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My New Favorite Hot Chocolate Drink Doubles as a Hair Supplement

Never trust anyone who says they don’t like hot chocolate. Even if you don’t like sweets (🙋🏻‍♀️), there’s something about hot cocoa that gives you the warm and fuzzies all year ’round. Therefore, when I heard there were chocolate biotin supplements in the form of the beloved beverage, my interest was immediately piqued.

I was graciously offered a sample package to try, so naturally I dove right in!

The Product

The product of conversation is called hernightly, made for women, by a woman. The product—which costs $53.60 for a tub, is just one of many that’s been launched by the mixhers company—owned by Jess Toolson. The brand has developed everything from period products to sexual wellness products.

With only three carbs and 1g of added sugar per serving of this recommended powder, there was no reason not to give it a go. Oh, and added bonus? In addition to biotin, it also contains collagen (for skin elasticity) and melatonin (for sleep—ah!) and chamomile and ashwagandha. With the exception of a very minor dose of cane sugar, the remaining ingredients are all-natural.

The Experience

Because the product only has a minimal amount of pure sugar and is made more with stevia, you will get that artificial sweetener taste. But it’s not bad by any means—just a little less rich.

Upon sipping my first mug, I could feel the effects fast. The packaging says you’ll start feeling it in 30 minutes, but for me it was more like 15. I was in the middle of writing an article and my brain got a little mushy. Once I settled into bed, I became less tired and more in a state of pure relaxation. It was nice. Then when I fell asleep, I shockingly only got up to use the restroom once and it wasn’t until 6am. That was a big concern for me when it came to trying the beverage. As I’ve gotten older, I find myself waking up in the middle of the night more and more, and it’s affected by even the slightest drop of liquid. The next day, I drank the beverage and slept through the entire night. I was shocked.

While my slumber was indeed strong, it’s important to note that melatonin has a very interesting impact on dreams. My dreams weren’t bad, but they were definitely vivid. In the past, melatonin has given me strange dreams.

As for the effects of the biotin and collagen, it’s too early to tell—but if it’s any bit similar to the sleep effects, I have high hopes!

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Bottom Line

I’m in full support of these chocolate biotin supplements in the form of powder. The beverage itself is satisfying, and that pre-slumber relaxation was everything I needed at the end of a long day. I was really surprised that I didn’t wake up more in the middle of the night, too.

While a $50+ price tag can seem a bit steep, if you struggle to catch Zzzs, you won’t be disappointed. It’s an added bonus that it’s also packed with a handful of other ingredients that have hair and skin benefits.

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