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I am 17 and i want to take biotin pills 1000mcg, can you tell me how much I should take a day? I don't have any medical problems. Direct answer needed
Biotin: 1000 mcg a day is safe to take. Take care! ...Read more
Biotin: They can take it, but why would you want to give it to them when biotin is present in many of foods we eat suchbas eggs or cereals. ...Read more
Better not to: It is better not to take biotin if you are pregnant. Taking a prenatal vitamin with folate (folic acid) is very important. Most people do not need biotin as you get these ingredients from you food if you eat a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Have a healthy pregnancy. ...Read more
Yes.: Yes. Your daily vitamin will have only a fraction og the mdr of biotin! ...Read more
I am a sixteen year old female. I was wondering is it ok for me to take biotin pills even if I don’t have a defeciancy? ( if so how much mcg)
Biotin: It should not be harmful to take biotin if one doesn't need any, but it will mostly benefit the store selling the biotin. Most people are not biotin deficient. ...Read more
Can a 14 yr old take biotin pills 300 mcg? She really wants to take it because she recently cut her hair and wants it to grow back. Is it ok for her to take it?
I'm 16 yers old would it be okay to take two biotin pills that contain 10,000 mcg or is that to much for me?
Sounds like a lot: Adequate intake of biotin is 25-30 mcg for adolescent and 35 mcg for an adult daily. So 10,000 mcg sounds like a very large amount. ...Read more
Hmmm....: 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 10000 mcg per day is over 60 times the usual dose, so is not advisable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I take 8 biotin pills a day of 600 mcg, I divide it, 4 with breakfast and 4 with dinner, is that okay?
No. That's too much.: 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
Only if...: Only if a person truly needs extra biotin or cod liver oil, should she take some. People should not ingest "supplements" or medications that they do not need. If a person is deficient in biotin, in omega-3 fatty acids, or in the vitamins in cod liver oil, then it may be ok to take those supplements. Thus, the question is, what is the person deficient in? ...Read more
Biotin: Prenatal vitamin formulations are an excellent multivitamin for both the pregnant and non-pregnant alike. Without knowing the specific brand of prenatals you are using, many brands already contain biotin so you would not likely need additional biotin. If your particular brand does not contain biotin, there would be no problem in adding biotin to your daily vitamin supplementation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally, no.: 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 10000 mcg per day is over 60 times the usual dose, so is not advisable. ...Read more
Frauds in Medicine: You are very young so there may not be any medical or health consequences to this. But, there also will be no health benefits. Green tea 'pills' are a product that will in no way lead you to any real or sustained weight loss. I would advise that you not waste your money on this product. ...Read more
Is it too much for a teenaged aged 14 to take biotin 5, 000 mcg everyday? Or should she take 2 pills a week? Any solution?
Biotin: Why are you taking biotin in the first place. If you think it will help you are mistaken. It doesn't work. ...Read more
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