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Children's Mental Health - Magnesium and Vitamin D are powerful combo.

Updated: Mar 29

Could nutrient deficiency make your child more vulnerable to ADHD?

There is growing evidence that many children are not getting the nutrients they need from their diet.

A recent study published in 2021 in the journal BMC Pediatrics helps paint a picture of how children may suffer needlessly. It looked at the role of Magnesium and Vitamin D in the prevention of ADHD.

The study was a double-blind, placebo-controlled, and randomized trial of 66 children who had been diagnosed with ADHD. Half of the children were given Vitamin D and Magnesium supplements for 8 weeks, and half were given a placebo.

Compared to the control group, the children who were given supplements of these two crucial nutrients had considerable improvement in their mental and behavioral health. The study found that children who supplemented Vitamin D and Magnesium had 28% fewer emotional problems and 31% fewer problems with their peers, as indicated by their parents' questionnaires before and after the trial.

The researchers also observed that the supplementation was effective at raising the blood levels of Vitamin D and Magnesium. No side effects were observed.

With nearly 10% of children estimated to be affected by ADHD, maybe it's time parents consider getting these two important supplements for their children.

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