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Can a 14 year old take a biotin pill that is 10,000 mcg?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Hmmm....: Biotin deficiency is rare, but can occur in persons with genetic mutations, on long-term antibiotics or anti-convulsants, or who eat a lot of raw egg whites. There is no good evidence that this easily available, over-the-counter supplement is the magic potion to grow hair or prevent hair loss. Biotin is safe to take, but 10000 mcg per day is over 60 times the usual dose, so is not advisable.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: I'm not sure it will help but while 10,000 mcg sounds like a lot it's equal to 10 mg,which doesn't seem so high. I have a patient who claims this dose improved hair growth but there's no research on this.There's no evidence of toxicity of high doses so safe to try.The main benefit of this dose is lower sugars in diabetics. Doses up to 300mg being researched in MS. See https://tinyurl.com/yas8kbou
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Sure: It is unlikely to produce any benefit beyond what she would get from any other placebo.

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A 19-year-old female asked:

Can a 14 year old take 10,000 mcg of biotin and can he take it daily?

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Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Biotin is a safe and water soluble vitamin that can be taken daily. It acts as what is called a Co-enzyme and assists the body in some important chemical reactions that improve daily health.

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