So I went hunting for vegan alternatives.
When researching vegan biotin supplements, I came across Sports Research.
The title of their product page makes it seem obvious that their biotin supplement is vegan, but upon closer inspection it isn’t.
Here’s part of their product page’s title: …Non-GMO Verified & Vegan Certified…
But wait, what’s this in the ingredients list:
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, V-gel Capsule (Tapioca, Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Bees Wax, Purified Water).
What I know for sure is that beeswax is not vegan.
I’m not sure who “certified” this as vegan, as it’s not stated on the product label or in the product description, but it’s pretty sketchy.
You can give Sports Research the benefit of the doubt and assume they wanted to write vegetarian or non-GMO in the title, but it doesn’t matter either way.
Bottom line, Sports Research’s high potency biotin is not vegan, despite what it says.
Other products, like Natrol Biotin don’t clearly label their products either. I’d recommend sticking to supplements that are 100% clearly vegan. I’ve summed up the best vegan biotin supplements if you’re looking for an alternative.
Or, you can always try to get enough biotin from food, it’s very possible. Here’s a list of the top vegan food sources of biotin.