Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wednesday Reviews : Biotin Bursts

Hi everyone!  Today I have a very special review for you: a new product from Neocell called Biotin Bursts!  I've been wanting to try a biotin supplement for a while, and have always been scared away by the gigantic pills that are usually associated with the vitamin.  Luckily, Neocell contacted me to try out their newest product, which is actually Biotin in a chew formula!  Good timing, right? 

Overview of Biotin


 Note- Neocell sent me a box of Biotin Bursts to review, but I was not paid for this review!  All thoughts and opinions are my own :)

 I knew that biotin could help strengthen your nails and make your hair grow longer, but here are some more facts about the benefits of adding biotin to your diet ( found at www.biotin.com ):

In addition to its essential health functions and ability to resolve or reduce the symptoms of biotin deficiency, biotin may also offer preventive or therapeutic benefits for a number of illnesses or conditions:
Brittle nails (based on successful treatment of horse hoof diseases with biotin)
Cancer treatments (e.g., for brain, breast, colorectal, and lymphoma cancers)
Diabetes
Hair loss
Heart disease
Neurological disorders
Skin conditions
Wound Healing
Now, here's some information about the Biotin Bursts that I found on Neocell's website:

Having beautiful and radiant skin has never been so easy- or so delicious. NeoCell Biotin Bursts deliver high potency beauty nutrients in a delectable, gourmet soft chew. Formulated based off of scientifically proven ingredients NeoCell Biotin Bursts offer a delicious alternative to your daily biotin regimen. Each chew is low in sugar and was especially formulated to be as readily absorbable as possible in delicious Brazilian Acai Berry flavor. Healthy hair and skin were never this easy, or sweet!
NeoCell Biotin Bursts, the best way to take your biotin. Period. (You’re Welcome!)
  • Biotin is an important B vitamin supporting hair and skin health
  • 10,000 MCG of Biotin per chew
  • Scientifically formulated to support metabolism of proteins in the body promoting natural energy, luxurious hair and vibrant skin.


Product Review


The main reason I wanted to try biotin was to strengthen my nails and clear my skin.  My nails tend to get very brittle when they grow out, and seem to crack or splinter easily.  They also grow extremely slowly.  I also have problem skin - it seems like no matter what products I use my skin won't clear up!  I've switched up my skin care and it's been clearing up lately, but I still have a lot of scaring and uneven texture.  I wanted to see what difference adding biotin could make!

First off, the chew is small and tastes great.  It reminds me of the texture and taste of a berry Starburst: fruity, chewy and delicious!  I couldn't taste any traces of vitamins, and there was no bitter aftertaste.  I loved it!

Results

I took one chew a day for a month (each pack has 30 chews) and took some before and after shots to see if anything about my appearance changed:

Face: Even though I traveled this month, which usually makes me break out like crazy, I think my skin looked clearer!  I noticed significantly less breakouts and the rest of my skin's texture seemed to improve.  I'm so happy the biotin seemed to help and I'll keep buying it for this reason alone!

Hair: I've never had a problem with my hair being brittle or weak, so I didn't expect a huge difference.  It did seem to grow faster than usual, and still looked healthy, so I think adding biotin to anyone's diet will help with hair health.

Nails: When I got this product, my nails were really brittle and cracked. I cut them to start fresh and saw the most drastic change in this area. My nails grew so much during the trial period that I had to cut them twice during the 30 days, which never happens!  It was crazy how fast they grew and how strong they were.  I didn't notice any cracking or weak nails at all. 


Overall, I loved these chews! They tasted great, and made taking biotin super easy.  I love any kind of gummy and chewy candy or vitamin, so I will definitely be picking up a box in the future!  I also saw great results with my nails and skin, so I think the chews worked really well!  Thank you to Neocell for letting me sample a box of the Biotin Bursts!

Does anyone else take Biotin?  Have you noticed any differences in your skin health?
What other supplements do you take?  
Is anyone else obsessed with gummy or chewy vitamins?

6 comments:

  1. Interesting! Back in the fall I started taking a hair, skin and nails vitamin that has biotin in it and I do think it made a small difference in hair growth rate. My nails seem to grow pretty fast on their own so not much difference in that department. Great review!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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    1. Thanks Gina! Glad that biotin seems to help you :)

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  2. Hi Gretchen! Totally cool! I also have trouble with my nails breaking so would eat up these biotin bursts to solve that issue. Thanks for the review! :)

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  3. I have a giant bottle of "Hair, Skin, & Nails" brand vitamins that I'm working my way through right now but I'm not seeing much of a difference. I will try these next! I was thinking about GNC brand chews, but these look like a better flavor. I'm glad you saw faster hair growth. I just got mine chopped and I'm already regretting it! D:

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    1. From what I can see of your pictures it looks great! The good thing about hair is it'll always grow back (eventually). Hope you like these if you try them out!

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