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Can biotin help in weight loss?

Can biotin help in weight loss?

Supports: Biotin supports pancreas - while biotin helps the body burn fat and create energy, there has been no studies connected to weight loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Does Biotin cause weight gain or weight loss at 5,000 MCG twice a day?

Does Biotin cause weight gain or weight loss at 5,000 MCG twice a day?

Neither: 5000 mcg sounds like a huge dose but it is just 5 mg and is very safe and non-toxic. Biotin plays an important role in metabolism so some claim it can help lose weight, but I know of no evidence it causes weight gain or loss (it might help if one is deficient but deficiency is rare). It may help lower blood sugar a bit. See http://altmedicine.about.com/cs/herbsvitaminsa1/a/Biotin.htm ...Read more

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Does biotin make some women lose weight?

Does biotin make some women lose weight?

No: If you don't have a biotin deficiency, which is very uncommon, taking a biotin supplement will do nothing for you. Biotin is needed for normal metabolism but it will not improve it if there is no deficiency. As it is water soluble, the body will not even store it so it offers no long-term benefit. It plays no role in weight loss in the absence of deficiency so adding more doesn't help. ...Read more

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Does biotin or any other vitamin supplement help you lose weight?

Does biotin or any other vitamin supplement help you lose weight?

No: No, at least not in and of itself. There is no one pill or supplement that will help you lose weight. It all boils down to exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet. However, the use of biotin and probiotics is helpful for maintaining a healthy bowel; many have found that this helps to lose weight when combined with a healthy diet and exercise; but again, there is no "magic pill.". ...Read more

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Is it okay to take biotin and green coffee bean extract together? My two main goals are to grow my hair longer(biotin) and lose weight(green coffee).

Is it okay to take biotin and green coffee bean extract together? My two main goals are to grow my hair longer(biotin) and lose weight(green coffee).

Green coffee bean: There are some small clinical trials of green coffee bean extract in obesity -- and a large [well publicized] animal study. These indicate that green coffee bean extract might improve body composition and weight in overweight individuals. But, and this is a big "but" -- the studies were run by companies that sell the products. Beware. On biotin for hair, it might help, if you're deficient. ...Read more

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Biotin or selenium for hair loss?

Biotin or selenium for hair loss?

Biotin has been reco: Biotin has been recommended by some dermatologists and alternate medicine practitioners.As it is shown that biotin deficiency can cause hair loss.It can be tried with a dose of 2to 10 mgm per day, to stop the shortage and prevent hair loss selenium in excess can cause hair loss. ...Read more

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I wanted to know if biotin helps in stopping hair loss?

I wanted to know if biotin helps in stopping hair loss?

Hair loss and biotin: If you are low in this vitamin it will help but you need to know the cause of your hair loss. There are multiple cause and finding the cause is the first step to treatment. ...Read more

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Sir how will reduce the hair loss. biotin is usefull one?

Sir how will reduce the hair loss. biotin is usefull one?

Male hair loss: It is usually genetic . Minoxidil 5% twice a day is the treatment of choice . Takes 4-5 months to be effective . Once started , must be continued , if stopped , hair loss will start again . Biotin may help . Shampoos for hair loss & regrowth , once started , must be continued . Fenasteride 5 Mg 1/4 tab daily works by blocking DHE .( Dihydrotestosterone ) May cause Temp reduction in Libido . ...Read more

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I have tyroid condition how can I take biotin for hair loss?

Yes: But make sure the thyroid is treated adequately also. ...Read more

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Would taking biotin supplements help with hair loss?

Would taking biotin supplements help with hair loss?

No: Save your money. If it concerns you see a dermatologist. Meanwhile you can begin otc minoxadil (generic rogain) which actually helps a little bit. Biotin is useless. ...Read more

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Will biotin help hair loss from hyperthyroidism?

Will biotin help hair loss from hyperthyroidism?

Hair loss: Biotin is not deficient in hyperthyroid states correction of thyroid status will restore hair loss after 12 to 14 weeks once normal thyroid levels. ...Read more

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I was told to take 15000 mg of biotin for hair loss . Is that to much should I get a nother oppinon?

I was told to take 15000 mg of biotin for hair loss . Is that to much should I get a nother oppinon?

See a Dermatologist: 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 15000 mcg per day is over 100 times the usual dose, so is not advisable. ...Read more

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I'm taking cellcept and i asked my Rheumi if i could take biotin and she said no. I'm experiencing a lot of hair loss and it's depressing. ?

I'm taking cellcept and i asked my Rheumi if i could take biotin and she said no. I'm experiencing a lot of hair loss and it's  depressing. ?

Biotin: isn't the treatment to your hair loss, and your treating rheumatologist has a logic behind advising against using it. Hair loss can be due to your original disease or another problem, cellcept isn't known for this side effect, kindly ask to be seen by a dermatologist for evaluation, best wishes ...Read more

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Does biotin help reverse thyroid hair loss?

Does biotin help reverse thyroid hair loss?

No: Correct the thyroid dysfunction, and the hair may regrow. Biotin has no effect on thyroid hair loss. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more