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ADHD Update

Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit from supplementation of phosphatidylserine (PS). A study, found in Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, gave 36 children between the ages of 4 and 14 a daily dose of 200 mg PS for two months with impressive results. Researchers found that PS supplementation, even during this short period of time, produced significant improvements in the reduction of ADHD, AD, HD, short-term auditory memory, inattention and impulsivity.

One reason why may be children with these neurological conditions are known to not be getting enough brain nourishment: “Phospholipid deficiencies are linked to impairments in neuronal structure and function, especially during early development. Dietary deficiency in essential fatty acids and phospholipids during childhood may increase the risk of developing ADHD-type symptoms,” they said. Researchers added that, “correcting underlying imbalances through PS supplementation may be an important treatment strategy in cases where deficiency exists.”

PS supplementation, omega-3 fatty acids & green tea extract are my recommendations for ADHD.

Hirayama, et al. (2013). The effect of phosphatidylserine administration on memory and symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. 

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