Can micronutrients help ADHD?

Last month, researchers in Puerto Rico and the United States published a paper in Functional Foods in Health and Disease on the influence diet has on people with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder.

The researchers tested 116 patients (ranging in age from 2–25 years old) who had a diagnosis of ADHD. They followed them from 3 months–3 years, comparing the distribution of fatty acids, essential metals, and the levels of metabolic stress factors.

The researchers stated the following regarding the results of their testing:

the metabolic correction of ADHD by supplementation with minerals, vitamins, essential fatty acids, and amino acids can ameliorate ADHD symptoms. Eighty percent (80%) of children who were treated from several weeks to 1-2 years, demonstrated improvement of metabolic stress level.

This research supports studies that explored EMPowerplus’s influence on those with ADHD and show promise in the use of micronutrients to manage the disorder.