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Depends: Biotin deficiency is rare and there is no set daily allowance in the us. Biotin is also known as vitamin h or vitamin b7 and is necessary for cell growth, the production of fatty acids, and the metabolism of fats and amino acids. High dosages in the range of 5, 000 mcg are often used for hair loss, skin and nail problems and and to help with sugar metabolism issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I just bought biotin 300 mcg including 100 tablets. But i heard it reccomended taking 3000 mcg a day which means 10 a day for me.. Is that dangerous?
Very safe: Biotin is not known to be toxic. Doses of to 5000 mcg/day were well-tolerated for 2 years in a research study and up to 15, 000 mcg/day in shorter studies. While that sounds like a lot, 3000 mcg= 3 mg and many vitamins are safe in much higher amounts. See http://lpi.Oregonstate.Edu/infocenter/vitamins/biotin/ for more info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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
30 mcg usually: Adequate amounts of biotin are provided by the bacteria in your gut normally. Supplementation is rarely necessary. There is no significant body of data that shows that extra biotin supplementation works except possibly in some diabetics. Supplements can cause hideous constipation in some too (Trust me on this one). See http://www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=21571 ...Read more
I know that taking 5000mcg of biotin is not necessary, but, i just want to see if it does anything for me. Can i take it daily or every other day?
Probably shouldn't: Biotin deficiency is rare, but can occur in persons with genetic mutations, on long-term antibiotics or anti-convulsants, or who eat a lot of raw egg whites. There is no good evidence that this easily available, over-the-counter supplement is the magic potion to grow hair or prevent hair loss. Biotin is safe to take, but 5000 mcg per day is over 30 times the usual dose, so is not advisable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am taking Biotin 7500mcg for a month now and I feel I am getting fatter. Is this common? Or is it me that eating to much?
None aside from food: 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 for >18 yrs, 35mcg for breastfeeding women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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