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06-06-11, 09:40 AM
I read somewhere that one of the B vitamins is supposed to be good for ADHD symptoms. Currently I talk a multi-vitamin, and am wondering if I should stop the multi and start taking certain vitamins.

Can anyone point me in the right direction? TIA!! :)

06-06-11, 09:52 AM
Right now, there is little evidence that vitamins have any impact on ADHD. A few might be helped if there is a deficiency but otherwise, except for fish oil, the evidence of effectiveness is lacking.

It would be so nice if they did work but alas.......


06-06-11, 10:06 AM
Dang. It's funny you mention fish oil, because I am about to head out to my doctor's office to pick some up. Been off of it for the last year or so, because I started taking meds for my high cholesterol. I read an article about fish oil and ADHD recently, so I checked with my doc and he said I would be okay to start taking it again. :)

06-06-11, 11:06 AM
Take a ****load of vitimans for a defiency. I have no idea if they help with add but I take: c,b,b12,d,e,zinc,magnesium,folic acid,calcium,iron and b complex and prenatal multis for hair and nail growth

06-06-11, 12:57 PM
I heard good things about B6 and B12. Tried them both, separately, for a decent amount of time. Here are my thoughts:

I don't notice anything with B6.

I think B12 does have some sort of energy effect. I thought it was negative while taking a stimulant. In other words, I felt it took away from the benefits of the stimulant, maybe made me more fidgety. When not taking a stimulant, B12 was probably a little beneficial.

Could be wrong. This wasn't scientific by any means.

06-06-11, 01:41 PM
Strictly speaking, the only vitamins that might be of benefit for someone with adhd are the B vitamins. Not because they would have a direct effect on adhd but rather because stress and lack of sleep depletes B vitamins along with certains meds like those used for mood stabilisation.

A good quality B complex is generally the best way to take B vitamins, unless you're into vegemite.

I take mine at night because B vitamins are stimulating and it helps me sleep.

06-06-11, 11:07 PM
Omega 3 1200mg- 2 in morning 1 at night
Good for the brain, need high doses to see benefits, noticeable difference for me (reduced depression and anger). Take as high of a dosage as you want, no side effects from super high doses have been found (maybe fishy smelling burps, its just concentrated fish oil but contains essential fatty acids that brain requires).

D3 1000UI- 1 in morning
Low levels of vitamin D3 are Indicated as a big player in S.A.D. (seasonal effective disorder) D3 deficiencies are commonly found in people that don't get enough exposure to sunlight.

C 1000mg- 1 in morning
Powerful antioxidant, immune booster, some have reported lowered stress levels.

B12 or B100 complex, dosage forgotten- 1 in the morning
Slight aid in energy and mental clarity.

Melatonin 3mg- 1 at night before bed
Safe, natural sleep aid that doubles as a powerful antioxidant and helps stimulate serotonin production, even if it doesn't help you sleep it still provides health benefits.

Flintstones chewable multivitamins- Just because they are awesome (and have some extra vitamins and minerals not mentioned)

And above all- Make sure you get enough water to drink, slight dehydration will make you feel tired, sore and cranky.