Hello! I’m excited because I think I may have discovered an awesome secret to obtaining the very best and most beautiful hair possible…Biotin!!I first came across this cool product as I was searching for healthy, shiny hair tricks. Someone suggested it and another girl said that’s what you give horses to make their manes shine!

It’s a common supplement used for:

  • healthy hair
  • acne
  • brittle nails
  • diabetes
  • eczema
  • hair loss
  • mild depression
  • skin rash in infants (also known as seborrheic dermatitis)

..according to this article from about.com.

Seems too good to be true! Well, it may be seeing as there is no undeniable proof that it works to combat hair loss or helps with brittle nails (although it has been shown to work against diabetes).

Should You Take Biotin?

“Although biotin deficiency is uncommon, it may occur in people who drink alcohol excessively or consume a great deal of raw egg white (which contains a protein that blocks the absorption of biotin).”

Sometimes me ;) and definitely me :)

“Symptoms of biotin deficiency include thinning of the hair, a red scaly rash (especially around the eyes, nose, and mouth), depression, exhaustion, hallucinations, and tingling of the arms and legs. Biotin deficiency may also lead to high cholesterol and heart problems.”

Ah! I don’t have problems with any of that, but I don’t want to either!!

“To get your fill of biotin, make sure to include biotin-rich foods like brewer’s yeast, nutritional yeast, liver, cauliflower, salmon, bananas, carrots, egg yolks, sardines, legumes, and mushrooms in your diet.”

..according to this article from about.com.

Well, I bought it! You can get it here - 60 vcaps for $5.31.

I figure, it won’t hurt! Actually, according to WebMD.com, it wont…

“Biotin seems to be safe and well-tolerated, even at fairly high levels. The maximum safe dose of biotin is unknown.”

I’ve been taking it for a week now and nothing has changed so far (although apparently it takes months to make a difference). I’m excited to see what happens!

Let me know if you have taken biotin or heard anything about it!

XO,

E

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