Does your kid bounce off the walls after meals? Do you ever wonder if what your child is eating is also the reason why they show symptoms of ADHD?
Diet and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Three groups of children with a confirmed diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) recently took part in a six-week study. This study monitored the changes in severity of symptoms after dietary supplementation of nutritional products.
The dietary supplements included phytonutrients. These are naturally occurring, food-grade polysaccharides combined with flash freeze-dried, vine-ripened fruits and vegetables.
Glyconutrients are also a part of the study. These are basic saccharides (sugars) important in both cell communication and healthy body functioning.
The 17 subjects participate in a local ADHD support group. The first group consisted of five children who were not receiving any drug treatment for the diagnosed disorder. The second group was on a medication reduction program. While taking the nutritional supplements, their medication was also cut back. The third group retained their prescribed doses of medication.
Over the course of four observation times, the symptoms of ADHD decreased. These include including impulsivity, inattention and also hyperactivity. Both their parents and teachers reported these results. Each adult was given both proper assessment scales and tools.
SOURCE: KDDykman, M.D., RA Dykman, Ph.D.; Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock, AR.[/fusion_text]