This review evaluates the effectiveness of a product called Jamieson Biotin. Jamieson Biotin is a product that can be used to improve the growth of nails and hair. Another role of biotin in the body is in the metabolism of macromolecules like carbohydrates, fats and proteins. We’ve assessed this product based on the amount of biotin that it gives per serving and what the cost of the supplement is.
The only active ingredient in this product is biotin. The biotin is encased in a cellulose capsule which is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Biotin is a vitamin that is important for the structure of keratin. Keratin is the protein that gives the structural integrity to the skin and hair and makes it strong and durable. A deficiency of biotin can lead to hair loss and cracked and scaly skin. Researchers have determined that taking daily biotin can improve the length and quality of hair growth, and contribute to skin health, even if people are not suffering from a major deficiency or any deficiency at all.
Biotin also helps certain enzymes perform their function. These enzymes have a role in fat metabolism and producing new glucose from proteins. Researchers have also determined that bites and can help to control blood sugar levels which is good for general health.
Each capsule of contains 250 micrograms of biotin. The manufacturer suggests taking two capsules per day although they don’t state whether it should be with meals or not. This gives the customer an overall daily dosage of 500 micrograms. 500 micrograms is a very small dosage compared to some of the biotin products that we have reviewed so this one may actually be ineffective.
The price of 100 capsules of is $29 when purchased through major third party online retailers. We feel this price is actually quite unfair considering the low level of biotin that this product offers. The price does not include shipping or taxes and there does not appear to be any discount for buying multiple packages at once.
We could also not find any evidence of a guarantee for this product. If manufacturers cannot provide a satisfaction guarantee, even if they use third-party retailers, then it suggests that they are not completely confident that the product will work. This then places a risk on the customer who might end up wasting money on a product that does not work for them and this has no effect on the manufacturer.
Jamieson Biotin Review – Conclusion
We commend this manufacturer for making sure that their product is suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Unfortunately, the technical aspects of this product are not up to scratch though. The dosage of biotin that this manufacturer offers is incredibly low compared to some of the other dosages which are up to 10000 micrograms. For the low amount of biotin that is in this supplement, it is actually quite pricey as well. Another major problem is that there is no satisfaction guarantee for this product so there really is no assurance that this product will work.