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I am currently starting my 9 year old son on supplements. I wanted to know which others use as well as the dosage?


The only supplement we’ve ever tried was fish oil and it had no impact for my son. I give him a multivitamin daily to supplement his diet since his doesn’t have much variety but it’s not intended to help with behavior or focus. Please be cautious and check with your doctor or a specialist in holistic medicine before giving your son a lot of supplements. They are not well regulated and some seemingly “safe” supplements can be detrimental/toxic depending on the child and depending on the dosage.

Posted by brlk13 on Mar 30, 2017 at 3:22pm

In my opinion it is dangerous to give your child supplements because due to non-regulation there is no proof the ingredients on the label are really in the supplements, i.e., they are filled with rice or other non-helpful ingredients. Even if pure and from a well-reviewed manufacturer there is very little evidence (scientific) any supplements are effective, and very little anecdotal evidence. Not worth the risk and cost We give our daughter fish oil (Barleans brand) for the nutritional benefits only, it doesn’t help her ADD at all. Diet changes didn’t do anything either, with the exception of protein. There are books written about ADD diets, we followed them for about 6 months, before deciding we needed to medicate.

Posted by boomer on Mar 30, 2017 at 5:54pm

Here’s some information on what supplements are commonly used for ADHD, and some dosage info:

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Posted by adhdmomma on Apr 03, 2017 at 1:51pm

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