ADHD Alternative Vitamin Guidelines

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Studies have shown that children with ADHD have lower levels of certain vitamins and minerals. After giving alternative vitamins for ADHD children the symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity improved significantly and learning became easier for them.

FDA guidelines for vitamins are the minimum required and are actually very low compared to what is essentially needed if the body is not receiving a diet with an abundant supply of fruits, nuts, vegetables and healthy protein sources, such as peanut or almond butter, dairy, chicken and fish. Many children especially are not eating a well rounded diet and are sadly lacking in many nutrients. Certain vitamins and minerals are needed for growth and mental development of children.

Omega-3 which is found mainly in fish is a major nutrient for brain development and helps concentration in kids with ADHD. Attention span, irritable moods and lack of control are deficiency signs if there is a lack of magnesium in the diet and one study group found that vitamin B6 or pyridoxine, which also helps brain development, was found to be as useful as Ritalin as an ADHD alternative vitamin, as was zinc with its deficiency signs of slow growth and developmental delays.

Natural and safe ADHD alternative vitamins are available to help with attention and concentration. These alternatives include nutrients and compounds from herbs that help with behavior such as hyoscyamus helping over-excitability and impatience, and verta alb, calms nerves. Additional herbs that are helpful are chamomile, kava kava, valerian, gingko biloba, and passionflower.

First try and have your child eat a healthy diet. This can be difficult, but if you experiment, make it fun and slowly introduce (it can take approximately ten to twelve tries) different foods so they may begin to appreciate it. Or, in addition to diet, give alternative vitamins for ADHD; such as a multi mineral and add an Omega-3.

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This article was published on 2010/03/31