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Is taking folic acid and biotin together safe for promoting hair growth?

Is taking folic acid and biotin together safe for promoting hair growth?

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

Folic Acid (Definition)

Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. ...Read more


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For faster hair growth can I consume 5000mg biotin , prenatal or folic acid , multivitamins, 3000mg fish oil pills daily? Is is safe?

For faster hair growth can I consume 5000mg biotin , prenatal or folic acid , multivitamins, 3000mg fish oil pills daily? Is is safe?

Yes, safe but...: Taking all of the things you mention is quite safe. However, there is no guarantee this will result in faster hair growth; if you are deficient in any of those (which is actually quite common) then it should help somewhat; if not deficient then it won't do much for your hair but may still have other health benefits. See http://bit.Ly/18xyule for more re: benefits of vitamins. ...Read more

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Is taking 4mg of folic acid and biotin good for my hair?

Is taking 4mg of folic acid and biotin good for my hair?

No: One's hair will be "as good as it gets", if one eats a normal, healthy, balanced diet (which will contain all the folate (folic acid) and biotin needed for normal living). If a person has a rare disorder causing a deficiency of folate (folic acid) or of biotin, she can work out the details with her doctor. Normal people do not need extra doses of supplements, but 1 daily multivitamin or 1 prenatal vitamin is okay to take. ...Read more

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Is biotin safe and effective for hair growth?

Is biotin safe and effective for hair growth?

Very: Biotin is a water soluble b vitamin. What you don't need you release into the urine. The fat soluble vitamins have the greatest risk of toxicity over time. The water soluble are relatively safe. ...Read more

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Does taking folic acid promote hair growth?

Folic Acid: Folic acid is a water-soluble b vitamin which is very important for healthy hair growth. However, Folic Acid does not promote new hair growth on its own; its benefits can be enjoyed along with the other forms of b vitamins to encourage health hair growth. A deficiency of this vitamin can lead to change in hair color. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 10000mcg of biotin for hair and nails while pregnant?

Is it safe to take 10000mcg of biotin for hair and nails while pregnant?

No : Way too much, please ask your OB any questions related to vitamins or food or diet related ?S as your OB knows your situation the best. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take skin,hair, and nail vitamins (5000 mcg of biotin) with doxycycline(for acne)?

Is it safe to take skin,hair, and nail vitamins (5000 mcg of biotin) with doxycycline(for acne)?

Not recommended: because biotin will decrease the level or effect of doxycycline. Always talk with your doctor if you have any questions regarding a drug's side effects and interactions. ...Read more

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Hi Im taking floradix &Vit B12 to cure anemia caused by low nutrition(Doc Prescribed)Along with im taking Biotin 5000mcg for shiny hair is that safe?

Hi Im taking floradix &Vit B12 to cure anemia caused by low nutrition(Doc Prescribed)Along with im taking Biotin 5000mcg for shiny hair is that safe?

A large dose!: Biotin, also known as vitamin H, is part of B complex vitamins. It is best to take B vitamins together as they may act as cofactors for each other. There are no reported safety concerns about biotin taken with your other supplements, but 5000 mcg is a very large dose; the recommended daily requirement is only 30 mcg! At a minimum, cut it WAY BACK! ...Read more

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I am taking finasteride 1mg for hair loss. So can taking a weightllifting supplement like nitric oxide be safe to take along with finasteride?

I am taking finasteride 1mg for hair loss. So can taking a weightllifting supplement like nitric oxide be safe to take along with finasteride?

Should be fine.: It is safe to take them at the same time. Finasteride reduces the activity of nitric oxide synthase in the body, which reduces circulating nitric oxide levels. Supplemental nitric oxide may reverse this, but there is little scientific evidence that supplements actually improve weightlifting gains. ...Read more

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Hi does folic acid work for hair growth? And what's the strongest folic acid to make grow faster?

Hi does folic acid work for hair growth? And what's the strongest folic acid to make grow faster?

Folic Acid: Folic acid is a water-soluble b vitamin which is very important for healthy hair growth. However, Folic Acid does not promote new hair growth on its own; its benefits can be enjoyed along with the other forms of b vitamins to encourage health hair growth. A deficiency of this vitamin can lead to change in hair color. ...Read more

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Is prenatal, folic acid, vitamin a, fish oil, biotin and collagen good to take?

Is prenatal, folic acid, vitamin a, fish oil, biotin and collagen good to take?

Yes but caution re:A: I'm confused, as the info above says you're a 20 yo male, but most males don't take prenatal vits, if you're male i wouldn't take a prenatal, as they often have iron, which 20 yo guys shouldn't take. If you're female, why did you say you're male?If you might become pregnant take no more than 10, 000 iu total of vit a/day-see http://www.Care2.Com/greenliving/is-vitamin-a-safe-for-pregnant-women.Html. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take folic acid for hair?

Need more informatio: Problems with hair can be the result of zinc or magnesium deficiency. Thryoid problems also need to be ruled out. Biotin is another issue. ...Read more

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