Herbal Supplements

What dosage of cat's claw supplement is typically used for adults?

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  • Adults (18 years and older):
    • There is no proven effective dose for cat's claw. Capsules, extracts, tinctures, decoctions, and teas are commercially available. As a capsule, 250-1,000 milligrams has been taken by mouth in divided doses, one to three times daily or 500-600 milligrams once daily. Up to 25 grams of the raw bark has been used in decoctions, although this is based on traditional dosing practices.
    • Cat's claw is also available in preparations for the skin, but no specific doses have been shown to be safe or effective.
    You should read product labels, and discuss all therapies with a qualified healthcare provider. Natural Standard information does not constitute medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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