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ADHD - The Natural Approach

ADHD - The Natural Approach

ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Increasingly, both children and adults suffer from this mental restlessness that inhibits concentration and learning. This problem can cause difficulty with decision making, task completion, forgetfulness, being easily distracted, lack of concentration, hyperactivity and impatience. Currently it has no cure, but there are natural options to help with this condition.

Ritalin, a psycho-stimulant drug,  is the most commonly prescribed medication for ADHD.  This drug has a calming effect and is designed to improve alertness, combat fatigue and increase attention span. While effective, the long-term effects of this drug are not known and potential side effects and health hazards have made many parents hesitant about giving their children the drug. 

Dr Robert Mendelsohn MD has stated that "No one has ever been able to demonstrate that drugs such as Ritalin improve the academic performance of the children who take them.... The pupil is drugged to make life easier for his teacher, not to make it better and more productive for the child."

Regular exercise is believed to be one of the most powerful therapeutic activities an ADHD child needs. Exercise utilises some of the surplus energy a child is bubbling over with, it improves muscle and eye co-ordination, keeps the body healthy, prevents depression, and helps the child with relaxation.

Focus Attention by Nature’s Sunshine is a safe, natural formulation that can be taken by both adults and children to help support the psychological anxiety and apprehension that often precedes important activities such as exams, interviews, and speaking engagements, while simultaneously helping to promote mental clarity, acuity and focus. It is designed to aid the production of calming neurotransmitters in the brain that reduce excessive activity. 

The time-tested herbs, nutrients and powerful neurotransmitter precursors in this blend support over-stimulated and undernourished brains function more effectively, and help the various physiological problems commonly occurring in those with concentration problems. 

For those already taking medication, or for a child under the age of six years, it is recommended to consult with a healthcare provider before using Focus Attention.

Other products to think about would be an Omega 3 supplement, Magnesium and Theanine 

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