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Zinc and biotin

A female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Safe yes. Effective?: Biotin and zinc are found naturally in a normal diet. Supplementation is rarely needed. The RDA of biotin is about 30 mcg/day. Whether high dose sup... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernie Ordonez
Bariatrics 57 years experience
SURE: It is a good idea, if you feel good taking it and improving your outlook.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Can you afford it?: If you can afford to take expensive supplements with little or no data to show you benefit from them, go ahead.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
No: There is no worry about B vitamins "building up." The only B vitamin that our body stores is B12 and it is non-toxic. The only B vitamin known to be t... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: Biotin, zinc, B12 and omega 3 fatty acids (found in fish oil) are all essential nutrients and perfectly safe to take daily. I would avoid taking more ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Widely used: All pretty safe. Biotin is probably a waste of money. But no side effects that I am aware of. One multivitamin may be useful.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
You are on the right: track. We can't recommend supplements, and companies per se, but the ingredients you mention will be helpful. What's more important is getting to the ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarik Hadid
Hematology and Oncology 18 years experience
Ok: A recent large study showed that there is no benefit of taking the daily multivitamins. This does not apply it your vitamin levels are low or if you h... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
NO: There is no scientifically based medical evidence that ANY nutritional supplementation helps avoid male pattern baldness! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Yes : Don't see a problem with this.

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