The best supplement for 7yr old struggling with concentration at school?

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RANI - posted on 09/06/2012

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Hi, i have an 8 yr old girl who is both ADHD and on the autistic spectrum as well as a 12 yr old boy. My daughter is on a daily dose of 20 mg of Ritalin (LA). Both my kids take bio strath, Eye Q, my son V2000 - ON A DAILY BASIS. At the moment I am uncertain about what I should be giving them on a daily basis. Am I giving them too much? Are the meds I am giving them, contradicting. I have tried asking my GP, but he is NOT in favour of ANY supplements etc. - so no help there. They both have very full days. Sometimes my son leaves home at about 5.15 a.m. and only get back home at about 7 pm. WHAT EXACTLY DO I GIVE HIM TO MAINTAIN HIM FOR THE DAY? Together with his chosen sport (swimming) training and his hectic school schedule, he gets really run down. PLEASE HELP!!!!!

Jen - posted on 02/07/2010

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omega 3 is a brain booster, it should help some. a good nights rest, healthy breakfast, orginisation (sp?) make sure to get things done in a timely manner in the morning but also make sure there's time to process the am routien... like dont jump outta bed and rush around to get ready for school and leave in a flash.... try the omega 3 tho.
good luck

Dannie - posted on 02/04/2010

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I just had my son put on concerta. We tried other things but this seems to help. He has ADHD. He is 10. He was having trouble in school concentrating. And a hard time at home being able to set still long enough to do his homework. He got his first 4th place ribbon on his science project out of all the 4th grade in his school. He was the only one in his class to get one. I am so proud.

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Heather - posted on 02/07/2010

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I'd try him on Omega 3s. Here in Canada a I get a chewable version that's made by Iron Kids. I have ADD and find the Omega 3s, B vitamins and vitamin D keep in under control. Caffeine helps me too I think he's a little young for a morning coffee :) I also find that I need some sort of monotonous music or sound in the background helps me concentrate as well.



Also, talk to his teacher about the classroom environment. If there's a lot of distraction (often even the teacher going from desk to desk checking on work will cause a huge distraction for ADD/ADHD kids) or kids talking to each other, etc. If your wondering if it's ADHD/ADD my mother, who was a special needs teacher, used to use this trick to get a preliminary "diagnosis" - she'd give the child something with caffeine in it (coke/pepsi/half milk and coffee) and see if over the next few hours the child was calmer and better able to concentrate. If the child was then she'd suggest taking the child to a doctor to check for it. If it's caught early behavioural therapy can teach the child skills to cope with it.



If you decide to go with Omega 3s make sure that they are certified pure (that they don't contain heavy metals and other contaminates).

Jennifer - posted on 02/06/2010

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DHA (omega 3 fatty acid) is important, as is EPA (also an omega 3 fatty acid). Both are in fish oil, some more than others. I take Omega 3 Mood by Country Life.

Antoinette - posted on 02/05/2010

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I have ADD not ADHD, so if you take him to a doctor make sure he knows and is well versed in the differences. For me, Medicine didn't work, but rhythm did. So I would plug into a cd of some kind, for me at that time the classics like Beethoven and Bach were my rhythm and my mind would focus without focusing. I hope this helps or gives you an idea. It works with my 9 yr old. I have three girls and she is the only one that got it. If you have any more questions let me know. I have an array of things that worked for me through the years.

Amber - posted on 02/04/2010

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I've never heard of these.. some simple solutions would be to make sure his sugar intake in the early morning is lower than the afternoon, and an omega 369/ fish oil supplement is usually helpful. Talk to your pediatrician before you try anything new

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Just a thought - your child's lack of concentration might be nothing to do with diet, so a supplement may have no effect at all... There could be a whole range of reasons, so I'd look at all the other possibilities first (eg not getting enough sleep, not getting enough exercise, boredom, bad teacher, different learning style, ADHD... etc etc).

Ashia - posted on 02/04/2010

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Thanks Dannie and congrats on his ribbon!!!! Any Moms currently using Brainchild, Eye Q or Bio Strath? Her teacher suggested these.

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