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Taurine Doseage? Also Multivitamin suggestions?

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I'm trying to figure out how much Taurine to give my 11.5 year old son, who weighs about 65 lbs. His tics are moderate, but are definitely a nuisance and he hates them. I haven't been able to find anything to really help. We did food sensitivity testing and eliminated several foods/ingredients but that didn't help.


Currently, he is taking 2/3 teaspoon of fish oil daily and 1.5 teaspoons of Natural Calm. I'd like to add taurine to that mix and see if it helps. I bought Whole foods Free-Form Taurine. Each capsule is 500 mg. I'll probably need to open the capsule and empty them. So adjusting the unit doseage is not an issue. Also, I'd be fine with getting another product altogether.


Also, we had previously had a specially formulated multi vitamin made for him based on a doctor prescribed Metametrix blood test. Now that we have used that up, I'm looking for a good multi without dyes. I'm concerned about too much Vitamin D. I'd prefer to keep it at 200IU. In the past, 400IU seemed to make him tic. But the again, it's so hard to tell what helps and hurts his tics as they wax and wane anyway.


Thanks in advance


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We like the Thorne Research multi

It comes in different formulations (with and without iron, copper etc) and also in a children's formula. It is usually only available through licensed health institutes, but iHerb.com also sells it now, and for better prices.


You really should check with a physician on the taurine dose. My son was around the same age as yours, but heavier, and the doctor had him on 500mg taurine daily

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