ADD/ADHD Is a Result of Reduced Brain Executive Function:
Untreated, the impact of ADD/ADHD can be substantial.
Inattention means a difficulty in focusing the mind. Everybody has inattention from time to time, especially when the task is less than desirable. However, in our modern world, the ability to focus long and hard on tasks is an important aspect to success in school and career.
Decreased attention and increased impulsiveness, both stemming from a difficulty in controlling one’s mind and actions (poor executive function), can lead to one making poor decisions. When inattention, impulsiveness, and/or hyperactivity is severe and life-altering, ADD/ADHD may be present.
Below are some of the complications demonstrated in research studies as being significantly increased in people with ADD/ADHD:
- Traffic accidents
- Substance abuse
- School dropout
- Increased health care utilization
- Unplanned pregnancy
- AIDS risk behaviors
Given the increased risks involved, robust treatment of ADD/ADHD is often advocated and appropriate.
ADD/ADHD Is Associated with Metabolic and Mitochondrial Anomalies. These Anomalies Oftentimes Can Be Addressed with Dietary Supplementation.
Optimal brain function is highly dependent on the presence of multiple vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that have important roles in energy metabolism, free radical protection, detoxification, neurotransmission, and many other biological processes. When these functions are not working correctly, a wide range of brain disorders can arise, including:
- Intellectual dysfunction
In recent years, scientific studies have shown deficiencies of key nutrients in people with ADD/ADHD and/or that supplementation of these nutrients can be helpful:
Studies in related conditions (e.g., autism, migraine) have shown benefit, although ADD/ADHD has not yet been tested:
There Are Medications for ADD/ADHD, Why Consider Dietary Supplementation?
- The stimulant medications prescribed for ADD/ADHD often have significant side effects. In contrast, dietary supplementation rarely has appreciable side effects.
- The stimulant medications have anti-mitochondrial effects, and mitochondrial dysfunction is common in ADD/ADHD.
- People with ADD/ADHD are often described as being more creative, interesting, humorous, empathic, spontaneous, courageous, and energetic. These benefits can be lessened or abolished by the medications prescribed, but not by dietary supplementation.
- However, ADD/ADHD can be serious, and appropriate therapy in any individual may include medication. In these cases, dietary supplementation is not a replacement for appropriate medications, but an additional part of comprehensive therapy.
NeuroNeeds® Has Made Dietary Supplementation for Inattention & Hyperactivity Easy and Affordable
FocusNeeds® is a natural formulation containing 15 nutrients, including all of the 9 nutrients above shown to be effective in ADD/ADHD or in related conditions.
Who should consider taking FocusNeeds®?
- Anyone with or without a clinical diagnosis who would like to improve their ability to focus.
- Anyone with more severe degrees of inattention (e.g., ADD, ADHD).
- Anyone who would prefer a natural approach over medication for inattention.
- Anyone who wants to improve their focus yet finds that stimulant medications blunt their personality or enjoyment.
- Anyone on stimulant medication who would like to counter their anti-mitochondrial effects with natural mitochondrial support.
- Anyone who is interested in improving heart and general health.
What Makes FocusNeeds® a Truly Unique and Revolutionary Product?
- FocusNeeds® contains krill oil in which omega-3 fatty acids are coupled with phospholipids to facilitate entrance into brain.
- FocusNeeds® contains fish oils in which omega-3 fatty acids are at high concentration for heart and general health.
- FocusNeeds® includes 15 natural ingredients, of which 10 support mitochondrial function.
- FocusNeeds® contains phosphatidylcholine (PC) and phosphatidylserine (PS) for brain health.
- FocusNeeds® is the only product that includes all of these active ingredients, each targeting inattention.
- FocusNeeds® also has L-theanine, a plant product found in teas that has a calming effect, but is not sedating.
FocusNeeds® contains only natural ingredients at dosing that are considered to be safe by the US FDA and the EU.
Note that this product is not intended to treat any disease. FocusNeeds® is a dietary supplement designed to help the brain focus, and can be used with in people with or without any diagnosis.
Visit NeuroNeeds® to learn more about our products and the research that supports the use of natural ingredients in brain health.