5 NUTRIENTS THAT CAN HELP KIDS LABELED WITH ADHD

Could your child be suffering from something so simple?

Here are five major nutrient deficiencies commonly found in kids labeled with ADHD.

1. Magnesium

Magnesium deficiency is one of the most common in people with ADHD.

The symptoms mimic the symptoms of ADHD. Things like excessive fidgeting, tantrums, social difficulties, restlessness, insomnia, irritability, aggressiveness, poor attention span, coordination problems and learning difficulties (in a person with a normal IQ).

One Polish study found that 95% of the children they were testing with ADHD were deficient in magnesium. Those with lower levels of the mineral showed more severe symptoms of hyperactivity. After supplementing with 200mg of magnesium for six months, hyperactivity was reduced significantly. The behavior of those who didn’t receive magnesium worsened.

You may want to consider feeding your child more magnesium-rich foods like pumpkin/sunflower seeds or cashews and almonds. You could also try giving him a children’s magnesium supplement. In many studies, vitamin B6 was needed along with magnesium to see improvement in ADHD symptoms.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *