Astragalus for kids' prevention, mg dosage?

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everseeking
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   Posted 5/21/2018 6:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I know that Buhner has given the tincture dosage as 1/8tsp for a 4.5 year old... I have a 9 and 12 year old. They're big enough to do pills and that would be so much cheaper! But at what dose?!!! TIA!

tickbite666
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   Posted 5/21/2018 6:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Buhner recommends 1000 mg per day for prevention.

I use Nature's Answer brand Astragalus Root 500 mg capsules (90 count). Pretty reasonable at $5.69 a bottle from Vitacost.

everseeking
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   Posted 5/21/2018 6:58 AM (GMT -6)   
So it'd be the same dosage for kids?

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   Posted 5/21/2018 7:17 AM (GMT -6)   
don't know... never had kids. Try 1/2 at first. All I know about this stuff is that he doesn't recommend it for chronic lyme patients because it may cause a severe herx from die-off.

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   Posted 5/21/2018 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
buhner says it can cause a ramping up of the autoimmune response with those who have chronic lyme.
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everseeking
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   Posted 5/21/2018 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, this is for prevention for my kids. I got lyme on our property so I want to make sure they don't end up with it. We do bug spray and tick checks but I wanted to add in astragalus too for them.

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   Posted 5/21/2018 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
wise move. If they do get a tick Buhner recommend upping the dosage to 3000 mg per day for thirty days (or as long as symptoms persist) and start the rest of his lyme protocol.
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