The adjuvant therapeutic effect of magnesium on children with ADHD

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Research has shown that magnesium can alleviate symptoms of ADHD.

1. What is ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)  can affect the patient’s work and lifestyle.

Whether it’s making impulsive decisions or having difficulty concentrating, ADHD can make life very challenging.

Although the specific cause of ADHD is not yet clear, it has been proven that this disease has familial inheritance.

ADHD is not a “behavioral problem” or “discipline problem”. But rather, it is a medical disorder caused by factors such as nerves, nutrition, genetics, and environment that leads to an imbalance of neurotransmitters in the brain. This disorder results in behavioral imbalance.

2. Magnesium (Mg) level have significant affect on ADHD

According to relevant evidence, addressing nutritional imbalances can greatly alleviate symptoms of ADHD and improve the behavior of hyperactive children. Today we are going to talk about a nutrient that is very important for human body: magnesium. Why do children with ADHD need to supplement this element? The physiological factor behind children’s hyperactivity is a deficiency in neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that transmit information between nerve cells (including brain cells). The reason why low levels of magnesium in the body affect the brain is that this element is important for the synthesis of neurotransmitters.

If the level of this element in the body does not meet the standard, it is likely to cause abnormal levels of two neurotransmitters in the child’s body – dopamine, which regulates attention, and serotonin, which regulates emotions. In addition, low magnesium levels can affect the function of glutamate receptors (components that assist neurotransmitters) in brain cells.

How many children with ADHD lack this element? Almost all children with ADHD.

In a study, doctors measured magnesium levels in 114 children with ADHD. Surprisingly, nearly 97% of children (i.e. 110 children) lack this element.

What’s more, after testing the Mg levels  of children with ADHD, Egyptian scientists also found that 72% of them had the most severe symptoms of ADHD and the lowest IQ.

3. Magnesium supplement can improvie the symptom of ADHD

Scientists give oral magnesium to 50 children aged 7-12 with ADHD. The experiment found that this element has a positive effect on controlling ADHD.

Further research published in the British Journal of Psychiatry also confirmed this point. It showed that adults with ADHD who take magnesium supplements have significantly improved their attention deficit and hyperactivity symptoms after eight weeks.

In a study conducted on children with ADHD, the scientists supplemented them with magnesium and vitamin B6. Two months later, as mg levels increased, various symptoms such as aggression and irritability were significantly reduced, and sleep quality was improved.

If a child suffers from severe magnesium deficiency or wants to alleviate symptoms of ADHD , he can try to take magnesium supplement. Of couse, it should be under the guidance of a doctor after evaluation.

 

 

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