Vitamin D may improve ADHD symptoms in children

In November 2018, researchers in Iran published a study in the World Journal of Pediatrics, showing a connection between vitamin D supplementation and ADHD symptoms.

For their double-blind, randomized clinical trials, the researchers recruited nearly 100 participants between the ages of 2 and 18. They split the participants into two groups—a placebo group and a supplement group—for a total of 6 weeks. They measured participant vitamin D serum levels at baseline and after 8 weeks. They also measured ADHD symptoms at baseline and post-intervention.

What they discovered was that participants in the vitamin D supplement group saw ADHD symptoms improve by the 8-week mark compared to the baseline, and to a greater degree than that of participants in the placebo group.

This is one more study in a growing body of research showing a connection between what we eat and our mental health. Here at Truehope, we’ve been promoting nutrition as mental health treatment for over 20 years.

Did you know that Truehope EMPowerplus contains vitamin D? EMPowerplus is an all-natural combination of 36 vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants specially formulated to promote physical and mental well-being. A single standard dose of two capsules of EMPowerplus contains nearly half of the recommended daily value of vitamin D.