Top
30
Doctor insights on: Biotin Vs Hair Skin And Nails

Share
1

1
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

2

2
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

4

4
Is a Biotin supplement better than a hair, skin, and nails pill for hair health? What's best?

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

5

5
What is better biotin pills or hair skin and nails vitamins?

What is better biotin pills or hair skin and nails vitamins?

Hair skin & nails: Many nutrients are needed for healthy hair, skin and nails. While biotin may help with those who are deficient, biotin deficiency is rare. Hair, skin and nails vitamins generally contain biotin along with a mulitivitamin and other nutrients that support health. There may be multiple products named Hair Skin and Nails but one of the better ones is Nature's Bounty Optimal Solutions. ...Read more

6

6
On hair, skin and nails vitamins with 3000 mcg of biotin for at least 4 years now.@1daily for 2 months and then a break. Can I go up to 5000 mcgbiotin?

On hair, skin and nails vitamins with 3000 mcg of biotin for at least 4 years now.@1daily for 2 months and then a break. Can I go up to 5000 mcgbiotin?

Yes, totally safe: Biotin is extremely safe, in fact there is absolutely no known toxicity from any amount of biotin. 5000 mcg may sound like a lot, but it's the same as 5 mg, which may not sound like much.
Whether it helps you is another question; it will help if you are deficient but deficiency is uncommon. Advise continuing the Skin, Hair and Nails vitamin too.
See http://lpi. Oregonstate. Edu/mic/vitamins/biotin ...Read more

7

7
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

8

8
Can I take Hair skin and nails supplements that contain biotin wheile breastfeeding?

Can I take Hair skin and nails supplements that contain biotin wheile breastfeeding?

Biotin: Biotin supplements are not contraindicated while breast feeding. Minimal transfer of supplements to breast milk make this type of supplement harmless. ...Read more

10

10
If I'm trying to keep my hair healthy, should get biotin supplements or vitamins specific for hair skin and nails?

If I'm trying to keep my hair healthy, should get biotin supplements or vitamins specific for hair skin and nails?

Healthy hair: Get adequate sleep, avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts), vit. E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins, biotin & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos, excessive blow dry heat & curling irons. ...Read more

11

11
Would hair skin and nails vitamins be more beneficial than biotin pills? (heard online that biotin pills cause hair growth in areas such as legs, arms

Would hair skin and nails vitamins be more beneficial than biotin pills? (heard online that biotin pills cause hair growth in areas such as legs, arms

Now, think about it: You want something to help hair/nails/skin but you are worried that it will cause hair growth where you don't want it. Certainly no supplements will preferentially aid growth in only specific areas! There is some evidence that biotin does improve keratin infrastructure important in healthy hair/nails. But not clear any better than the right amount of other B vitamins best obtained in healthy diet ...Read more

12

12
Is it safe to take a hair, skin, and nails (contains biotin and vitamin c) pill, while I am taking doxycycline 100mg for my acne?

Is it safe to take a hair, skin, and nails (contains biotin and vitamin c) pill, while I am taking doxycycline 100mg for my acne?

Should be OK...: Fortunately Doxycycline does not have too many drug interactions and should not interfere or be significantly affected by your use of the supplement described in your question. But like all else, unexpected reaction can occur and so if you experience any significant symptoms, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

13

13
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

14

14
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

16

16
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

17

17
I am taking hair skin and nail pills. It says to take 3 pills a day and has 3000 mcg of biotin per serving also with antioxidants. Is this safe?

I am taking hair skin and nail pills. It says to take 3 pills a day and has 3000 mcg of biotin per serving also with antioxidants. Is this safe?

Yes it is safe: Regarding Biotin and it's ability to help with hair and nail issues, there is very weak data that stated it might help. This was done in horse hoof studies that showed some help and the human studies were very weak studies. 9000 mcg of biotin is ok since toxicity studies have shown no issue up to 200, 000 mcg. But honestly I don't think these pill will do anything for your hair and nails. ...Read more

18

18
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

19

19
Is it ok for teens to take biotin supplements for beauty purposes such as strengthening nails, develop thicker hair, & better skin?

Is it ok for teens to take biotin supplements for beauty purposes such as strengthening nails, develop thicker hair, & better skin?

Sure: No harm but the benefits of such preparations are generally UNSUPPORTED by SCIENTIFICALLY BASED MEDICAL STUDIES!

Hope this is helpful

Dr z ...Read more

20

20
Can hair, skin&nails caplets which includes biotin be used with salmon oil capsules?

Can hair, skin&nails caplets which includes biotin be used with salmon oil capsules?

Should be OK: Fortunately consumption of fish does not prevent absorption of other nutrients/medicines etc...And salmon oil capsule is also considered safe for use with other medicines. Anyhow, just remember, these are supplements. They should not replace your well balanced/healthy diet and regular exercises. If you eat well--see pyramid, u should not need much supplements. Consult doc/nutritionist. Good luck. ...Read more

21

21
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

22

22
Have you heard of Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails causing an allergic skin reaction (could it be from the biotin or hyaluronic acid)?

Could be anything: One could be allergic to anything. This product contains more than just biotin and hyaluronic acid. You could also be sensitive to inert/filler ingredients. And it's possible you have a concidental skin problem unrelated to this product. Stop taking it, and see if your skin condition resolves. Then try again, see if it comes back. But if it's true allergy, you might have worse than just a rash! ...Read more

23

23
Hello Doctor I'm 17 years old teenage girl and I bought HAIR-TEX for hair. Skin&Nail with Biotin 3000 mcg should I take it or is it to powerful?

Cannot endorse...: Online search, active ingredient Keratin. Claims of quality and safety are not backed by independent research. No bad effect from excess biotin has been reported so far. No proof that it will grow / increase volume of your hair. Discuss with a parent and visit with a dermatologist who can evaluate the problem with your skin / hair to offer appropriate treatment. Take care ...Read more

24

24
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

25

25
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

26

26
Can I take nature's bounty extra strength hair skin & nails argan oil infused 5000 mcg of biotin whiles breast feeding?

Can I take nature's bounty extra strength hair skin & nails argan oil infused 5000 mcg of biotin whiles breast feeding?

"Buyer beware": It is uncertain what harm or what good a substance will do for a breastfeeding mother and her breastfed baby, if the substance is not a real medicine, tested and tested again, approved by the FDA, and with known effects and side effects. Buyer beware. User beware. It is best to stick with real medicines when it is needed, because we have more certainty about a real drug's composition, purity, etc. ...Read more

27

27
Is it safe to take skin, hair, and nail vitamins (5000 mcg of biotin) with doxycycline (for acne)?

Is it safe to take skin, hair, and nail vitamins (5000 mcg of biotin) with doxycycline (for acne)?

Not recommended: Because biotin will decrease the level or effect of doxycycline. Always talk with your doctor if you have any questions regarding a drug's side effects and interactions. ...Read more

28

28
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

30

30
Can I take biotin 1000mcg twice a dayextra folic acid 400mcg twice a dayspring valley hair, skin, & nails vitamins 3 times a daywhile pregnant?

Can I take biotin 1000mcg twice a dayextra folic acid 400mcg twice a dayspring valley hair, skin, & nails vitamins 3 times a daywhile pregnant?

Depends: Stay away from folic acid. Use metafolin instead, and 400-800 mcg once a day is enough. I usually do not recommend that much biotin unless there is a reason.
Do not overdose on vitamins. ...Read more