Horsetail not for under 18.

multiracialcurls89multiracialcurls89 Posts: 204Registered Users
I saw on the Puritan Pride website that Horse Tail is not intended for use if under the age of 18. Is that true? What about others things like MSM or Biotin, Fish Oil?
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  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    I am not familiar with horsetail, but if it interferes with hormones in any way then it is better to err on the side of caution.
    4a Tailbone pw:curlspretty

  • RyanneRyanne Posts: 686Registered Users
    When I was 13 my mother wanted me to eat/drink(?) fish oil, because I became vegetarian.
    I didn't want it, but she thought it wouldn't harm me. So I don't think fish oil is dangerous for people under 18.
    (I didn't take them, because it had been part of an animal)
  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    I found some brands that list that MSM is not for use for those under 18 either.

    Biotin is used to help children with cradle cap, but there are max dosages for certain ages.

    The official US and Canadian recommendations for daily intake of biotin are as follows:
    • Infants
      • 0-5 months: 5 mcg
      • 6-11 months: 6 mcg
    • Children
      • 1-3 years: 8 mcg
      • 4-8 years: 12 mcg
      • 9-13 years: 20 mcg
    • Males and Females
      • 14-18 years: 25 mcg
      • 19 years and older: 30 mcg
    • Pregnant Women: 30 mcg
    • Nursing Women: 35 mcg

    Also fish oil is something that those under 18 can take - it had been reported as being effective for treating a variety of issues, but again dosage is something that needs to be monitored. I was given this a lot when I was a kid- by force. And you take it willingly. :)
    4a Tailbone pw:curlspretty

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