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    Posted: August 09 2016 at 5:27pm
Hi Alisa, I right now is taking 5,000 mg per day.
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Hello all! I am newbie to the talk. I came across this forum after googling information on taking biotin for hair growth! I have always had fairly long hair and made the mistake of agreeing to perm it. Destroyed my beautiful locks. It was terribly damaged. I made the bold decision after a few months to crop it short to a bob, in hopes of saving my hair at all! I kept growing it out and cutting it as much as I could to get all of the damaged hair. Now, a year and a half later I believe I have it all out, left with a little longer than chin-length bob. My hair used to grow decently fast but since "the incident" it hasn't been growing, almost at all. I would really love to get my long luscious locks back! I was recommended from a co-worker to take biotin along with a multi (which I was already taking) and I will be able to tell the difference, does wonders!

Well, my question is- how much biotin should I take, having never taken any before? I am going to pick up some Zinc as well per your recommendations previously in this forum. I also wanted to know if there was anything else that any of you do as a supplement to taking the biotin? I already do scalp massages often, tend to my ends and rarely apply heat to it. Any advice would be helpful.

Thanks! It has been fun reading your posts!
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Don't be afraid to try it, if you end up having a break-out reaction to it, you can always stop and it will go away. I had a few extra pimples about half a month in, but I added a little zinc to the equation and now no more issue :)
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I take 10,000 mcg of biotin a day.  I find that the biotin in Walmart or the cheaper brands do not work as well, plus they made me break-out, feel sick, horrible stomach pains - the works.  We have a health food store where I live called Black Forest Acres and they make the best vitamins.  My hair has been growing like a weed with much less fall-out.  I maybe loose 30 -50 hairs a day now.  I also do not have any side effects with their vitamins.  I buy all of my vitamins from them.


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Hi everyone.....I've been taking biotin, multivitamin, & codliver oil for about a 3wks. No severe  breakout  or nausea feeling, i'm wondering if zinc(7.5mg) in centrum is good enough....and I also note that drinking alot of water really helps with smoothness of your skin.
 
 
Am wondering if there is a difference with chemically treated /natural hair, when taking biotin....I have chemically processed hair and on occasion, and get a proper treatment with Mizani hair products. Does topical products slows the growth of the hair when taking biotin? I've been noticing breakage of my hair even though I am taking the biotin throughout 3-4wksConfused


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i want to get to bsl asap so far so good
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I only take biotin and zinc. I was taking b12 with it but it was making my stomach real upset. what is your hair goal?
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my hair too is growing over a inch a month since starting  my little regimen of stuff
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Thank you, Eve. I will try that the next time . My hair grew an inch this month . yay ! I'm so happy . I am going to try not to cut my hair anymore. I want to let it grow 5 more inches. I only sometimes feel sick when I take zinc. It doesnt happen that often .
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ugh count me in for feelingDead b/c of zinc, but i think i found a cure! take it with chocolate! i was watching my daughter eat some ( well she was watching me eat most of hersLOL) i noticed i had no yucky feelings like normal hmmm maybe i am on to something long live M&Ms!
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Hopefully it will work to cut up the amount. I am glad it is working for you. I need to start taking them both again. I have quit only because I have had a really bad sinus infection for going on 6 wks, and have not had the energy to remember to take more than my multi. Though, common sence would tell me to take them to help my immune system . Unhappy
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Thank you, Alisa :) Thats smart , I'm going to cut down the doses. I dont know why I thought it was alot. i dont want to stop taking it because it helping with my hair growth .

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no, that is not alot. Can you cut it into smaller doses?Mabye take part in the morning, and the rest at night? You can go up quite a bit on your biotin, to. One vitamin I used to take had 3000 in it.
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I take 50mg is that alot ? I dont know anything about this. Embarrassed. The biotin is 500mcg .
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How much are you taking? Try cutting into smaller doses, and taking it at different times through the day.
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Alisa does zinc still make you feel sick ? I don't know what to do it still makes me feel sick even when I eat it with food . Ive tried almost everything I can think of.
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yea, I had a lot of energy , when I was taking HF37. I dont know either if there is any side effects. I should've researched that when I was taking it . I've been taking biotin and zinc and my hair grew almost one inch this month . Clap. its a little bit passed 26 1/2 . It was stuck at 25 1/2 for the longest. I have to admit the zinc makes me feel a little sick Dead sometimes.

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There were some side effects that I noticed, but they were all good ones in my book. My energy went through the roof, and my mood also tremendously improved. I have an axiety disorder and a fatigue problem, so this was a huge plus for me.
I have been thinking of getting back on it because it helped me so much in these departments. With winter coming, It wouldn't be a bad idea.
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i think i might post pics later on when i see more growth for sure, but i wanted to ask does hair formula 37 make you gain any weight at all?? because it contains amino acids i hope there are no side effects can u please let me know, did you see any weight changes while taking it at all? it seems taking all these pills must have some sort of side effect! lol thanks!

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Wow, tail bone, huh?! thats great Clap do you have any pics?  Three days, and you think you are seeing results already?! I took HF37 for several months, and it took me about 6 weeks before I noticed any definite results.
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