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Posted by: 13280 (Guest), Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 10:00pm

I am 20 years old and my blood type is A+. I have had severe hair thinning on the sides of my head (temporal hair loss) that has slowly been getting better but I decided to buy a biotin supplement after some research. I bought a 5000mcg (or 5mg) strength supplement. It's vegetarian and has no gluten as well. I've been taking it for two days now but it made me very constipated so I stopped and decided to take one (maybe even half of one) once a week instead.

After doing a bit more research it looks like I need a magnesium supplement to effectively absorb the biotin into my system. Is this true? And what kind of magnesium supplement do I need? Magnesium citrate or something else? And how strong of a magnesium supplement would I need to properly absorb a 5mg biotin supplement?

And will the magnesium supplement cause side effects like the biotin?

Thank you in advance everyone.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 10:04pm; Reply: 1
Taking magnesium in large doses has a laxative effect that will offset the constipating effect of the biotin.
Posted by: DoS, Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 11:13pm; Reply: 2
Are you taking the biotin supplement that has a sweetener combined with it?

For example Solaray has Sorbitol in it. Sorbitol might make me constipated or give me the runs. It is a known trigger for people with sensitive digestive systems.
Posted by: Patty H, Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 11:59pm; Reply: 3
Check out the thread on magnesium oil.  Maybe this would be a good idea for you.

There is also a thread on magnesium.
Posted by: Lloyd, Thursday, April 21, 2011, 12:41am; Reply: 4
If it works for your schedule you might take smaller biotin doses more frequently.

I take 1 mg three times per day and get better results than 5 mg once per day. Absorption.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, April 21, 2011, 2:45am; Reply: 5
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Add  10 drops oil of rosemary,  
15 drops oil of bergamot and  1 tblsp
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Posted by: Amazone I., Thursday, April 21, 2011, 12:18pm; Reply: 6
would also give a try to the antistress protocol ;) ;D and have an eye into Louise Hays booklet*heal your body*.... & give a try to silicea as well,  please  :D(whistle)
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