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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.

Research analysis led by Kamal Patel .
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Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect adhd in children.
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Supplement Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-a Minor Very High See all 9 studies
Supplemental DHA above 300mg appears to be effective in reducing ADHD symptoms in children when supplemented
grade-c Notable - See study
Modafinil appears to be able to reduce symptoms of ADHD in children when taken as a daily preventative at the lowest active dose
grade-c Minor - See study
Ginkgo appears to reduce symptoms of ADHD, but 80-120mg of the EGb-761 extract has been confirmed to be less potent than 20-30mg Ritalin

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