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Doctor insights on: Can I Take Biotin Before I Get Pregnant

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Dr. Walter Husar
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can you take biotin when pregnant?

Can you take biotin when pregnant?

Yes: Biotin is a safe water soluble vitamin that you can take when you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Could you take biotin pills if your pregnant?

Could you take biotin pills if your pregnant?

Better not to: It is better not to take biotin if you are pregnant. Taking a prenatal vitamin with folate (folic acid) is very important. Most people do not need biotin as you get these ingredients from you food if you eat a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Have a healthy pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is biotin good to take when your pregnant and how many mcg to take?

Is biotin good to take when your pregnant and how many mcg to take?

Biotin in pregnancy: The amount of biotin that is in your prenatal vitamin is usually sufficient for your pregnancy. You should not need to take an extra biotin supplement. Talk with your obstetrician before adding any extra vitamins or herbal supplements other than your prescribed prenatal vitamin, as some supplements can even be harmful to you or your baby. ...Read more

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Is biotin safe to take while pregnant? If so, what is the max daily dose? I would like to take 2500 mcg/day.

Is biotin safe to take while pregnant? If so, what is the max daily dose? I would like to take 2500 mcg/day.

Safe but not needed: Biotin is safe but it is not needed for person taking a mixed diet. If you are pregnant, you should be under the care of a doctor for the sake of your and your baby's health. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take biotin 5000 mcg while pregnant?

Is it safe to take biotin 5000 mcg while pregnant?

Yes: Recent research suggests up to 50% of pregnant women are deficient in biotin and deficiency can increase the risk of birth defects. 5000 mcg is a relatively large dose but it is perfectly safe- there is no evidence that too much biotin has ever hurt anyone! See http://www. Bastyrcenter. Org/content/view/609/. ...Read more

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Is biotin 10000 mcg safe during pregnancy? I take it for my hair.

Is biotin 10000 mcg safe during pregnancy? I take it for my hair.

Safe & useless: Biotin is not doing you or your hair any favor.
Wish you good health and a healthy baby! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 10000mcg of biotin for hair and nails while pregnant?

Is it safe to take 10000mcg of biotin for hair and nails while pregnant?

No: Way too much, please ask your OB any questions related to vitamins or food or diet related? S as your OB knows your situation the best. ...Read more

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Hi doc I lost my hair a lot after pregnancy. Can I use biotin pills to grow hair.?? how many mcg s of pills shld I take daily n how many months

Hi doc I lost my hair a lot after pregnancy. Can I use biotin pills to grow hair.?? how many mcg s of pills shld I take daily n how many months

The dose: Most vitamin companies sell is 5000 mcg. There is no good evidence that Biotin will increase the speed of hair growth however. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I'm not pregnant & take daily prenatal vitamins, can I also take daily biotin pills?

I'm not pregnant & take daily prenatal vitamins, can I also take daily biotin pills?

Biotin: Prenatal vitamin formulations are an excellent multivitamin for both the pregnant and non-pregnant alike. Without knowing the specific brand of prenatals you are using, many brands already contain biotin so you would not likely need additional biotin. If your particular brand does not contain biotin, there would be no problem in adding biotin to your daily vitamin supplementation. ...Read more

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I am 5 months pregnant and take prenatal vitamins that have biotin 300mcg can I also take biotin 5, 000 mcg supplement?

I am 5 months pregnant and take prenatal vitamins that have biotin 300mcg can I also take biotin 5, 000 mcg supplement?

What for?: Extra biotin will not do you any good. High doses of biotin can mess up some of the lab tests, so I would recommend that you stick with the pre-natal vitamins only. ...Read more

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Do taking folic acid and biotin together help in the quality of egg released during ovulation while trying to get pregnant?

Do taking folic acid and biotin together help in the quality of egg released during ovulation while trying to get pregnant?

Folic Acid Important: Folic acid is extremely important for women trying to get pregnant. Taking 400 mcg of Folic Acid daily for at least 2 months before conception decreases the risk of neural tube defects such as spina bifida. Biotin is an important for cell growth, but we get enough without needing supplements. Folic acid & biotin are not going to change the "quality" of the egg itself. ...Read more

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M 8 weeks pregnant, is there any Problem If I take biotin 5000 in morning and nestabs abc prenatal vitamins capsule n soft gel capsule one at night?

M 8 weeks pregnant, is there any Problem If I take biotin 5000 in morning and nestabs abc prenatal vitamins capsule n soft gel capsule one at night?

Probably not: But biotin deficiency is rare and biotin readily available from dietary sources so that the need for the supplement is questionable, especially in such a large dose. There is really no data to indicate harm in taking it, but in pregnancy we like to err on the side of caution and avoid things that are not clearly indicated. ...Read more

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Having hypothyroidism is it safe to take prenatal vitamin and biotin even if I'm not pregnant?

Having hypothyroidism is it safe to take prenatal vitamin and biotin even if I'm not pregnant?

Yes: Having hypothryroidism does not affect your need for vitamins. The only concern is that taking calcium supplements can interfere with absorption of thyroid hormone, so if the penatal vitamin has calcium take it at least 2 hours after taking thyroid. Also, I advise having your doctor check your free T3 level- if not in the upper half of the normal range consider adding liothyronine (t3). ...Read more

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If you not pregnant, but taken prenatal vitamin to promote hair growth. Do you need to take a additional Biotin vitamin because it only has 500mcg?

If you not pregnant, but taken prenatal vitamin to promote hair growth. Do you need to take a additional Biotin vitamin because it only has 500mcg?

Unlikely to help: The vitamins you are taking are unlikely to help with growth of hair. Adding Biotin is not expected to make any difference. You may wish to consult your doctor for other options like Rogain foam or pills ...Read more

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Can I take biotin for ski hair and nails while pregnant along with my prenatal vitamin?

Can I take biotin for ski hair and nails while pregnant along with my prenatal vitamin?

30 micrograms biotin: Many pregnant women are deficient in biotin. A biotin deficiency in adults can cause hair loss, facial rash, numbness, tingling, depression and hallucinations, but it might also contribute to birth defects in babies with mothers who are deficient in the vitamin. Pregnant women need 30 micrograms of biotin each day, so discuss with your doctor dietary changes you can make or supplements you can add ...Read more

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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

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My period is here early. And I'm on the birth control pills. Can taking folic acid and biotin affect it? And get pregnant?

My period is here early. And I'm on the birth control pills. Can taking folic acid and biotin affect it? And get pregnant?

Doubtful: It is unusual to get your period early, more than a day or two, when you are on birth control pills and taking them correctly. Taking folic acid should not influence this; biotin shouldn't either. If your question is, "Because I'm taking folic acid and biotin, is my period early and could that mean I am pregnant? ", the answer is no. Continue pills as directed. ...Read more

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If I am pregnant can I continue taking 5000 mcg of biotin if prenatal pills do not contain biotin and trubiotics one a day?

If I am pregnant can I continue taking 5000 mcg of biotin if prenatal pills do not contain biotin and trubiotics one a day?

5000 mcg of biotin: Daily seems like an awful lot. The amount the Institute of Medicine has determined is adequate for pregnant women is 30 mcg/day! Usually it is fairly easy to get this in the diet from well-cooked eggs, wheat germ, whole grain bread and cereal. Trubiotics are probiotics, I believe. Discuss taking these with your obstetrician; she/he may recommend an alternative or discontinuation altogether. ...Read more

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Could 5000 mcg of biotin be helpful or harmful during pregnancy?

Could 5000 mcg of biotin be helpful or harmful during pregnancy?

Not recommended: 5000 micrograms OB biotin is not recommended during pregnancy as it increases the risk of miscarriages, and inhibited fetal and placental growth in rats. But no human studies have been done. But a balanced diet including egg yolk, pork, liver, salmon, cheddar cheese and whole wheat bread contain biotin and normal bacteria in the intestines can also synthesise biotin. Most pregnant women do not supplemen. ...Read more

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I'm taking 5000mcg of biotin daily found out im pregnant at 3wks and 4days, can this harm my little one and should I stop taking them or continue?

Very high but...: 5000mcg is a very high dose far above the recommended daily need. But as a water soluble b vitamin, it's not likely to cause harm since the excess amounts are washed out in the urine. ...Read more

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Is Viatress Biotin Shampoo safe while pregnant? No longer using it but was before I know I was pregnant.

Is Viatress Biotin Shampoo safe while pregnant? No longer using it but was before I know I was pregnant.

Safe: This should be just fine. Your concern for the well being of your baby shows what a good mom you are. This is a very lucky baby. ...Read more

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Hello, im currently taking 5000mcg of biotin supplements and 1000mcg of msm supplements but feel like im 1 week pregnant, can this harm my baby?

Hello, im currently taking 5000mcg of biotin supplements and 1000mcg of msm supplements but feel like im 1 week pregnant, can this harm my baby?

Caution re: MSM: Biotin is perfectly safe & may help balance your blood sugars. I would be cautious about msm. Like most substances, its safety has not been studied during pregnancy. While not inherently toxic, msm helps our bodies to detoxify & it may be unwise to expose your baby to the toxins it stirs up. Best to err on the side of caution and avoid it for now. See
http://falconblanco. Com/health/msm/faq. Html. ...Read more

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Can biotin pills make me skip my period? I have being taking biotin 10, 000 and I feel my period is late could this be the pills and not pregnancy?

Can biotin pills make me skip my period? I have being taking biotin 10, 000 and I feel my period is late could this be the pills and not pregnancy?

Probably not biotin: But recommend taking a normal dose of biotin. 10000 of what units? The recommended dietary intake of biotin is 30 mcg a day. ...Read more