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Quercetin For Children
Quercetin: This is a plant flavonoid that is found as a supplement. It's touted uses are for allergies and prostate health. There are really no studies at all in children yet as to whether it works and certainly none to its safety, so very difficult to answer your question. Lots of studies are ongoing in mice and adults as to whether it works and how, but no advice on kids use yet. ...Read more
Maybe: There Are claims of antiviral properties but no good evidence based studies. And the manufacturing practices of some of the alternative medicines can be of poor quality. The best way to boost your child's immunity is through good nutrition, adequate rest and exercise, frequent hand washing and timely vaccinations. ...Read more
I'd use none: Specific antioxidants have a few narrow uses, but overall, the utter failure of administering antioxidants to slow aging, improve any measure of health, or successfully treat any common illness is one of the greatest disappointments of medical science in recent years. ...Read more
What are recommended daily allowances for dha, epa, magnesium and iron for children with possible add?
depends on child: 1 t flaxseeds soaked rinsed and blended into drinks or food is a good source of epa/dha for children. The Amino Acid taurine enhances the uptake of magnesium which can be given to bowel tolerance, zinc 15 mg, and iron 18 mg which are often deficient in children. Supplements don't take the place of healthy food, a good night sleep, fun exercise, and lowering stress. ...Read more
Yes: It is approved for infants after 6 mo of age and recommended yearly.The first season of use two doses are required a month apart under age 6. I think it is sad to let kids get flu when such a simple vaccine can prevent it. They are often more involved in settings where it is easily transferred, like day care or school. ...Read more
Many many many!: If it grew in the ground, it's probably pretty healthy, including lots of vegetables, fruits, nuts, herbs, mushrooms....And the list goes on. Meats of all kids are good, but white ones (poultry and fish) tend to be the healthiest. Dairy products are great provided your body tolerates them. With all, try to stay as organic and fresh as you possibly can. ...Read more
Both are indicated.: Intuniv is long acting Tenex (guanfacine) and Kapvay is long acting clonidine. Both are alpha-2 agonists and decrease the Norepinephrine drive. The effect therefore is to calm. Both can be effective, however, of the two, the clonidine molecule has a greater propensity towards sedation. Discuss with your doctor further please. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is better for children to boost their immunity after illness 7seas tablets or minadex multivitamin syrup?
Good health: The only vitamin which seems to help the immune system is vitamin d3 although Folic Acid has also been touted to boost immune function. Staying in good health and pursing a regular exercise program will likely help the immune system. There is no proof that multivitamins really helps the immune system. ...Read more
OK but not greatest: I am a big believer that everyone should take a good quality multivitamin but, while better than some, you can do a lot better. It's good that it does not have synthetic dyes or high fructose corn syrup but it has synthetic E (which is toxic) and folic acid, which many can't utilize, and is low in potency. For gummy vits Smarty Pants Kids Complete is much better! See http://tinyurl.com/mzrkbx8 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably, but...: Congaplex probably will not cause harm, but I do not see any dosing recommendations for small children. Unfortunately, with vitamins and supplements more is not always better so caution is advised. There are also numerous components that could be allergenic - thymus, kidney, adrenal gland, and wheat germ. So if you choose to give it, I would watch closely for a reaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MIght be good or bad: This is controversial. In general i think vit d is good for almost everyone ; tends to benefit autoimmune disease. The one exception might be sarcoidosis. Trevor marshall phd claims his protocol, which involves totally avoiding vit d, can cure sarcoidosis and many claim it has helped them, though there are no studies to prove that it works (and none to prove it doesn't). See comment for more:. ...Read more