User Reviews for Biotin
Also known as: Appearex, Hair, Skin & Nails
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Reviews for Biotin to treat Dietary Supplementation
"I regrew my hair and you can too. I've been bleaching my hair on and off since forever. My hair wouldn't grow any longer it would just snap off. I've dreamed about having thick, long hair. My friend suggested Biotin when we were talking about my hair loss. I’ve tried like 4 different brands til I found that the best one for me. My hair and nails grow SO much quicker. Also my energy levels are high. I continue to take biotin every day and now that I am no longer on my diet I eat whatever I want and I don't gain weight. So I highly recommend it to you. "
Amanda011504 June 20, 2017
5 users found this comment helpful.
"Worst vitamin ever .I took it for less than a week ,and I am on my 3 month still having large cystic acne . So bad that I might have to either go for laser or chemical peel. I didn't even have a single pimple on my face and people used to compliment me for my skin. Worst worst worst supplement ever which affected my confidence. They really need to stop selling it ."
Emmadema May 29, 2017
4 users found this comment helpful.
"Worst supplement I EVER took. I developed cystic acne. Large pimples continued to develop even after I stopped taking the Biotin. I could not believe how huge the cysts formed under my skin. My chin literally was deformed with the cysts. I had one on my left side of the chin and one on my right. They were the diameter of a dime and massively swollen. I was so embarrassed, there was nothing to make them go away. I continue to get small cysts of acne randomly on my face, I never had acne like this before. DO NOT take this product. Terrible doesn't begin to describe it....and reducing the symptoms by drinking water with it does not help, nor taking a b vitamin, as people suggest."
Bullfrog11 March 30, 2017
4 users found this comment helpful.
"I take this for my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis .I heard that people with MS are in a study using 300-600 MG(!) not mcg, of Biotin. I tried taking 5MG which is the highest available in a pill. I got a nasty headache, but it seems like it was a one-off because I haven't had it repeated. I know it was the biotin though, because I didn't read enough. Apparently it can dehydrate you, so you have to drink a lot more water than you normally would. However, the very next day, I was "sick" in the flulike way that people with CFS/ME do. And the day after that I had tons more energy than before. I think it may have helped my immune system to wake up and fight the (much denied) virus that causes this disease. But I wouldn't have to guess if the CDC, NIH & FDA would fund ME/CFS research."
MandySandyDandy (taken for less than 1 month) March 20, 2017
7 users found this comment helpful.
Hair, Skin & Nails (biotin): "I have been taking SHEDAVI hair+ skin+ nails. I'm n my first bottle. I've been having more frequent headaches. I'm not the one the take any analgesic but I've been force to take one to relieve my pain. I also hallucinate a bit I see thing running around my house I know can't be there. I was wondering if anyone had experience the same side effects and should I stop taking it?"
mari4 (taken for less than 1 month) November 22, 2016
11 users found this comment helpful.
"I've been taking Biotin off and on for a few years and have noticed that certain brands seem to cause more headaches ...and for someone who never really gets headaches the ones I got after taking it were just unbearable... stopped taking it and no more headaches so my suggestion is to stick with a well respected brand and if you can, just buy a small bottle first to see if you have a reaction... on the plus side I did see an improvement in my skin.. oh, and maybe it's just me but I also noticed if I took it at night I had the most bizarre dreams "
Kristinmh94928 July 22, 2016
14 users found this comment helpful.
"I am a 30 year old married female. I took biotin for 5 days, 5000 mcg 2 pills a day and now my period is 3 days late (And counting.The pregnancy test is negative fyi). I found many posts online by users saying their menstruation cycle started later rather than sooner and they weren't pregnant. I just wanted to mention this possible side effect. Also this pill gave me pimples."
Notsogoodnonononono (taken for less than 1 month) January 24, 2016
10 users found this comment helpful.
"PEOPLE YOU HAVE TO DRINK TONS OF WATER WITH THIS VITAMIN OR ELSE. Biotin will give you acne. It will cause severe headaches. It will make you nauseous, and you will complain it doesn't work and give up. THIS IS WHY PEOPLE DON'T GET RESULTS. In reality your doing it wrong if your not getting enough water! It has worked wonders for me. I have lost hair due to medications and stress. I started noticing results in two weeks (eyelashes). Two months (scalp). And you will get hair growth everywhere. My hair has never looked more healthier."
ProudARMYwife (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 14, 2014
60 users found this comment helpful.
"Biotin is pure bliss. I have been taking it everyday at 5000 mg. It has definitely made improvement in my nails and hair. I have been taking it for a few months and my hair has grown almost two inches. Reading tons of negative reviews on other sites at first made me think that biotin would barely do anything, but that was wrong biotin definitely helped my hair, skin, and nails! Taking this everyday and sticking with it really makes a difference!"
Meganmariee December 30, 2013
48 users found this comment helpful.
"I am 54 years old and have not had acne since I was a teenager. After only 2 days of taking 5000mg, my nose broke out in large red rosacea type pimples. I stopped the vitamin and did not get any more pimples."
Katie222 (taken for less than 1 month) June 28, 2013
30 users found this comment helpful.