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Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:32 pm      Reply with quote
Has anyone experienced breakouts from taking biotin? I'm currently only taking 1000mcg a day and I experienced several breakouts. I've read elsewhere that this was a common reaction, but I'm wondering if anyone on here experienced the same thing. Quite a shame though, as I am taking it for its energy benefits too, not just skin, hair and nail benefits.
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Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:44 am      Reply with quote
IMO if you are experiencing side effects the dose is too high for you.
http://igorsbelltower.blogspot.com/2011/02/infamous-biotin-rant.html

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Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:01 pm      Reply with quote
I have not experienced this, but I only take 1 pill daily.

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Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:25 am      Reply with quote
This was my first thought too (like Firefox) that the dosage is too high, but it can also be the particular biotin supplement your taking has other ingredients in it which don't agree with your body too. For example often with vitamins they're combined with ingredients to help their absorption, and no two products are identical so it may just be that your unlucky in the current one your taking.
Firefox7275 wrote:
IMO if you are experiencing side effects the dose is too high for you.
http://igorsbelltower.blogspot.com/2011/02/infamous-biotin-rant.html

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Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:35 am      Reply with quote
I had this problem when I first started taking Biotin a few months ago and mine are only 300mcg

What I did was cut the frequency back so I only took the tablet once every 3-4 days or so until my skin settled down then slowly increased it back up - now I take 2 tablets a day and my hair is growing a lot faster Wink

The breakouts are because Biotin kills off candida - so you're having a candida die-off phase which is a GREAT thing Very Happy I actually had quite a few cystic eruptions which is not usual for me when I first started on the Biotin and I saw this as a blessing in disguise as I realised my body was just purging out some nasty stuff.
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Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:47 am      Reply with quote
Glamcat wrote:

The breakouts are because Biotin kills off candida - so you're having a candida die-off phase which is a GREAT thing Very Happy


Can you please supply a reference to that effect?

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Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:19 pm      Reply with quote
Firefox7275 wrote:
Can you please supply a reference to that effect?


Google it, I'm sure you will find information pertaining to this. I'm time poor and cant do everyone's homework for them Wink
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