This blend of B Vitamins, Zinc and Fo-Ti Extract is formulated to strengthen hair, skin and nails. Biotin deficiencies can lead to thinning hair, dry and scaly skin, and brittle nails. This boost of B vitamins — Biotin (B7), B9 (Folate) and B12 (Methylcobalamin) — is crucial for cell formation, development and health. Zinc is needed for a healthy immune system, cellular metabolism, and skin integrity. Research has shown zinc to be an effective healing tool for skin lesions, including acne, and helps return luster to hair. The Anti-Inflammatory Reynoutria multiflora or Fo-Ti Extract, long used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is there to improve skin health and promote hair growth, and may even have a restorative effect on graying hair.
Each bottle comes with 30 servings.
*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. Since all bodies are different, an individual’s nutrient needs are unique to their body. As such, results may vary. Children under 12, seniors over 65, pregnant and lactating women should always consult with a physician or healthcare professional prior to use.
Ingredients & Use
Per Serving (2 Gummies): 500mcg Vitamin B9; 850mcg B12 (as Methylcobalamin); 5000mcg Biotin; 20mg Zinc; 10mg Fo-Ti Extract.
Other Ingredients: Organic Non-GMO Vegan Isomalto-oligosaccharides, Purified Water, Organic Non-GMO Vegan Erythritol, Non-GMO Vegan Pectin, Non-GMO Vegan Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Organic Non-GMO Vegan Fruit Powder (Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry, Tart Cherry, Pomegranate, Cranberry and Blackberry), Non-GMO Vegan Natural Goji Berry Flavor, Non-GMO Vegan Sodium Citrate, Non-GMO Vegan Black Carrot Color, Organic Non-GMO Vegan Stevia Leaf Extract and Organic Non-GMO Vegan Sunflower Oil.
Suggested Use:Adults take 2 gummies per day as recommended by a physician or healthcare professional.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN because of accidental overdose or choking.
Each bottle comes with 30 servings. Store in a cool, dry place.
Q: How does biotin support hair, skin and nails?
A: Keratin is a protein and the key structural component that makes up your hair, skin, and nails. Biotin supports the body’s keratin infrastructure. But this product isn’t just a biotin supplement! It also contains vitamins B9 and B12 (as Methylcobalamin), Zinc and Fo-Ti Extract. B-vitamins are vital to creating red blood cells, which carry nutrients and oxygen to the skin and scalp, promoting healthy hair. Zinc is known for its role in cellular metabolism and the maintenance of skin integrity, crucial for tissue growth and repair. Fo-Ti has long been used in traditional medicines as a remedy for acne, hair lustre and anti-aging!
Q: I am balding; will this save my hair?
A: If you are experiencing hair loss from androgenic alopecia, often referred to as male-pattern baldness, this gummy will not, regrettably, save your hair! Unfortunately, there is no “cure” for such hair loss. This gummy will most greatly benefit those who are experiencing hair loss from zinc and biotin deficiencies; studies link those deficiencies with hair loss. Vegetarians and vegans are more likely to be deficient in zinc, biotin and B-vitamins. Consult with your physician or healthcare professional if you are interested in learning more about vitamin deficiencies.
Q: I read that overdosing on Fo-Ti can lead to liver damage! Is this amount safe?!
A: While a recommended, or safe, dosage has not been established for Fo-Ti extract, there has been a systematic review of case reports wherein Fo-Ti led to liver damage. This medical review showed that such extreme reaction is rare, and comes with very high doses in conjunction with long-term use. Though ranging, the average dosage in these cases was 15g, which is 1500 times higher than what is in our serving size (10mg).
However, if you are concerned about using Fo-Ti, particularly if you have pre-existing health conditions or you are taking medications, please consult your physician or healthcare professional. If you experience adverse reactions to this product, please discontinue use immediately and consult your physician or healthcare professional.
Q: I have MTHFR gene variant(s). Is this product safe for me?
A: Navigating B-vitamins and MTHFR can be tricky! While there is a considerable amount of information coming out on genetic variations and how they affect our biochemistry and health, the MTHFR deficiency is not yet fully understood, including how various B-vitamins affect any given individual. Elevated homocysteine levels, often caused by the MTHFR gene variants, is associated with deficiencies in B9 (Folate), B6 and B12.
The primary concern for those with MTHFR gene variant(s) is Folate (vitamin B9). People with MTHFR gene variant(s) need to avoid synthetic forms of folate (B9), like Folic Acid. There seems to be some evidence that Folinic Acid is safe for those with the less severe MTHFR gene variants, while preliminary studies show that those with more severe MTHFR variants may require 5-MTHR (Methylated Folate) supplementation and/or treatment with betaine (trimethylglycine) to aid in metabolizing homocysteine.
We have six products in our line of supplements that contain some form of folate: all three of our Morning Multivitamins, our Kid’s Multivitamin Gummies, Biotin Gummies and our B-Complex Spray.
Of those products, the Liquid Multivitamins Essentials+ (Fruit Punch and Strawberry) & Organic B-Complex have Folinic Acid since methylated folate is not stable in liquid formulas. Folinic Acid is suitable for many with MTHFR. If you are unsure whether or not you can use Calcium Folinate or Folinic Acid, please speak with your physician.
We advise those with the MTHFR gene variants against using the Liquid Morning Multivitamin in Raspberry flavor, as this version currently has non-methylated folate which is not suitable for this with MTHFR. We do plan on updating this formula to have Folinic Acid with the next batch going to production very soon. However, this new formula is not yet available. (If you are interested in this product, please check with us before ordering to ensure the batches have been updated.)
Our Children's Multivitamin Gummies, as well as our Biotin Gummies, contain Methylated Folate (as Calcium L-5-methyl-THF). Methylated folate is considered safest for those with MTHFR, especially for people who have multiple MTHFR variants.
The remaining products in our line of supplements do not have B9. However, we do have a number of products which contain other B-vitamins. We created a spreadsheet to help our customers review all our products with B-vitamins and their forms, so you can make the best choices for your health. Please reach out to our customer care team for access to this spreadsheet. Generally, the vitamer of B6 that is recommended for those with MTHFR variants is Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (P5P) and the vitamer of B12 that is recommended for those with MTHFR variants is Methylcobalamin. Please consult with your healthcare professional to determine what is best for you.
In general, when starting any new health and wellness supplement, you should check with your physician or healthcare professional to make sure the supplement is suitable for you and your health. This is especially true when there is the added complexity of the MTHFR gene variants. We encourage you to partner with your healthcare professional to determine the best course of action.
Please do not hesitate to let us know of any additional questions you may have or if you need further assistance.