Advertisement

What should seniors know before using Meribin?

Before using Meribin -- or any other dietary supplement -- seniors should consult their doctors to be sure that it is safe and appropriate for them and won't interact with any medications they are taking. Meribin supplements contain 5 milligrams (mg) of biotin, a B vitamin that is present in every living cell and some foods. Biotin-rich foods include bananas, eggs, nuts, soybeans and other legumes, whole-grain foods and dairy products.

The National Academy of Sciences has determined that 30 micrograms (mcg) of biotin is an adequate daily intake for adults; most adults will get this much if they eat a well-balanced diet. However, biotin supplements may be recommended for adults who are deficient in biotin.

Some research has suggested that biotin may help improve symptoms in people who have diabetic peripheral neuropathy (tingling, numbness and pain in the arms, hands, legs or feet). Preliminary research also suggests that a combination of biotin and chromium may help people with diabetes control their blood sugar. However, more research is needed to confirm these benefits.

Continue Learning about Biotin

Ways Biotin Can Skew Test Results
Ways Biotin Can Skew Test Results
Bio-fuel, biotin supplements and biosphere: Which “bio” does the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommend you avoid if you want to get a proper re...
Read More
What should be the ideal dose for Biotin for a day?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
Biotin is also known as vitamin B-7, vitamin H, coenzyme R, and W factor. Unfortunately there is...
More Answers
Are there any risks in taking biotin?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
There have been no side effects or risks reported from using biotin. It is a water-soluble vitam...
More Answers
What should I know before my child uses biotin?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
Before your child uses biotin, also known as vitamin B7 or vitamin H, you should understand why ...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.