People talk about biotin (B-7) all over Pinterest, and advertise the drug all over Google. The biggest claim states that biotin taken in large doses helps increase hair growth, strengthen nails, and improves overall skin health. After a bit of research, I discovered that it also boosts recovering nerves, and increases metabolic health. So what harm could come from taking a strong supplement for thirty days and reporting what I learned?
Which biotin product did you take, and for how long?
I took Nature’s Bounty Biotin Supplements in 10000Mcg caplets for thirty days, initially.
Why did you decide to start taking biotin?
I really wanted to speed up my hair growth, and noticed that my fingernails were becoming more and more brittle. The benefits I read about in my research seemed to outweigh the potential for a breakout.
What were your results?
After thirty days, I experienced about an inch to an inch and a half of growth on my hair, including a ton of new growth. The new growth measured anywhere between one and two inches. My fingernails began to grow at breakneck speed, meaning I have to clip them at least twice a week. I noticed another side affect when I accidentally cut my fingertip. and my skin completely repaired in less than three days. I never experienced the breakout side affects, so overall it felt like my experiment went well. So much so, that I decided to keep taking it, and I can probably get a follow up at my sixty and ninety day marks.
How long did it take for you to see results?
Results began happening around the three day mark. I noticed that my hair felt healthier right away, and little peach fuzz hair began making my longer hair feel fuller. I accidentally cut my fingertip during my annual training, and the skin completely healed right away. As mentioned above, I will continue to take it for another thirty days and see what happens.
If you have any results or opinions, I’d love to hear about them below!
I grew up in Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, México, where people either owned cattle ranches or fruit orchards. Much of my work ethic came from working on Rancho La Mesa (my family’s ranch). That ranch also sparked what grew into my wild imagination. I read somewhere that you should write the story you want to read, and that stuck with me. My writing began in sixth grade, around the time I began learning to type.