Biotin supplementation has long been associated with healthy hair, skin and nails, but a recent article says that, “…there are no studies to date that show improvements in hair loss while taking biotin supplements.” This raises a question in my mind as to why many health care providers even recommend biotin to individuals suffering from hair loss. i find that more and more people today are growing impatient and weary towards pharmaceutical drugs that offer more of a solution to the symptoms then the actual problem. Even physicians today are frustrated by insurance companies dictating drug treatments for their patients. This is one of the many reasons why many are turning towards more natural alternatives for one’s health concerns. Though natural products generally present many solutions with little side effects, caution must still be exercised in order to avoid falling victim to empty claims made by some about the effectiveness of certain vitamins and supplements.
What are your thoughts?
Reference: Yates, William. “An overview of Biotin as it relates to hair loss.” Apr 2013: 52-53.