I’ve been taking biotin, an important B vitamin for hair and nail growth, for more than two years. It has made a huge difference in the health of my nails as well as in the rate of growth of both my hair and nails. I have to file my nails and trim my hair more frequently, but you won’t catch me complaining. My nails used to split vertically, and it was painful and very unsightly. It made me look and feel older.
I take an “extra-strength” dosage of biotin, 5000 mcg, every day. Doses below that don’t seem to work as well for me.
I’ve tried many different brands of biotin. Recently, I used a brand of biotin that included argan oil that I thought was an extra benefit, but I had to take 3 capsules a day to achieve the 5000 mcg. It was a pain to remember to take 3 capsules throughout the day.
I just tried a brand and form that is new to me: Natrol Biotin 5000 mcg.
I found it at Costco. What’s different about the form is that it’s a dissolvable tablet, and it takes like yummy strawberry. It dissolves in my mouth in seconds and that’s it. Done. I don’t need water. I don’t need to take multiple pills or capsules. Easy peasy.
If you are looking for a better way to take biotin, try Natrol. I have no relationship with the brand, but I have tried probably 7 or 8 different brands and types of biotin and by far, Natrol is the easiest way for me to take the extra-strength dosage of biotin that works for me. I bought mine at Costco yesterday. The large size bottle contains 250 dissolvable tablets, and I paid a little over $12 for a more than an 8 month supply. The regular size bottles contain 90 tablets. Natrol Biotin also comes in a swallowable10,000 mcg tablet if you go with maximum strength, as well as in a “fast dissolve” tablet at a lower dosage, 1000 mcg. All three appear to be widely available at Walgreen’s, Amazon, drugstore.com, iHerb.com, and LuckyVitamin.com.