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.
“In order to absorb fat-soluble vitamins from our food, we need to eat fat.” A great read breaking down the essentials of Vitamins A, K, and D. How we get them, how they need each other (as well as magnesium and zinc) to properly do their work, and what we continue to learn about the importance of the food we eat and the trajectory of our health.