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Vitamin B For ADHD

Introduction

You may be wondering what are some supplements for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, in addition to medication.  This article will explore this particular topic.  In particular Vitamin B is essential for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  According to brainchildnutritionals.com, the following can be noted:

All of the B vitamins work together synergistically to support critical functions in the brain.    All of the B-complex vitamins are co-factors to each other – that is, they help each other to be absorbed and utilized properly by the body.  In studies, B-complex vitamins have been shown to reduce hyperactivity symptoms and increase serotonin in children with ADHD, resulting in calmer, happier children!

Vitamin B6

The first vitamin B supplement that is essential for individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is Vitamin B6.  According to brainchildnutritionals.com, the following can be noted:

B6 is necessary for the production and utilization of neurotransmitters which help regulate mood and brain function.   Symptoms of vitamin B6 deficiency include irritability, short attention spans and short term memory loss.  Vitamin B6 also helps with carbohydrate metabolism, which can help reduce carb cravings and crashes.   Shown in studies to improve hyperactivity symptoms.

Vitamin B3

In addition to Vitamin B6, another vitamin B supplement that is essential for individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is Vitamin B3.  According to brainchildnutritionals.com, the following can be noted:

Vitamin B3 may help reduce the severity of behavioral problems, loss of cognitive function and hyperactivity that commonly accompany ADHD. This vitamin also calms your nervous system, so it may curb restlessness and irritability.   Vitamin B3 helps with delivery of magnesium, vitamin C, zinc and calcium to the brain.

Vitamin B12

Another vitamin B supplement that is essential for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder individuals is Vitamin B12.  According to brainchildnutritionals.com, the following can be stated:

Vitamin B12 is needed in the body for making and regulating neurotransmitters.  Involved in the production and maintenance of the myelin sheath (the protective coating on nerve cells, the “wiring” of the brain), essential fatty acid metabolism and energy production.  Vitamin B12 deficiency produces some ADHD-like symptoms such as confusion and memory loss.

Conclusion

To conclude this particular article, three types of Vitamin B supplements have been noted to enable individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to receive better functioning.  They include but are not limited to Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, and in addition to Vitamin B12.  It is also important to remember to continue to take your medication as well.

Vitamin B For ADHD

Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!


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APA Reference
Walters, L. (2017). Vitamin B For ADHD. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 25, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/living-with-adhd/2017/02/vitamin-b-for-adhd/

 

Last updated: 1 Mar 2017
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