Sounds pretty simple: take a “high potency” vitamin cocktail and your hair, skin and nails will magically start to shine.
But is there any truth to the claims that dietary supplements can help improve hair, skin and nail health?
In short: no.
You see, the B vitamin biotin is associated with nail (and even a bit of hair and skin) health. But that’s when a diet includes an ample amount of biotin.
Having a sub-par diet and then topping it off with a biotin pill chase, isn’t going to do the trick.
A diet that is inadequate in biotin will result in poor hair, skin and nail health (as will a diet that has inadequate dietary fat).
But bulking up on biotin supplements will not make your hair, skin and nail health better.
Your best bet is to round out your diet with foods that are natural sources of biotin like nuts, eggs, avocados, vegetables, meat and fish.
Let the food based source of biotin work its magic, and save your money from those supplements, which in this case don’t do any good!