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    Default Doubt with biotin

    Hi beautiful hair carers! Yesterday I bought biotin and today seeing the ingredients it says that it has the amount of 400 μg, I think it's little compared to the quality that I've seen here that they take daily, even so it says that it is 800% of the recommended daily amount, Do you think I will notice any extra growth in my hair with that amount? Maybe I should have bought another biotin ...Can you tell me about your experience with biotin? worth?
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    Default Re: Doubt with biotin

    If you're deficient you might see a change, but there's no use overdosing on vitamins and minerals as the excess will be washed out of the body, some of them with added work to our internal organs as well.


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    I gained an insane amount of weight after I started taking huge doses of biotin. After a quick google search I discovered that it's not something unusual, people gain up to 20 pounds because of biotin pills for hair. And I didn't see any effect on my hair, I gained all that weight for nothing. So yeah, I trust my regular hair skin & nails supplement to give me an adequate dose of biotin without overloading my system (I usually take either Perfectil or Supradyn, both contain 45mcg of biotin).
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    Hello, I have a lot of experience of taking biotin. I started out at 1000 ug and got on alright with it, it made my nails stronger and I got less hair fall, but my hair didn't actually grow any faster or stronger. Then I upped it to 5000, my hair did grow a little faster but I got a few more spots and had to drink a lot of water to help. Then basically there was a wedding coming up and I wanted really nice long nails so I upped it to 10,000... Not recommended at all! Got loads of breakouts, yeah as a consequence my hair grew a little faster but to me it was just not worth it. I'd just take a very small amount to see if your hair fall goes down but in my opinion high doseages just aren't worth it

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    I took biotin before and noticed no difference in my growth rate. It was still an inch a month which is fine with me but it also gave me horrible cystic acne.

    I eat chicken or a banana now if I am worried about biotin seems to give me more than enough

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    many years ago, I took Biotin & Biosil; it worked. I stopped because it didn't only affect the hair on my scalp lol.
    and as much as I enjoyed the results on my head, I didn't enjoy them elsewhere lol

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    Default Re: Doubt with biotin

    I noticed a big difference. I had suspected I was deficient and I confirmed that with my results. I noticed my leg hair grew back after a week of shaving, like when I was a teenager! I have to cut my nails all the way down to my fingertips once a week because they grow too long and get in the way at my job. Just try it out and if you don't see a difference just hold onto them. You never know.

    P.S. I've also got less dandruff!!
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    Hello! I've been taking 1000 micrograms of biotin every other day for about nine months. I take it simultaneously with a b-complex multivitamin. It is too soon yet to notice a difference in how the new hair on my head grows, but my formerly weak, bendy, and flaky fingernails are now smooth, rigid, and STRONG! I have also noticed a texture change in some of the other hair on my body.. Much more coarse and wirey! The strands themselves do not appear any thicker, or grow any faster, but the texture difference is quite noticeable.
    It took a solid four months before I began to notice the difference in my nails, and about six months before I noticed the difference in "certain" areas!
    This is my personal experience and YMMV!

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    I've been taking biotin for six months and haven't noticed any difference.

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    For me biotin increased growth but was not worth it at all! I took an insanely high dose (5000 mcg) and after about a month, I started have weird symptoms such as abdominal cramps, lower back cramps, tingly/numb lower back and hips, feeling dehydrated, and sore lower ribs. This went on for a week and at first I didn't think to relate the symptoms to the biotin I was taking, but all the symptoms disappeared within two days of stopping!

    I think we really need to be more careful about what we're willing to consume. 800% of the recommended dose of even the most seemingly harmless thing is a very extreme dosage!!
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