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Who should take biotin supplements?

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Pregnant women sometimes have low levels of biotin, so some take biotin supplements. The benefits and risks aren't clear. Ask your doctor first, especially if you're pregnant.

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L., ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Zempleni, J. 2009. Biofactors,

Scheinfeld, N. , 2007. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology

Head, K. 2006. Alternative Medicine Review,

Institute of Medicine.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: “About Herbs: Biotin.”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: “Biotin.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Biotin.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 18, 2020

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L., ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Zempleni, J. 2009. Biofactors,

Scheinfeld, N. , 2007. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology

Head, K. 2006. Alternative Medicine Review,

Institute of Medicine.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: “About Herbs: Biotin.”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: “Biotin.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Biotin.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 18, 2020

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