The typical dose for an average adult of 150 lbs. using most Chinese Herbal lines (concentrated 5:1) is 6 grams a day. For the standard 500 mg. capsule, this is equal to 12 capsules a day, typically taken 4 capsules 3 times daily. Because Blue Dragon’s formulas are concentrated 8:1, are 100% herb with no filers, use advanced extraction and drying methods, and break the herbs tough cell wall resulting in higher rates of assimilation, our average recommended dose is half of that, 6, or only 3 capsules twice a day to achieve the same results. Higher potency means less capsules to swallow and lower overall costs compared to other herb companies.
Beyond these considerations, we know, that not everybody is an “average adult.” The basic idea in dosing is to realize that every person is unique and must be treated individually.
The principle behind the following Age-To-Dose table is based upon the maturity of the organs to metabolize, utilize and eliminate herbs. The recommendations are taken from “Herbology” published by Nanjing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Age to Dose Table
|Age||Recommended Daily Dosage||Other Herb Companies 500 MG Capsules||Blue Dragon Herbs
500 MG Capsules
|1 -2 years old||1/5 to 1/4 of adult dose||2-3 capsules daily||1-2 capsules daily|
|2 -4 years old||1/4 to 1/3 of adult dose||3-4 capsules daily||2-3 capsules daily|
|4 -6 years old||1/3 to 2/5 of adult dose||4-5 capsules daily||3-4 capsules daily|
|6 -9 years old||2/5 to 1/2 of adult dose||5-6 capsules daily||3-4 capsules daily|
|9 -14 years old||1/2 to 2/3 of adult dose||6-8 capsules daily||4-5 capsules daily|
|14 -18 years old||2/3 to full adult dose||8-12 capsules daily||5-6 capsules daily|
|18 -60 years old||full adult dose||12 capsules daily||6 capsules daily|
|60 years old & older||3/4 of adult dose||9-12 capsules daily||5-6 capsules daily|
The following Weight-To-Dose table is based on the effective concentration of the herb after it is distributed to different parts of the body. It is especially helpful for patients whose body weight falls outside of the normal range. All calculations are based on Clark’s rule in “Pharmaceutical Calculations” written by Mitchell Stoklosa and Howard Ansel.
Weight To Dose Table
|Weight||Recommended Daily Dosage||Other Herb Companies 500 MG Capsules||Blue Dragon Herbs
500 MG Capsules
|30 – 60 lbs.||20 – 40% of adult dose||2-5 capsules daily||2-3 capsules daily|
|60 – 90 lbs||40 – 60% of adult dose||5-7 capsules daily||3-4 capsules daily|
|90 – 120 lbs.||60 – 80% of adult dose||7-10 capsules daily||4-5 capsules daily|
|120 – 150 lbs.||80 – 100% of adult dose||10-12 capsules daily||6 capsules daily|
|150 – 200 lbs.||100 – 133% of adult dose||12-16 capsules daily||6-8 capsules daily|
|200 – 250 lbs.||133 – 167% of adult dose||16-20 capsules daily||8-10 capsules daily|
|250 – 300 lbs.||167 – 200% of adult dose||20-24 capsules daily||10-12 capsules daily|