Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Kardashian Stylist Claims Biotin Supplement Keeps Hair Healthy + Shiny: But Proceed With Caution

Matrix celebrity stylist George Papanikolas who's client list includes both Khloe + Kim Kardashian, has his own beauty tip for beautiful hair.

And we've all heard about this one before.

A lot of hair professionals claim that it's BIOTIN to the rescue!

 And Mr. Papanikolas agrees: "Gorgeous hair color starts from the inside. Supplementing your diet with biotin keeps hair healthy + shiny," he says to Star magazine

So, what's the scary deal about biotin?

Biotin is actually a water-soluble B-vitamin. And research shows that this supplement can make hair grow faster and healthier---the same for nails, too. But there are a few precautions to consider:

1. First---pregnant women + children should not take biotin unless prescribed by a doctor.

2. Biotin can cause acne or break-outs.

3. Some users of biotin can also experience cramping, nausea + diarrhea.

4. If allergic to this supplement, you  can develop an itchy rash, tightening of the chest, or swelling of the face + throat.

5. If you are trying to get pregant, biotin can cause miscarriage.

A deficiency in biotin is very rare. The MayoClinic.com states that there is NO established recommended dietary allowance. However---30-100mcg for adults

There are 1,000 micrograms in every milligram (mg), so 5,000 mgs. of biotin is too high a dose.

We found a chewable, yummy form of Biotin. We found it at Walmart for $4.92.

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