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User Reviews for Biotin

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Reviews for Biotin

alopeciaguy (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 10, 2017

0 users found this comment helpful

For Dietary Supplementation: "I am a 19 year old female I took this to make my hair grow I am prone to headaches and acne and thought nothing of it until I had an inescapable migraine and weird cramping in my intestines that are most likely due to this drug My head felt cloudy and I also had trouble focusing at times I'm trying to wean myself off and am coming to terms with the fact that my hair will grow at the pace that it wants --"

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) October 31, 2017

0 users found this comment helpful

Amanda011504 June 20, 2017

6 users found this comment helpful

For Dietary Supplementation: "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

Bullfrog11 March 30, 2017

4 users found this comment helpful

MandySandyDandy (taken for less than 1 month) March 20, 2017

9 users found this comment helpful

Hair, Skin & Nails (biotin) for Dietary Supplementation: "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

13 users found this comment helpful

Kristinmh94928 July 22, 2016

15 users found this comment helpful

For Dietary Supplementation: "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 countingThe 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

ProudARMYwife (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 14, 2014

63 users found this comment helpful

For Dietary Supplementation: "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

51 users found this comment helpful

For Dietary Supplementation: "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

For Not Listed / Other: "I have been taking biotin for about three years to improve my nails and hair I can tell a great difference in the strengh of my nails They no longer peel like onion skin but are very strong and healthy There isn't much of a change in my hair"

susanetta October 4, 2008

32 users found this comment helpful

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