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Biotin

Main Ingredients:   Biotin (AKA: Vitamin B7, Vitamin H)

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6  Effectiveness
3  Side Effects
4.6  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 1 Biotin side effect and 2 Biotin benefits.

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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Biotin, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 5.6% 88.9% 5.6% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Breathing 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Confidence 0% 11.1% 83.3% 5.6% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Digestion 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Emotional Well-being 5.6% 11.1% 72.2% 11.1% 0%
Energy 0% 11.1% 88.9% 0% 0%
Eyesight 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Memory 0% 5.6% 88.9% 5.6% 0%
Mental Clarity 0% 0% 94.4% 5.6% 0%
Pain 0% 0% 94.4% 5.6% 0%
Patience 5.6% 5.6% 88.9% 0% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Skin Complexion 0% 11.1% 72.2% 16.7% 0%
Sleep 0% 5.6% 94.4% 0% 0%
Stress Level 5.6% 5.6% 83.3% 5.6% 0%
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Commonly Reported Biotin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Appetite Loss 50% 0% 0% 0% 50%
Change in Weight 0% 50% 0% 0% 50%
Diarrhea 71.4% 28.6% 0% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 94.1% 5.9% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Skin 93.3% 6.7% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 94.4% 5.6% 0% 0% 0%
Gas 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Hair Growth 46.2% 30.8% 23.1% 0% 0%
Headache 83.3% 11.1% 0% 5.6% 0%
Insomnia 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Low Blood Sugar 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Biotin Side Effects
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Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Change in Weight 93.3% 6.7% 0% 0% 0%
Hair Growth 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Metallic Taste in Mouth 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
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User Comments about Biotin
27 Apr 2013 My hair is thicker and grows faster. It is health & shiny. My blood sugar is very good.
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27 Feb 2012 Love it!
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17 Oct 2011 I have heard that biotin helps for skin, hair, and nail health. So far, it has been working well on me.
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17 Oct 2011 Biotin's effects are pretty immediate. It's easy to start using when you can see results that quickly.
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10 Apr 2011 After a lengthy hospital stay, my body recovered in time with several side effects, one being loss of hair or thinning... Taking the supplement of biotin has help to restore that loss.
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