Natural Antioxidants Help To Reverse Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Millions of children in the United States are
diagnosed every year with Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and until this
time the primary treatment has been the use of
acidic stimulant medications such as Ritalin.

A new European study shows, however, that an
antioxidant plant extract called Pycnogenol
from the bark of a French pine tree may reduce

According to the study, Pycnogenol works by
buffering acidic stress hormones, which in
turn lowers the acids of adrenaline and
dopamine, thereby improving children’s
attention and reducing hyperactivity.

In a study of 57 nine-year-olds in Slovakia, 41
patients received Pycnogenol and 16 received a
placebo for one month. Acidic stress hormones
were measured in the children before, during,
and after the treatment. The acid adrenaline was
reduced by about 26 percent while taking Pycnogenol,
and the acid dopamine by about 10 percent. Both
rose again when Pycnogenol was discontinued.

“The findings acknowledge that children with ADHD
have dramatically elevated levels of stress hormones
known to increase heart rate and blood pressure,
causing excitement, arousal and irritability, as
compared to children without ADHD symptoms,” said
one of the authors of the study, Dr. Peter Rohdewald
of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at
Germany’s University of Munster. “The findings
of this study demonstrate a significant stress
hormone lowering effect for a nutritional
supplement for the first time.”

Any time you can reduce or buffer acids from diet or
metabolism with an alkaline lifestyle and diet,
including taking antioxidant supplements, you will
improve the over-all health, energy and vitality of
the body.

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