10 serious side effects of biotin for your health, hair, skin and nails
Biotina: a brief review
Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin found in foods such as almonds, whole grains, eggs, sardines, nuts, dried fruits, cucumber, oats, strawberries, cauliflower, cow's milk and brewer's yeast.
Also known as Vitamin H or B7, biotin has become popular in recent times and is easily found everywhere in supplement forms. It is sold under many names, such as Appearex, vitamin H, vitamin B7, biotin and coenzyme R.
Although biotin is a safe vitamin, it is better to follow the recommended dose. Look here what are the side effects of biotin:
1. It can cause acne:
Too much biotin in the system can cause cystic acne on the chin and jaw.
This vitamin increases the production of sebum in the skin, leading to ruptures and the accumulation of dirt. But it has been noticed that acne disappears a few weeks after the dose of biotin stops.
2. It can cause allergic reactions:
Some people may suffer from allergies due to the intake of biotin supplements.
Allergic reactions are not very common, but there have been cases of people suffering from it. The allergic reaction can be a feeling of nausea, swelling of the throat and face, development of itchy rashes, tightness or pain in the chest.
3. Effects during pregnancy:
One of the serious effects of biotin is during pregnancy. Pregnant women should avoid taking high doses of biotin. This vitamin may increase the risk of spontaneous abortion. Although there have been no human trials to confirm this, it is always best to consult a doctor before taking biotin during pregnancy.
4. Frequency of urination
There have been unfounded reports that a higher dose of biotin may cause an increase in the need to urinate. There may also be an unusual amount of sweating due to the consumption of biotin in high doses.
5. It can cause diarrhea:
People with a high dose of this supplement may also suffer from stomach cramps and diarrhea. When such a condition is observed, it is better to stop the consumption of biotin immediately!
Many who take biotin supplements complain of mild nausea during the early stages. Over time, this side effect tends to decrease.
7. May increase blood glucose levels:
A study has shown that the biotin supplement is not recommended for people with diabetes because this vitamin increases the production of glucose and fatty acids in the body.
It is better to consult a doctor, so as not to exceed the dose of biotin supplements if you have diabetes.
8. Interactions with other medications:
Biotin has a negative interaction with anticonvulsant and cholesterol-lowering medications. A high dose of biotin supplements can make these medications work less efficiently. It can have an impact on the symptoms of diabetes.
9. Eosinophilic pleuropericardial effusion
In one reported case, the extremely rare condition of the eosinophilic pleuropericardial effusion was noted in women taking biotin supplements along with vitamin B5. There was a severe reaction with the entry of blood and air into the space of the pleural cavity around the lungs, which caused a major lung infection, which became a life-threatening condition.
10. It can cause acute respiratory problems:
In some people, a high dose of biotin can cause acute respiratory problems or anaphylaxis. It is important to consult a doctor immediately in such cases.
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