Nutritional Supplements for ADHD Juneau AK

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.

Amy Elizabeth Dressel, MD
(907) 463-1210
1600 Glacier Ave
Juneau, AK
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1996

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Southeast Physicians Services
(907) 796-8631
3260 Hospital Drive
Juneau, AK
 
Dr. Thomas Mc Cabe
(907) 463-1210
3268 Hospital Dr Ste D
Juneau, AK
Specialty
Pediatrics

Pearsall John MD
(907) 463-1210
3268 Hospital Drive Suite D
Juneau, AK
 
Maureen Monica Lynch, MD
(617) 355-6000
3245 Hospital Dr
Juneau, AK
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1975

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Monica Sage Gross
(907) 586-1542
1600 Glacier Ave
Juneau, AK
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Gross Monica MD
(907) 586-1542
1600 Glacier Avenue
Juneau, AK
 
Dressel Amy MD
(907) 586-1542
1600 Glacier Avenue
Juneau, AK
 
Dr. Thomas McCabe
(907) 463-1210
1575 Evergreen Ave
Juneau, AK
Specialty
Pediatrics

Pediatrics
(907) 463-1210
3268 Hospital Drive Suite D
Juneau, AK
 
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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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