NOW Foods Biotin 5000mcg, 120 Vcaps


Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin necessary for normal growth and body function.  Biotin is a key regulatory element in gluconeogenesis, fatty acid synthesis, and in the metabolism of some amino acids.  Alongside its role in energy production, Biotin enhances the synthesis of certain proteins.  In addition, Biotin promotes normal immunity and plays a critical role in skin health.*

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  1. 213 of 217 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Working well after just 2 1/2 weeks, January 13, 2010
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    Leanne (San Diego, CA) –
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    I’ve only been taking these Biotin supplements for 2 1/2 weeks, but I can already tell a difference. The last year or so, I’ve noticed that my hair is thinning in the front, and it’s gotten worse the last few months as I’ve started perimenopause. I’ve also had two nails that are splitting/peeling, and I haven’t been able to grow them out or do anything to stop the splitting. I bought the Biotin to help with these two problems, and so far it’s already making a difference.

    While it’s still too soon to notice any difference in the thickness of my hair, my splitting/peeling nails have already grown out to the point where they are no longer splitting. In fact, the top layer of the nail that was separating from the rest of the nail seems to be more “fused” in place. My nails also feel harder and stronger, and almost brighter.

    Additionally, I’ve also noticed that both my eyelashes and my eyebrows have gotten longer. When I was curling my eyelashes the other day, they came past the place on the eyelash curler where they usually end; I’ve also had to tweeze my brows a bit more.

    At this rate, I’m very happy with this product since it has had noticeable results. Like I said, I haven’t noticed too much difference in the front of my hair, but I know that that is because it is still early in the process and it can take several months to have noticeable hair growth.

    It sort of snuck up on me, too, how quickly this was working. The other day, I glanced down and was surprised to see that my nail was no longer splitting. I wasn’t expecting such quick results, and was pleasantly surprised. Since I have seen results with my nails, eyelashes, and eyebrows, however, I know that this is working already, and I can’t wait to see continued results with my hair.

    UPDATE ON 3/2/10: I’ve been taking these Biotin tablets now for about two months, and notice a definite difference in my hair and nails. The front of my hair has started filling in, and my hair is much thicker in those places where I had noticed some hair loss. My nails are also growing really quickly, and they are strong, with no more cracking or peeling.

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  2. 106 of 107 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    It works, stay hydrated, April 7, 2011
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    Delaney
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    Biotin will help your hair to grow. You can also get Biotin in a multivitamin that resembles a prenatal vitamin sans the high iron count. I was worried about the cystic acne that I had heard other users talk about. I suppose it helped that I started out on a much lower dose and worked my way up. Also I made a very conscientious effort to stay hydrated so that I could flush out whatever Biotin my body wasn’t using. I also took biotin with Hyalruonic acid which helps with joint flexibility and your skin’s elasticity.

    Do a little research on Biotin, but apparently what your body doesn’t need, it flushes out. Most people do see results in about two weeks. I had been using Maxihair and my hair was already on a fast track of growth so it would be hard for me to gauge exactly how fast my hair was growing with just biotin.

    I do have a couple things going on here. I lost some hair due to my neurological medication that I take because of an automobile accident, and then I also have PCOS. Women with PCOS usually have all kinds of fun hair on their face and such, and they also are insulin resistant. Interestingly the biotin helps to reduce triglycerides as well as a “bad” form for cholesterol called “VLDL” which tends to be present in PCOS patients blood. And the Biotin and a combination of Chromium can help to reduce the blood sugar of diabetics. So in trying to grow back my lost hair I ended up doing something pretty good for my PCOS. I would suggest that if you have PCOS you should have a little chat with your doctor before you go ahead, especially if you are already on something for your insulin issues. (I am also on Metformin for my PCOS, but apparently not as high a dose as you can go.) For any other PCOS patients who may be concerned about growing hair other than where hair should be, I have had no new facial hair as a result of using Biotin. My eyelashes are longer and thicker, but this is desirable, my eyebrows are about normal, no new mustache, no beard, no neck hair. Just my eyelashes and my head. No increase in my arm hair either.

    Hope that helps.

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  3. 86 of 91 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Works Wonders…, November 16, 2010
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    Napoleon (Princeton, NJ USA) –

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    Product works great! I have been using it for a month and I’ve seen significant difference in my skin, nails, and hair. Being that I am a black woman I have tons of products at home that don’t do what they claim, so it is quite refreshing to finally find a product that not only is good for my health but also will aid in my hair growth, limit hair shedding, provide me with bright clear skin, and strengthen my nail growth. All in all, this is definitely a keeper!

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