Do Biotin Hair Growth Supplements Work?

2011-12-13 12:42:14

Do Biotin Hair Growth Supplements Work?

Learn the truth about using biotin for hair growth.


Research has demonstrated that biotin hair growth supplements do not seem to improve hair growth except in extreme cases including:

  • Severe deficiency from malnutrition
  • Removal of portions of the intestines
  • Malabsorption caused by gastrointestinal disease
  • Neurological diseases
  • Enzyme deficiency
  • Treatment with antiepileptic medication or broad-spectrum antibiotics

Overconsumption of raw egg whites can also cause biotin deficiency.

In short, if you are healthy with a varied diet and not biotin-deficient, adding extra biotin will not alter your hair’s growth.
I actually disagree. I've been taking the suppliments for several months now and I have seen regrowth in thinning areas and my nails have never been better. I am a healthy person with a varied diet, but these suppliments have been great for my hair and nails. I'm still a believer.
I actually have experienced Dandruff as a result of these pills. I'm not sure if it was too strong of a dosage, but I have never had dandruff problems. And it caused me to HAVE to wash my hair weekly. But this is my experience.
Why in an earlier article did NC suggest taking a multivitamin with Biotin and fish oil for hair growth and strenght?