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Biotin Hair Growth
I take biotin for hair growth; but i wanted to know if it would work if i were to take the powder out of my capsules and put them in my conditioner?
It is.: 3~5 mg a day.Get a more detailed answer ›
Recommended by some: Biotin role in promoting hair growth is controversial.It is known that biotin deficiency can sometime lead to alopecia(hair loss)that is why some dermatologists and doctors practicing alternate medicine recommend high doses of biotin for hair loss.Recommended dose is 8to10 mgm a day.It is considered a safe supplement.Other food sources are egg yolk, liver, whole grain, brewers yeast, rice , milk;vegies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take Biotin for hair growth, and if so at what dosage?
Is Not Proven Safe: Post-preg hair loss is poorly understood, many note fuller hair while pregnant; possibly due to hormonal fluctuations. After delivery, not known if simply a return to pre-preg hair volume. Hair loss is affected by several factors; insufficient evidence that vitamins including Biotin (if not deficient, also very rare) can restore hair. No breastfeeding studies done; safety unknown so avoid taking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wood 40000 mcg of biotin increase hair growth or cause any medical problems. I am 68 black female, no bald spots. Exercise, lift weights, perfect CMP?
NO: Throw away this useless SCAM and spend your money on something useful or fun. ...Read more
Is biotin good for hair growth? What other benefits does It have? And what is the most dosage per day?
Limited data: Limited data on this. If you are biotin deficient then yes. This can occur in pregnancy or if you have a very rare metabolic disorder. It has been used for disorders real eyed to biotin deficiency such as hair loss, brittle nails, and nerve pain due to diabetes. Dose in adults is 30 mcg daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr. do you believe that different brand names of biotin can effect hair growth? Some swear, one brand works better than other? What is rec daily dose?
No good studies: There are no good studies apparently. Any that had a positive result were with a very small number of people, for decreasing nail thickness and splitting. http://www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=21571 http://www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=21425 http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/313.html So brand probably does not matter. It can cause constipation. ...Read more
Recommended dose10mg: Recommended dose to prevent hair loss and grow hair by some dermatologists and alternative medicine practitioners is 8 to 10 mgm ie 8000 to 10000 micrograms per day to be effective.But its use is controversial but you can try if prescribed by your dermatologist or doctor. ...Read more
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