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is it safe to take 5000 mcg of biotin daily

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
That seems really : excessive, studies show 300micrograms a day seems adequate
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Acne: Nothing that you mentioned really works.
A female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: But not likely to be effective so why even take something ?
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Safe: The dose is not relevant. No dose is effective for anything whatsoever. Save your money. You have enough problems with the parkinson's. If hair loss i ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: Recent research suggests up to 50% of pregnant women are deficient in biotin and deficiency can increase the risk of birth defects. 5000 mcg is a rela ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Perozek
22 years experience Ophthalmology
See pcp: Vitamin a is stored in the body and can be toxic at too high a level. See your pcp and determine if supplementation needed and if so, how much.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
45 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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: It is unlikely to have any striking benefits on your overall health, but it seems to be quite safe.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David True
23 years experience Rheumatology
Supplements: Yes.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Acne: Your doctor can help you with your acne. This is a better and safer route to take rather than the so it yourself approach.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Minerals: Zinc is safe, copper can become toxic if level too high.
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Safe but not: effective for reflux. While taking this dose of B12 is safe, there is no plausible mechanism by which it is preventing gastric reflux. For good health ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: This amount is a reasonable dose, although recommendations can vary widely depending on source or reason for taking it. The best way to get any vitami ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Probably: But why would you take such a high dose?
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Vitamins: you can take all the vitamins, but it is really a waste of money
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
What For?: For what purpose are you doing so? It may not be wise to take them once a day, let alone multiple times. If you have a known deficiency in a vitamin, ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Biotin: You can take biotin, but it really doesn' t help your hair or anything else in your body.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
One can take: that much at one time .... if one is deficient and under a doctor's care. The regimen for those known to be vitamin A deficient can be 100,000 IU by ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathan Ritter
23 years experience Cardiology
Yikes: That is a lot of biotin. It is 200 times the recommended daily intake. I don't believe there have been any scientific studies showing the safety of ta ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jayshree Chander
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Daily limit Vit A: The Recommended Daily Allowance is up to 6,000 IU of beta-carotene from supplements for an adult male, and about 4,667 IU from supplements for an adu ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
21 years experience Pediatrics
Unknown: There is really no data on whether high doses of biotin are safe while you're breastfeeding. Because it is unknown, i would not recommend taking it un ... Read More
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