Virginia - posted on 04/03/2014 ( 30 moms have responded )
Hi, my name is Virginia and my 7 year old was diagnosed with ADHD last year. I have not medicated him based on what other people have told me and what I have read about the side effects. But, lately his hyper-ness and inability to focus have gotten worse. I am always asking parents for advice but keep getting the same responses; "he probably needs meds" or "He'll grow out of it". I felt so helpless and I didn't want to just sit back and watch my sons behavior decline. So, I finally asked my husband to get involved and ask some of his co-workers, who are teachers, if they have kids of their own who have ADHD, and if so, how do they help them. He asked one teacher and she recommended Advocare Spark Energy Drink which she gives to her 12 year old. I started to research it and came across Texas Techs research and other testimonials and I am convinced I want to try it. I also read a blog of a parent who gives it to her 4 year old. I just have a few questions:
1. Is there Spark for kids under 12? I noticed recommended age is 12 and up. If not, how much should you give to a kid under 12?
2. Are there any side effects?
3. Where can we buy Spark?
Please, if you use spark for a child under 12, please reply to my post.