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Posted by: Hails | 2003/02/23

Ritalin / Calmolin

Dear Doc

Please can you give me your opinion on Ritalin versus Calmolin. My son has ADD and is on Ritalin - which i am not keen on at all. I have been told that Calmolin is a good alternative. (He is not hyperactive, just lacks concentration.) Thanks very much!!

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Hails, Calmolin® contains no drug registered at the medicines control council for the treatment of ADHD. As far as I know it is registered as a food supplement and not supposed to take the place of Ritalin® in properly diagnosed children with ADHD. If your child is just mildly inattentive, it’s something to consider, but if he was diagnosed by a child psychiatrist to have ADHD, you shouldn’t stop the Ritalin®. Good luck.

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Posted by: Pippa | 2015/02/09

My grandchild is an ADD child and he is using Calmolin and that is definately helping. You have to take it with Omega3 and you won't believe the difference in your childs concentration. Gaan kyk na die site Calmolin ADD vir ooraktiewe kinders CALMOLIN ADD is 'n unieke kombinasie van evening primrose olie, vitamiene en minerale wat dalk die nodige hulp kan verskaf vir kinders wat uitermatig aktief is en sukkel om te konsentreer. Dit bevat hoë vlakke van vitamien B6 wat die liggaam se metabolisme kan normaliseer en magnesium wat die liggaam nodig het om vitamien B6 mee te benut. Evening primrose olie is 'n belangrike bestandeel van Calmolin ADD, omdat ooraktiewe kinders dikwels nie genoeg noodsaaklike vetsure het nie. Dit kan veroorsaak word deur swak absorbsie, gebrekkige benutting en/of dieettekorte. Sink, nog 'n bestanddeel van Calmolin ADD, is nodig vir die verwerking van noodsaaklike vetsure tot prostaglandiene. Die ander bestanddeel, kalsium, is belangrik vir die vorming van sterk bene en tande en om die gamma-linoleen suur in evening primrose olie in prostaglandiene om te sit. Elke Calmolin ADD kapsule bevat ook 15 persent van die ADT van al die ander vitamiene. Baie mense mag 'n tekort aan prostaglandien E1 hê, wat help om die immuunstelsel te beheer. Dit het ook 'n invloed op onder meer asma, gedragspatrone en dors. Lae vlakke van prostaglandien E1 kan deur die inname van evening primrose olie reggestel word. Evening primrose olie behoort altyd saam met sy mede- faktore geneem te word. Dit is sink, vitamiene B6 en B3, vitamiene C en magnesium. Daaglikse inname van 'n voedingsaanvuller soos Calmolin ADD kan lei tot groter kalmte, beter konsentrasie en beter gesondheid. Dis beskikbaar by apteke en gesondheidswinkels

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