4. Amino Acids

Unless you’re a chemistry buff and know everything about the central nervous system, this stuff can get a bit confusing.

But in general, neurotransmitters in the brain depend largely on amino acids from proteins. All 20 amino acids have an important job to do.

Amino acid deficiencies are common in kids with ADHD. Especially DMAE, 5-HTP, L-theanine, tyrosine, theanine, taurine, glycine, GABA, L-glutamine, serine, and tryptophan.

These amino acids have been specifically linked to our mood and behaviors. Without them, or without enough of them, we will experience irritability, depression, nervousness, anxiety, inability to focus, impulsiveness, hyperactivity, etc.

Yet again – these are all very similar to symptoms of kids labeled with ADHD.

It’s important to understand that every part of our body’s chemical composition works together as a team. For example, vitamin B6 converts tryptophan into serotonin. But what happens when you aren’t getting enough vitamin B6? You obviously won’t be able to convert tryptophan into serotonin. Look out, not enough serotonin could mean you’ll turn into Oscar the Grouch.

Each and every vitamin, mineral, antioxidant, amino acid and fatty acid from our food, needs and depends on one another to do a list of jobs to keep our bodies working well.

Homeopath, Beth Landau-Halpern, does a great job of highlighting some amino acids that have an effect on ADHD symptoms.

BioPharma’s Nanopro Vegan is a great way to get all amino acids and vitamin D3 into your diet. Children under 12 years only need a half serving.

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