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Doctor insights on: Biotin Side Effects

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Can you define and describe biotin? What are the side effects?

Can you define and describe biotin? What are the side effects?

Very: Biotin is a water soluble b vitamin. What you don't need you release into the urine. The fat soluble vitamins have the greatest risk of toxicity over time. The water soluble are relatively safe. ...Read more

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Does biotin 5000mcg has any side effects? I have acne prone skill, I heard that it breaks people out..

Does biotin 5000mcg has any side effects? I have acne prone skill, I heard that it breaks people out..

It may!: Biotin is widely available as a supplement in a number of different preparations. The adequate intake for adults is 30 micrograms per day. Therefore, a 5,000 microgram biotin supplement is very high potency. Scientists have yet to determine the safety of such high-potency individual vitamins. ...Read more

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What is biotin used for and what are the side effects?

What is biotin used for and what are the side effects?

Another supplement..: Biotin deficiency is rare, but can occur in persons with genetic mutations, on long-term antibiotics or anti-convulsants, or who eat a lot of raw egg whites. There is no good evidence that this over-the-counter supplement is needed, because normal people eating a regular, balanced diet should get enough of it from their foods. ...Read more

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Will biotin help for skin glowing? any side effects?

Will biotin help for skin glowing? any side effects?

Glowing: I am unsure if you want your skin to glow, or are already glowing and want to stop. Either way, biotin is unlikely to make it happen. It certainly has not been rigorously tested to see its effectiveness. That being said, it is safe in normal doses. Side effects can include acne, allergies and an increased risk of miscarriage. ...Read more

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Can I take 10,000 mcg of biotin? Is it safe? Are there any side effects?

Can I take 10,000 mcg of biotin? Is it safe?  Are there any  side effects?

Seems very unnatural: Not a natural thing to do. Biotin deficiency is rare, but can occur in persons with genetic mutations, on long-term antibiotics or anti-convulsants, or who eat a lot of raw egg whites. There is no good evidence that this easily available, over-the-counter supplement is the magic potion for anything. Biotin is safe to take, but 10000 mcg per day is over 60 times the usual dose, so is not advisable. ...Read more

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How can I get my hair to grow and i heard about biotin but what is it and what are the side effects?

How can I get my hair to grow and i heard about biotin but what is it and what are the side effects?

Biotin: It is a water soluble vitamin that improves the health of the hair follicle. No side effects that I am aware of. Effective in hair and nail health when the reason for the issue is a relative deficiency of this vitamin. ...Read more