Millet & Biotin
- Hair & Skin
First 100% Vegan and Organic hair formula
We have designed the only formula for healthy, vegan and effective organic hair. With us, no more cysteine extracted from goose feathers and keratin from sheep's wool! It combines the first vegetable biotin with a patented millet oil supported by 2 clinical studies on 120 people
Millet is good, vectorized millet is even better!
Millet's key active ingredient, miliacin, is vectorized with wheat ceramides giving it 6 times greater bioavailability. Coming from a 100% French industry, our millet is the perfect marriage between nature and science, as 91% of participants in clinical studies confirmed a reduction in hair loss.
A biotin extracted from Ocimum basilicum L
Our formula contains the first vegetable biotin (vitamin B8) from organic farming. This hair vitamin is extracted from biodynamically grown basil leaves.
In addition to biotin, our formula contains a patented millet (Keranat®) supported by two clinical studies on 120 people.
The recognized benefits of millet and biotin are:
- Keranat® enhances hair shine and beauty. Biotin helps maintain normal hair.
- Biotin helps maintain normal hair.
- Biotin helps maintain normal skin
When to take Millet & Biotin?
- Millet & Biotine should be taken with breakfast.
How many capsules?
- Children: Not recommended.
- Adolescents: Not recommended.
- Adults: 2 capsules per day.
Duration of a take
- Take short, medium grip.
- Pause 1 to 2 weeks every 3 months of taking.
How to take its capsules?
- To be taken with a large glass of water, quite simply.
Duration of a vial
- The bottle of Millet & Biotine lasts 30 days.
Precautions for use
- Food supplement based on plants and vitamins, to be used in addition to a healthy and balanced diet.
- Do not exceed the recommended daily doses.
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women should seek the advice of a doctor before any supplementation.
- Not recommended for children under the age of 18.
- Not recommended for prolonged use .
- Store in a dry place away from light and heat.
- Keep out of the reach of children.
For 2 capsules
Organic Shea Butter: 458 mg
Organic Millet Seed Oil ( Keranat® ): 300 mg
of which Miliacin: 3 mg
Organic Basil leaf extract: 3 mg
including Biotin: 0.050 mg (100% of AR *)
Vegetable capsule Licaps: 192 mg
* AR: Reference Intake
Ingredients: Refined shea almond butter ** Butyrospermum Parkii, Keranat® ** (Millet seed extract ** Panicum miliaceum, wheat seed extract * Triticum vulgare / aestivum, sunflower oil ** Helianthus annuus, rosemary extract ** Rosmarinus officinalis), tunic of vegetable origin: hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (Lic aps®), organic basil leaf extract ** (Ocimum basilicum L).
Licaps® is a registered trademark of Lonza or its subsidiaries.
** ingredients from organic farming
Hair loss concerns us all
Our hair capital is subject to tests throughout our lives :
- The return of seasons such as summer that weakens our hair (sea, sun...).
- After a period of "physical" stress: malnutrition, intense anxiety, surgery...
- When there are major hormonal variations (puberty, menopause, aging, pregnancy).
The mechanisms of hair loss
Hair is alive, and at any moment we find hair at different stages of development:
- growing (80% of hair at this stage)
- stable (1% of hair at this stage)
So it's perfectly normal to lose hair on a daily basis. Generally, more than 100 hairs lost per day is called alopecia, which is a loss that is too important and therefore causes a visible decrease in the density of the hair.
According to a survey IFOP, 3 French people out of 4, not presenting baldness, declare being confronted with a notable loss of hair. Women are particularly prone to this phenomenon .
Le cycle du cheveu
In addition to anti-hair loss treatments or cosmetic care, it is now possible to take care of one's hair through nutricosmetics. And to understand how to act, we must first go back to the natural hair cycle, because that's where it all comes down to [2,3].
i. Hair growth, Anagen phase
This is the crucial phase, it lasts 2 to 6 years. A normal hair consists of 85% of hair in the anagen phase, i.e. in the "growth" phase. Today it is strongly affected by stress and pollution. In the presence of pollution particles, a significant decrease in the beta-catenin protein, responsible for hair growth, is detected. Results ? A weakened anagen phase, dull and less dense hair, and significant hair loss . Indeed, it is from the very beginning of this phase that hair growth is activated and that the hair becomes anchored in its follicle. The follicle is therefore a strategic and key place in the health of the hair.
Given the length of this stage, it is easy to understand that a weakening can have a dramatic effect on the health and appearance of the hair, as it will take several years before there is a "new generation" of growth.
ii. Hair maintenance, Catagen phase
Surprisingly, this is the shortest phase of the cycle, since it lasts only 3 weeks on average. Logically, only 1% of the hair is in this phase. During these 3 weeks, the hair must be stable and strengthened - so as not to move too quickly into the Telogen phase (hair loss).
iii. Hair loss, Telogen phase
This phase lasts 3 to 4 months and is inevitable. It concerns a maximum of 15% of a normal hair. At the end of this phase, the hair falls out, leaving the place to the hair follicle reactivated in the anagen phase. This is the beginning of a new cycle and therefore of a new hair. In normal hair, we lose 50 to 100 hairs per day. A more important hair loss can be a sign of a problem.
To act on the hair growth cycle, the ideal is to aim at the anagen phase, since it is there that the hair is formed and everything is at stake. Nutraceuticals offer the possibility to do just that, thanks to certain ingredients that have proven themselves in clinical trials.
Keranat®: at last a plant-based AND effective approach thanks to millet!
The originality of Keranat® compared to first generation solutions, such as keratin or cysteine, is that it acts on the two crucial phases of the hair cycle: growth and maintenance. In other words, rather than relying entirely on structure (keratin and its precursors such as cysteine), Keranat® provides the foundation: hair growth and its foundations. Moreover, keratin suffers from low bioavailability and is of exclusively animal origin. Whereas millet is bioavailable and 100% vegetable, organic and vegan.
2 clinical studies using Keranat®
Keranat® has been the subject of two well-conducted clinical studies [5,6]. They were carried out on a total of 120 women who observed clear positive effects on their hair. The clinical tests carried out on these women demonstrated the link between their hair:
- A reduction in hair loss,
- An activation of their hair growth,
- And an improvement in the beauty and shine of their hair. < Miliacin, the key molecule of Keranat®, is a key component of the Keranat® hair care system.
Miliacin from millet is the main molecule that gives Keranat® its activity. Clinical data have shown that it is beneficial in maintaining the natural hair cycle by reinforcing the anagen (growth) phase. In particular, it has been shown to increase the production of growth factors such as IGF1 and therefore of cell proliferation at the level of the hair follicle bulb. These extremely interesting results have been associated with an increase in the thickness of collagen (structural fiber of our body) in the bulb. The results of these trials suggest a real positive effect of Keranat® on hair growth and a better anchoring of the hair at its base.
A vectorized miliacin, 6 times more effective
The encapsulation technology patented by our partner Robertet allows our miliacin to have a better bioavailability and therefore a better efficacy. Miliacin is encapsulated in polar lipids extracted from wheat, which also have a function, since they boost the production of collagen, a major constituent of the hair sheath. The hair is thus strengthened during the catagen phase (maintenance).
The first plant biotin bio
Biotin, known as the hair vitamin, is now available exclusively in a synthetic form. We have succeeded in finding this vitamin in a natural and organic form, extracted from Basil leaves.
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- Alonso, L.; Fuchs, E. The hair cycle. J. Cell Sci. 2006, 119, 391–393, doi:10.1242/jcs.02793.
- Blume-Peytavi, U.; Tosti, A.; Whithing, D.A.; Trüeb, R. Hair Growth and Disorders; Springer.; 2008; ISBN 978-3-540-46908-7.
- Sadick, N.S.; Callender, V.D.; Kircik, L.H.; Kogan, S. New Insight Into the Pathophysiology of Hair Loss Trigger a Paradigm Shift in the Treatment Approach. 2017, 16, 6.
- Boisnic, S.; Branchet, M.; Gaillard, E.; Lamour, I. Miliacin Associated with Polar Lipids: Effect on Growth Factors Excretion and Extracellular Matrix of the Dermal Papilla Hair Follicle Model Maintained in Survival Conditions. Hair Ther. Transplant. 2016, 06, doi:10.4172/2167-0951.1000143.
- Keophiphath, M.; Courbière, C.; Manzato, L.; Lamour, I.; Gaillard, E. “Miliacin encapsulated by polar lipids stimulates cell proliferation in hair bulb and improves telogen effluvium in women.” J. Cosmet. Dermatol. 2020, 19, 485–493, doi:10.1111/jocd.12998.
A question ?Our experts answer all your questions.
How long does it take to get the first effects?
Millet acts on the so-called anagen phase, i.e. hair growth. This phase is very long since it lasts 2 to 5 years depending on the person. Clinical studies have shown that it is necessary to take millet for 3 months to see its effects. This is therefore logically the minimum duration of use that we recommend.
Does this formula contain gluten?
A legitimate question since Keranat® is based on millet (90%) and wheat (10%)! However, gluten is separated from the product from the very first stages of production. At the end of production, each batch is analysed and guaranteed GLUTEN-FREE. Our analyses are available just here.
How about more biotin in your product?
Biotin is called the hair vitamin. It is therefore frequently used in nutricosmetic products. However, studies have shown that very few people suffer from biotin deficiency, and "overloading" the body with this vitamin serves no purpose . This market drift towards "more and more biotin" is due to 2 elements that are not scientific: the extremely low cost of synthetic biotin, and the absence of regulatory limits on the maximum amounts allowed in formulas...
Does this formula cure baldness? (I'm asking for a friend...)
We have to face the facts: no. The mechanisms of baldness are different from those of classical alopecia, and it is mostly a hereditary phenomenon (thank you daddy!). Baldness (androgenetic alopecia) is subject to certain male hormones (mainly testosterone) which play an important role in its mechanism. And unfortunately, millet has no action on these hormonal phenomena...
Why didn't you use keratin or cysteine like everyone else?
As hair is composed of more than 95% keratin (a structural protein of the hair), it is tempting to think that by taking this protein, or an important amino acid in its composition: cysteine, we will improve the health of our hair. Except that hair is subject to a dynamic process: growth. It is by stimulating the cellular proliferation of the bulb and follicle that our millet ensures a solidly anchored hair and a longer and more perennial growth. Moreover, both keratin and cysteine are poorly bioavailable and of animal origin (sheep's wool and goose feathers), which makes it impossible to have an effective, organic and vegan product!
Why isn't the millet oil in my capsule liquid?
Millet oil is indeed liquid. However, to formulate it with our biotin powder, we chose to use organic shea butter. All other oils failed and we did not want to use a chemical emulsifier. It is the shea butter that gives this "buttery" aspect to our formula.
The inside of my capsule has melted! Why did it melt?
If the capsules are exposed to temperatures above 35°C for a few hours, the shea butter may melt and the inside of the capsules becomes liquid. This does not mean that the product is degraded, it becomes solid again once it has been tempered below 35°C. However, be sure to store the product at temperatures below 30°C and away from humidity for optimal preservation.
What is the millet ?
Millet, Panicum miliaceum, is a very small seeded food grain. It is consumed by hunter-gatherers before being cultivated. It is even found among the seven sacred plants of the hanging gardens of Babylon. Despite its nutritional richness, it has gradually disappeared from our fields with the industrialization of agriculture.
Is Millet & Biotine a cosmetic or a food supplement?
The official status of our formula is indeed a food supplement. The ingredients used are all food grade. We hear more and more about nutricosmetics for these types of beauty formulas, but this is not a definite regulatory status.
Where do our ingredients come from?
Capsules manufacturing • LonzaColmar, France
Inventor of the Licaps® technology, Lonza specifically developed the Millet & Biotin formula for Nutri&Co.
Kéranat, RobertetOrigin of the Millet: Val de Loire, France, Production: Grasse, France
Keranat® is a 100% French Millet product developed by Robertet, a French family group founded in 1850
Organic Biotin • RosunTamil Nadu, India
Rosun is a pioneer in the extraction of natural vitamins from organically grown plants.