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Is it safe for men to take biotin?

Is it safe for men to take biotin?

Yes: Yes, no harm in men taking biotin. Most of us in the Western world aren't deficient, but a reasonable dose of 25 -35 mcg won't hurt you. ...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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Is it safe for people with kidney transplants to take biotin?

Is it safe for people with kidney transplants to take biotin?

Water soluble: Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin and there are no known interactions with commonly used anti-rejection medications. There are no known serious adverse effects of high dose intake in non-transplant population. However, if you are eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, I doubt you need to take Biotin supplements. ...Read more

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Is biotin safe for baby while breast feeding?

Is biotin safe for baby while breast feeding?

Yes: No problem with this medication.It achieves a level as one of the most benign medications taken during lactation. ...Read more

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Is biotin in a small dose safe for a 4 yr old? My daughter's hair wont grow.we have bwen trying for yrs now.

Is biotin in a small dose safe for a 4 yr old? My daughter's hair wont grow.we have bwen trying for yrs now.

Protein: Vitamins are not likely to really help. They are sold and are very popular, but I would be prepared for this not to help. Remember hair is protein. If your daughter is not eating predominantly protein or getting enough protein in the diet hair growth can suffer. ...Read more

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Is it safe for 15 year old girl to drink biotin 5000mcg ? ??

Is it safe for 15 year  old  girl  to drink  biotin  5000mcg ? ??

No (really unknown): 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 over 18 yrs, 35mcg for breastfeeding women. ...Read more

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Is biotin safe for my 4 yr old to take for her issues with hair growth? Even if it may or may not work; Is it safe?

Is biotin safe for my 4 yr old to take for her issues with hair growth? Even if it may or may not work; Is it safe?

Biotin is safe: Biotin is a vitamin, helps in growth of hair,people with thinning of hair use it as it is prescribed by doctors. Biotin is good for skin and nails growth . ...Read more

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I am 33 yrs old, Asian and contemplating on taking 10000mcg Biotin supplements for hair fall ! Is this safe for Diabetic people ?

I am 33 yrs old, Asian and contemplating on taking 10000mcg Biotin supplements for hair fall !
Is this safe for Diabetic people  ?

Safe and useless: You may take biotin, if you wish, but do not expect it to fix anything. If you are not deficient in biotin and it is extremely unlikely that you are, taking biotin is just throwing your money down the drain with your urine. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My friend takes biotin for hair and nail growth and she has seen results, but is it safe for her to take this supplement regularly?

My friend takes biotin for hair and nail growth and she has seen results, but is it safe for her to take this supplement regularly?

Yes: Biotin is extremely safe. It is a natural vitamin found in a wide variety of foods such as chard, carrots, almonds, milk, eggs, berries, and onions. Quoting this fine article: http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-h-biotin "biotin has not been associated with side effects, even in high doses, and is considered to be non-toxic.". ...Read more