If you are someone who has experienced the symptoms of low levels of biotin, you may be considering high-dose biotin supplements.
At first glance, biotin doses can be confusing. If you look at labels for products that promote hair & nails, you’ll see the biotin amounts listed in micrograms (mcg). Micrograms are just a fraction of what’s included in milligrams (mg).
And while 10,000 mcg of biotin sounds like a lot, it’s a fraction of what’s included in products which offer biotin in milligrams (mg).
Higher doses (such as 150mg) or more of biotin are readily available in products such as Myetin®. But once you’ve found a higher dose product, some of the common questions which arise are: “Can you get enough biotin from food” and “how much biotin is too much”?
Understanding Biotin Labels
Biotin—also known as Vitamin B-7, Vitamin H and Coenzyme R—is one of the B complex vitamins responsible for turning the fat and carbohydrates in your food into energy.
Biotin promotes good skin, hair and nail health through its production of keratin, and can also help regulate LDL cholesterol and blood sugar. If you’re looking for stronger nails & hair, products with 5,000 or 10,000 mcg (micrograms) of biotin may help.
However, the newest research on biotin indicates it may be used to support people with neurological conditions. Because conditions such as nerve damage take years to develop, a higher dose of biotin (150mg or more) is needed over time to help repair the damage.
Myetin® contains 150mg of D-Biotin in each dose and provides a total of 300mg of D-Biotin when taken daily as suggested.
Can You Get Biotin from Food?
Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin, meaning it is not stored. The body does not naturally produce biotin, although the bacteria in your gut (intestinal flora) can produce a certain amount of biotin.
Since the foods which have the highest levels of biotin may not be foods which are consumed by the majority of adults (organ meats have the highest levels of biotin) biotin deficiencies are possible.
The symptoms of a biotin deficiency include the following:
- Thinning or brittle hair
- Dry eyes
- Dry skin
- Scaly skin
- Red rashes on the face or other areas
- Unusual fatigue
- Muscle pain
- Appetite loss
- Burning or prickling sensations in the extremities
- Frequent upset stomach
- Cracks in the corners of the mouth
- Difficulty walking
What Might Cause Low Levels of Biotin?
Because many of the symptoms of a biotin deficiency can mimic symptoms of other health issues, biotin deficiencies can be confused for other disorders. Some of the things which can cause low levels of biotin include:
- A hereditary disorder known as biotinidase deficiency can prevent the body from re-using biotin—something it typically does several times prior to being removed from the body as waste.
- Genetic disorders including phenylketonuria, holocarboxylase synthetase deficiency and biotin transport deficiency can all result in deficiencies in the amount of biotin in the body. Phenylketonuria is the most common of the these, which is why infants are screened at birth for the condition. If phenylketonuria is not recognized and treated early, severe neurological problems can result.
- Some medications can prevent the body from absorbing biotin, including anti-seizure drugs and antibiotics. Antibiotics may also destroy the good bacteria in your gut which can naturally produce biotin.
- Those who are unable to eat solid foods, therefore receive their nutrition from an IV or tube may develop a biotin deficiency.
- Intestinal conditions such as Crohn’s disease and colitis can prevent the body from absorbing biotin contained in foods.
- Those who have been on a strict diet for a significant amount of time may develop a biotin deficiency.
Can You Take Too Much Biotin?
This is a good question, but probably one for your doctor as the answer will vary depending on your overall health and goals for taking biotin.
It’s important to remember that there is no “official” recommended dose of biotin. But because it’s a water-soluble vitamin, any excess biotin should pass through your body in the urine.
Getting the Dosage You Need
If you’re ready to see what 150mg per service of biotin has on your health, it’s time to try Myetin®.
Delivering 150mg of D-Biotin & 25mg of energy-boosting NAD+ in every dose, taking Myetin®twice daily provides your body with the nutrition & energy it needs to support better nerve health.
Myetin® comes with a money-back guarantee and patients report significant improvements in pain and fatigue in just 180 days.
Don’t settle for micrograms (mcg) when it comes to biotin supplements. Get the nutrition you need with 150mg in each dose from Myetin®!