Biotin Review

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It’s important to understand that there are many ways to shed excess body fat and numerous key ingredients that can assist with this process. Take Biotin (used to be called Vitamin H) for instance. This is basically a “b-class” vitamin that can be found in a number of foods and supplements. The intestines produce Biotin in small amounts regularly. This substance has been linked to weight loss because it aids the metabolism of carbohydrates, protein, and fats. Common foods that contain Biotin are poultry, rice, vegetables, beef, spinach, oatmeal, nuts, and egg yolks.

Not only has Biotin been linked to weight reduction, but it has also been associated with hair maintenance, bone strength, and the health of finger/toe nails. This means that brittle nails and hair loss can be attributed to a lack of Biotin in ones diet. In regards to weight loss this vitamin is claimed to aid the body with processing food and utilizing energy more effectively. This is why some people believe that Biotin boosts energy levels and leads to a slimmer figure. Some supplement formulas that offer Biotin are Country Life Biotin capsules, Natrol Biotin tablets, Twinlab Biotin capsules, and AST Multi Pro 32X caplets.

Product Features

Biotin aims to increase energy levels by assisting with food digestion. Those that lack this substance in their diet can experience afflictions such as dry skin, hair loss, mental depression, nausea, fatigue, and brittle nails.

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Advantages

  • Biotin is good for the human body and may assist people with having healthier skin, nails, and hair.
  • Biotin is a natural substance.

Disadvantages

  • There are no documented clinical studies which heavily support Biotin as a weight reduction ingredient.
  • Biotin does not aim to suppress the user’s appetite.

Conclusion

Studies have shown that this substance can benefit the user’s hair, skin, nails, and overall health. However, when it comes to issues like real weight loss, whether or not Biotin supplements will assist dieters with shedding excess body fat is not certain. It’s probably a good plan to investigate a number of weight loss products before giving Biotin supplements a shot. After all, there are a number of other supplements that are better supported by studies.

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23 User Reviews about Biotin

  • 1
    sharon

    I took Biotin for 6 months – 7500 mcg – and I feel it made a noticable difference in my nails (no peeling and splitting)and my fine thin hair felt thicker with more volume. I ran out for 2 months but am back on it, I might increase to 10,000 mcg a day as I saw no ill effects.

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    Betty T

    I am now taking biotin as a hair regrowth product. I have taken it at least 1 week today and I do see a in my appetite, my energy level and to me, my skin looks a lot better. Right now I would give it 5 stars. My hair feels softer and that leads me to believe it is starting to work. Will get back with an update as the time goes on. Most importantly it is easy to take. I was really excited to know it assists with diebetics as that is running rapid in my family although I do not have it.

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    Rosemary Fischer

    Can Biotin cause nausea or side effects taken with medication’s

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  • 4
    lisa j.

    can biotin 10,000 cause your stool (poop)to turn green?

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    KL

    I just took 5000 today and had green diarrhea. I have been taking 1000 twice a day for months but heard of people taking 5000 once a day, so I tried that. I’m wondering if it could be the cause of the green poo.

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  • 5
    mary?

    dematalist say 15000 mcg daily

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  • 6
    angie

    I just started taking biotin 1000 mg and it says to take 1 a day I have tried everything to grow nails and nothing works they break,chip,split and so now I hope I have found something that will work .

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    angie

    I just started taking biotin 1000 mg and it says to take 1 a day I have tried everything to grow nails and nothing works they break,chip,spit

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  • 8
    ketu

    age is 27 and i m female .i start takin biotin 2months befor for hair and my weight was 78kg but after 2months my weight is 70kg and i dnt go to gym…my ine frnd she told its ciz of biotin and its good for me but my frnd told me if u stop taking pills u increase u r weight in double speed is it true? And if it is yes thn what is solution for tht?

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    Abhinav

    Its because of the increase in metabolism. Increase in urination keeps body active all the time. Cells never rest :)

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  • 9
    MittyRitty

    Biotin is a must-have. The ingredient Biotin, or vitamin B7, is crucial for the production of keratin, the key structural component of hair, nails, and skin. Daily doses as high as 60 mg a day can be taken for long periods, as there have not been any reports of biotin toxicity.

    I also make sure to use a shampoo with a high biotin and vitamin content – for this I recommend the Shielo Volume Shampoo. The Shielo shampoo, combined with biotin supplements, will give you everything you need. I had success using both together.

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  • 10
    Brittany

    Hi, ive been taking biotin for 2 weeks now and its already grown my hair a lil bit but yesterday I noticed a bulge at my nail bed and underneath what is another nail. I am a little worried should I keep taking biotin and let the nail underneath grow and push the nail on top off or what… It is 3 of my fingernails and 2 toenails… Someone plz help…..

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  • 11
    Edith

    I dont know if it actually works for weight loss but what i do know is that it does work for hair. I bought a bottel containing 100 tablets with 1000mcg at target for $3.00 and in 2 weeks my hair has grown 1 1/2 inches, and i have like 1 1/2 inch of baby hair growing all over my head wich is exiting for someone with thin hair that seems like it never grows. I do take 6 tablets trough out the day 2 in the morning after lunch and 2 before dinner wich equals to 6000mcg. I think its fine considering that there are tablets that contain 7500mcg each.

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  • 12
    Rachael

    @Haley
    Thats so true! When I started taking Biotin 6 months ago, I broke out here and there but nothing horrible. Eventually the breakouts stopped. My nails and hair have grown alot. My hair sheds less, and my nails never chip or break anymore.
    Also, I noticed my appetite is nonexistent. This is good and bad. I have lost weight but when it comes time for me to eat my appetite is nowhere to be found. I eat small meals- as I seem to get full very quickly. Food isn’t as enjoyable as before and it takes forever to finish a meal.

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  • 13
    Haley

    I just purchased biotin today, and plan to start it tomorrow so I thought I would do a quick review on it to see if it really works. First off let me say that in these reviews I have seen where some say that the supplement is causing breakouts of tiny pimples all over the face.. As a cosmeologist I know that when starting any type of new skin care or supplement helping overall skin health, your skin is GOING to get worse before it gets better simply because that is your body working to push all of the bad stuff out of your pores. Once all of the dirt and oil is out that is when your skin health will improve. I have seen where people say they stop taking biotin to see if it will help the breakouts, NO! You are stopping the process!’ continue taking the supplement, tough it out for a few more weeks and see what happens then. I cam pretty much guarantee your skin will look better, and healthier than ever. I mean think about it.. Your nails grow.. And get rid of the old brittle nails, your hair grows out so you can cut the dead stuff off, your skin is pushing all the grime out to it can become more healthy :)

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    Anonymous

    OK so this is why my skin is breaking out. I guess it’s worth sticking it out.

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    Anonymous

    i guess you have to be patient then.

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    anoymous

    good to know still dont know if i can stick it out,i hate pimples, i never get them

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  • 14
    Eileen Glaser

    How does one know how much Biotin to take?

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    diane paul

    how much

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    Pearl

    Good question. I just bought Biotin 7500 mcg capsules, and would like info if that it too much or enough.

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    Mary L

    Would like to know if 10000 is too much?

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    Your Name

    these comments make scare to take biotin