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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Is 5000mcg of biotin daily too much?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Is it safe to take 10,000 mcg of biotin daily for hair loss?

Dr. Glynis Ablon
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Is it safe to take 10,000 mcg of biotin daily for hair loss?

That seems really : excessive, studies show 300micrograms a day seems adequate ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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How much biotin mcgs do you recommend for a person to take daily ?

Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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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Dr. Thomas Wright
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My doctor recommended 5000 biotin daily is this too much?

Dr. Thomas Wright
Board Certified, American Board of Phlebology
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5000 mcg: 5000 micrograms of biotin is appropriate for most. ...Read more

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

Dr. John Feola
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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

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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Hypothyroidism. 2500 mcg biotin daily. I just started taking dobble dose . Reason hair loss. Is that too much?!thanks in advance

Dr. Susan Wingo
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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

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Dr. Tania Dempsey
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How much biotin is recommended daily?

Dr. Tania Dempsey
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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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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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I have read that there is not a limit to how much biotin to take daily due to u get it naturally through food and drinks is this true?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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I have read that there is not a limit to how much biotin to take daily due to u get it naturally through food and drinks is this true?

No need to take: Unless you are eating raw eggs, there is no need to take Biotin supplement. ...Read more

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Is biotin safe to take while pregnant? If so, what is the max daily dose? I would like to take 2500 mcg/day.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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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

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Dr. Vicki Levine
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Does biotin & iron help having a healthy hair ? If so how many mcg do you recommend having daily?

Dr. Vicki Levine
Board Certified, Dermatology
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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

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