Could Vitamin D be the Missing Link?

March 22, 2010 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

We have a lot of articles that explore the relationship between nutrient deficiencies and ADHD.  Often, these nutrient deficiencies and the ADHD symptoms they cause are the secondary effects of a larger underlying problem like leaky gut syndrome.   One of the hottest vitamin supplements at the moment is vitamin D, and many say that it can bring benefits to those with ADHD. Although it’s not as widely studied as zinc or magnesium supplementation, the speculative discussion on this nutrient suggest ways where vitamin D can help someone with ADHD.

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Five Ways Vitamin C Can Reduce ADHD Symptoms

January 25, 2010 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

In our Article Library, you’ll find several discussions on various nutritional interventions for ADHD. Although vitamin C is known more for its immune-boosting and antioxidant properties, some studies suggest that it may play an important role in managing hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. Before you get excited and start buying vitamin C supplements, take note that vitamin C works more as a secondary treatment that boosts the efficacy of supplements and dietary methods; in other words, it should not be used as a single, stand-alone treatment. Although some of its speculative benefits still need to be confirmed by further studies, it seems like maintaining or increasing vitamin C levels can reduce ADHD symptoms in five ways:

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Five Herbal Remedies for ADHD

November 9, 2009 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

If you look through the Unritalin Website, you’ll find several articles showing how herbal remedies alleviate ADHD. Aside from AD-FX and Vaxa Attend, there are five more herbal formulations that can boost brain functions and help children and adults overcome hyperactivity and inattention. Although these supplements are generally safe, seek the advice of your health care specialist before consuming or giving any to your child.

Flavay Plus for Healthy Immune and Nervous Systems

Research shows that the brain and the immune system have a direct influence upon each other’s functions. One way to achieve better neurotransmitter production is to consume vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that can support this connection. Flavay is a powerful nutritional supplement that provides support for both the immune system and nervous system. As an immune system booster, it recycles the activity of vitamins E and C, providing the body with more ammunition against infection and antioxidant protection against free radicals. As food for the brain, Flavay Plus contains phosphatidyl serine, a group of fatty acids and amino acids from soy lecithin that is a proven therapeutic agent against memory disorders. In a clinical trial where 26 children with ADHD took 300mg of phosphatidyl serine daily, 25 of them had improved learning capacity and behavior without any side effects. Other published double-blind studies show that this nutrient can treat depression naturally.

Phosphatidyl serine has another positive effect child with ADHD. The Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders report that children with ADHD are likely to have abnormal rhythms in the stress hormone cortisol. Studies show that this nutrient can calm down exaggerated stress in young people by normalizing the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal’s stress-induced activation of the brain. In other words, phosphadtidyl serine regularizes brain activity, allowing the child to concentrate on tasks without jumping from thought to thought.

Finally, Flavay Plus contains other vitamins and minerals known to benefit children with ADHD, such as gingko biloba, zinc, magnesium, B-vitamins, and selenium. A bottle of Flavay Plus costs USD 78 ( 120 capsules per bottle). Available at flavay.com.

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Study Shows Multivitamins & Minerals Support Children’s Brain Function

February 22, 2009 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

A new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition has shown that 12 weeks supplementation with vitamins and minerals improved children’s attention.

The study was carried out by British and Australian researchers at Northumbria University in Newcastle. The researchers recruited 81 children with an average age of 11 to participate in the randomised, double-blind placebo controlled study. The children were randomly assigned to daily multivitamin and mineral supplements or placebo for 12 weeks.

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