ADD Natural Remedies

 

Attention Deficit Disorder

Our ADD Natural Remedies page intends to give you natural alternatives to treat your child in a good natured way.Below you will find symptoms description, causes and remedies to help your child deal with ADD.

Does your child bang his head? Does he move non stop in his bed and has destructiveness and emotional bouts of crying, screaming or temper tantrums? Are you looking for ADD natural remedies to heal your child?

ADD or Attention Deficit Disorder can be caused by physical and emotional aspects. On this page you will a comprehensive list of natural remedies for ADD that can help you heal your child or yourself on a gentle way.

Hyperactivity and ADD are often linked but not always. ADD is more specifically related to inability to focus for any extended length of time and it is most common in children but it could continue in adulthood.

We highly recommend Bright Spark, a combined homeopathic remedy which relieves hyperactivity, distractability and impulsiveness in children with attention problems.But before that we invite you to read the emotional and physical reasons behind ADD.

Emotional Reasons for ADD

An emotional reason for ADD and hyperactivity is fear and sometimes feeling frantic and pressured. Children who are from families where they are expected to be well behaved no matter what, feel pressured and when away from home become even more destructive and frantic.

These children need to get the feeling that they are safe and that they are good enough. Educating childen in the presence of others wouldn’t do good to the general feeling of the child. He feels humiliated in front of others.

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On the other hand a special attention needs to be given to them. If you find time to spend with him alone he will heal slowly. You may take a walk with him, or sit by his bed specifically and try to connect to his inner being, but he needs to feel he is special to you and that you love him unconditionally.

Physical Reasons for ADD

Physical symptoms and natural remedies for ADD are as follows. It is said that kids who have ADD do not have enough norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter in the limbic system of the brain. This is more common in boys than girls and these children usually present low levels of calcium and magnesium.

Magnesium Deficiency

If the child experiences muscle cramp in legs and feet,chocolate cravings (chocolate contains magnesium) and is restless, hypersensitive,trembles and has tics, most probably this child has got a very low magnesium level which needs to be replaced.

ADD Natural Remedies – Supplements

For children 3-6 years old presenting signs of hyperactivity or any of the above symptoms, 200 Mg of Magnesium daily intake is recommended. For children between 7-11 years old, 300mg of Magnesium would be optimal.

Besides Magnesium replacement you will need to add Vitamins B Complex or yeast supplements to your child’s diet. Vitamin B complex helps the nervous system function properly.

Another important supplement to be given to children 7-11 years is Vitamin B6 (1 mg per day). Vitamin B6 is essential for normal brain development and function. It also helps the body to make the necessary hormones that influence the mood.Children 7-11 years require 2 mg daily intake.

Calcium should be gotten through a balanced diet containing good sources of calcium or taking a supplement:

  • Children 3-6, 800mg daily.
  • Children 7-11, 850mg daily.

Zinc is another import mineral and very important for memory function. Zinc deficiency causes hyperactivity or learning disabilities. Daily recommended intake 10mg for children 3-11 years.

Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids, Children 3-6 years, 150 mg daily. and 500 mg for children 7-11 years.

These supplements should be taken for a period of three months.

A child that consumes a healthy and balanced diet should be able to meet daily requirements of vitamins and minerals, however if it is not the case, supplements should be taken.

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Vitamins and supplements can be found in Chewable Multivitamin Tablest or Multivimanin drops and are advised to be taken with water and after a meal. They are also sold individually in case you want to give it to your child separately.

There is a correlation between ADD and poor nutrition specially when high amounts of refined sugars and highly processed foods are consumed.

Artificial colors and flavorings, preservatives like BHT, BHA and possibly sodium benzoate are thought to be high risk additives. Any kind of food allergy needs to be ruled out too.

Cutting refined sugars off and adding vitamins and fresh fruits and vegetables to the daily diet are amongst the best ADD natural remedies.

ADD Natural Remedies – Herbs

Ginkgo Biloba (24% standardized extract) is amongst the best known of ADD natural remedies. You need to take two 60 mg capsules per day. 1 capsule per day is recommended for children.

Focus Formula is another natural remedy that supports mental focus, concentration and attention span in children & adults. It helps balance mood and emotions and supports all brain functions, including information processing and memory.

You can also combine Ginkgo biloba tea with one of following single herbs to help calm your nerves: Wild lotus, St.John’s wort or Valerian. Take half tbsp of the combination per cup of water.

Homeopthic Remedies for ADD

As it was already mentioned kids with ADD do not produce enough norepinephrine (hormone that influences the mood). This is not a genetic or inherited problem. With a deep interview and finding the right homeopathic remedy for your child or yourself this syndrome can be cured and remedied.

Homeopathic remedies strengthen the body’s immune system and give the signal to the body to bring itself in balance and consequently the production of norepinehrine will be balanced.

What we recommend though, to improve concentration, to reduce impulsive attention seeking behavior and to reduce involuntary twitching would be BrightSpark which is a combined homeopathic remedy.

There have been many cases of ADD or hyperactive children which have been cured by homeopathy, give it a try.

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