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why does biotin make you gain weight

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
It does not.: Biotin is a micronutrient b vitamin and does not cause weight gain.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Biotin: According to a number of sources, when used orally in doses of up to 10 mg per day, biotin (or vitamin b7) does not cause side effects.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
No: There have been similar and occasional complaints such as yours however though not born out by science. Your dose is huge--recommended is only 30-100 ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Biotin: No good reason to take biotin that I know of. It will help you lose weight by taking money out of your pocket tho.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Yes/ No: Hair growth depend on...General health/disease status,hormone , vitamin ,protein intake, thyroidfunction, other external med and chemicals,ovarian fun ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Vitamin B 7: According to a number of sources, when used orally in doses of up to 10 mg per day, biotin (or vitamin b7) does not cause side effects. Biotin helps t ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Hmmm.: Weight gain. Not familiar with that use. Stay between 20 to 30 units a day and you will be ok. Biotin deficiency is very rare.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Anecdotal: But i'm impressed with what i've read, at least about acne flares. If you're taking it "for your hair" (and i can't guarantee it), you're welcome to s ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Need more info: I doubt that biotin, a vitamin, causes weight gain. There is a possibility though, at least theoretical, that some component in the purchased product ... Read More
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