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Which biotin supplement and how much?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by maryb, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    I completely missed this when I was looking at a list of things advised by a naturopath. So I need to order some.

    I notice some people say take very small doses to start with - how small? can anyone recommend a particular brand? thanks
     
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    @maryb

    I just received mine in the post this morning. It is Swanson 5mg and has rice flour and gelatin as fillers. I took about 1.5mg straight away. I am sure that I am very deficient.
     
  3. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    @brenda
    thanks - I just thought I'd read somewhere saying start at 500mcg and work up? maybe someone will help?
    Is it tablets or capsules?
    good luck with it - hope you tolerate it
     
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    It is capsules. I probably took too much :)
     
  5. maryb

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    @brenda
    just wondering how you're getting on with the biotin supplement?
     
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    I lowered the dose to a speck and l slept better and feel like it is good for me . Skin is the same but may be less hair loss.
     
  7. maryb

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    so how much do you reckon a speck is - I'm calling at the chemist tomorrow that stocks solgar- they do a 300mcg one.
    do you take anything for sleep normally?
     
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    About 300mcgl think. I don't take anything for sleep but b2 seems to help me if l remember to take it.
     
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