Zinc sulfate as an adjunct to methylphenidate for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children: A double blind and randomized trial
Nutritional deficiencies are common and do have consequences. In this study, children diagnosed with ADHD, had a significant reduction in symptoms from supplementing with zinc. Among its many essential roles, zinc helps with the production of dopamine in the brain, and deficiencies are thought to play a role in ADHD.
If you want to understand more about the role of diet in ADHD, take a look at this comprehensive meta-analysis of the research. Food intolerances and food allergies are the most researched in ADHD treatment, in terms of the effect of certain foods and food additives on the functioning of our brains and nervous system.
Food additives and hyperactive behaviour in 3-year-old and 8/9-year-old children in the community: a randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial
100% of 153 3-year-olds showed an adverse effect in hyperactivity after consuming beverages with sodium benzoate and artificial food colour and additives (AFCAs)! All of them. (Sodium benzoate and AFCA are found in sodas, soft drinks, and common fruit flavored drinks and beverages. Read your labels!)
All Added Sugar ADHD Alternative Treatment Alzheimer's Amino Acids Anti-amyloid Anti-inflammatory Antioxidant Ayurveda Behavior Beta-amyloid Brain Health Brain Training B Vitamins Children's Health Cholesterol Choline Chronic Illness Chronic Inflammation Clinical Trial Cognitive Decline Cognitive Impairment Curcumin Curry Dementia Depression Diabetes Diet Dietary Guidelines Digestion Disease Prevention Eggs Elimination Diet Energy Metabolism Energy Regulation Epigenetics Fatigue Fat-Soluble Vitamins Few Foods DIet Folate Food Food Additives Food Color Gluten Gut Healthy Weight Herpes Hidden Sugar Homocysteine Hormone Hyperactivity Immune Cell Function Immune Function Infection Inflammation Intergenerational Trauma Interview Intestinal Function Iron Deficiency Lifestyle Longitudinal Studies Magnesium Malnutrition Memory Loss Metabolic Disease Metabolic Syndrome Metabolism Metagenome Methylphenidate Microbes Microbiome Mild Behavioral Impairment Mild Cognitive Impairment Mood Nervous System Nutrient Absorption Nutrition Nutrition Facts Obesity Observational Study Perlmutter Prevention Prospective Studies Serving Size Study Sugar Supplements Symptoms Treatment Turmeric Type 2 Diabetes Video Vitamin A Vitamin D Vitamin K Warning Signs Wolynn Zinc Zinc Sulfate