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Nutritional Supplementation and ADD

For Parents of Children with ADD or ADHD

A modern epidemic has swept over our children. It has afflicted millions of young people, affecting their families, their schools, their education, and it has reduced the quality of their lives. The medical profession has gradually begun to understand the pain caused by ADD and ADHD.

Anguished parents have watched as their children suffer, and many times their doctors have been slow to respond.

The Epidemic

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) afflict 3%-7% of school-aged children, according to the American Psychiatric Association.1 However, studies have indicated that the actual number of children with ADD/ADHD might be even higher. The incidents of ADD/ADHD have increased alarmingly over the last several years.

ADD/ADHD Causes

Theories explaining the increase in ADD/ADHD have pointed to several causes. One of the primary suspects is the amount, number and kinds of additives food makers are putting in modern processed foods. As these additives accumulate, the natural balance in the child’s body and brain is thrown off. Many health experts believe that diet may play a role in controlling the symptoms of ADD/ADHD.2

There is Hope

Multiple studies have shown great effectiveness in the use of nutritional supplements, especially amino acids, to control symptoms. This protocol appears superior to some ADHD prescription drugs.3

What This Means

To the parent of a child suffering with ADD or ADHD, the use of nutritional supplementation such as that offered by Master Holistic Formulations presents an alternative to endless cycles of prescription medication. Through the use of our specially designed, all-natural nutritional formulas, in conjunction with medical treatment, parents can help their children live a normal, productive childhood.

Notes

  1. American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR. Washington: American Psychiatric Association, 2000.
  2. “ADHD Diets.” WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/guide/adhd-diets
  3. “Treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder with monoamine amino acid precursors and organic transporter assay interpretation.” Neuropsychiatry Dis Treat. 2011; 7: 31–38. Published online 2011 January 26.
  4. “Nutrient supplementation approaches in the treatment of ADHD.” Expert Rev Neurother. 2009 Apr;9(4):461-76.