ADHD in Children

Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) in children is currently being investigated from a nutraceutical perspective, and these supplements are thought to confer similar (but perhaps lesser in magnitude) benefits as methylphenidate.

   

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GradeLevel of Evidence
ARobust research conducted with repeated double blind clinical trials
BMultiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
CSingle double blind study or multiple cohort studies
DUncontrolled or observational studies only
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Comparative Health Goals evidence only available to buyers of our Supplement-Goals Reference

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CL-Carnitine
CPhosphatidylserine
CModafinil
CGinkgo biloba
CZinc

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