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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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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 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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I just wanted to know if it was alright to be taking my Hair and nails vitamins, Biotin, Folic acid and a daily womens vitamin?

I just wanted to know if it was alright to be taking my Hair and nails vitamins, Biotin, Folic acid and a daily womens vitamin?

OK B-Co/Women's vits: 18 year old female wants to know, If it was alright to be taking my Hair and nails vitamins, Biotin, Folic Acid and a daily women's vitamin? OK Hair and nails vitamins, Biotin/ Folic Acid belong to the water soluble B-Complex vitamin group, and are not usually stored in the body, hence the brilliant gold-yellow urine. Women's vitamin contain B-Co + other vitamins: A, C, D, E minerals/ supplements ...Read more

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I do take biotin and folic acid daily but still my hair don't grow and tend to fall?

There are many: Possible reasons for hair loss. Would recommend dermatological evaluation to see if the reason can be determined and corrected. Take care. ...Read more

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Can I take biotin 1000mcg twice a dayextra folic acid 400mcg twice a dayspring valley hair, skin, & nails vitamins 3 times a daywhile pregnant?

Can I take biotin 1000mcg twice a dayextra folic acid 400mcg twice a dayspring valley hair, skin, & nails vitamins 3 times a daywhile pregnant?

Depends: Stay away from folic acid. Use metafolin instead, and 400-800 mcg once a day is enough. I usually do not recommend that much biotin unless there is a reason.
Do not overdose on vitamins. ...Read more

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My crown hair is very weak and thinning but eating b complex vitamin my hair get thickening which vitamin is important b1, b2, folic acid, niacin, biotin?

My crown hair is very weak and thinning but eating b complex vitamin my hair get thickening which vitamin is important b1, b2, folic acid, niacin, biotin?

All important: It is a combination of vitamins that aids in maintaining health of hair and nails. The main active vitamin is the biotin. Biotin is known to strengthen and improve hair and hair growth. ...Read more

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Can I take centrum multivita, folic acid & priorin n at a same time for good hair growth? I want to have long thick hair.

Can I take centrum multivita, folic acid & priorin n at a same time for good hair growth? I want to have long thick hair.

Proteins: Why would you worry about overdoing it on vitamins when hair is made up of proteins, not vitamins? You need to be eating close to 100 grams of protein per day for health. If you are your hair will be better and healthier. ...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?

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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In what foods can I find folic acid? How much of it should I take in, so it can actually help my hair growth?

Unproven.: There is no credible scientific evidence that Folic Acid will grow your hair. Don't believe everything you read online. That said, it's an important nutrient, and can be found in green leafy vegetables, citrus fruit, broccoli, asparagus, beans, peas, nuts, avocados, corn, carrots, and squash. ...Read more

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