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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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Is 1mg of biotin a lot?

Is 1mg of biotin a lot?

Biotin: Biotin is vitamin b7, and is water-soluble. It most often comes in "mcg" doses -- there are 1000 mcg in 1 mg. Deficiencies are rare, as daily needs are small (around 50 mcg/day in adults) and it's abundant in food. Long-term antiseizure meds or antibiotics, intestinal malabsorption, & eating raw egg whites can lead to biotin deficiency. If you have one of these issues, 1mg is okay. ...Read more

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Does Biotin help your body?

Does Biotin help your body?

Essential 4 health!: As a vitamin, by definition biotin is an essential nutrient.
While deficiency is uncommon, low biotin can cause hair loss, dermatitis, and skin rash, ataxia, seizures, and other neurologic dysfunctions. High doses can be helpful for skin and hair health as well as blood sugar regulation. See http://draxe. Com/biotin-benefits/ and http://lpi. Oregonstate. Edu/mic/vitamins/biotin
for details. ...Read more

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Is 10000 mcg biotin too much?

Is 10000 mcg biotin too much?

High dose: It is a high dose and has been recommended by some dermatologists and alternate medicine practitioners for hair loss at dose of 2000 to 10000 micrograms. It is considered a safe supplement with minimal side effects like nausea, pain, stress;anxiety, diarrhea and chest pain.And rarely itching. ...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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Is 300 mcg of biotin too much?

Is 300 mcg of biotin too much?

No it is not too muc: No it is not too much. Daily requirement is 30 microgram per day, which is readily available in food supply. It is used as much as 8000 to 10000 micrograms dose for hair loss prevention and growth.300 micrograms is not too much accordingly. ...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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Does biotin make you break out?

Does biotin make you break out?

Not supposed: Biotin or other inert compound in the same pill as anything else may cause allergies especially if taken from animal origen. What kind of breakout is giving you? Itchy wheals scattered throughout the body? Swelling of lips, tongue or throat? Wheezing? Depending upon how fast the reaction is after intake the more serious it is. Consider other causes too. ...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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3000 mcg to biotin, is too much?

3000 mcg to biotin, is too much?

High dose: It is a high dose and has been recommended by some dermatologists and alternate medicine practitioners for hair loss at dose of 2000 to 10000 micrograms. It is considered a safe supplement with minimal side effects like nausea, pain, stress;anxiety, diarrhea and chest pain.And rarely itching. ...Read more

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Is 10, 000 mcg of biotin too much?

Is 10, 000 mcg of biotin too much?

High dose: It is a high dose and has been recommended by some dermatologists and alternate medicine practitioners for hair loss at dose of 2000 to 10000 micrograms. It is considered a safe supplement with minimal side effects like nausea, pain, stress;anxiety, diarrhea and chest pain.And rarely itching. ...Read more

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What's the pros and cons of biotin?

What's the pros and cons of biotin?

Vitamin H/B7: Biotin vitamin b7 or vitamin h is an essential vitamin
daily requirement is 30microgram of biotin, which is readily available in well balanced diet containing egg yolk, cheddar cheese, pork, liver, salmon, whole wheat bread. And normal bacteria in the small bowell also synthesise biotin
deficiency of biotin can cause hair loss and brittle nails and may require supplements 2to10mgm daily. ...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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Where can I get a Biotin injection?

Where can I get a Biotin injection?

Biotin: Hi, why would u want a Biotin injection, u eat enough Biotin in ur diet and human never become Biotin deficient. Although Biotin could be as part of B-complex injection. ...Read more

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Does prenatal pills contain biotin?

Check label: Usually no but you can check the label on the particular brand that you have and see if biotin is listed on the packaging. ...Read more

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Is 5000mcg of biotin daily too much?

Is 5000mcg of biotin daily too much?

High dose: It is a high dose and has been recommended by some dermatologists and alternate medicine practitioners for hair loss at dose of 2000 to 10000 micrograms. It is considered a safe supplement with minimal side effects like nausea, pain, stress;anxiety, diarrhea and chest pain.And rarely itching. ...Read more

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Is 5000mcg biotin too much medicine?

No: Dosages of up to 200 mg have been used without significant side effects. Daily recommonded allowance is 2.5 mg (2500 mcg). If you are deficient in a vitamin, it would be understandable that the dose would higher than the DRA. ...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 biotin is recommended daily?

How much biotin is recommended daily?

Depends: Biotin deficiency is rare and there is no set daily allowance in the us. Biotin is also known as vitamin h or vitamin b7 and is necessary for cell growth, the production of fatty acids, and the metabolism of fats and amino acids. High dosages in the range of 5, 000 mcg are often used for hair loss, skin and nail problems and and to help with sugar metabolism issues. ...Read more

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Is taking 10, 000 mcg of biotin safe?

Is taking 10, 000 mcg of biotin safe?

High dose: It is a high dose and has been recommended by some dermatologists and alternate medicine practitioners for hair loss at dose of 2000 to 10000 micrograms. It is considered a safe supplement with minimal side effects like nausea, pain, stress;anxiety, diarrhea and chest pain.And rarely itching. ...Read more

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What is a safe daily dosage of biotin?

What is a safe daily dosage of biotin?

30: The safe daily intake of biotin for an adult is 30 mcg/day. ...Read more

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Taking 5000 mg of biotin is it healthy?

"Healthy"? ..: It is not toxic; "healthy" is a very individual matter; what is healthy for one person may not be healthy for another. This is why physicians interview and examine patients before they recommend specific treatment. ...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?

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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Why does biotin cause me to itch so much?

Why does biotin cause me to itch so much?

Yes it possible: It has been reported as an uncommon side effect of people taking biotin. It has been reported in people with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, rhematoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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Does biotin 5000 mcg make you gain weight?

Does biotin 5000 mcg make you gain weight?

No: There have been similar and occasional complaints such as yours however though not born out by science. Your dose is huge--recommended is only 30-100 mcg daily. Biotin, also vitamin h or b7, helps convert food to energy ; builds hair ; nails. Found in almonds, eggs, liver, pecans, sardines ; whole grains. Though biotin is nontoxic, try getting it in foods instead ; see what your weight does! ...Read more

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Will biotin 10000mcg make you gain weight?

Biotin: According to a number of sources, when used orally in doses of up to 10 mg per day, biotin (or vitamin b7) does not cause side effects. ...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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What foods are the best sources of biotin?

What foods are the best sources of biotin?

Biotin is B7: Except in rare circumstances, everyone gets enough biotin in their diet. The strange thing is that biotin is actually produced by the bacteria living in your intestine that help break down our food. But to directly answer your question, the two common foods that have the most are dark leafy greens and peanuts. Make a kale salad with Thai peanut dressing! ...Read more

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Is 7500 mcg to much biotin to tske everyday?

Is 7500 mcg to much biotin to tske everyday?

Probably: Did you know that biotin is a "B complex vitamin" but it is also known as Vitamin H? Confusing I know, but beside the point. The adequate adult dose of biotin is 30 mcg per day, but up to 2500mcg per day for hair/nail health. I wouldn't recommend more than that. Too much biotin will cause slower release of insulin, skin rashes, lower vitamin C and B6 levels and high blood sugar levels. ...Read more

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Is taking biotin 10, 000 mcg considered safe?

Yes, but............: Maybe overkill without side-effects. Most experts recommend 5000-7500mcg. Will help with hair and prevent hangnails! ...Read more

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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