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    Posted: Aug 23 2009 at 9:21pm

So I bought a thing of biotin pills from Wal-Mart. It was pretty cheap, 150 pills for two dollars and some change. I have a few questions though before I start using them. Is 1000 mcg too much to be starting off with? Also what are some of the side affects that you guys have had from taking biotin pills?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 23 2009 at 9:35pm
i take 10,000 mcg daily. i've been using it since january. i have had some great growth. only problem i've had that people complain about is acne. i didn't get it bad but i was because i wasn't drinking enough water. if you drink a lot of water you should be fine. also add a b-complex and vitamin c which for some reason helps the acne. other than that you'll get some nice growth and crazy long nails.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 23 2009 at 10:37pm
Niecy, 1000 mcg of Biotin is fine to start out with.  Make sure that you drink at least 8 glasses per day.  Please add the ^^ vitamins as Missgabi stated.  Your body will use the amount of Biotin that it needs, any excess will be excreted from your body.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 23 2009 at 10:51pm
I think 1000 would be good actually, then up it more if you want. I've read about ppl who have good results with 3000.

I brought some from walmart a couple of weeks ago and thought it was just 1000 [even though it said like ... 5000 in LARGES NUMBERS lol! I was being dumb. All I saw was Biotin and assumed the rest ... for FOUR days lol]
So I took three a day [15000] for like 4 days. I got terrible headaches and I broke out a bit. I was rly tired and ... yah. I read the bottle finally and realized I was taking waaay too much for my body to handle. But still ... my head aches went away and so did the zits.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 24 2009 at 12:24am
Thanks you guys. I'll make sure to buy the other two vitamins next time I'm in Wal Mart since I saw the both of them when I was looking for Biotin in the vitamins section.
 
lol @ CuddleCore. The bottle I bought says I can take up to as many as 6 a day if I want to but I doubt I'll be taking that many in one day. Even if I wanted to take that much I probably wouldn't remember to.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 24 2009 at 2:23am
yeah, i got the pimples too... not big giant ones, just a bunch of small ones. i'm thinking i'm not drinking enough water so i'll be upping it. but i havent taken it long enough to know if its working
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 24 2009 at 11:10pm
im thaking the spring valley biotin from walmart and it is 5000mcg a pill s i take 2pills a day . i dont have any acne i dont take B complex and i dont have headache
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 25 2009 at 12:31pm
That explains the three bumps that have formed on my cheek...these darn pills!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 25 2009 at 1:08pm
Originally posted by hautsdeseine hautsdeseine wrote:

im thaking the spring valley biotin from walmart and it is 5000mcg a pill s i take 2pills a day . i dont have any acne i dont take B complex and i dont have headache
im with you. 10,000 and no side effects.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 25 2009 at 1:10pm
I am documenting  my biotin use. I started on Aug 7th, nothing on my hair  yet, My nails are growing faster and harder..they look healthier. I take 5.000mcg biotin,and drink lots of water....and a B complex

ETA: I take Super Biotin from Puritan Pride..(online)


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