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IS Biotin a needed supplement on paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 06, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Is Biotin a needed supplement on paleo?

http://www.vitamins-supplements.org/biotin.php

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 07, 2011
at 12:26 PM

hi strange name(cocopistachio). Would you care to answer what the appropriate cooking duration/temperature is for egg whites(baked or fried on a coleman stove or conventional stove)? How do you define 'undercooked'?

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on August 07, 2011
at 03:48 AM

Interesting about it being an acne trigger. Would eating a lot of eggs, tomatoes and romaine be enough to cause light acne? You just described about 50% of my diet.

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on August 06, 2011
at 07:26 PM

Short answer...no. In fact I would pose that you should need NO supplements to be healthy in addition to your diet unless you have damaged a portion of your ability to ingest, digest, absorb and assimilate a particular necessary factor. Vitamin D may be the only exception depending on your latitude, skin color, and/or aversion to the sun.

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on August 06, 2011
at 06:35 PM

It's pretty easy to get good amounts of biotin via a simple whole foods diet as it's abundant in lots of Paleo foods like eggs, tomatoes, romaine lettuce e.t.c.

I would be wary about supplementing biotin if you are acne-prone as it is a well known acne trigger.

Fe535c4994ac6176f76e1ff6d29eb08a

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on August 07, 2011
at 03:48 AM

Interesting about it being an acne trigger. Would eating a lot of eggs, tomatoes and romaine be enough to cause light acne? You just described about 50% of my diet.

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on August 07, 2011
at 06:45 PM

If you're taking alpha lipoic acid, you might be interested in supplementing with biotin. Supposedly, they compete for similar enzymes, so if you take ALA, it could forestall the absorption of Biotin.

The rule of thumb is you take 10mg of Biotin if you're taking 600mg of ALA. Like n-6 and n-3, you want the two to be in rough balance.

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on August 07, 2011
at 03:42 AM

If you're eating too much undercooked egg whites, maybe.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 07, 2011
at 12:26 PM

hi strange name(cocopistachio). Would you care to answer what the appropriate cooking duration/temperature is for egg whites(baked or fried on a coleman stove or conventional stove)? How do you define 'undercooked'?

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on August 06, 2011
at 07:08 PM

I believe the gut flora produces a substantial amount of the biotin needed by your body. If your gut is in good health, then I wouldn't worry about it too much.

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on August 06, 2011
at 06:10 PM

As long as you're eating either liver or egg yolks you should be fine. I probably wouldn't take it unless you are certain you have a deficiency.

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