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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

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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

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Is it ok to take hair skin and nails vitamins during pregnancy?

Yes as long as...: A good skin hair and nails vitamin will have many of the same vitamins in a good prenatal. But it is important that the total amount of preformed Vit A totals less than 10.000 iu a day. But it is fine to take as much beta carotene as you wish. I advise taking DHA also. and 4000-8000 iu of Vit D3 a day to attain blood levels of 50-80. ...Read more

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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

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Hair, skin and nails vitamins , green tea , glutathione , grape seed, alpha lipoic acid , msm , nac can I take them during pregnancy.

Hair, skin and nails vitamins  , green tea , glutathione , grape seed, alpha lipoic acid , msm , nac can I take them during pregnancy.

Pregnancy: A number of the supplements you mentioned are strong antioxidants and affect the redox potential in the cell. The process of cellular differentiation has been shown to be influenced by the redox status of the cell. While it is likely that small amounts of the substances are ok, it is prudent to stick with your prenatal vitamins and avoid substances whose effects are not fully understood. ...Read more

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I was wondering does the hair skin and nails vitamin actually work?

I was wondering does the hair skin and nails vitamin actually work?

Depends on the: supplement, some really do help. I have done research on Viviscal and great results ...Read more

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I take a multivitamin daily and since I do a lot to my hair i was thinking of taking a hair, skin, and nails vitamin as well. Is it safe?

I take a multivitamin daily and since I do a lot to my hair i was thinking of taking a hair, skin, and nails vitamin as well. Is it safe?

Listen to your body: Look at the total amounts of the vitamins and minerals in the combined supplements. Look at the level of true vit a which shouldn't be greater than 5, 000 units if you might become pregnant. Zinc shouldn't be greater than 50 mg. If the combination makes you feel ill in anyway don't take both. ...Read more