Heart Healthy Beats

Tidbits to keep your heart healthy

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Tidbit Tuesday – More about B vitamins

Yes, this school work is kicking my tail but I am determined not to let you guys down. Thanks for bearing with me.

This week a lot of research has been put into B vitamins. Mostly Biotin, Pantothenic acid, Folate & B 12.

One of our discussions asked, “Does biotin and pantothenic acid really improve your hair texture and preserve its color?”

I thought this would also be a good topic for us to discuss. Do any of you take these supplements? Hair, skin and nails supplement?










Biotin & Pantothenic acid are B vitamins essential for growth. They support energy metabolism by helping breakdown and use food.

During my research search.  I found very little scientific data supporting the use of either. Deficiency in these vitamins is very rare. These supplements would not prove beneficial unless deficiency is present and biotin deficiency is linked to incomplete parenteral nutrition and nursing infants whose mother is deficient in the vitamin. This deficiency, although rare, results in skin rashes and hair loss.

So, bottom line, continue to eat a varied, nutritious diet and do not waste your money on these products as they likely doing nothing more than the food you eat. Healthy nails and hair comes from plant based foods, eggs, salmon, sweet potatoes, liver

Biotin food sources


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Wacky Wednesday

It has indeed been one wacky day. Crazy day at work and even more insane with school work but enjoy:

No, it’s not Halloween but this was hands down Master A’s favorite birthday gift. My mother did a great job knowing just what he loves. He loves to dress up and he adores Spiderman. He wore this the rest of the afternoon.

He truly had a great 4th birthday. Here he’s waiting on his cake and being his silly self.

Have a great Wednesday (what’s left of it)