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Can a 12 year old child take biotin 5000 mcg?

Can a 12 year old child take biotin 5000 mcg?

Not recommended: Good studies have not been done on the long term effects of that dose of biotin on either adults or children. Normal recommended intake for an adolescent is 30-100 mcg. Additional amounts may be necessary in rare situations. ...Read more

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Can kids under 10 years old take biotin pills? And if so, how much?

Can kids under 10 years old take biotin pills? And if so, how much?

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

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Can a teen take biotin?

Can a teen take biotin?

Yes: It is indicated for biotin deficiency. Their is no standardized test for Biotin deficiency. Hence clinical signs like hair thinning, rash, depression, tingling of arms and legs. May be associated with Diabetics, pregnancy, rapid weight loss and malabsorption. Doses are adjusted for age ...Read more

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Should teenagers take biotin?

Should teenagers take biotin?

No, it is not needed: Biotin is present in a wide variety of food. Deficiencies are rare.
Consider discussing with your primary care doctor supplementing if:
1. Your child/ teen consumes raw eggs (raw egg white contains avidin, a substance that antagonizes biotin).
2. Your child/teen is taking valproic acid (a medication used primarily to treat seizures).
3. Is on IV nutrition (tpn). ...Read more

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Can I take biotin all at once?

Can I take biotin all at once?

WhatDoYouMeanAllAtOn: What do you mean all at once what?
If you mean that can you take all the piils at one time. The answer is no, And don't take more than one a day
And why are you taking Biotin? ...Read more

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Can a teen take 5000mcg biotin.

Can a teen take 5000mcg biotin.

Don't need mo biotin: Biotin deficiency is very very rare. It is trendy right now to take if for hair and nails. Going beyond 100 mcg per day is not necessary and there is no evidence of benefit beyond this amount. Biotin is a water soluble B vitamin, so your body *probably* would simply pee out the extra. So it can be a nice way to make your pee expensive :) ...Read more

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Is it okay to take biotin each day?

Why?: Unless you have discussed this with a physician, and have a deficiency, why would you want to? ...Read more

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What amount of biotin should I take?

What amount of biotin should I take?

Depends: It depends on why you are taking the supplement. The only condition that biotin treats is a true biotin deficiency. If you have this the recommended dose is 100-1000mcg. The recommended daily dose for dietary supplementation is 30mcg. ...Read more

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How much should I take the biotin 500mg?

How much should I take the biotin 500mg?

Too much/toxic?: Daily requirement of biotin is 30 micrograms and is readily available in a well balanced diet.
High doses as much as 2to10 mgm has been recommended by some for hair loss and nail growth
500mgm is very high dose and can be toxic. ...Read more

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Can I take 5 1000mcg biotin at one time?

Can I take 5 1000mcg biotin at one time?

Yes: There is no known toxic dose of biotin. While 1000 mcg may sound like a lot, it is the same as 1 mg.
15-16000 mcg (15-16 mg) doses have been researched and found to help lower triglycerides and blood sugar in diabetics without side effects. People commonly use biotin for brittle nails and hair health You can save money by buying 5000 mcg tablets.
See http://lpi. Oregonstate. Edu/mic/vitamins/biotin ...Read more

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Can teenagers take spring valley biotin?

Vit. B complex (Vit H): But why dose she needs it?
A member of the b-complex group of vitamins; biotin is required for various metabolic functions such as gluconeogenesis, lipogenesis, fatty acid biosynthesis, propionate metabolism, and the catabolism of branched-chain amino acids; there are 9 known biotin-dependent enzymes; the enzyme biotinidase regenerates biotin in the body and is also required for the release of di. ...Read more

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How many biotin pills should teenagers take?

Why?: What is the goal? Why taking biotin?
And in general I adhere to the dosing on the bottle. ...Read more

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How many 1000 mg biotin pills do you take daily?

How many 1000 mg biotin pills do you take daily?

None: You are wasting your money. A normal diet is all you need. ...Read more

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How much biotin of mcg for an adult to take a day?

How much biotin of mcg for an adult to take a day?

It depends: The recommended daily intake for biotin is 30 mcg but most people don't need to take any as it is fairly easy to get that amount via your diet. However. Some people benefit from larger amounts for conditions such as diabetes and brittle nails. Doses up to 16, 000 mcg/day have been used to treat diabetes and have been found to be safe. See http://lpi. Oregonstate. Edu/infocenter/vitamins/biotin/. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take biotin to yield results?

How long is it supposed to it take biotin to yield results?

Skin 1st. Hair 2nd!: Changes are always slower to appreciate with hair because of its slow growth rate. Effect on skin (most easily seen-hangnail improvement), within a month! ...Read more

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What to do if I have 7500mcg biotin. Is it ok to take 2 a day?

Maybe: That's a ridiculously high dose of biotin. The only indication to take biotin is if you have a true biotin deficiency. And in that case the dose is 100-1000 mcg daily. The dose you are taking is high, but there are no real documented side effects. Likely the majority of that dose will be excreted. ...Read more

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How much biotin mcgs do you recommend for a person to take daily?

How much biotin mcgs do you recommend for a person to take daily?

None aside from food: 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 for >18 yrs, 35mcg for breastfeeding women. ...Read more

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What will happen if you take more than 5, 000mcg of biotin per day?

What will happen if you take more than 5, 000mcg of biotin per day?

No known problems: There is no known toxic dose of biotin. While 5000 mcg may sound like a lot, it is the same as 5 mg.
15-16000 mcg (15-16 mg) doses have been researched and found to help lower triglycerides and blood sugar in diabetics without side effects. People commonly use biotin for brittle nails and hair health.
See http://lpi. Oregonstate. Edu/mic/vitamins/biotin ...Read more

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Is there a time to take biotin 300mcg? And should I take 1 pill or 2

Is there a time to take biotin 300mcg? And should I take 1 pill or 2

No: There is no specific time of day that it should be taken however 25mcg is the recommended dose for a 17 year old female. ...Read more

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If you are 16 is it ok for you to take maximum strength biotin 10, 000?

If you are 16 is it ok for you to take maximum strength biotin 10, 000?

Hair is protein: Biotin is not going to fix the problem. I am going to assume your issue is your hair. Are you getting at least 100 grams of protein per day in your diet? ...Read more

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Is it ok to take biotin at night or should I take it during the day time?

Is it ok to take biotin at night or should I take it during the day time?

Anytime: Biotin is in most foods already so you are taking some all the time. It is very safe. That being said most people with a regular diet do not need extra biotin. ...Read more

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Can I cut a biotin cap in half and take one half in the morning and the other half at night?

Can I cut a biotin cap in half and take one half in the morning and the other half at night?

Maybe: You can, but be careful not to lose contents of capsule. Why would you want to do that? The capsules are small and if you have trouble swallowing them, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I'm 19 and I take 10, 000 mcgs of biotin daily. I only have noticed a difference taking this dosage but is it too much for me?

Biotin: Please start taking it once a week and gradually take it every other day. If you are tolerating this you don't need it more often. If not, feel free to take it daily.
I strongly suspect you won't need it every day. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and I take 10, 000 mcgs of biotin daily. I only have noticed a difference taking this dosage but is it too much for me?

I'm 19 and I take 10, 000 mcgs of biotin daily. I only have noticed a difference taking this dosage but is it too much for me?

10, 000 is big number: 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