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.

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

Glacier Pediatrics
(907) 586-1542
1600 Glacier Avenue
Juneau, AK
 
Dr. Joy M Neyhart
(907) 463-1210
140 Behrends Ave
Juneau, AK
Specialty
Pediatrics

Monica Irons Gross, MD
(907) 789-4229
524 Main St
Juneau, AK
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1989

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Thomas McCabe, MD
(907) 463-1210
1575 Evergreen Ave
Juneau, AK
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1964

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

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Neyhart Joy M DO
(907) 463-1210
3268 Hospital Drive Suite D
Juneau, AK
 
Dr. Monica Irons Gross
(907) 586-5995
3220 Hospital Dr Ste 201
Juneau, AK
Specialty
Pediatrics

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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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