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Doctor insights on: Is Biotin A Vitamin Or Mineral

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Can i take biotin, multi+minerals vitamin and vitamin D3 at the same time?

Can i take biotin, multi+minerals vitamin and vitamin D3 at the same time?

Yes: There is no problem taking all of these supplements at the same time. If you take fish oil it is best to take that at a different time than mineral supplements or the oil may reduce absorption of minerals; otherwise it is generally safe to take most supplements at the same time. ...Read more

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What's the most appropriate dosage of biotin vitamin for me?

What's the most appropriate dosage of biotin vitamin for me?

Biotin: Many people are biotin deficient. It is water soluble so can be taken above recommended label dose. ...Read more

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Is biotin (vitamin h) more common in pill form or im injection? And do you need a script for it?

Is biotin (vitamin h) more common in pill form or im injection? And do you need a script for it?

Biotin: Biotin is in the "b complex" family, and is not commonly deficient. Some foods contain it, and bacteria in your intestine make it. It's available in both multivitamin form and as a single supplement -- most often in pill form rather than im. It's water soluble, which means your body doesn't store it. You don't need a prescription for it. http://tinyurl.com/ksnwg4y. ...Read more

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Hello I take the vitafusion gummy vitamins. It has 3000 mcg of biotin. Is that too much.

Hello I take the vitafusion gummy vitamins. It has 3000 mcg of biotin. Is that too much.

No: Biotin is a water-Soluble B-Vitamin. If you eat more than your body needs it will be excreted in your urine. Taking 3000 mcg of biotin should be safe for most people. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I would like to know the side effects of the vitamin Biotin. I read it is good for you but could be harmful. What is your opinion?

I would like to know the side effects of the vitamin Biotin. I read it is good for you but could be harmful. What is your opinion?

Very safe but...: Biotin is considered very safe and non-toxic in even very high doses. However, there are reports of high doses (over 2500 mcg/day) causing acne in some, but I am unaware of studies proving this. There is also concern high doses might interact with some seizure meds.
See http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/vitamins/biotin/
for a good discussion. ...Read more

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Can i take b12, and biotin with a multi vitamin?

Can i take b12, and biotin with a multi vitamin?

Probably safe.: Although i would check to see if the multivitamin has those ingredients in it also. If it does, then i would not duplicate. ...Read more

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Does the vitamin biotin make your hair grow faster?

Does the vitamin biotin make your hair grow faster?

Yes: Many studies have shown biotin helps hair grow. Also add vit d to help as well. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take both biotin and prenatal vitamins?

Is it bad to take both biotin and prenatal vitamins?

No: It is safe, but prenatal vitamins tend to have Folic Acid in them, which is the inferior form of folate. Better to take l-methylfolate instead of folic acid. ...Read more

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If you take biotin with a multi vitamin is it dangerous?

If you take biotin with a multi vitamin is it dangerous?

None: Both are probably unnecessary at your age unless you have a known deficiency. You should eat a wholesome diet rich with fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, whole grains and some wild fish like salmon and cod, and get at least 15-30 minutes of sun each day. If you do that, you don't need any extra vitamins. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take biotin, iron and a multi vitamin daily?

Is it okay to take biotin, iron and a multi vitamin daily?

Yes but why iron?: This is safe in terms of not having excessive doses of any but few men need to take iron- iron is a pro-oxidant. Other than young children, i only advise iron supplements to menstruating women. Generally men can get adequate iron from diet and excess iron intake increases risk of heart disease and cancer so unless you know you are deficient in iron i would not supplement with it! ...Read more

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Can you take biotin vitamins and B12 vitamins at the same time?

Yes: There is no interaction between the 2 vitamins and no reason why they could not be taken together. ...Read more

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Hi! does biotin help in hairloss problem? Or any other vitamins?

Hi! does biotin help in hairloss problem? Or any other vitamins?

Biotin: Is often used to help with hair loss but it is not a miracle cure. There are other vitamins that can help as well, especially if there is a deficiency. It is best to get some testing done to help determine the cause of the hair loss so that the treatment can be more specific. Test for iron/ferritin levels, vitamin b12/folate, vitamin d3, thyroid, hormones, etc. ...Read more

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Biotin does not help my nails grow is there another vitamin or herb?

Biotin does not help my nails grow is there another vitamin or herb?

Nails: Vitamin A, D, B12, & calcium are important for nail health. Vitamin E can be applied on nails. HOWEVER, nails only grow about 3 mm per month - so don't expect faster growth. ...Read more

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My prenatal vitamins don't have biotin in it can I take biotin and how many mcg per day to take?

My prenatal vitamins don't have biotin in it can I take biotin and how many mcg per day to take?

Well: Are you pregnant? It should be ok but i'm not sure there are safety studies for that in pregnancy. Your hair will grow more in pregnancy anyway and it's not gonna help the pregnancy, it should be ok but i'm not sure of any studies on biotin in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Ppl say biotin breaks ppl out alot. Some say b5 vitamins helps clear it. What b5 vitamin should I buy? & is it bad at 17 to take 1 of each everyday?

Ppl say biotin breaks ppl out alot. Some say b5 vitamins helps clear it. What b5 vitamin should I buy? & is it bad at 17 to take 1 of each everyday?

Listen to your body: Every one is different. Many factors can influence acne breakouts. Biotin can aggravate acne in some people. Pantothenic acid can help some people with acne prone skin. Start with lowering stress, a good night sleep, eating healthy fresh vegetables and fruit , and getting good exercise through the day. ...Read more

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Can i take biotin vitamins to improve hair and skin ?

Can i take biotin vitamins to improve hair and skin ?

You may: You may take biotin supplement but do not expect it to make any difference to your skin and hair. Normal diet has enough biotin to meet the needs of the body. ...Read more