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Is Biotin Safe For The Body
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes : A water solible vitamin. Gets excreated well. ...Read more
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
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 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
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
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
Safe but not helpful: Unless a person has some serious vitamin deficiency (very unlikely in the U.S.) taking additional vitamins, folic acid, or biotin at the usual recommended supplement doses will lead to hair growth at about 1mm every couple of days, or about half an inch a month . . . Which is the same hair growth rate as in people not taking extra folate nor extra biotin. ...Read more
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