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1- 50mcg zinc and 2- 1000mcg biotin each per day. Is this safe? Zinc for sexual health and biotin for hair/nails/skin.

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

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Biotin hair skin in nails ok?

Biotin hair skin in nails ok?

Biotin: Biotin or vitamin b7 is necessary to healthy the health of nails, bone marrow, skin, hair and nerves. ...Read more

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Can anyone take biotin for hair and nail growth?

Biotin: Is safe to take. You can get it over the counter and use as directed. Take care! ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: 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

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Is it ok to take biotin for my hair & nails if im on cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) & plaquinel?

Is it ok to take biotin for my hair & nails if im on cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) & plaquinel?

Yes.: Biotin is a member of the "b" vitamin group, and should have no interaction with either CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) or plaquenil. ...Read more

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What causes hair to falling out? Take vitamins and Biotin but have weak nails and falling out hair: (

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.
See http://tinyurl. Com/koyamo5 and http://tinyurl. Com/pxz8mkd ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it safe to take 10000mcg of biotin for hair and nails while pregnant?

Is it safe to take 10000mcg of biotin for hair and nails while pregnant?

No: Way too much, please ask your OB any questions related to vitamins or food or diet related? S as your OB knows your situation the best. ...Read more

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Biotin does not help my nails grow is there another vitamin or herb?

Biotin does not help my nails grow is there another vitamin or herb?

Nails: Vitamin A, D, B12, & calcium are important for nail health. Vitamin E can be applied on nails. HOWEVER, nails only grow about 3 mm per month - so don't expect faster growth. ...Read more

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I have been taking biotin for my hair and nails to grow is there anything else I can to to make them grow faster?

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

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What is better for hair growth biotin or skin hair and nails?

What is better for hair growth biotin or skin hair and nails?

It is unknown: These products have not been compared in a double blinded study to determine which is best. ...Read more

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Does taking biotin vitamin for hair and nails break you out?

Does taking biotin vitamin for hair and nails break you out?

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

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Can teenagers such as 12-18 use the product " spring valley hair skin nails biotin pill vitamins " for hair growth?

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

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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?

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

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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 took biotin as d biotin neutrifactor for hairs nd nails but I am affaird that it increase your breast size. Is it true?

Not 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.
See
http://draxe. Com/biotin-benefits/ for more info. ...Read more

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Which vitamins are better for hair, skin & nails: biotin or cod liver oil pills?

All of them: You don't take vitamins "for hair, skin and nails etc." they are required for health in all tissues ...Read more

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I was taking biotin vitamins for skin hair nails and my skin started peeling on my hands is this normal or?

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

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Can I take biotin for ski hair and nails while pregnant along with my prenatal vitamin?

Can I take biotin for ski hair and nails while pregnant along with my prenatal vitamin?

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

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What will biotin do for my hair, skin and nails?

What will biotin do for my hair, skin and nails?

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

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Hair, skin& nails plus biotin really help grow your hair?

Biotin: Proponents of biotin supplements claim that boosting your biotin intake can help with the following conditions:
healthy hair,
acne,
brittle nails,
diabetes,
eczema,
hair loss,
mild depression,
skin rash in infants (also known as seborrheic dermatitis). ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what will biotin do for my hair, skin and nails?

How do I know exactly what will biotin do for my hair, skin and nails?

Necessary!: It promotes skin and hair health. One of the first things you will see is vanishing hangnails, if you have them. It promotes hair health and shine. It will not grow hair if your follicles are gone (shoot!), but it also helps dry skin! ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take b complex, hair and nails and biotin together?

Is it possible for you to take b complex, hair and nails and biotin together?

Yes.: Biotin is a b vitamin that may be included in a b complex vitamin formulated for hair and nails. In order to help nails and hair it needs to be taken in larger quantities than commonly is included in a b complex vitamin (found in microgram amounts). ...Read more

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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?

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

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Which other supplements can I take for hair and nail growth besides biotin?

Which other supplements can I take for hair and nail growth besides biotin?

Fish oil, vit A, C, D: You can take fatty acids from fish oil, flax seed, that will moisturize the skin and nail bed. Vit a helps body process protein helps nail bed. Vit c, Folic Acid will also help. And vit d which helps absorp calcium which increses the strength of the nails. ...Read more

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Is a Biotin supplement better than a hair, skin, and nails pill for hair health? What's best?

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

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I want to take 500 micrograms of biotin from jarrow formula Co. For hairs and nails and taking other vitamins also is it ok?

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