my 8 yr old is adhd how much advocare spark can I give her
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Cheyenne - posted on 09/18/2015
Lynn don't pay attention to those people. You know your child best. My co worker had a 6 year old with ADHD and just recently started giving him half a serving before school as opposed to putting him on medication so young and it's made a huge difference. You know your child better than anyone you make the call. There's nothing in this product that can harm them! Best of luck to you!
Suzanne - posted on 09/07/2015
Are you looking for something with caffeine to help your adhd child to be able to calm and focus....
When my son adhd odd needed to focus or just need to be calm for me to go grocery shopping I would give him Mountain Dew
1can... he would become so calm he would walk along side me or even help pick the Right items to place in cart...
I would be careful giving a child a mix of vitamin supplements for energy for it can cause heart rate issues. ..
â« Shawnn âªâ«â« - posted on 09/19/2015
Just looked this up. It would be pure insanity, IMO, to even CONSIDER this for a child under the recommended age of 18 without a proper consultation and orders from a physician.
This warning: "Directions for Use: For ages 18 and older." and "CAUTION: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Pregnant or nursing women should consult a healthcare professional prior to use. Not for use by persons who are sensitive to caffeine or choline." wasn't added because they had empty space on the label, after all, it was added because it is extremely high in caffiene levels, and can be dangerous for a young child (especially one under 100 lbs).
What have your physician's recommendations been in regards to treating your child's condition?
Jodi - posted on 09/18/2015
Cheyenne, It is really dangerous to give advice to ignore package warnings without advice of a medical professional.
The warnings for this product include: "Directions for Use: For ages 18 and older." and "CAUTION: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Pregnant or nursing women should consult a healthcare professional prior to use. Not for use by persons who are sensitive to caffeine or choline."
This product also contains more caffeine than a can of Red Bull or a brewed coffee (and personally, I wouldn't give an 8 year old these either). And this is WHY people are recommending she not give it to her child. There is plenty in the product that can harm them - I know a kid who went into cardiac arrest due to drinking two energy drinks, and this was a much older kid. She should always consult her doctor first. And given the package recommends pregnant or nursing mothers should consult a professional before using it, why wouldn't you do the same for a child?
Tim - posted on 01/24/2016
Obviously this person does not have a child with ADHD, and doesn't understand all that goes with it. If you go to a doctor for all child with ADHD, they will want to put them on some kind of medication, I have ADD and am on adderall which has terrible side effects, the side effects for childhood development are even worse, especially elementary school adage children. I will be ordering Spark today for mine
Jennifer - posted on 12/20/2015
Excellent question! After tons of research and speaking w my Pedi - we've started w half a packet in the AM after a good breakfast. My son is 10 and weighs 90 lbs. (Disregard the negative comments) You sound a lot like me! I'm looking into every other option before I'm forced to submit to the script meds) VERY interesting article - Google Texas Tech SPARK ADHD and read for yourself the effects of SPARK vs. the meds. Just combine it w a good probiotic if you're worried about the sweetener. I know this is an older post but thought I'd share my experience anyhow. Merry Christmas!!!
Lynne - posted on 09/16/2015
I have not given it to her and have put her on a vitamin supplement so if u would please quit worrying about it. I'm sorry I ever posted in here. The only reason I did was because I saw other posts on here where children were drinking it. I will gladly delete this post. I'm not going to do anything to harm my child. That's why I was researching all options.
Jodi - posted on 09/07/2015
Excuse me, but have you read the pack? It actually says for 18 years and older.....not that stupid?
So in answer to your question - NONE.
BTW, your response to Dove was really rude. She didn't suggest that you were either stupid or that it was a drug. She merely suggested perhaps you should consult your doctor.....and let's face it, that wasn't bad advice given what is written right there on the box that you clearly haven't read.
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