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Doctor insights on: Is Biotin An Antioxidant

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Is it ok to take biotin, b-12, antioxidant supplement and a multi vitamin?

Is it ok to take biotin, b-12, antioxidant supplement and a multi vitamin?

A good multivitamin: Has all of those. It if always preferable to take one pill instead of a slew of pills. You could take a multivitamin and the supplement. But do your research on multivitamins which have all of them. Try Whole Foods store.
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Antioxidant (Definition)

Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more


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I am taking hair skin and nail pills. It says to take 3 pills a day and has 3000 mcg of biotin per serving also with antioxidants. Is this safe?

I am taking hair skin and nail pills. It says to take 3 pills a day and has 3000 mcg of biotin per serving also with antioxidants. Is this safe?

Yes it is safe: Regarding Biotin and it's ability to help with hair and nail issues, there is very weak data that stated it might help. This was done in horse hoof studies that showed some help and the human studies were very weak studies. 9000 mcg of biotin is ok since toxicity studies have shown no issue up to 200, 000 mcg. But honestly I don't think these pill will do anything for your hair and nails. ...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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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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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 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 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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Biotin can cause insomnia?

Biotin can cause insomnia?

Biotin: Biotin (vitamin h) is not known to interfere with sleep, however, biotin deficiency although rare, can cause lethargy and depression. ...Read more

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Is biotin safe for diabetics?

Is biotin safe for diabetics?

Safe, but not useful: If you eat a normal diet, the addition of biotin will not help you. However it will not hurt you. Is your diabetes under control? Lipids? Blood pressure? What is your a1c? Have you had an eye exam recently? What is your urine microalbumin? There are a lot of health promoting things a diabetic can do that are proven. ...Read more

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Can biotin cause severe itching?

Can biotin cause severe itching?

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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Will biotin make you constipated?

Will biotin make you constipated?

Not reported: 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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Can you take biotin when pregnant?

Can you take biotin when pregnant?

Yes: Biotin is a safe water soluble vitamin that you can take when you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Red dots on the skin due to biotin?

Red dots on the skin due to biotin?

No: Biotin even in very high doses should cause red spots. Any other changes - medicines, supplements? If it persists or gets worse see dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is biotin good for hair? I'm taking 7500mcg.

Linked: It can help but there is natural biotin in most of the foods we eat. If it pertains to hair loss, there is some preliminary evidence that hair loss can be reduced when biotin is taken by mouth in combination with zinc while a cream containing the chemical compound Clobetasol Propionate (olux, temovate) is applied to the skin. ...Read more