Research findings suggest that Zinc may play an important role in information processing in the brain. Along these lines, children diagnosed with ADHD may have abnormally low levels of zinc. Some studies show that taking zinc at a dose of 150mg per day improves response to stimulant medications such as Ritalin and Adderall. Large placebo-controlled studies need to be done to confirm the benefits of zinc supplementation in children diagnosed with ADHD.
To learn more about the therapeutic benefits of zinc and other non-pharmacologic treatments of ADHD and how to use them safely and effectively to treat your ADHD symptoms or those of your child, read my recently published e-book, ADHD–the Integrative Mental Health Solution.