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Old 07-04-2019, 03:22 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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So if a prescription calls for 2 teaspoons of a liquid, how does that convert to milligrams? For instance, one website says take 2 teaspoons of aloe vera, then another says 100-200 milligrams. So how many milligrams in 2 teaspoons would that be? :-) thanks, guy! (and gals...)
Needs clarification: are you talking about Pure Aloe Vera Gel?
One source said ..."1200mg/d =1/4 tsp of pure Aloe Vera Gel"...
https://www.utopiasilver.com/anti-aging-aloe-vera/

Or use this calculator:
1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel = 5,000 milligrams
https://www.aqua-calc.com/calculate/...lume-to-weight

Per WebMD:
As an oral supplement, aloe has no set dose. For constipation, some use 100-200 milligrams of aloe juice -- or 50 milligrams of aloe extract -- daily as needed.
For diabetes, 1 tablespoon of the gel has been used daily. High oral doses of aloe or aloe latex are dangerous. Ask your doctor for advice on how to use aloe.
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Old 07-04-2019, 05:27 AM
 
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OK, I give up and just scratch my head.

You're trying to convert weight to volume. What weighs more, a ton of bricks or a ton of feathers? They both weigh the same but the feathers have a much larger volume. A teaspoon of water and a teaspoon of aloe vera in all likelihood would have different weights.



To convert this you would need to know what the weight of teaspoon of aloe vera is to begin with.

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Old 07-04-2019, 06:33 AM
 
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Unless the concentration of the product in your liquid is known, it’s useless to ask for conversion. If the compound of interest is only some percentage (by weight, volume?) then you don’t have enough information.
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Old 07-04-2019, 07:57 AM
 
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I just posted the conversion for aloe vera...
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Old 07-04-2019, 08:49 AM
 
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The dose in milligrams probably refers to a pill form. It may be more concentrated than a liquid form.

Solution: use milligrams if you're taking a pill. Use teaspoons if you're taking a liquid. Skip the calculations. If you make a mistake, you could overdose yourself.
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Old 07-04-2019, 02:56 PM
 
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I am pretty sure that's exactly the case.
Whatever she buy - pills or liquids, there should be description how to use it.
Except she has a plant and will scrape the leaves...
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Old 07-04-2019, 03:25 PM
 
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As coalman points out upthread, you are working with volume measurement (teaspoon) and weight measurement (milligrams).

Use a accurate scale to weigh the teaspoon alone, add solution to teaspoon and weigh again and subtract the weight of the empty teaspoon from that to arrive at the weight of the solution alone.
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Old 07-04-2019, 03:54 PM
 
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So if a prescription calls for 2 teaspoons of a liquid, how does that convert to milligrams? For instance, one website says take 2 teaspoons of aloe vera, then another says 100-200 milligrams. So how many milligrams in 2 teaspoons would that be? :-) thanks, guy! (and gals...)
You can't convert volume to weight without knowing the details of concentration of the desired substance, density of the substance, etc.
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Old 07-04-2019, 07:44 PM
 
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Google is your friend: https://www.easycalculation.com/unit...poons-tsp.html

Clear out both fields and then plug in 2 tsp to get the mg.
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