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If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD and you’re hoping to avoid medication, you may be interested to learn that there is a specially-formulated magnesium that may help with behavior and brain health.
According to studies, “magnesium is known to play a major role in cellular metabolism and is critical for nervous system functioning. [Deficiency] in magnesium leads to biochemical deregulation and may contribute to psychological and neurological disorders.” (source)
In other words, magnesium is critical to brain health and cellular function. This probably isn’t news to you, because we know that all vitamins and minerals play their own critical parts in the health of our bodies, including our brains.
What you might not know, is that all magnesium is not created equally! There is a newer form of magnesium, formulated especially for brain health, and it’s called magnesium threonate.
According to this article by Dr. David Perlmutter, “one of the most aggressively studied forms of magnesium threonate is a patented product called Magtein, developed by researchers at MIT including a Nobel Prize winner. Their research has demonstrated actual restoration of function in aging neurons in laboratory animals. Further, it appears that this specific form of magnesium, Magtein, may in fact be the only form of magnesium that significantly increases the levels of magnesium within the brain.”
Children and adults taking magnesium threonate have noted:
- increased focus
- fewer angry outbursts
- reduced headaches
- better energy levels
One doctor-recommended brand with good results, which is formulated with clean ingredients is MagMind, which you can find here one.
Other helpful supplementation for ADHD
There are a couple of other supplements that can be helpful:
-a good probiotic like Smidge, which is formulated for sensitive children like those with ADHD
ADHD supplement protocol
To read more about a whole supplement routine with an innovative product called Neural Balance which may help with impulse control and hyperactivity, read more about the best supplements for ADHD here.
While it’s best to get as many nutrients as we can from whole, organic foods, it’s just not possible to get high doses of things like magnesium and other vital nutrients from our depleted and over-farmed soils. In this case, wise supplementation can be helpful to fill in the gaps.