Author Topic: Hair Loss..I take 5000 MG of Biotin a day and 200mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid  (Read 7972 times)

kellyptyler

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I thought I'd post this in a new thread so people would be sure and see it..I take 5000 MG of Biotin a day and 200mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid..I started this for hair loss and haven't had any since I started.

kwolfsheimer

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Re: Hair Loss..I take 5000 MG of Biotin a day and 200mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2010, 06:26:02 PM »
Kelly,

Thank you for this info! I just posted on the previous thread.  I will write this down and look into it.  How did you discover this?

Kelly :)

kellyptyler

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Re: Hair Loss..I take 5000 MG of Biotin a day and 200mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2010, 09:32:43 PM »
My sister that has lupus goes to John Hopkins...her doctor told her about it. The Biotin says on the bottle that it's for hair and nails.

eyeamdry

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Re: Hair Loss..I take 5000 MG of Biotin a day and 200mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2010, 11:03:27 PM »
My rheumy told me about Biotin for hair loss/thinning.  I bought some but must admit I'm a little lax on it.  I should get back with the program.

shevonne

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Re: Hair Loss..I take 5000 MG of Biotin a day and 200mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2010, 02:10:42 AM »
Is this in the vitamin section?

dry2010

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Re: Hair Loss..I take 5000 MG of Biotin a day and 200mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2010, 10:01:15 AM »
Yes it should be in the vitamin section.

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kellyptyler

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Re: Hair Loss..I take 5000 MG of Biotin a day and 200mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2010, 10:14:53 AM »
Yes eyeamdry you must take it regularly or it doesn't work. Be sure and get the 5000mg of Biotin and 200mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid and I have to take with food or one of them burns my stomach really bad. I'm not sure but I think it's the Alpha Lipoic Acid.  Put it with your other meds and take once a day.

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Re: Hair Loss..I take 5000 MG of Biotin a day and 200mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2010, 10:43:22 AM »
1. Yesterday I saw the note about 5000 MG of biotin a day and went to buy it.

2. When I asked for 5000 MG the store owner gave me Biotin 5 mg which has 1,667% of daily value.

3. She said many people get confused with 5000 mcg which is a very small amount.

4.So I am confused: 5000 mg would be one thousand of the supplements I purchased at an exorbitant daily cost.

Thank you!

Pegasus47

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Re: Hair Loss..I take 5000 MG of Biotin a day and 200mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2010, 05:06:20 PM »
Hi Kelly:
I just started taking this a few days ago.  Thanks for your posting.

Question, if you have already lost some hair, will you get it back?  How soon?

I am also using Menoxidil for women for about 1 month. Some of the hair does seem to be fuller.

Pegasus

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Re: Hair Loss..I take 5000 MG of Biotin a day and 200mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2010, 05:15:58 PM »
In June, my rheumy recommended I take several individual Vit. B tablets every day.  One of them is Biotin; I take 1,000 mcg (micrograms) daily split into two doses:  ? tab in a.m. and ? tab in p.m.   I didn't have a problem with hair loss but my nails broke easily.  I noticed in late September that my nails were no longer breaking off; they're a lot stronger now.
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Kerrikins

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Re: Hair Loss..I take 5000 MG of Biotin a day and 200mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2010, 08:48:36 PM »
I've already been on biotin but I went to get the alpha lipoic acid today and the store didn't have it. This store has a whole aisle with what seems like every supplement under the sun. Disappointing! I may have to order it online.

kellyptyler

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Re: Hair Loss..I take 5000 MG of Biotin a day and 200mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2010, 10:56:23 PM »
Yes, my bottle says 5000 MCG..first I noticed that.
I had lost some hair and my hair was thin..but it's pretty much back to normal now.

Reanne

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Re: Hair Loss..I take 5000 MG of Biotin a day and 200mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2010, 12:40:20 AM »
How long did you take it before you noticed your hair was thicker again?