ADHD Alternative Treatment

There are a growing numbers of research investigating ADHD alternative treatment. Although many people with ADHD appear to benefit from western medicines, some may found negative side effects of medications. Some may not be able to take ADHD medications because of their health issues.

Here are the recent research studies for alternative treatment for ADHD.

<Important Note>Please consult with your primary physician prior to taking any supplements. The following statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The following products/statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.



Vitamin-mineral treatment improves aggression and emotional regulation in children with ADHD: a fully blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled trial (2018)

Modest improvement was found in children with ADHD from micronutrient as ADHD alternative treatment in the areas of emotional regulation, inattentiveness, and aggression.

Daily Essential Nutrients TM was appeared to be used in this study.

<Note> This is not endorsement of this specific open label product. Please consult with your primary physician prior to taking any supplements. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products/statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

http://www.mentalhealthexcellence.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Rucklidge-JCPP-in-press.pdf

Zinc sulfate as an adjunct to methylphenidate for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children: A double blind and randomized trial (2004)

Zinc appeared to be effective for treating ADHD.

https://bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-244X-4-9

Complementary medicines (herbal and nutritional products) in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A systematic review of the evidence (2011)

16 studies were investigated, and zinc, iron, Pinus marinus (French maritime pine bark), and a Chinese herbal formula (Ningdong) were found to be effective. Omega-3, and l-acetyl carnitine showed mixed results of effectiveness. Ginkgo biloba (ginkgo), and Hypercium perforatum (St. John's wort) were found to be ineffective.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0965229911000872

Omega − 3 fatty acid and ADHD: Blood level analysis and meta-analytic extension of supplementation trials (2014)

The finding indicates that omega 3 appears to show modest improvement in hyperactivity symptoms.


https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0272735814000749

Effect of Supplementation with Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Micronutrients on Learning and Behavior Problems Associated with Child ADHD (2007)

Randomized study for ADHD alternative treatment with groups of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), PUFAs+micronutrients, and placebo.

Positive treatment effects are found in both PUFAs and PUFAs+micronutrients.


https://journals.lww.com/jrnldbp/Abstract/2007/04000/Effect_of_Supplementation_with_Polyunsaturated.2.aspx

Effect of Micronutrients on Behavior and Mood in Adults With ADHD: Evidence From an 8-Week Open Label Trial With Natural Extension (2011)

The finding indicates that effectiveness of micronutrients are significant, and in fact, it was as equivalent as or more than conventional treatment for ADHD.

The effects of hyperactivity and impulsive are stronger than the effects of inattentiveness.

The authors declared no conflicts of interests.

<Note> This is not endorsement of this specific open label product. There were court cases against this company. Please consult with your primary physician prior to taking any supplements. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products/statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1087054709356173

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