biotin=decreased appetite??

Fantastic1221Fantastic1221 Posts: 356Registered Users
I literally just started taking biotin and have noticed a significant decrease in my appetite. I used to eat 3 about meals and day, but now find that i can only eat 2 small ones.

Anyone have similar experiences with biotin?

I plan to up my dosage to 5150mcg in a couple of weeks, what affect do you think it will have?
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  • Butterfly_CurlzButterfly_Curlz Posts: 955Registered Users
    I literally just started taking biotin and have noticed a significant decrease in my appetite. I used to eat 3 about meals and day, but now find that i can only eat 2 small ones.

    Anyone have similar experiences with biotin?

    I plan to up my dosage to 5150mcg in a couple of weeks, what affect do you think it will have?[/QUOTE]


    My child just deleted my whole dang response!...Anyway there is no way to tell for sure what kind of effect the increase in meds will have on you, however w/out knowing what your life style,stress levels, etc is like it would even be diffult to make a prediction bc all of the above could play a role in the outcome you have.

    However I started taking Biotin bk in January & I definitely noticed a decrease in my appetite. Now I have never been a 3 meal a day person (more like 1 meal w/lt.snacking throughout the day), however even now I still get full pretty soon after taking a few bites & the snacking is like slim to none now (not that I'm complaining LOL).

    Now they say there is no 'proven scientific evidence' on the matter but it does say that Biotin helps w/energy & fat metabolism in addition to benefiting the skin, nails & hair ...again can't say that this is definitely true but I have no complaints...ok well except in the beginning when I had an increase in bowel movements but I think that was more my body adjusting to the meds bc it has since stopped.
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  • Fantastic1221Fantastic1221 Posts: 356Registered Users
    I literally just started taking biotin and have noticed a significant decrease in my appetite. I used to eat 3 about meals and day, but now find that i can only eat 2 small ones.

    Anyone have similar experiences with biotin?

    I plan to up my dosage to 5150mcg in a couple of weeks, what affect do you think it will have?[/QUOTE]


    My child just deleted my whole dang response!...Anyway there is no way to tell for sure what kind of effect the increase in meds will have on you, however w/out knowing what your life style,stress levels, etc is like it would even be diffult to make a prediction bc all of the above could play a role in the outcome you have.

    However I started taking Biotin bk in January & I definitely noticed a decrease in my appetite. Now I have never been a 3 meal a day person (more like 1 meal w/lt.snacking throughout the day), however even now I still get full pretty soon after taking a few bites & the snacking is like slim to none now (not that I'm complaining LOL).

    Now they say there is no 'proven scientific evidence' on the matter but it does say that Biotin helps w/energy & fat metabolism in addition to benefiting the skin, nails & hair ...again can't say that this is definitely true but I have no complaints...ok well except in the beginning when I had an increase in bowel movements but I think that was more my body adjusting to the meds bc it has since stopped.

    thanks JaylensMami10,

    its nice to know that im not the only one experiencing this. its not a bad thing, like you said, but it happened so suddenly that i wasnt sure if it was healthy or not b/c all the research i did pointed to biotin increasing appetite
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  • BobbicusBobbicus Posts: 4Registered Users
    I've been taking biotin for about a month now and I've never noticed any decrease in appetite. I hear biotin can cause you to breakout sometimes too and that's never happened to me, so I guess it's effects can vary pretty greatly from person to person
  • Fantastic1221Fantastic1221 Posts: 356Registered Users
    Bobbicus wrote: »
    I've been taking biotin for about a month now and I've never noticed any decrease in appetite. I hear biotin can cause you to breakout sometimes too and that's never happened to me, so I guess it's effects can vary pretty greatly from person to person

    what you described is what ive been hearing the most, that's why i was initially worried about my decrease in appetite
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  • Butterfly_CurlzButterfly_Curlz Posts: 955Registered Users
    Bobbicus wrote: »
    I've been taking biotin for about a month now and I've never noticed any decrease in appetite. I hear biotin can cause you to breakout sometimes too and that's never happened to me, so I guess it's effects can vary pretty greatly from person to person

    what you described is what ive been hearing the most, that's why i was initially worried about my decrease in appetite

    I tend to do ALOT of research on things that are going on in mine/my familys life & this was no exception. However I never heard about an increase or decrease in ones appetite...I did read reviews where alot of people said that their skin broke out, but other than that not much else.

    Now again I personally experienced a decrease in appetite & more bowel movements and the bottle said it helps metabolize fat so who knows...
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  • dianemary126dianemary126 Posts: 184Registered Users
    wow i am so happy to read this thread..

    i always had a healthy appetite- as in i ate 5 meals a day and NEEDED breakfast the second i woke up, i was unbearably hungry and constantly needed to be fed...

    lately i woke up not hungry at all, and can't even eat half the breakfast i used to, barely want to eat all day and am not consuming nearly as many calories...i do intense exercise, i should be hungry so i found this weird and not making any sense...

    then i read this thread, realized i significantly upped my biotin intake recently for hair growth.

    appetite gone.

    so i am in a similar experience. thanks for making me realize why my appetite vanished! :flower:
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  • Fantastic1221Fantastic1221 Posts: 356Registered Users
    just wanted to update and say that since i have been taking it for a while my appetite has actually increased

    im so confused and tired of trying to figure this out lol
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  • dianemary126dianemary126 Posts: 184Registered Users
    it increased? hmmm thats soo weird

    how long after it decreased did it increase? i upped mine over a month ago and its been a few weeks im so full
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  • Butterfly_CurlzButterfly_Curlz Posts: 955Registered Users
    it increased? hmmm thats soo weird

    how long after it decreased did it increase? i upped mine over a month ago and its been a few weeks im so full


    I'm assuming the appetite changes are more than likely an indivudual thing more than anything else. I have been taking Biotin for 6months now & my appetite has continued to be decreased. IDK...everyones body acts differently to meds however a decrease in appetite never hurt anyone so I would keep taking it.
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  • MannieMannie Posts: 26Registered Users
    This exactly is happening to me. I'm a man, so ya' know lots of steak and meaty foods, but recently I've been eating very infrequently. It's like my appetite is slowly diminishing. I mean, I haven't experienced any lack of energy, so I'm guessing that the supplement itself is aiding in metabolizing energy and energy absorption.
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  • ss40ss40 Posts: 1,790Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    just wanted to update and say that since i have been taking it for a while my appetite has actually increased

    im so confused and tired of trying to figure this out lol

    My appetite has increased & I have had a minor acne breakout. I am hungry an hour after my last meal most days since taking biotin (2030mcg) daily. I am fighting off the acne but I may not buy more if the results aren't good.
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  • twirlygrannytwirlygranny Posts: 1,114Banned Users Curl Neophyte
    bump
  • GoddessCurlsGoddessCurls Posts: 1,537Registered Users
    Im interested in this. I just stated biotin trying to maximize growth...if it decreases my appetite thats a bonus!



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  • mnktafrznamnktafrzna Posts: 14Registered Users
    I just started taking biotin 5000 mcg about two weeks ago and i am starting to get acne. I am not one to breakout unless its during the time of the month. I don't drink much water so i know that really affects it, i am upping my water intake and if the acne continues i am going to lower the biotin dosage.

    As for hunger i have always been a breakfast person but now that i think of it as of lately i have not felt like eating breakfast and if i do i don't finish it anymore. I also have noticed increased bowel movements (sorry tmi) eek. I wonder if that's bad. hmm..
  • honeyhoneyhoneyhoney Posts: 33Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I noticed the spring valley brand of biotin makes you eat more i prefer the target brand ones they are better in my opinion i'v been taking biotin for about 8 months now they do help.
  • La BintessLa Bintess Posts: 3Registered Users
    It's weird b/c since am starting using biotin 5000mgc I realized that my appetite increase. For me that a good thing lol
  • KetchupKetchup Posts: 375Registered Users
    I haven't noticed any change in my appetite.I take 5000mg.
    Only noticed acne when I doubled the dosage.


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  • hambo02hambo02 Posts: 480Registered Users
    you guys are lucky. biotin makes me super hungry. I had to stop taking it. I would eat and eat and i would feel starving.
  • suellensuellen Posts: 20Registered Users
    Biotin is a B-vitamin, and B-vitamins are a natural way to relieve nausea. Maybe its nausea-relieving properties also have an effect on appetite?
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