ADHD/ADD Supplements?

by Sue P.
(USA)

I have been diagnosed with ADHD. I have been reading your website, it is great. I read about how the amino acids help to improve memory and concentration. I did order the amino acid phosphatidylserine, which I have been taking it for 2 weeks.


I take 200 m.g. a day but I have not noticed a difference yet in my memory or concentration. I would like to go to graduate school. I don't feel my memory is good enough for the demands of school.

Please if there are any suggestions that would help. Should in increase the amount of the amino acid that I'm taking? Thank you for any suggestions. Susan

Doug's Reply.  If the phosphatydlserine is not helping, you may as well stop taking it and save your money. Individuals respond differently to the various homeopathic supplements, so there's no point in continuing something that isn't working for you.

The best suggestion I can give is to look beyond supplements. Cardio exercise, brain games and puzzles, social activities, and meditation all can help increase your power to stay focused on a task.

You may want to spend 20 minutes a day playing brain games that strengthen concentration and attention span. You can find free concentration games in the Brain Games section of my site.

Consider meditating. Thirty minutes a day of mindfulness meditation has been shown by research to increase concentration. As the authors of one study said, "The results suggest that participation in MBSR (Mindfulness Meditation) is associated with changes in gray matter concentration in brain regions involved in learning and memory processes." I personally meditate 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes before bed.

Best regards,
Douglas
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Note: My opinions and suggestions are not medical advice. Consulting with a doctor should always be your first step.

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