I take 7.5 mg (7500 mcg) and no negative side effects.
when I went up to 7.5 mg of biotin I just started when I finished my last bottle of the lower dosage and I have had no side effects and Always get compliments on my skinIs it okay to start at 5000mcg or is it better to work your way up to that dosage to get your body used to it?
Start low and go slow, and you should have no problems w/ taking Biotin. IMO to start at 5000mcg you are asking for problems. I would start:
1st week- 1000mcg
2nd week- 2000mcg
3rd week- 3000mcg
and so on....it gives your body time to adjust. This is the way I start any supplements. This is also how I taper if I think something does not agree with me, although the taper would be more aggressive.
I've been taking 5mg daily I wonder if I step it up would be beneficial or will my body excrete the excess? :-/