Top
10
Doctor insights on: Is 5000 Mcg Of Biotin Daily Too Much

Share
2

2
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

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
How much MCG in biotin would I need everyday for my hair to grow? And could I take biotin with daily vitamins also?

How much MCG in biotin would I need everyday for my hair to grow? And could I take biotin with daily vitamins also?

ALOPECIA TX: :Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin 10gm/zinc 100mg/B12 1mg/and folic acid1mg. Also mason-Pearson hair brush .. Rogaine and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. ...Read more

5

5
Hypothyroidism. 2500 mcg biotin daily. I just started taking dobble dose . Reason hair loss. Is that too much?!thanks in advance

Hypothyroidism. 2500 mcg biotin daily. I just started taking dobble  dose . Reason hair loss. Is that too much?!thanks in advance

Biotin: Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin, so excess amounts in your blood get filtered out by the kidneys and don't accumulate, so there is low risk of toxicity. Biotin is unproven in improving hair loss, so increasing doses above standard supplements is unlikely to provide any additional benefit. Biotin occurs naturally in leafy green vegetables, particularly swiss chard, and peanuts. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Does biotin & iron help having a healthy hair ? If so how many mcg do you recommend having daily?

Does biotin & iron help having a healthy hair ? If so how many mcg do you recommend having daily?

Biotin no help: If you want to know if you're on your levels are adequate you can get a blood test for ferritin.This shows the levels of on your that you have stored in your body. There is no evidence that biotin does anything to improve your hair. ...Read more

7

7
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

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
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

9

9
20 000 IU vit.A, 4000 IU vit.D3, 12 000 mcg Biotin, 800 mg Calcium, 100mg Niacin, 800 mcg Folic Acid, DAILY , is it safe ?

20 000 IU vit.A, 4000 IU vit.D3, 12 000 mcg Biotin, 800 mg Calcium,  100mg Niacin, 800 mcg Folic Acid,  DAILY , is it safe ?

Safe but: It's safe but not likely to be effective. What are you treating? Not heart disease! And you may increase your risk of kidney stones if you're so inclined. ...Read more