OK, folks. I’ve got the white powder. I’ve got the lab equipment. I’ve got the “I’m pissed off and I’m not going to take it anymore” attitude.
I got my OWN sack of pure pharmaceutical-grade biotin, and the tools to use it.
So, no longer stuck in this situation.
I bought a scale accurate to 0.001 grams (pharmaceutical scale). ($20)
I bought a drug-measuring spatula.($4)
I bought test tubes and a stand ($15)
I bought some disposable weigh-boats ($7/100 boats)
I already had a teeny-tiny stainless steel funnel. (came with a Lampe Berger)
And a clear borosillicate glass teapot (so I can see it is scrupulously clean) that has a very precise pour, for my distilled water. (That was an unnecessary splurge at $40)– you just need a very clean pot to boil and pour water, but this one looks great on a gas burner. A Pyrex measuring cup with a handle and spout in the microwave would also work.
I put 0.34 – ish grams in each tube (there is a tiny bit of waste, so I overshoot the 0.300 g dose I took before by a tad). (Measure this powder by weight, not by spoons; and don’t use a kitchen scale. This is a teeny-tiny amount.)
I fill tubes 3/4 with hot distilled water and cork them.
I shake on the day and drink. Wash out any residue with more distilled water, and drink until the tube is clear.
Instead of $270/mo. for my biotin dose, now the cost is more like $200/year.
I’m not “Breaking Bad.” I’m “Breaking Even.”