Nutritional Supplements for ADHD Bluefield WV

There’s some evidence to support the theory that kids with ADHD are missing normal levels of key vitamins and nutrients, particularly zinc and essential fatty acids. Studies have shown that when you replenish these nutrients, some kids definitely do better.

Dr. Teresa Paine
(304) 579-8858
Bluefield, WV500 Bland Street
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
ADHD, Anxiety or Fears, Addiction, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: VA Tech
Year of Graduation: 1984
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Raskin Stephen P MD
(304) 327-7177
2000 Leatherwood Lane
Bluefield, WV
 
Bluefield Urology Inc
(304) 327-3495
Bluefield Regional P
Bluefield, WV
 
Teresa Frazer, MD
(304) 327-1630
510 Cherry St Ste 201
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1975

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Dr. Raza Ali
(304) 425-2300
707 3 Springs Dr
Bluefield, WV
Specialty
Pediatrics

Community Radiology of Virginia Inc - Imaging Cent
(304) 327-7177
2000 Leatherwood Lane
Bluefield, WV
 
Bhasker Pumari MD
(304) 327-3495
1331 Southview Drive
Bluefield, WV
 
Joshua Paul Werblin, MD
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 2001

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Dr. Joshua Paul Werblin
(262) 251-7500
Bluefield, WV
Specialty
Pediatrics

Figueroa Oscar F MD
(304) 324-2742
512 Cherry Street
Bluefield, WV
 
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Supplements and Attention Disorders

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By Timothy Culbert, M.D.

Q: Are there supplements that can calm a child with ADHD?

A: Yes. There’s some evidence to support the theory that kids with ADHD are missing normal levels of key vitamins and nutrients, particularly zinc and essential fatty acids. Studies have shown that when you replenish these nutrients, some kids definitely do better. So I like to recommend a good high-potency multivitamin that contains trace minerals, along with 1,000 to 1,500 milligrams per day of omega-3 fatty acids, preferably the DHA and EPA forms. These supplements are safe, and any parent of a child with ADHD would do well to consider them. There are several good EFA supplements made specifically for children; I like DHA Junior, from Nordic Naturals, and Coromega, from ERBL.

One herb you hear a lot about is ginkgo biloba, which may help kids function better by increasing blood flow to the brain. I haven’t seen specific research on this, but holistic child psychiatrists often use it. Another commonly used herb is lemon balm, which is thought to have a calming effect and to ease restlessness. These herbs won’t work for all kids with ADHD, but they’re certainly worth trying.

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