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Can a teen take biotin?

Can a teen take biotin?

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

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Is 1mg of biotin a lot?

Is 1mg of biotin a lot?

Biotin: Biotin is vitamin b7, and is water-soluble. It most often comes in "mcg" doses -- there are 1000 mcg in 1 mg. Deficiencies are rare, as daily needs are small (around 50 mcg/day in adults) and it's abundant in food. Long-term antiseizure meds or antibiotics, intestinal malabsorption, & eating raw egg whites can lead to biotin deficiency. If you have one of these issues, 1mg is okay. ...Read more

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Does Biotin help your body?

Does Biotin help your body?

Essential 4 health!: As a vitamin, by definition biotin is an essential nutrient. While deficiency is uncommon, low biotin can cause hair loss, dermatitis, and skin rash, ataxia, seizures, and other neurologic dysfunctions. High doses can be helpful for skin and hair health as well as blood sugar regulation. See http://draxe.com/biotin-benefits/ and http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/vitamins/biotin for details. ...Read more

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Is 10000 mcg biotin too much?

Is 10000 mcg biotin too much?

High dose: It is a high dose and has been recommended by some dermatologists and alternate medicine practitioners for hair loss at dose of 2000 to 10000 micrograms..It is considered a safe supplement with minimal side effects like nausea, pain, stress;anxiety, diarrhea and chest pain.And rarely itching. ...Read more

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Should teenagers take biotin?

Should teenagers take biotin?

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

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Is 300 mcg of biotin too much?

Is 300 mcg of biotin too much?

No it is not too muc: No it is not too much.Daily requirement is 30 microgram per day, which is readily available in food supply.It is used as much as 8000 to 10000 micrograms dose for hair loss prevention and growth.300 micrograms is not too much accordingly. ...Read more

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Can i take biotin all at once?

Can i take biotin all at once?

WhatDoYouMeanAllAtOn: What do you mean all at once what? If you mean that can you take all the piils at one time.The answer is no,And don't take more than one a day And why are you taking Biotin? ...Read more

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Does biotin make you break out?

Does biotin make you break out?

Not supposed: Biotin or other inert compound in the same pill as anything else may cause allergies especially if taken from animal origen. What kind of breakout is giving you? Itchy wheals scattered throughout the body? Swelling of lips, tongue or throat? Wheezing? Depending upon how fast the reaction is after intake the more serious it is. Consider other causes too. ...Read more

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Can biotin also help with skin?

Can biotin also help with skin?

Biotin: Severe biotin deficiency can cause loss of hair. However many other signs of deficiency would be present as well including: dermatitis, atrophic glossitis, hyperesthesia, muscle pain, lassitude, anorexia, and others. Very tiny doses of biotin will correct these deficiencies. Excess biotin will not help hair growth. Biotin toxicity has not been reported in humans despite getting large amounts. ...Read more