Why You Need Biotin in Menopause

If your hair is thinning as you age, here's how this vitamin may (really!) help. 

By Womaness Editors     2-Minute Read

Biotin, also known as vitamin H, is a water-soluble B vitamin that plays a crucial role in supporting healthy hair, skin, and nails. While biotin is not directly linked to menopause symptoms, it can indirectly help support overall health during this stage of life.

During menopause, hormonal changes can lead to thinning hair, brittle nails, and changes in skin texture. Biotin can help strengthen hair and nails, improve skin health, and support overall well-being. By promoting the production of keratin, a protein that is essential for healthy hair, skin, and nails, biotin can help reduce the effects of hormonal imbalances that may contribute to these symptoms.

Additionally, biotin is essential for metabolism and energy production in the body, which can be beneficial during menopause when energy levels may fluctuate due to hormonal changes. While biotin supplementation may not directly address all menopausal symptoms, it can be a beneficial addition to a balanced diet and skincare routine to support overall health and well-being.

How Active Glow by Womaness can help

We formulated Active Glow to help maintain healthy hair and nails during these years of hormonal changes. If you are experiencing thinning or weakening hair, biotin can help.

It's important to stick with daily usage over a long period of time. Hair regrowth can take some time. It's best to take Active Glow 2 to 4 months before you will see a change. However, Active Glow also contains Longvida, a concentrated form of Turmeric, and Pomella, a powerful antioxidant. Both ingredients should also help with overall body aches and pains and joint health. So these are all good reasons to take Active Glow daily!



Here are 4 additional things to consider during menopause if you are experiencing thinning hair:

1. Maintain a healthy diet:

Consuming a balanced diet rich in essential nutrients, such as iron, zinc, biotin, and vitamins A, C, and D, can help support hair health and growth during menopause. Include protein-rich foods, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in your diet to ensure you are getting adequate nutrients for healthy hair.


2. Manage stress:

Stress can exacerbate hair loss during menopause, so practicing stress-reducing techniques such as meditation, yoga, deep breathing exercises, or mindfulness can help support hair health. Managing stress levels can also improve overall well-being during this transitional period.


3. Use hair-care products for thinning hair:

Look for hair-care products specifically designed to address thinning hair or hair loss in women. Products containing ingredients like biotin, keratin, caffeine, and minoxidil can help strengthen hair follicles, promote hair growth, and improve the overall condition of your hair.


4. Avoid harsh styling practices:

Limit the use of heat styling tools, such as hair dryers, straighteners, and curling irons, as excessive heat can damage hair and contribute to hair loss. Opt for gentle hair-care routines, avoid tight hairstyles that pull on the hair, and be careful when brushing.