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Supports beauty from within
  • 3,000 mcg of biotin to support healthy hair, skin and nails
  • Lutein for healthy skin hydration
  • Gelatin and amino acids for strong, healthy nails
  • Antioxidants to fight cell aging
WOMEN’S HAIR, SKIN & NAILS FORMULA
GNC Hair, Skin & Nails Formula is a specialty nutritional formula scientifically designed to promote beauty from the inside out. Adequate intake of essential nutrients such as biotin, lutein, and amino acids, along with important antioxidants, helps support beautiful hair, skin and nails.Biotin
  • Supports normal cell growth in the hair, skin and nails matrix. Biotin is an essential vitamin known to promote beautiful hair, skin and nails. Each serving features 3,000 mcg of biotin.

Lutein
  • Helps supports skin hydration. Lutein is an important carotenoid antioxidant for healthy skin that helps protect cells from harmful free radicals.
Gelatin and Amino Acids
  • Combines gelatin with the amino acids L-cysteine and L-methionine. Gelatin is a rich source of amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins. Protein are needed from strong, healthy nails and the growth and repair or tissue.
Antioxidant Protection
  • Provides antioxidant nutrients that protect the body from harmful free radicals that promote the cell-aging process. Includes alpha-Lipoic acid which helps regenerate antioxidants.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts

As a dietary supplement, take two caplets daily with food.

Serving Size 2 Caplets
Servings Per Container 60
Amount Per Serving % DV
Vitamin A (50% as beta-Carotene; 50% as Retinyl Acetate) 5000.00 IU 100%
Vitamin C (as Calcium Ascorbate) 120.00 mg 200%
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol D-3) 200.00 IU 50%
Vitamin E (as Natural d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate) 30.00 IU 100%
Thiamin (Vitamin B-1)(as Thiamin Mononitrate) 1.50 mg 100%
Riboflavin (as Vitamin B2) 1.70 mg 100%
Niacin (as Niacinamide) 20.00 mg 100%
Folic Acid 200.00 mcg 50%
Biotin 3000.00 mcg 1000%
Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium d-Pantothenate) 13.50 mg 135%
Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate) 200.00 mg 20%
Phosphorus (as Dicalcium Phosphate) 100.00 mg 10%
Zinc (as Zinc Oxide) 15.00 mg 100%
L-Cysteine 200.00 mg 0%
MSM (Methylsulfonyl-methane) 100.00 mg 0%
Hydrolyzed Gelatin 100.00 mg 0%
L-Methionine 50.00 mg 0%
Alpha lipoic acid (supplying R-ALA) 10.00 mg 0%
DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol) 10.00 mg 0%
Green Tea Leaf Extract (as Camellia Sinensis) 10.00 mg 0%
Horsetail Rush Stems Powder (Equisetum arvense) 3.00 mg 0%
Boron (as Boron Citrate) 1.00 mg 0%
Pantethine 1500.00 mcg 0%
Lutein (as lutein esters) 500.00 mcg 0%
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Titanium Dioxide (Natural Mineral Whitener), Vegetable Acetoglycerides, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Chlorophyll, Sucralose

No Artificial Colors, No Artificial Flavors, No Wheat, No Gluten, No Dairy, Yeast Free.

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool, dry place.

Warning:

Consult your physician prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, under 18 years of age or have a medical condition. Discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery.

Keep out of reach of children.

Contains: Fish and soybeans

General Nutrition Corporation Pittsburgh,PA 15222

Health Notes

Biotin

Biotin
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

Our proprietary "Star-Rating" system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Type 2 Diabetes
Dose: 9 to 16 mg daily
Biotin may improve glucose levels and reduce pain from diabetic nerve damage.(more)
Type 1 Diabetes
Dose: 16 mg daily
Biotin may improve glucose levels and reduce pain from diabetic nerve damage.(more)
Pregnancy and Postpartum Support
Dose: Use a prenatal supplement that includes biotin
Biotin deficiency may occur in as many as 50% of pregnant women. A prenatal multiple vitamin and mineral formula that contains biotin may help prevent a deficiency.(more)
Seborrheic Dermatitis
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Biotin injections either for the infant or the nursing mother may be an effective treatment for cradle cap.(more)
Pregnancy and Postpartum Support
Dose: Use a prenatal supplement that includes biotin
Biotin deficiency may occur in as many as 50% of pregnant women. A prenatal multiple vitamin and mineral formula that contains biotin may help prevent a deficiency.(more)
Seborrheic Dermatitis
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Biotin injections either for the infant or the nursing mother may be an effective treatment for cradle cap.(more)
Brittle Nails
Dose: 2.5 mg daily
Biotin has been shown to improve nail firmness and thickness and to reduce splitting in several studies.(more)
Type 2 Diabetes
Dose: 9 to 16 mg dailyBiotin is a B vitamin needed to process glucose. When people with type 2 diabetes were given 9 mg of biotin per day for two months, their fasting glucose levels dropped dramatically.1 Biotin may also reduce pain from diabetic nerve damage.2 Some doctors try 9 to 16 mg of biotin per day for a few weeks to see if blood sugar levels will fall.
References

1. Coggeshall JC, Heggers JP, Robson MC, Baker H. Biotin status and plasma glucose in diabetics. Ann NY Acad Sci 1985;447:389-92.

2. Koutsikos D, Agroyannis B, Tzanatos-Exarchou H. Biotin for diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Biomed Pharmacother 1990;44:511-4.

Type 1 Diabetes
Dose: 16 mg dailyBiotin is a B vitamin needed to process glucose. When people with type 1 diabetes were given 16 mg of biotin per day for one week, their fasting glucose levels dropped by 50%.1 Biotin may also reduce pain from diabetic nerve damage (neuropathy).2 Some doctors try 16 mg of biotin for a few weeks to see if blood sugar levels will fall.
References

1. Coggeshall JC, Heggers JP, Robson MC, Baker H. Biotin status and plasma glucose in diabetics. Ann NY Acad Sci 1985;447:389-92.

2. Koutsikos D, Agroyannis B, Tzanatos-Exarchou H. Biotin for diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Biomed Pharmacother 1990;44:511-4.

Pregnancy and Postpartum Support
Dose: Use a prenatal supplement that includes biotin

Biotin deficiency may occur in as many as 50% of pregnant women.1 As biotin deficiency in pregnant animals results in birth defects, it seems reasonable to use a prenatal multiple vitamin and mineral formula that contains biotin.

References

1. Mock DM, Quirk JG, Mock NI. Marginal biotin deficiency during normal pregnancy. Am J Clin Nutr 2002;75:295-9.

Seborrheic Dermatitis
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Preliminary studies have found that injecting either the infant or the nursing mother with biotin may be an effective treatment for cradle cap.1, 2 Studies of oral biotin have yielded mixed results in infants. Older preliminary studies and case reports suggest that 4 mg per day of oral biotin might be sufficient for mild cases of cradle cap, but 10 mg per day was required for more severe cases.3 Two more recent, controlled trials found that oral biotin (4 or 5 mg per day) produced no benefit.4, 5 Thus, the scientific support for using oral biotin to treat cradle cap is weak. The role of biotin in adult seborrheic dermatitis has not been studied.

References

1. Nisenson A. Seborrheic dermatitis of infants: treatment with biotin injections for the nursing mother. Pediatrics 1969;44:1014-6.

2. Messaritakis J, Kattamis C, Karabula C, Matsaniotis N. Generalized seborrheic dermatitis: clinical and therapeutic data of 25 patients. Arch Dis Child 1975;50:871-4.

3. Nisenson A. Seborrheic dermatits of infants and Leiner's disease: a biotin deficiency. J Pediatr 1957;51:537-48.

4. Keipert JA. Oral use of biotin in seborrheic dermatitis of infancy: a controlled trial. Med J Aust 1976;1:584-5.

5. Erlichman M, Goldstein R, Levi E, et al. Infantile flexural seborrheic dermatitis. Neither biotin nor essential fatty acid deficiency. Arch Dis Child 1981;56:560-2.

Pregnancy and Postpartum Support
Dose: Use a prenatal supplement that includes biotin

Biotin deficiency may occur in as many as 50% of pregnant women.1 As biotin deficiency in pregnant animals results in birth defects, it seems reasonable to use a prenatal multiple vitamin and mineral formula that contains biotin.

References

1. Mock DM, Quirk JG, Mock NI. Marginal biotin deficiency during normal pregnancy. Am J Clin Nutr 2002;75:295-9.

Seborrheic Dermatitis
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Preliminary studies have found that injecting either the infant or the nursing mother with biotin may be an effective treatment for cradle cap.1, 2 Studies of oral biotin have yielded mixed results in infants. Older preliminary studies and case reports suggest that 4 mg per day of oral biotin might be sufficient for mild cases of cradle cap, but 10 mg per day was required for more severe cases.3 Two more recent, controlled trials found that oral biotin (4 or 5 mg per day) produced no benefit.4, 5 Thus, the scientific support for using oral biotin to treat cradle cap is weak. The role of biotin in adult seborrheic dermatitis has not been studied.

References

1. Nisenson A. Seborrheic dermatitis of infants: treatment with biotin injections for the nursing mother. Pediatrics 1969;44:1014-6.

2. Messaritakis J, Kattamis C, Karabula C, Matsaniotis N. Generalized seborrheic dermatitis: clinical and therapeutic data of 25 patients. Arch Dis Child 1975;50:871-4.

3. Nisenson A. Seborrheic dermatits of infants and Leiner's disease: a biotin deficiency. J Pediatr 1957;51:537-48.

4. Keipert JA. Oral use of biotin in seborrheic dermatitis of infancy: a controlled trial. Med J Aust 1976;1:584-5.

5. Erlichman M, Goldstein R, Levi E, et al. Infantile flexural seborrheic dermatitis. Neither biotin nor essential fatty acid deficiency. Arch Dis Child 1981;56:560-2.

Brittle Nails
Dose: 2.5 mg daily

Biotin, a B vitamin, is known to strengthen hooves in animals. As a result, Swiss researchers investigated the use of biotin in strengthening brittle fingernails in humans, despite the fact that it remains unclear exactly how biotin affects nail structure. An uncontrolled trial of 2.5 mg biotin per day found improved firmness and hardness in almost all cases after an average treatment time of 5.5 months.1 In a controlled trial using 2.5 mg of biotin per day, women with brittle nails, who had their nail thickness measured before and at six to fifteen months after, found their nail thickness increased by 25%. As a result, splitting of nails was reduced. In an uncontrolled study of people who had been taking biotin for brittle nails in America, 63% showed improvement from taking biotin.2 Although the amount of research on the subject is quite limited and positive effects do not appear in all people, those people having brittle nails may want to consider a trial period of at least several months, using 2.5 mg per day of biotin.

References

1. Floersheim GL. Treatment of brittle fingernails with biotin. Z Hautkr 1989;64:41-8 [in German].

2. Hochman LG, Scher RK, Meyerson MS. Brittle nails: response to daily biotin supplementation. Cutis 1993;51:303-5.

Biotin, a water-soluble B vitamin, acts as a coenzyme in the metabolism of protein, fats, and carbohydrates.

Copyright 2015 Aisle7. All rights reserved. Aisle7.com

The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2016.

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        I took these for about 3 weeks before I realized that my nails were worse than when I started. That was my main reason for trying them. I have naturally curly hair and that started to go straight and didn't feel clean even after I had just washed it. My fingertips seemed dry even when I hadn't had them in water. These did the exact opposite of what I thought they would.

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          I primarily started using this product to improve and strengthen my hair - i def noticed a difference in my skin and the dark bags under my eyes have really lightened up but it did nothing for my hair. Works great for skin

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