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Doctor insights on: Natural Vitamins For Adhd

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Are there some vitamins that can help adhd? If so, which one(s)?

Are there some vitamins that can help adhd?  If so, which one(s)?

Minor benefits?: Vitamins are not an effective treatment for adhd per se. If you have a vitamin deficiency, that may impair concentration. Vitamin d, b12, folate, and rarely b6 can be measured via blood tests. Omega 3 fish oil has been somewhat promising to help with adhd. It would unlikely provide the robust response that fda approved agents would provide, ie, stimulants, nonstimulants, or alpha-adrenergic agents. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


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What is a good vitamin for adhd?

What is a good vitamin for adhd?

None specific: There are no good studies that point to the use of specific vitamines in managing ADHD. Some have suggested B complex vitamines as being helpful, but there is a lack of double blind controlled studies. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could take vitamins with vyvanse(adhd med)?

Can you tell me if i could take vitamins with vyvanse(adhd med)?

Yes: At age 40 you probably need to have your vitamin d and B12 levels checked anyway. Chances are at least one will come back too low. Don't guess at this its too important. ...Read more

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What vitamins can I give my daughter she has ADHD and over waight?

What vitamins can I give my daughter she has ADHD and over waight?

ADHD overweight: No vitamin can replace a healthy lifestyle, ever. Also, for adhd, avoid industrial sugar. Use natural sweets from fruits that never cause weight excess. Fruits have good nutrients and very little calorie compared weight per weight to industrial sweets [cookies-candies-cakes..]. ...Read more

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I've seen red#40 used in many prenatal vitamins. Why put a possible cancer causing/ADHD/carcinogen in them? Is there a brand you recommend?

This is a problem: You may want to go to your health food stores and ask for vegan or organic brands, as this will insure that you not get any food dye or processed chemical formulation for prenatal vitamins. Great brands do exist and you will find them at the good health food stores. (We can't recommend brands). The people working in these stores are well informed, and can help you. ...Read more

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Is naturally-made vitamin E good for scars?

Is naturally-made vitamin E good for scars?

Vit E and scar: Vitamin e has been effective for stopping the inflammatory trigger for fibroblast collagen production. This can be helpful to reduce the bulk of thick scars, but tension and other mechanical forces also play a role in scar development. ...Read more

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Which natural food or vitamin works like Adderall or ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Which natural food or vitamin works like Adderall or ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Caffeine & xanthines: Caffeine & xanthines are naturally occuring stimulants & widely available in many products. They are weaker than Adderall or Ritalin (methylphenidate) and shorter acting but have similar effects overall. There is no evidence that any vitamins have stimulant activity. Stimulants are among the best-studied and safest medications we have, when used appropriate. "natural" doesn't mean safe: hemlock is natural. ...Read more