Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nurse, nutritionist, herbalist, or otherwise medically trained person.
I am an ordinary person who has suffered from adult acne since 1995 and have found no solution to my acne through conventional medicine.
posted by Colleen Shirazi,
Friday, September 29, 2006
at 6:26 PM (Pacific)
I started taking a biotin supplement almost three weeks ago. Actually I started taking it for hair loss. I read on the beauty boards about it, did some online research (not that there is that much information about supplements online, try this page: Vitamins). You'll note on that page it says 2500 mcg would be the maximum amount of biotin to take daily, where 500 to 1500 mcg would be a "typical therapeutic daily dose."
Anyhow I decided to give it a try. I've had thin hair for much of my life and couldn't find anything bad about biotin supplements on the Net (in our lawsuit-driven culture, I would expect to find something if there was anything). I've been taking the supplement every day.
It does work for hair loss--noticeably. Much less hair falling out after washing, and throughout the day. For me, these were seldom broken hairs (most hairs that were shed had a piece of root still intact).
Why I'm posting this here, I noticed my skin got slightly better after beginning the supplement. Nothing dramatic--not nearly as dramatic as my diet changes, Yasmin/Ortho Tricyclen, multi-vitamin, etc. But still slightly better...smoother.