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Why is my stool black? I've been taking biotin, iron, epa-dha complex and multi-vitamin pills. My hair has been falling off more than usual as well.

Why is my stool black? I've been taking biotin, iron, epa-dha complex and multi-vitamin pills. My hair has been falling off more than usual as well.

Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose the reason for you black stool. Iron supplmentation can cause bowel movements to turn black. If you have black bowel movements that are sticky and malodorous, this can be consistent with gastrointestinal bleeding. In that case, it is very important that you not delay being medically evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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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