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Doctor insights on: How Much Biotin Should I Take For Fertility

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more


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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?

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

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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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I'm taking 1000 mcg of biotin. Should I take it with water or inbetween food?

I'm taking 1000 mcg of biotin. Should I take it with water or inbetween food?

As you like: Unless you are deficient in biotin, which is unlikely, taking biotin is not likely to be helpful. You may take it as you wish. ...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 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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Is 5000mcg of biotin too much for a type 1 diabetic to take? And does the brand of biotin matters?

Is 5000mcg of biotin too much for a type 1 diabetic to take? And does the brand of biotin matters?

Check with your dr: It's best to let your doctor know that you're interested in taking biotin, especially if s/he are managing you for diabetes type 1. For someone who is nondiabetic that amount is not a problem. However in your particular situation, your doctor is probably monitoring you very carefully. So, they need to know all the supplements that you're taking. Then you can work together as a team! As a sidenote, your clinical pharmacist can also help you with this. ...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 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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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

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Hi I just want to know how much biotin tablet that is 300mcg can my daughters who is 16 and the other one who is 14 can take a day?

I'd say none: It's not especially because of their ages - those are not quite considered 'adult' but mostly because it's not necessary and made from bad things. Read here: https://answers. Yahoo. Com/question/index? Qid=20081229112701AAOc5jR ...Read more

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Is 10000mcg biotin too much to take. I am taking this on my own because I am thinning bad on top. Someone said it was too much I will be in trouble?

Medication question: The maximum unsafe dose of biotin is not known. However, please check with your physician as biotin can decrease absorption of other medications. ...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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Can teens take biotin?

Can teens take biotin?

Yes: Biotin is a safe supplement that improves the quality of hair and nails. It is safe to take in teens and up. ...Read more

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Is it safe for men to take biotin?

Is it safe for men to take biotin?

Yes: Yes, no harm in men taking biotin. Most of us in the Western world aren't deficient, but a reasonable dose of 25 -35 mcg won't hurt you. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis, should I take biotin?

I have psoriasis, should I take biotin?

Not for psoriasis: You need to see a dermatologist to get on a comprehensive treatment program. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take biotin msm and fishoil?

Is it ok to take biotin msm and fishoil?

Yes: Yes, it's ok to take them but msm and biotin supplements are pretty useless. Fish oil can help reduce triglyceride levels. ...Read more

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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