Micronutrients for ADHD in Youth

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A family shares their experience participating in the MADDY Study

This study examined a broad-spectrum micronutrient treatment for children with ADHD.

The Maddy Study  https://youtu.be/Xg2MUd0XLO4

A new study is pointing to the benefits of micronutrient supplementation

The goal of this study was to broaden the scope of evidence-based treatments and to address the public desire for non-pharmacological treatment options. The Maddy study points to the benefits of micronutrient supplementation in the management of Anger and Irritability in children with ADHD. The study was a randomized and placebo-controlled trial, comparing micronutrients with placebo with a group of 135 children, aged 6-12, with  ADHD,  and whose parents reported symptoms of irritability or anger.

Jeanette Johnstone, from Oregon Health and Science University, was the Principal Investigator. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03252522
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What are Micronutrients?

“Micronutrients are essential dietary elements required by organisms in varying quantities throughout life to orchestrate a range of physiological functions to maintain health. Micronutrient requirements differ between organisms; for example, humans and other animals require numerous vitamins and dietary minerals, whereas plants require specific minerals.” Wikipedia Read more


Dr. Bonnie J Kaplan is a research psychologist, and semi-retired Professor in the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine. Now, in retirement, her passion is to teach people how our diet influences our brain and mental health.

Author of “The Better Brain”


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