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No: No, introduction of non-breast milk or formula should only occur after 12 months of age. even with that, goats milk is not recommended because of the risk for vitamin deficiencies with this type of milk. Please discuss this with your child's doctor prior to starting them on something other than breast milk or formula. ...Read more
It depends: People with cardiovascular conditions should probably not take it due to cardiac arrhythmias that have appeared in some people. Also if you have a hormone-sensitive condition, immune system problem, thyroid problem, or bipolar disorder you should not take it without your doctor's agreement. Aside from those situations, it's been used safely at ~5g/day for 6 months. ...Read more
No studies: I could not find any studies of the pharmacokinetics of this herb, so we really don't know the answer to your question. When used, it's taken 2-3 times/day -- but this doesn't yield the info you're looking for either. This is where pharmaceuticals are much more predictable. ...Read more
Quite questionable: It 's benefits are questionable. Horny goat weed (yin yang huo) has been used for erectile problems & libido. However there are about 15 different plant species, some of which may have safety issues & can cause side effects like dry mouth, thirst, nosebleeds, dizziness, vomiting, low blood pressure & respiratory complaints. It can also interact with medications you take. ...Read more
What to do if I have been diagnosed with a condition similar to myotonia congenita (fainting goats)?
Condition similar?: Similar conditions to MC include paramyotonia congenita, hyperkalemic periodic paralysis, and thyroid disease. The diagnosis is secured by a muscle biopsy with the appropriate staining. Symptoms include muscle cramps which may improve with repetitive use and may be worse during acute stress. There is treatment for symptomatic cases and thus should be discussed with your treating Neurologist. ...Read more