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Can A 16 Year Old Take Biotin
I have some 10, 000mcg biotin tablets which I bought is it okay to take them I am a 16 year old female.
Yes. However...: It is perfectly safe to take 10, 000 mcg of biotin. That sounds like a lot, but it is the same as 10 mg. There is no known toxicity of biotin but that's a much higher amount than most people need so I wonder why you want to take it. Biotin deficiency is rare. Those who are deficient may lose hair but if not deficient it doesn't help hair. High doses may help diabetes.See http://tinyurl. Com/p9rob63 ...Read more
Good afternoon Dr, I'm a 16 year old male (African American) & I bought some 5, 000 mcg biotin pills, & I'm asking how many should I take a day?
Vitamin supplements: The best way to quantify the amount of vitamins needed is to determine if there is a deficiency or if supplementation is to maintain normal values. 5000 mcg of biotin will be acceptable for your age if you are deficient of Biotin. As with all medications please discuss with your doctor before using the medication. Egg yolk & liver are good sources, raw egg white can deplete your stores. Take care. ...Read more
16 year old female. Hair loss problem for almost 2 years. My Dr. Told me to take 5, 000mcg of Biotin. I haven't seen much difference. What can I do?
Please have your doctor refer you to a Dermatologist.
If he/she says no please have your parents find the right Dermatologist for you! ...Read more
I am 16 years old and I'm trying to grow my hair and nails out and was wondering if I can take Biotin and start off with 1000mcg?
Probably: Yes, biotin 1000 mcg is typically a safe adult dose. Be sure to following the dosage instructions on the supplement packaging and check with a doctor who knows your medical history to make sure it would be safe for you. ...Read more
Sir I am a 16 year old boy. Can I use biotin to grpw beard on my face. Has it any side effects if I use it.
Beard: Be patient and glad you do not have to shave yet. ...Read more
Rarely Necessary: Biotin (Vitamin B7) is found in many food sources; also produced & recycled in body. Deficiency is very rare; causes serious skin/hair, neurologic, intestinal disorders; treated with Biotin. Your reason for giving Biotin is not stated however it is neither recommended nor necessary for a healthy child. If your child has symptoms, please resubmit a detailed question to us or see your child's doctor ...Read more
Hmmm....: 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 to grow hair or prevent hair loss. Biotin is safe to take, but 10000 mcg per day is over 60 times the usual dose, so is not advisable. ...Read more
I'm a 15 year old girl, and would like to start taking Biotin for my hair. How much should I take a day? Are there any side effects?
Biotin: Naturally occurring in many foods, very rare to have a true deficiency, at any rate you can start at 25 mcg/day for your condition, good luck ...Read more
I am a 40 year old very active woman who would like to start a vitamin regimen. Can you take collagen supplements, biotin, prenatal or multivitamin?
How much mcg of Biotin should a 15 year old take for hair loss. I've been losing a lot of hair & a dermatologist suggested to take biotin.?
Suggest you see: Your pediatrician, and have them Reglan (metoclopramide) hwork up your thyroid gland. You can take 2000 to 5000 µg a day of biotin no problem for hair thinning. However if you have excessive hair loss, you need to look at the cause of why this is happening, not just treat the symptoms. This could be related to stress, adrenals, or your thyroid gland. So talk to your doctor first before spending any money on biotin. ...Read more
Can a 14 year old take 300 mcg biotin supplements? My sister wants to use it as she is seeing bald spots on her scalp.
Shouldn't be needed: There are no vitamins, herbs, supplements, or foods that are proven to slow or stop hair loss in a normal healthy person. Maintaining a balanced diet of healthy foods, and taking one multivitamin + minerals tablet each day, should keep a person in normal, good nutritional status. Perceived hair loss in a teen or young person should be checked by her doctor, to see if there is real, true hair loss. ...Read more
Not wise to do: Normal daily recommended intake of biotin is 25 mcg. Any excess is likely to be peed out or end up in feces. There is no reason to take such a large dose of biotin. Better to eat foods that contain biotin including salmon, carrots, bananas, soy flour, cereals and yeast. A balanced diet is the best way to health. More about healthy eating: https://www. Choosemyplate. Gov/ ...Read more
Biotin: They can take it, but why would you want to give it to them when biotin is present in many of foods we eat suchbas eggs or cereals. ...Read more
Why?: Why do you feel that she needs extra biotin beyond what she's getting in her nutrition? What does her Family Doc or Pediatrician say about this? Lack of biotin is rare such that there is no RDA or RNI. Normal daily recommended intake is 30mcg for 7-10yo and just 30-100mcg for adolescents & adults. Granted this amount is not intended to be optimal 4 all, but biotin isn't something typically measure ...Read more
I am 23 years old and I take cod liver oil softgels and biotin in combination. Is this good combination or both have any absorption effect?
Fine: There is no problem taking Cod Liver Oil and biotin together. They should both be well-absorbed and neither will interfere with absorption of the other. ...Read more
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
34 year old african a female trying to get my hair breakage under control and want it to grow. Condition daily also biotin 5, 000 mg. Suggestions!
No (really unknown): A normal person (without biotin deficiency) eating a well-balanced diet can be just fine without buying additional biotin supplements. The NIH reports: no recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for biotin; but adequate intakes for biotin are 7mcg for infants, 8mcg for children aged 1-3 yrs, 12mcg for 4-8 yrs, 20mcg for 9-13 yrs, 25mcg for 14-18 yrs, 30mcg over 18 yrs, 35mcg for breastfeeding women. ...Read more
I hear biotin pills are good for hair and nail health. Do you by any chance get facial hair in women for taking biotin pills for an 18 year old?
Biotin is often recommended as a dietary supplement for strengthening hair and nails, though scientific data supporting this usage are weak. Nevertheless, biotin is found in many cosmetics and health products for the hair and skin.
While a true deficiency can cause hair loss, there is no evidence that the supplement will cause facial hair to grow. ...Read more
I am 24 year old guy suffering from hair loss. I've been on biotin and rogaine medication for about 2 years, haven't seen noticeable difference. Help!
Often fails: Biotin isn't going to help. If you have alopecia areata, nothing will help. This is probably too long for telogen effluvium. Especially if you're naturally blessed with a lot of great body hair and a thick beard, rogaine may not slow male pattern baldness. Shave your head, grow some great facial hair, hit the gym, and embrace your full masculinity. Nothing looks better than a buffed, balding man. ...Read more
No, and. ..: 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 the magic potion to thicken hair, grow hair, or prevent hair loss. Biotin is safe to take in the usual amounts, but not in the huge doses that some websites are suggesting. ...Read more
I'm 16 yers old would it be okay to take two biotin pills that contain 10, 000 mcg or is that to much for me?
Sounds like a lot: Adequate intake of biotin is 25-30 mcg for adolescent and 35 mcg for an adult daily. So 10, 000 mcg sounds like a very large amount. ...Read more
I have 24 years in the last years I lost hair in the front, the hair has become thin and lost volume. How much biotin should I take?
Enough comes in food: 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 to grow hair or prevent hair loss. Biotin is safe to take at normal recommended doses (the Mayo Clinic website recommends 30-100 mcg a day). ...Read more
Excessive amount: The recommended daily intake of biotin while breastfeeding is 30 mcg per day. 10, 000 mcg is an excessive amount. Taking keratin by mouth also unlikely to improve your hair as it will be degraded in the gut. Avoid taking either biotin or keratin in excessive amounts as much will end up in your urine or stool. Check out this healthy eating reference https://www. Choosemyplate. Gov/MyPlate ...Read more
Hello, I am 17 years old. Before I buy Biotin for hair growth, I wanted to know how much mcg should it contain.
ZERO : No matter how much you take the only benefit will go to the person who takes your money. Save your money if you do not want to buy a useless pill. ...Read more
Can a 14 yr old take biotin pills 300 mcg? She really wants to take it because she recently cut her hair and wants it to grow back. Is it ok for her to take it?
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