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how many mg of biotin should i take a day

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
One...: one a day....

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sure but why? : Biotin supplements have not been proven do to anything. Save your money fir your new baby's college fund.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Vitamin supplements: The best way to quantify the amount of vitamins needed is to determine if there is a deficiency or if supplementation is to maintain normal values. 50 ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
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Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Biotin: naturally occurring in many foods, very rare to have a true deficiency, at any rate you can start at 25 mcg/day for your condition, good luck
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Probably: Nih advises : appropriate dose of biotin depends on several factors: user’s age, health, et al. Not enough scientific info now to determine appropriat ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
It depends: The recommended daily intake for biotin is 30 mcg but most people don't need to take any as it is fairly easy to get that amount via your diet. Howeve ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: That's a ridiculously high dose of biotin. The only indication to take biotin is if you have a true biotin deficiency. And in that case the dose is ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
No known problems: There is no known toxic dose of biotin. While 5000 mcg may sound like a lot, it is the same as 5 mg. 15-16000 mcg (15-16 mg) doses have been researche ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Conner
24 years experience Family Medicine
One a day: Biotin is an excellent source to promote hair and nail growth. Good luck!!
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Fischer
10 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Anytime: Biotin is in most foods already so you are taking some all the time. It is very safe. That being said most people with a regular diet do not need extr ... Read More

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