A 17-year-old female asked:
Does biotin cause weight gain or weight loss at 5,000 mcg twice a day?
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Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Neither: 5000 mcg sounds like a huge dose but it is just 5 mg and is very safe and non-toxic. Biotin plays an important role in metabolism so some claim it can help lose weight, but I know of no evidence it causes weight gain or loss (it might help if one is deficient but deficiency is rare). It may help lower blood sugar a bit.
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