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Old 04-24-2007, 03:58 PM   #1
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Biotin and Hair Loss

Hi. I remember reading somewhere that taking 5000 mcg of biotin a day will gain hair growth back.

I tried to look for 5000 mcb of biotin and cannot find it anywhere. The most I could find was 2500 mcg of biotin at GNC.

So I was wondering if taking 2500 mcg was enough. Or do I really need 5000 mcg a day? And if so, where would I purchase such a product????

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Old 04-24-2007, 06:42 PM   #2
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You can always just take 2 of the 2500 pills. I do that with my chromium picolinate. They were out of the 800 mcg which I usually take 2 pills of. I had to buy the 500mcg and I take 3 or 4 day.

Natures Bounty is carried by Walgreens and they make 5000 in Biotin. GNC has them too.

 
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Old 04-25-2007, 07:29 AM   #3
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Re: Biotin and Hair Loss

You can ask your pharm to order them, I did.
I used to take 3,000 and that was not enough.
I have been taking 5,000 for almost 2 months. My hair is getting healthy and growing longer- but has not replenished any thickness.

 
Old 04-25-2007, 09:56 AM   #4
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Re: Biotin and Hair Loss

I buy Biotin 5,000 mcg from Walmart. It's Rexall brand and I get 120 capsules for about $7.50.

 
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Re: Biotin and Hair Loss

I was told that taking anything less than 5000mcgs doesn't work as well. You should be able to buy this amount at any vitamin store. However, I took this amount for two months, and as far as I'm concerned, I saw no real growth. Everbody's different I suppose, I just wasn't going to waste any more money on something that wasn't working. I just started taking something called Ultra Hair Plus with MSM, so we'll see what that does.

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Old 04-26-2007, 07:58 AM   #6
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Re: Biotin and Hair Loss

Remember you not see any difference in the hair you already have. The vitamins will only show improvement on the growth from the root. The hair on our head is dead. In order for you hair to get thicker the hair has to grow from the root and catch up to the rest of your hair. Since the average growth of hair in a year is 6 inches it will take at least that long before the new growth will be long enough to see a difference.

There are products that will make you hair seem thicker but all it's really doing is coating the hair.

I have had hair loss in the past and the vitamins do work. I get aggravated from the new growth cause it's not the same length as the rest of my hair and it looks like I have all these hairs that have broken. They are growing as fast as they can to catch up to the length of my hair that I have. When the wind blows it's a mess. I just keep cutting the ends and evenutally one day it be much better.

 
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I buy Biotin 5,000 mcg from Walmart. It's Rexall brand and I get 120 capsules for about $7.50.

Wow!!!!! That is really really cheap!!!

I bought the 2500 mcg biotin at GNC. It only has 120 capsules and I bought it for $24.99!!

I can't find any 5000 biotin at GNC or Walmart! I guess California sucks!

 
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I have had hair loss in the past and the vitamins do work. I get aggravated from the new growth cause it's not the same length as the rest of my hair and it looks like I have all these hairs that have broken. They are growing as fast as they can to catch up to the length of my hair that I have. When the wind blows it's a mess. I just keep cutting the ends and evenutally one day it be much better.

Hi. So you took 5000mcg of biotin every day for a year before you can see the results? And is the result very obvious?


Do you grow a lot more hair than before? Or do you lose less hair?

My problem is also hair loss. Every time I brush my hair, a few strands fall out. I don't know if biotin will also take care of the hair loss problem.

 
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