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Best Way To Take Biotin
Daily: Biotin is a vitamin that is shown to promote healthy hair, skin, and nails. A dose of 3, 000 micrograms daily seems to promote hair growth. Lysine is an Amino Acid that contributes to the structure of hair. The recommended dosage of lysine for hair growth is 500 to 1000mg daily. ...Read more
As: As a general rule of thumb, it is better to take vitamins with a meal. This allows for better absorption. However this is not an absolute. In addition, remember to check with your doctor before taking any vitamins, minerals, or supplements in order to ensure that it won't interfere with any possible medications you are taking. ...Read more
I'm a college student so I do not eat very healthily. What types of vitamin/supplements are best? Right now I take biotin, vit-c, and garlic.
Prenatal MVI (multivitamin): The best advice would be to adjust your eating habit. Try to eat better and healthier. Increase vegetable and fruits. In addition, since you are at child bearing age- you should take prenatal multivitamin and also don't forget to take calcium daily (daily recommendation is 1200-1500mg/day) as you are at the peak age where your body will absorp those calcium supplement effectively. ...Read more
Yes: It is indicated for biotin deficiency. Their is no standardized test for Biotin deficiency. Hence clinical signs like hair thinning, rash, depression, tingling of arms and legs. May be associated with Diabetics, pregnancy, rapid weight loss and malabsorption. Doses are adjusted for age ...Read more
No, it is not needed:
Biotin is present in a wide variety of food. Deficiencies are rare.
Consider discussing with your primary care doctor supplementing if:
1. Your child/ teen consumes raw eggs (raw egg white contains avidin, a substance that antagonizes biotin).
2. Your child/teen is taking valproic acid (a medication used primarily to treat seizures).
3. Is on IV nutrition (tpn). ...Read more
Don't need mo biotin: Biotin deficiency is very very rare. It is trendy right now to take if for hair and nails. Going beyond 100 mcg per day is not necessary and there is no evidence of benefit beyond this amount. Biotin is a water soluble B vitamin, so your body *probably* would simply pee out the extra. So it can be a nice way to make your pee expensive :) ...Read more
Depends: It depends on why you are taking the supplement. The only condition that biotin treats is a true biotin deficiency. If you have this the recommended dose is 100-1000mcg. The recommended daily dose for dietary supplementation is 30mcg. ...Read more
There is no known toxic dose of biotin. While 1000 mcg may sound like a lot, it is the same as 1 mg.
15-16000 mcg (15-16 mg) doses have been researched and found to help lower triglycerides and blood sugar in diabetics without side effects. People commonly use biotin for brittle nails and hair health You can save money by buying 5000 mcg tablets.
See http://lpi. Oregonstate. Edu/mic/vitamins/biotin ...Read more
Vit. B complex (Vit H):
But why dose she needs it?
A member of the b-complex group of vitamins; biotin is required for various metabolic functions such as gluconeogenesis, lipogenesis, fatty acid biosynthesis, propionate metabolism, and the catabolism of branched-chain amino acids; there are 9 known biotin-dependent enzymes; the enzyme biotinidase regenerates biotin in the body and is also required for the release of di. ...Read more
Biotin is B7: Except in rare circumstances, everyone gets enough biotin in their diet. The strange thing is that biotin is actually produced by the bacteria living in your intestine that help break down our food. But to directly answer your question, the two common foods that have the most are dark leafy greens and peanuts. Make a kale salad with Thai peanut dressing! ...Read more
It depends: The recommended daily intake for biotin is 30 mcg but most people don't need to take any as it is fairly easy to get that amount via your diet. However. Some people benefit from larger amounts for conditions such as diabetes and brittle nails. Doses up to 16, 000 mcg/day have been used to treat diabetes and have been found to be safe. See http://lpi. Oregonstate. Edu/infocenter/vitamins/biotin/. ...Read more
Skin 1st. Hair 2nd!: Changes are always slower to appreciate with hair because of its slow growth rate. Effect on skin (most easily seen-hangnail improvement), within a month! ...Read more
Maybe: That's a ridiculously high dose of biotin. The only indication to take biotin is if you have a true biotin deficiency. And in that case the dose is 100-1000 mcg daily. The dose you are taking is high, but there are no real documented side effects. Likely the majority of that dose will be excreted. ...Read more
None aside from food: A normal person (without biotin deficiency) eating a well-balanced diet can be just fine without buying additional biotin supplements. The nih reports: no recommended dietary allowance (rda) for biotin; but adequate intakes for biotin are 7mcg for infants, 8mcg for children aged 1-3 yrs, 12mcg for 4-8 yrs, 20mcg for 9-13 yrs, 25mcg for 14-18 yrs, 30mcg for >18 yrs, 35mcg for breastfeeding women. ...Read more
No known problems:
There is no known toxic dose of biotin. While 5000 mcg may sound like a lot, it is the same as 5 mg.
15-16000 mcg (15-16 mg) doses have been researched and found to help lower triglycerides and blood sugar in diabetics without side effects. People commonly use biotin for brittle nails and hair health.
See http://lpi. Oregonstate. Edu/mic/vitamins/biotin ...Read more
No: There is no specific time of day that it should be taken however 25mcg is the recommended dose for a 17 year old female. ...Read more
One a day: Biotin is an excellent source to promote hair and nail growth. Good luck!! ...Read more
Maybe: You can, but be careful not to lose contents of capsule. Why would you want to do that? The capsules are small and if you have trouble swallowing them, see your doctor. ...Read more
I'm 16 yers old would it be okay to take two biotin pills that contain 10, 000 mcg or is that to much for me?
Sounds like a lot: Adequate intake of biotin is 25-30 mcg for adolescent and 35 mcg for an adult daily. So 10, 000 mcg sounds like a very large amount. ...Read more
Is it too much for a teenaged aged 14 to take biotin 5, 000 mcg everyday? Or should she take 2 pills a week? Any solution?
Biotin: Why are you taking biotin in the first place. If you think it will help you are mistaken. It doesn't work. ...Read more