Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Magnesium deficiency has been noted in some children with hyperactivity. Supplementation of up to 200mg daily has had good results.
Essential Fatty Acid eg Virikid Oil Deficiency has been noted in many children with hyperactivity. Supplemental Omega 3 EFAs found in fish oils and flax seed oil have proven beneficial.
Pycnogenol Early evidence suggests that OPCs are effective in Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD). These positive results are due to the effects of increased neurotransmitter lifespan, NO production, and improved brain micro-circulation.
Probiotics: There is a correlation between childhood ear infections and ensuing hyperactivity. This is thought to be a connection between the destruction of good bacteria by prescription antibiotics and the overgrowth of bad bacteria. This pathogenic bacteria creates toxins which are thought to enter the blood stream causing hyperactivity and malabsorption of nutrients.
Diet and lifestyle issues: avoid sugary foods including white flour, white pasta etc, avoid processed foods, additives etc. Eliminate food and environmental allergens.