Researchers have shown over and over again that the typical ADHD child seems to have certain nutritional deficiencies and that these are contributing to the worsening of symptoms, rather than curing them. This is why diet and nutrition are just one way of treating ADHD and why ADHD natural supplements are such a hot topic right now on ADHD and parenting forums.
Research at the University of South Australia also bears this out and they refer in great detail to the lack of Omega 3 fatty acids which are helpful for brain function. That means lots of fish like herring, salmon and mackerel which are not exactly children’s favorites! There also seems to be a deficiency in essential minerals such as zinc and magnesium.
The best answer that most parents have found is that they can supplement a fairly healthy diet with a supplement containing Omega 3 and also a multivitamin supplement which contains the vital Vitamin B together with some of the minerals such as zinc and magnesium.
Did you know that the essential functioning of the dopamine brain transmitter is very important for ADHD children? When we learn that this brain transmitter is responsible for controlling movement such as involuntary twitching and fidgeting, attention span, motivation and the sense of reward, we can see that we just cannot do without it. Anyone suffering from a lack of dopamine is liable to fall into depression.
A natural supplement for treating ADHD which can help with dopamine function is grapeseed extract. Experiments have shown that it can be effective in reducing some of the ADHD symptoms such as lack of concentration and focus in ADHD children and can keep up levels of the dopamine in the brain.
Spirulina as one of the new ADHD natural supplements is getting a lot of attention recently. There are more experiments needed but the ones done so far have indicated that it contains a lot more protein, essential fatty acids, magnesium,zinc and also rich in the essential Vitamin B group. As to whether it is really effective in treating ADHD, more research is necessary.
No matter which ADHD natural supplements we choose, we will have to ensure that we have a proper ADHD treatment plan in place. That means that we must have medication which causes no side effects, behavior modification techniques, a proper balanced diet and plenty of green time and physical exercise to help reduce the hyperactivity and the fidgeting.
As regards medication without side effects, the only one which actually qualifies for that particular accolade are homeopathic remedies for ADHD. There are simply no side effects and no health risks.
If you do not believe me, why not check out my website where you will see that ADHD natural supplements are just one weapon used in the battle against ADHD.