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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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A female asked:

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.

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