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Biotin For Nails
Is taking 10, 000 mcg of biotin bad for a 4'9 84 lb 13 yr old? Also does biotin help your nails grow faster?
Biotin 10 mgs is ok: It will help your skin, hair and nails ...Read more
1- 50mcg zinc and 2- 1000mcg biotin each per day. Is this safe? Zinc for sexual health and biotin for hair/nails/skin.
Safe yes. Effective?: Biotin and zinc are found naturally in a normal diet. Supplementation is rarely needed. The RDA of biotin is about 30 mcg/day. Whether high dose supplement promotes healthy hair/skin/nails is unknown, but it's probably safe. The RDA of zinc is about10 mg/day. I suspect you're taking 50 mg not 50 mcg, which is safe, but there's no evidence that supplement beyond the RDA has any health benefits. ...Read more
My friend takes biotin for hair and nail growth and she has seen results, but is it safe for her to take this supplement regularly?
Biotin is extremely safe. It is a natural vitamin found in a wide variety of foods such as chard, carrots, almonds, milk, eggs, berries, and onions. Quoting this fine article: http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-h-biotin
"biotin has not been associated with side effects, even in high doses, and is considered to be non-toxic.". ...Read more
Is it ok to take biotin for my hair & nails if im on cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) & plaquinel?
What causes hair to falling out? Take vitamins and Biotin but have weak nails and falling out hair: (
May be hypothyroid:
Hypothyrooidism is a common condition that often causes hair loss (hyperthyroidism may cause too but less commonly). Unfortunately many docs don't diagnose it properly, thinking someone is normal unless their TSH is 4.5 or higher when most who are hypothyroid have "normal" TSH's. A holistic/integrative doc will do more exhaustive tests.
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I started taking fish oil, biotin for skin/hair&nails, a women's daily vitamin, and birth control pills and now I'm breaking outreally bad. Why? Is this forever?
The pill or oil:
Either the fish oil or the pill could be contributing to your break outs. The pill changes your natural hormone balance so that you may become more testosterone dominant. And some people react to omegas plus hormones by breaking out.
I would not stop the omegas altogether but try changing your dose. Or adding lecithin to help your body absorb it. ...Read more
I have been taking biotin for my hair and nails to grow is there anything else I can to to make them grow faster?
No: Biotin has been shown to be useless. No vitamins or anything else will make nails grow faster. You may have hair and nail changes because of recent surgery. There may be hormone changes which your drs can address. See a dermatologist if the changes are significant. Eat vegetables, fruits, etc. There is a huge baggage of silly nonsense on this subject. Don't be a sucker. ...Read more
It is unknown: These products have not been compared in a double blinded study to determine which is best. ...Read more
No: However, if you have a rash for more than 2 week or you're systemically sick or the rash is obviously dangerous-looking, get seen. And be sure you know what you're really taking -- somebody who'd recommend "biotin for hair and nails" may actually be selling you goodness-knows-what. ...Read more
Can teenagers such as 12-18 use the product " spring valley hair skin nails biotin pill vitamins " for hair growth?
Does Not Help: No evidence that it helps hair growth and never tested for safety. So not good idea. ...Read more
I have just been prescribed predisolone and mercaptopurine for Chrons. Can I also take Biotin for hair, skin and nails or will there be a reaction?
Biotin not useful:
Taking biotin will not help your hair or nails. You should not take any medication, over the counter drugs, herbals etc without consulting your doctor.
Wish you good health. ...Read more
I took biotin as d biotin neutrifactor for hairs nd nails but I am affaird that it increase your breast size. Is it true?
I know of no evidence that biotin has any effect on breast size. While important for healthy hair and nails, biotin deficiency is not common so it is not all that likely to help much, but some people do believe it can help and it is very safe to try it.
http://draxe. Com/biotin-benefits/ for more info. ...Read more
All of them: You don't take vitamins "for hair, skin and nails etc." they are required for health in all tissues ...Read more
I was taking biotin vitamins for skin hair nails and my skin started peeling on my hands is this normal or?
Biotin: Hi, Biotin is a cofactor for Vitamin B group and is water soluble and it excess can be excreted from body by kidney so I don't think it could cause any problem and toxicity, I don't think Biotin has side effects if the kidney is working fine, although I saw the other day a colleague said it could cause skin breakout so I did a search and I couldn;t find any scientific evidence. ...Read more
30 micrograms biotin: Many pregnant women are deficient in biotin. A biotin deficiency in adults can cause hair loss, facial rash, numbness, tingling, depression and hallucinations, but it might also contribute to birth defects in babies with mothers who are deficient in the vitamin. Pregnant women need 30 micrograms of biotin each day, so discuss with your doctor dietary changes you can make or supplements you can add ...Read more
Diabetes, HTN: The commonest cause of kidney disease leading to dialysis is diabetes. Hypertension is a close number two. If you have either of these, it is important to have your kidney function checked yearly at the least. Certain drugs like nsaids- (ibuprofen family) can lead to kidney disease when used frequently over a long period. There many other causes but the these 3 are the ones you can do most about. ...Read more
I've been taking Biotin 1000mcg for about a month to improve nails, skin, & hair. I have not seen any changes, how long does it take.
Biotin: I have really sen little improvement with Biotin ...Read more
After wearing fake nails for so long my nails are weak and break very easily. Will a biotin supplement help and if so how much should I take?
No: Biotin is a waste of money at any dose. A nail is not a living tissue. It cannot repair itself. You will grow a complete replacement nail in 6 months. The quality of that nail is largely related to how successfully you avoid injuries to it. Avoid glue, solvents, tapes. Minimize wet work. Never push or pinch or cut the cuticle in any way. Keep nails very short and do not attempt to clean under them. ...Read more
More or Less the Same: A biotin tablet will support healthy hair, nails and skin. A tablet marketed for hair, skin and nails may contain other ingredients. ...Read more
I want to take 500 micrograms of biotin from jarrow formula Co. For hairs and nails and taking other vitamins also is it ok?
BIOTIN HAIR & NAILS:
I RECOMMEND 5, 000 mcgm BIOTIN ALONG WITH 2, 000 UNITS OF VITAMIN D FOR HAIR & NAILS.
CHECK WITH YOUR GENERAL DOCTOR. ...Read more