Attentive Child Vitamins
Source Naturals Attentive Child, 120 Chewable Wafers
Attentive Child Vitamins may help your child sufficiently concentrate through a busy day, easing the stress that may come from having to focus on a multitude of school and/or extracurricular activities.
Child Attention Disorders and Nutrition
Perhaps your child has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which is characterized by an extreme inability to properly focus on tasks. Attention disorders obviously affect a child's daily responsibilities and interactions, as well as their energy and stamina levels. If certain nutrients are not part of a child's diet, deficiencies of those nutrients can lead to health problems and illnesses. Often, the negative effects of this imbalance apply to both mental and physical performance. This can lead to the need for vitamin supplementation to improve health. If a child requires supplementation of more than one vitamin, a multivitamin may be better than the components separately formulated. In addition, getting a child to take multiple vitamins may be difficult. In order to increase the likelihood of success, many parents turn to a high quality multivitamin targeted at the specific deficiencies of their child. This solution carries the added benefit of potential cost savings as well.
Child Vitamins Come in a Wide Variety
Attentive Child Vitamins by Source Naturals is a supplement that aids in increasing your child's daily level of focus and concentration. The tablets and wafers are cherry, chocolate, orange, and peach flavored, which can make taking these vitamins more appealing to children, especially since there needs to be daily consistent use of these vitamins before any changes in your child's attention span are noticed. If you experience difficulty getting your child to chew the vitamins, you can crush them and add to a favored food or drink.
Recommended Daily Dosage
The Attentive Child Vitamins are recommended for ages five and up, and the daily dose is dependent on weight:
1-2 if under 75 pounds
2-3 if between 75 and 125 pounds
3-4 if over 125 pounds
Before starting a new vitamin regime, it is critical to consult the child's pediatrician to insure correct dosage. Proper doses should have no adverse affects, but there can be an issue with epileptics using these vitamins - check with the doctor, if this needs to be addressed.
Attentive Child Vitamins contain the following components:
DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol bitartrate): aids in cognitive and behavioral responses
Magnesium Aspartate: assists the zinc and lipids with the production of biochemicals
L-Aspartate: a brain stimulant, derived from magnesium
Zinc (Zinc Picolinate): metabolic growth
Grape Seed Extract (Proanthodyn): an antioxidant that combats free radicals (environmental toxins that can wear down the body)
Phosphatidylserine, Phosphatidylcholine, Phosphatidylethanolamine, and Phosphatidylinositol: fatty acids or lipids that aid in nerve cells, brain tissue development, and cognitive and memory functions
Leci-PS Soybean Extract: assists the fatty acids in the development of improved cognitive functions
Improved Memory and Concentration
For those interested in other formulas of supplementation for concentration and memory improvement, there is Attentive Child DHA and Arctic Pure Attentive Child DHA, also by Source Naturals. DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is a fatty acid mainly derived from fish. This is a great vitamin source for brain development. Attentive Child DHA also contains the antioxidant vitamins C and E, and is in gel capsule form, which can be swallowed whole, or broken open to mix its powder in a favored food or beverage. Arctic Pure Attentive Child DHA also contains another strong Omega-3 fish derived fatty acid, EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), and is in a lemon flavored oil form. Children with blood disorders or who may be taking the blood thinner coumadin may not be able to take these supplements. Check with a doctor before using.
See for yourself what a difference Attentive Child Vitamins can make in improving your child's mental performance and read on for additional information on polysaccharides and children.