I Took Biotin Everyday for Six Months and This is What Happened
I used to hate my nails with a burning passion. They were so weak a manicure lasted just two days before the chipping got out of hand. I was so frustrated I started researching fixes. I was willing to test all kinds of home remedies or strange products if need be. Luckily it turned out to be much simpler than I anticipated; it turns out, taking daily hair, skin, and nails vitamin with biotin was about as easy as it gets. It seemed easy enough to just take a vitamin in the morning with my coffee, so I ordered some.
Each brand of vitamin I used over the last six months (three in total) had a minimum of 2.5 milligrams of biotin. I diligently took the pills every morning with breakfast. The capsule vitamins were a tad hard to swallow, as they were on the larger side, but the gummies were easily chewable. After six months of this new morning routine, the difference was really noticeable.
My nails are stronger than ever. I am thoroughly shocked by how much longer my manicures are lasting and the amount of things I can do with my nails now without them breaking. Before taking Biotin, when I got nervous or bored, I would pick at my nails and break them because it was so easy to do. Now, the habit is gone!
I have fine hair and workout every single day, so my brushes tend to collect a lot of hair very quickly. It’s hard for me to say whether the vitamins alone do a great job stopping hair loss like that, but I do notice my hair is incredibly healthy and strong at the roots. Six months is only enough time for me to judge the top half of my hair, but the improved strength and health of that hair has allowed me to focus on taking care of my older, weaker ends and prevent damage and breakage.
Since I already have a skincare routine that works for me, I can’t really comment on how helpful the biotin was for my skin. I will say, however, that it definitely didn’t hurt.
I am proudly a vegetarian, but unfortunately that puts me at high risk for Vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 is only found in animal products, yet the vitamins all had high Vitamin B12 content. I never thought about the deficiency until I benefited from normal Vitamin B12 intake; I can’t entirely credit one aspect of the vitamin to feeling more energized, but I felt more ready to tackle each day.
I tried the following three products over the course of six months, and I loved them all.
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