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Re: Supplements for the treatment of ADHD, Scientific Evidence/Research

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just an FYI... melatonin (sublingual form) has worked wonderfully for my insomnia.
I agree, the pills don't work for me, but in sublingual form it is very effective.
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I've been scouring the website for Nurture & Clarity and I can't find a list of
ingredients anywhere. Pryncess, can you tell us what is in that formula?

I would never take something myself, or give my grandkids something if I
didn't know exactly what was in it.
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Re: Supplements for the treatment of ADHD, Scientific Evidence/Research

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I agree, the pills don't work for me, but in sublingual form it is very effective.
I've been taking 3 mg in pill form and I do feel a relaxing effect around 30-60 minutes after taking it, but I often wake up about 2 hours after taking the pill.

I've also had 6-8 mg extended release melatonin to try, but unfortunately the pill has very strong bitter taste, which washes back to your mouth in case of any acid reflux.
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Re: Supplements for the treatment of ADHD, Scientific Evidence/Research

Lunacie,
Try googling "Tree of Healing" it is called Nurture & Clarity-H.
I am not sure if i can post the website on here but if you google it as well, LynneC has tried it and posted a review under Diagnosis and treatment on this forum. Hope this helps.
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Re: Supplements for the treatment of ADHD, Scientific Evidence/Research

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Lunacie,
Try googling "Tree of Healing" it is called Nurture & Clarity-H.
I am not sure if i can post the website on here but if you google it as well, LynneC has tried it and posted a review under Diagnosis and treatment on this forum. Hope this helps.
When I googled "Tree of Healing" I go a website from a clairvoyant who
practices Reiki. Okay, so do I.

When I googled "Nurture and Clarity-H" I got the website you recommend
called Tree of Healing. But I have looked at everything on that site and I
cannot find a list of ingredients.
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Re: Supplements for the treatment of ADHD, Scientific Evidence/Research

On omega 3's, has anyone tried or heard of Igennus Vegepa E-EPA70?
It has EPA plus GLA in it. Also i believe primrose oil.
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Re: Supplements for the treatment of ADHD, Scientific Evidence/Research

Lunacie,
I hope it is ok to post this link within this forum. I believe they explain the ingredients here. Let me know what you think.
http://www.addforums.com/forums/show...urture+clarity
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Re: Supplements for the treatment of ADHD, Scientific Evidence/Research

When using more than one product it is good to double check ingredients to make sure you are not inadvertently doubling up on vitamins and minerals as too much can be as harmful as too little
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Re: Supplements for the treatment of ADHD, Scientific Evidence/Research

Being clinically diagnosed with Depression, Anxiety, ADHD and Bipolar 1 has been hell. I have taken every prescription med and combination on the market. Most did not work. The ones that worked put me in a daze, had no feelings, just straight up zombie mode. I've lost friends and family by pushing them away or they not understanding what I am going through. You know the people that say "Oh just suck it up" have no clue. But I found something that really changed my life, and if you are interested in changing your life please message me back.
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Re: Supplements for the treatment of ADHD, Scientific Evidence/Research

For the record,

I STILL stand by that original statment. Rather than "kill the messenger," take it up with

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The American Academy of Family Physicians
The American Academy of Pediatrics
Center For Disease Control
National Clearing House For Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (CDC)
National Institute of Health
National Institute of Mental Health
US Surgeon Generals Report On Mental Health (Chapter Three - Disorders of Infancy,
Childhood and Adolescence).

ALL of which support that statement.

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Re: Supplements for the treatment of ADHD, Scientific Evidence/Research

It is now over 2 years after the last post.
Have you seen studies on the following, that, according to Dr. Amen and several other reputable docs, show benefit to ADD:

1) Magtein -- Magnesium L-threonate, that activates part of the frontal cortex that relies on Mg for neural synapse health

2) GABA, L-Tyrosine, Phosphatidylserine -- all reco'd by Amen and others for ADD improvement, suppressing constant neural activity and impulsiveness -- reinforced (though possibly not double blind, peer reviewed) for 20+ years of clinical and published studies.
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Re: Supplements for the treatment of ADHD, Scientific Evidence/Research

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It is now over 2 years after the last post.
Have you seen studies on the following, that, according to Dr. Amen and several other reputable docs, show benefit to ADD:

1) Magtein -- Magnesium L-threonate, that activates part of the frontal cortex that relies on Mg for neural synapse health

2) GABA, L-Tyrosine, Phosphatidylserine -- all reco'd by Amen and others for ADD improvement, suppressing constant neural activity and impulsiveness -- reinforced (though possibly not double blind, peer reviewed) for 20+ years of clinical and published studies.
WHat are the sources for these claims?
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Re: Supplements for the treatment of ADHD, Scientific Evidence/Research

For those who need sources... A great article. Don't get fooled, they are, to my opinion, a complementory approach or a Mutli-Modal approach but for most of us, they are no miracles.

I'm not trying to say they don't work, all I want to point is ADHD is pretty complex and is closely related to every one of us in all our individual complexity. That said, the way you want to manage your symptoms is a personal approach which is, to me, a "legitime defense" so I won't argue that anyone should or should not take that in consideration..

Natural Product-Derived Treatments for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Safety, Efficacy, and Therapeutic Potential of Combination Therapy

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4757677/

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If Supplements Can Improve Cognitive Performance in Healthy People...

why are we so sure there is "no benefit" for those with ADHD, depression, etc?

Not really wanting to be a poster girl for supplements (and I realize "research" can often point in different directions until the key processes and interactions are pinned down), but I said I would post a line of research showing fairly modest amounts of ordinary supplements had measurable cognitive effects in healthy people, so here it is.

Kennedy et al 2010 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2885294/ found small but significant performance improvements in the supplemented group
White et al, 2016 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5133263/
using fMRI found observable changes in functional brain activity after supplementation, though these were not clearly reflected in corresponding changes in performance (however neither tasks nor sample size were designed to detect small changes in performance)
[plus I recall seeing a study from UK along these lines by somebody named Green that I just can't find at the moment]

Of course both studies leave open the question whether the results reflected suboptimal nutritional status in the study population rather than the value of higher-than-recommended intakes for cognitive tasks. But as long as the supplemented group and the control group were adequately matched and randomly assigned, the improvements in the supplemented group suggest at least making sure you are getting more than the recommended dietary intake of (at least) the common B & C vitamins used in these studies.

Finally I just have to mention one more study supporting supplements--this time for ADHD--that veers into the realm of weirdness by apparently using good RCT methods to study what must be Canada's most controversial supplement, Empower Plus, by Truehope: Rucklidge et all, 2014 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24482441

However of the 36 nutrients (I couldn't find a complete list of ingredients, though it reportedly includes 14 vitamins, 16 minerals, 3 amino acids, and 3 antioxidants) in the product, the study monitored blood concentrations of only 9. Of those, the only ones for which the differences between the test and control groups were statistically significant were B6, B12 and Vitamin D (not that any symptom reduction had to come only from the 9).

Between the potential for individual genetic and epigenetic differences now discoverable from gene research and the functional and metabolic data now available from the neuroimaging technologies (such as PET, SPECT, and fMRI), it seems possible that some of the controversy and conflicting data in our understanding of nutrition, drug therapies, and sympton clusters will start to yield some useful treatment guidelines.
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