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Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

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“I wasn’t diagnosed until age 35, when I began wondering why I kept getting involved in behaviors I knew went against my own moral values and started to research. Fifteen years later, still struggling to cope, I was reading a book about ADD and ADHD one night when an old friend called me and asked if I knew anyone who struggled with ADD. “HELLO…!” I raised my hand and jumped off my seat as he told me about a micronutrient formula, EMPowerPlus Q96, shown to create greater focus, clarity, calm, and clearing out the brain fog and impulsivity for so many individuals with ADD afflicted brains, and that his own experience had shown it as well. In my typical impulsive fashion, I couldn’t wait to try it! In the first hour of taking the first capsule, I felt a calm come over my brain I had never had before. The constant stream of quiet background noise that told me I wasn’t good enough stopped.”

–Diana R., Utah

Symptoms

Often thought of as a common childhood disorder, many adults suffer, too. Those who struggle with ADD often are extremely creative, talented, gifted, and able to hyper focus on things that are of great interest to them (often to the exclusion of all else.) However, the ADD afflicted individual struggles to:

  • finish a task
  • plan ahead
  • keep track of time
  • listen to others
  • be patient
  • keep track of details
  • follow instructions
  • organize belongings or information
  • process information as quickly and accurately as others. . .

All of these are necessary life skills so without help, an individual with ADD or ADHD is truly “handicapped”, though not in the way we traditionally think about.

Treatments

Keeping a routine, organizing every day items, using organizers for school or work materials, having assistance or reminders in writing down a to do list, dividing large complex tasks into smaller, more manageable steps are all helpful for those afflicted. Parents of children with ADD/ADHD are urged by the NIMH to “learn stress management techniques to increase their own ability to deal with frustration so they can respond calmly to an ADHD afflicted child’s behavior.”

Here at Q Global we’ve seen that the parents of an ADHD or ADD afflicted child has as much need and can benefit as much from taking EMPowerPlus Q96 to help them cope with stress as the ADD/ADHD afflicted family member. See the results of the study: Post Earthquake Functioning…” showing coping ability and extra resiliency conferred by EMPowerPlus on adults during the ChristChurch, New Zealand, 7.3 earthquake, under the “Resources” .

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “Treatments can relieve many of the disorder’s symptoms, but there is no cure.” Medical treatments usually involve drugs called “stimulants” , more commonly called “speed”. Drugs like Adderall, Concerta, Ritalin, and Vyvanse are often prescribed when allopathic treatment is sought. Though no one drug helps everyone, and trial and error is the usual M.O. Many people grow more frustrated with the negative side effects of these drugs than they were with the ADD symptoms themselves, which are: severely decreased appetite, difficulty falling asleep, anxiety, stomachaches, headaches, developing new “tics”, and irritability, often to the point of personality changes, or even a personality disappearance as a person appears “flat” or emotionless.

One ADHD mecdication, the non-stimulant atomeoxetine (Strattera), carries another warning. Studies show that children and teens who take Strattera or it’s generic form are more likely to have suicidal thoughts than children with ADHD who do not take it. Current medications DO NOT CURE ADHDD, but only help a child pay attention and complete schoolwork.

Here at Q Global, we are grateful to offer and promote an alternative that will likely help you or your child without any negative side effects or risks.


Causes

Scientists are not sure what causes ADHD and are looking at how brain injuries, nutrition, and the social environment, as well as genetics, might contribute. Studies suggest a potential link between cigarette smoking and alcohol use during pregnancy and ADHD in children. Recent British research indicates a likely link between consumption of food additives like artificial colors and preservatives with an increase in activity that we call ADHD. Refined sugar intake as a cause of ADHD is a popular notion, but so far, more research discounts this theory than supports it. It may be that the food dyes and preservatives in most sugar-laden foods like candy are the real culprit, while sugar is blamed. High intake of refined sugar has, however, been shown to deplete the body of minerals. This may explain why many who have made the EMPowerPlus Q96 formula (with its chelated, bio-available trace minerals in just the right ratios to properly nourish the brain) a part of their nutritional support have found that it helps their symptoms improve almost overnight.

(see NIMH.nih.gov/health/publications/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/complete-index.shtml)

Research has been concluded in a placebo controlled, double blind study of 100 ADD affected individuals and will be in print soon, showing very exciting results of the effect of EMPowerplus Q96 as compared to the participants in the control group who did not receive the micronutrient formula.