How Much Biotin Or Vitamin B7 is Required for Human Body?

According to the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine of the United States National Research Council in 1998, it has set an average adequate intake levels (Al) for Biotin for the adults up to 20 to 30 micrograms per day. However the appropriate dose for Biotin or Recommended Dietary allowances (RDA) has not been established due to the insufficient information to determine an appropriate range of doses for Biotin.

The following list gives you a brief glance on adequate intakes (AI) for Biotin are :

  • From newborns to 12 months of age, 7 micrograms of Biotin is required per day.
  • For children between 1 to 3 years of age, 8 micrograms of Biotin is required per day.
  • For children between 4 to 8 years of age, 12 micrograms of Biotin is required per day.
  • For children between 9to 13 years of age, 20 micrograms of Biotin is required per day.
  • For adolescents of age between 14 to 18 years, should get a Biotin of 25 micrograms per day.
  • For adults over 18 years of age group should get a Biotin of 30 micrograms per day.
  • For pregnant women over 18 years of age should get a 30 micrograms per day.
  • For breast-feeding women, 35 micro of Biotin is required per day.

However the appropriate dose of biotin depends on various conditions such a people’s age, health, etc. Sometimes the recommended dosage may change due to dietary restrictions, lower biotin levels etc. Before taking vitamin B7 supplement make sure that you meet or consult physician so that he will suggest you how much amount of Biotin is required for you.

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