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10 May 2004

Alternatiewe medisyne vir Ritalin
Ek soek alternatiewe medisyne vir Ritalin.
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naturopath

01 Jan 0001

(Ek vra verskoning vir my antwoord in engels)
Magnesium, and Essential Fatty Acid supplementation is my recommendation.
Magnesium - Some children with ADD/ ADHD have lowered levels of magnesium. In a preliminary, controlled trial, children given magnesium supplementation had a significant decrease in hyperactive behavior.
L-Carnitine In a double-blind study, supplementation with L-carnitine for eight weeks resulted in clinical improvement in 54% of a group of boys with ADHD, compared with a 13% response rate in the placebo group. Essential Fatty Acids - A deficiency of several essential fatty acids has been observed in some children with ADHD compared with unaffected children. In a 12-week double-blind study, children with ADHD were given either a placebo or a fatty-acid supplement. Compared with the placebo, the fatty-acid supplement produced significant improvements in both cognitive function and behavioral problems.
B Vitamins B vitamins, particularly vitamin B6, have also been used for ADHD. Deficient levels of vitamin B6 have been detected in some ADHD patients. In a study of six children with low blood levels of the neurotransmitter (chemical messenger) serotonin, vitamin B6 supplementation (15–30 mg per 1kg of body weight per day) was found to be more effective than methylphenidate (Ritalin®). However, lower amounts of vitamin B6 were not beneficial. With large amounts of B6 it is advisable to use under the guidance of a Doctor.
(Dr Chase Webber ND)
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