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how much biotin should i take a day for hair

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Used frequently: 10 mg a day.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Biotin: Probably unrelated. No good evidence that taking biotin helps anything. I would do a "pubmed" search on this and see what turns up.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Biotin: Probably will make no difference. Discuss with your hair Dr.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Won't help unless...: Hard to say- maybe never! biotin deficiency can cause hair problems but if you are not deficient it may not help you. Many vitamins are needed for hea ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kashif Abdullah
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes it is safe: Regarding Biotin and it's ability to help with hair and nail issues, there is very weak data that stated it might help. This was done in horse hoof s ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Very safe,no,16 mg: Biotin has many benefits. While deficiency is rare, there may be benefits to taking relatively high doses. It's not known to be toxic and has no side ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No one knows: The internet is full of accounts of folks who believe big doses of biotin help hair, cradle cap, diabetes and much else. 5 mg is 5000 micrograms, in t ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: 1. Taking biotin is not doing you or your hair any good. 2. Taking large amounts of biotin will interfere with some tests that use biotin as part of t ... Read More
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