ADHD

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Posted by: Monica | 2012/10/22

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Ritalin vs Forever Living Ginkgo Plus® 

My 7year old son has been on Ritalin LA 20mg for a few months now, he only drinks this from Monday to Friday during the school term. We have noticed a significant change in my son, he went form a child with a learning disability to a child with a 70% grade average. With the Ritalin I give him ADDvance and Biostrath. He complained that he felt nauseous after the first week of starting with the Ritalin, after I stared giving him the Biostrath he was his old self again. There were also no changes in his personality either, he is still his loving self. My question is how does the Forever Living Ginkgo Plus®  compare to Ritalin? I know that the Ginko is an all natural product and that a lot of people prefer this above the Ritalin. Would you suggest to give the Ritalin a break and see how he does on the Ginko?

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ADHD Expert

Dear Monica,

As everyone reacts differently to medications and supplements, I cannot give you a definitive answer. Some people will argue that natural supplements do not have the same impact as the ADHD medications; others will argue that a lesser impact on a natural substance is preferable.

In the end, it will depend on your preference. Should you decide to try switching to the Ginko, I would avoid doing so during any kind of assessment time at school.

Kind regards,
Delia

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2012/10/23

Dear Monica,

As everyone reacts differently to medications and supplements, I cannot give you a definitive answer. Some people will argue that natural supplements do not have the same impact as the ADHD medications; others will argue that a lesser impact on a natural substance is preferable.

In the end, it will depend on your preference. Should you decide to try switching to the Ginko, I would avoid doing so during any kind of assessment time at school.

Kind regards,
Delia

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