Dosage Recommendations

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

“The world is a sacred vessel that cannot be changed. He who changes it will destroy it. He who seizes it will lose it.”

- Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

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