Vitamins and minerals help improve ADHD symptoms in children

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The improvement was seen after just 8 weeks, and they were also found to show physical growth changes as well.

A new study has found that certain vitamins and minerals can help improve ADHD symptoms in children and young people. There are children who really struggle with everyday life. Children who are neurodivergent and trying to navigate a difficult world for them. Although they have shown to be incredibly resilient and can persevere, it would be an ideal world if we could find something that could help with some of the symptoms. This includes ADHD, which affects many children and can make it difficult for them to concentrate and navigate the world.


According to Medical Xpress, a new study has found that vitamins and minerals can help improve ADHD symptoms in children. This study was carried out by The Ohio State Universityand it can be read in full here.

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The study revealed that children who suffered from ADHD and emotional dysregulation and who received a “micronutrient-rich” formula composed of vitamins and minerals were three times more likely to have better concentration and be in better mood.

This study shows that there is another possible option for parents and children. The study revealed that more than half (54%) had an improvement in their symptoms, and this was compared to only 18% in the placebo group.

This is not the first study to find this, and in fact it replicated a previous study done in New Zealand. The fact that he came to the same conclusion shows that this method of treatment promises to be incredibly beneficial.

The study involved 135 children with ADHD and emotional dysregulation, and they were divided into two groups. One received a capsule with the micronutrient formula, and the other received a placebo. This was a blind study, so the children and their parents had no idea which capsule they had actually been given.

The improvement was seen after just 8 weeks, and they were also found to show physical growth changes as well. This form of treatment may be preferred by parents, as it is a more “natural” treatment plan than medication. The hope would be that children with ADHD can rely on this micronutrient formula and not pharmaceuticals.

The other good news is that children who took the micronutrient showed no adverse reactions or poor health because of it.

Sources: Medical Xpress, JAACAP


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