Harvard Health Letter

Biotin may throw off lab test results

News briefs A warning for people who take the dietary supplement biotin (vitamin B7): the FDA says taking too much of the vitamin may interfere with the results of some lab tests. Biotin is often included in multivitamins, prenatal vitamins, and dietary supplements marketed to improve nails, hair, and skin. While there’s no recommended dietary allowance established for biotin, the adequate intake value is 30 micrograms per day for people ages 19 or…

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