Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – Page 3
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral disorder appearing as behavioural difficulties.
This section of the website will find extensive information and help on ADHD, Help, Advice, Support, and Resources.
ADHD - Research & Fatty Acids, Supplements
Research & Fatty Acids, Supplements
There has been a lot of research over the last decade, which has concluded that abnormal levels of fatty acids in the brain could be behind the practical and behavioural problems experienced by dyslexic children and those with dyspraxia and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Many parents of dyslexic, dyspraxic and ADHD children give their children these supplements – some parents have seen remarkable results with their children.
Many of the parents attending the Swindon Dyslexia Centre, whose children are taking dyspraxia supplements, have said that their child is calmer within a concise period, can concentrate better, and has started to catch up with his reading and writing. This does not appear to help everyone, but it may be worth trying.
‘Efalex‘ – (liquid or tables) provides the important long-chain fatty acids DHA and AA – to help maintain eye and brain function and vision development.
‘eye q micro‘ – contains long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids EPA, DHA and GLA from EPA-rich marine oil land pure evening primrose oil. Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids play an important role in developing the eye and brain, especially vision, coordination, memory and concentration.
These supplements are available from chemists, health shops and supermarkets.
ADHD & Herbal Supplements
ADHD & Herbal Products
Can herbal products work for people with ADHD? I do not know anyone that has taken herbal products, so I cannot answer this one at the moment. (If people let me know their experiences, this would be really helpful.)
However, one company, ‘Cognitune’ are trying to convince people, who are concerned about the massive growth in medications for ADHD; that herbal products may help to tackle ADHD from a far more natural perspective.
They suggest that the following herbal products can help:
- Ginkgo Biloba – boosts memory retention
- Bacopa Monnieri – enhances mood
- Caffeine – brain fog supplement
- L-Theanine – promotes a state of relaxation and calmness
- Rhodiola Rosea – its cognitive effects suggest it is an excellent natural substitute for Adderall.
- Phosphatidylserine – combats mood disorders and may reduce perceived feelings of anxiety and depression
- Omega-3 Fish Oil – studies found that fish oil higher in DHA led to improved working memory and attention span.
- Alpha GPC – a reliable supplement to improve focus and concentration in the user.
- Huperzine A – can improve cognitive function in both children and adults.
- L-Tyrosine – can enhance mental cognition during acute and uncontrollable stress
- 5-HTP 5-HTP – can function like prescription ADHD medications Adderall, Vyvanse, and Ritalin.
If you or your child has ADHD, would you rather take a drug or a herbal remedy? If it was me, I think I would probably give it a try and see; it probably wouldn’t take long for you to see if it helps!
Cognitune has compiled a very interesting article about these products, maybe its time to see if these herbal products could help our children; instead of putting them on a ‘toxic’ form of medication.
All parents and people with ADHD may find these alternative products, worth looking at. I think it might be worth a few minutes of your time.
(Please note, I am not affiliated with Cognitune in any way.)
For further information, go to Cognitune Natural Alternatives.
Vaccinations, Research & ADHD
Vaccinated Children – Two and a Half Times More Likely to Have Neurological Disorders Like ADHD and Autism, a Survey in California and Oregon Finds.
Generation Rescue commissioned a phone survey of over 17,000 children in the USA, which found that Among more than 9,000 boys aged 4-17, the survey found that vaccinated boys were two and a half times (155%) more likely to have neurological disorders compared to their unvaccinated peers. Vaccinated boys were 224% more likely to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and 61% more likely to have autism.
For older vaccinated boys in the 11-17 age bracket, the results were even more pronounced. Vaccinated boys were 158% more likely to have a neurological disorder, 317% more likely to have ADHD, and 112% more likely to have autism. Complete survey results are available at www.generationrescue.org.
About Generation Rescue
‘Generation Rescue’ was formed by parents of children who have been diagnosed with childhood neurological disorders (NDs) and is dedicated to examining the causes and biomedical treatments for Autism, Aspergers, ADHD, ADD, PDD-NOS, and other learning disabilities.
Visit www.generationrescue.org for more information and to see complete survey results.