Living a healthy lifestyle really helps a lot. Biotin can't do it alone. I myself take multivitamins with energizing ribose from (from Hercules Vitamins) and not only I absorb the full nutrients that my body needs but it also keeps my immune system strong. Back to biotin, we all aknow that biotin is vitamin H, part of the B complex family. I think it's really wise to help biotin with b complex vitamins to fully get the benefits of the effects of biotin.