But sometimes, we’re doing more harm than good to our crowning glory... often, unbeknownst to us. We may think we’re looking after our hair as best as we could, but at times they turn out to be a disservice to our hair.
For starters, hair goes through wear and tear daily, in more ways than one. What you consider hair care may actually be damaging to it.
To resolve this, a good place to start is understanding how we may be causing harm to it.
And for this, we’ve got you covered. Here are some ways you may be damaging your hair, and a few tips to turn it around.
by Mark Miller October 29, 2020
Nootropics are also called "smart drugs" and "cognitive enhancers." The theory holds that they help you think better, remember more, and be more alert, creative, focused, and motivated.
Whether you're near the end of your life and suffering from memory loss, in your middle years and needing to stay alert during that afternoon slump, or a college student needing to enhance your memory, nootropics can help.
They can also help people with ADHD, anxiety, and confused thought processes.
by Tina Sendin October 27, 2020
Blue light has been getting such a bad rap especially in the context of sleep. Many believe that blue light gets in the way of having a good night sleep and causes a lot of tossing and turning at night.
But what is blue light and where can you get it? Can it really keep you from sleeping well? If so, what’s the explanation behind it?
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