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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
35 years experience Neurosurgery
Depression: Yes it is safe to take a biotin supplement. Biotin is vitamin B7. It helps support hair and nails. Biotin deficiency is uncommon because it is produce ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
No problem: Biotin is extremely safe. No toxic dose is known. It is helpful to take in early pregnancy to prevent birth defects. Doses up to 200, 000 mcg/day have ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: It depends on why you are taking the supplement. The only condition that biotin treats is a true biotin deficiency. If you have this the recommended ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Biotin: 5000 micrograms per day.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
High dose: It is a high dose and has been recommended by some dermatologists and alternate medicine practitioners for hair loss at dose of 2000 to 10000 microgra ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
46 years experience Pain Management
"Healthy"?..: It is not toxic; "healthy" is a very individual matter; what is healthy for one person may not be healthy for another. This is why physicians intervi ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Too much/toxic?: Daily requirement of biotin is 30 micrograms and is readily available in a well balanced diet. High doses as much as 2to10 mgm has been recommended b ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Yes, but............: Maybe overkill without side-effects. Most experts recommend 5000-7500mcg. Will help with hair and prevent hangnails!
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
24 years experience Occupational Medicine
No adverse effects: Biotin is a substance that you cannot reasonably overdose on.
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Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Hair is protein: Biotin is not going to fix the problem. I am going to assume your issue is your hair. Are you getting at least 100 grams of protein per day in your d ... Read More

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