B Complex vs Biotin?

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by vtoodler, Feb 25, 2011.

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Which gives better results?

Poll closed Mar 27, 2011.
  1. B Complex

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
  2. Biotin

    4 vote(s)
    57.1%
  3. Both give equal results

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  1. vtoodler

    vtoodler New Member

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    Which did you get better results from?

    How long was it before you started seeing results, and did you use a specific brand?
     
  2. ebonyseas

    ebonyseas New Member

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    I use the walmart brand of both. Why choose? I think Biotin is wonderful for hair skin and nails. Vitamin B is great for your health too.
     
  3. manter26

    manter26 Well-Known Member

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    It's my understanding that most people take B-complex in order to absorb the biotin. It's not an either, or situation.
     
  4. vtoodler

    vtoodler New Member

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    I wonder why most B-complex vitamins have very little Biotin although they have tons of the other vitamins. My concern is overloading on the vitamins.
     
  5. afjhnsn

    afjhnsn Active Member

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    Does biotin cause acne?
     
  6. c*c*chic*

    c*c*chic* New Member

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    i think you are supposed to take the both of them together. not too sure of all of the reasons but one is to combat acne that biotin causes.
     
  7. My Friend

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    B vitamins are water soluble. You pee out any access.
     
  8. vtoodler

    vtoodler New Member

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    Yes, but I still wouldn't want to strain my liver (or whichever organ gets rid of excess stuff). That's what concerns me.
     
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    **WonderWoman** New Member

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    I call Biotin! I've experienced really good growth (and thick too!) from Biotin, but here's the thing if you don't take Biotin with B complex and lots of water it's breakout season for your face, at least from my experience and a lot of other ladies on here. So, I think Biotin and B complex go hand in hand. Biotin's the major reason I switched to Andrew Lessman's Hair, Skin and Nails .... It has 3,600mcg of Biotin! And I take that with GNC's liquid B Complex.
     
  10. EllePixie

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    Biotin is a B complex vitamin (it's B7)...I looked up a couple of B vitamin pills and they both contained biotin as well, but it wasn't a lot. So I think it depends on if you think the biotin is helping more with growth. Most B complex mixes are for energy or stress I believe, which is why they might have less biotin (just a theory). I've seen fast growth in my nails taking 5mg of biotin but I'm not sure about my hair.
     
  11. 05girl

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    Acne? What the heck!!!! I JUST bought biotin yesterday, guess I'm going back for B-Complex. What size pill of Biotin should I buy? I got 5000mcg of biotin.
     
  12. Tiye

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    I take both of them. Biotin is a B vitamin, so if you have to choose one then it's more important to take b-complex. You can't really pick and choose individual vitamins for hair growth - but if you incorporate vitamins into a comprehensive nutrition plan then you'll have healthier hair.
     
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    Tiye I definitely do not want acne... are you saying to take both vitamins ? Or to take B-Complex in lieu of biotin? Sorry I don't know much about vitamins and want to be sure I understand you all's advice.
     
  14. femmedusiecle

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    Taking Biotin along with a B vitamin will not harm you. Just so long as you take the recommended dosage and of course, drink lots of water. If you exceed what's recommended and do so for a long period of time, then you will oversaturate your system, leaving your liver unable to filter out the excess B vitamins at a fast enough rate to keep things balanced. It's the build up of the excess that will cause vitamin toxicity.
     
  15. BoaterGirlKim

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    I take both as well. I notice great results in my hair and nails with biotin. My hair seems to grow faster and thicker. I get a crawling sensation in my scalp as some ladies have described when I'm taking it regularly - it doesn't bother me like it does others, and I tell myself I'm "feeling" my hair growing LOL I buy the $1.97 bottle at Target. Each pill is only 1,000 mcg but I take 5 a day for 5,000 mcg and you get 100 pills in the bottle.

    I started taking a Super B Complex also sold at Target because I read/heard that B vitamins were also good for hair. Later on, I read on the board that B complex helps combat acne that can occur with Biotin use. I never experienced any acne using Biotin, but this info was more incentive to keep up with the B complex as well. I've taken B complex alone in the past and never experienced the hair (and nail) results that I have with Biotin.
     
  16. Misseyl

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    I used them both and what I found out is that Biotin gives me headaches whereas Vitamin B changes the color of my urine to yellow.
     

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