A member asked:

Do any of these ease adhd? i currently take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) - green tea rhodiola rosea ginseng tyrosine 5-htp probiotics saffron same st john's wort

6 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Adderrall for sure: will most impact ADHD from your list, but Green Tea is good, too, especially for the ADD part (not so much for the "H" part). Ginseng has little effect in my experience. Rhodiola Rosea, 5 htp, St. John's Wort and SAM-e have anti-depressant effects or side effects, which might help ADHD if it is part of depression (poor concentration). Probiotics? No. Tyrosine? Maybe.

Answered 12/16/2017


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Sounds like your: mind is racing like a machine gun through all these stimulating supplements that will not relax you, until you understand what is important with ADHD. What activity eases your mind? Meditation? Walking? Contemplation? Do more of these things, rather than ingest more supplements initially. See if these alone can help your mind from racing through thoughts. Then, when you add one thing at a time.

Answered 4/11/2018



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