Discussion in 'Healthful Living / Natural Treatments' started by Lothlorien, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member

    I was told recently that magnesium is good for adhd. I have a magnesium deficiency and have been on 750 mg a day (when I can remember to take it) for quite some time now. That person told me that Missy may have inherited the same problem from me. I've had this problem for years, but wasn't diagnosis'd until about a year ago. Has anyone any experience with magnesium and hyperactivity?
  2. Debbie MA

    Debbie MA New Member

    Magnesium and Zinc supplements resulted in an unbelievable improvement in my son's behaviors - he is diagnosed BiPolar (BP). We went on to add additional supplements and he was very stable with on only small amounts of prescription medications for more than 18 months. His neurologist believes he has a malabsorption problem and needs supplements because he can't absorb all the nutrients he needs from the food he eats. He recently experienced a depressive episode that I attribute to a decrease in his thyroid medications.

    Here are some interesting articles:
  3. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member

    Thanks for the info. I will read the articles in the morning.
  4. transformtriumph

    transformtriumph New Member

    There is a lot of interesting information on magnesium deficiency in children. It is worth checking out. I would have your child tested, in the same way you were tested to determine your deficiency.
    Here is another link:

    I have a neurological condition (dystonia) and take magnesium to help it.
  5. pepperidge

    pepperidge New Member

    Debbie, How much mag does your son take? (and how old/how much does he weigh?) we had a doctor who told us the chelated forms of minerals get absorbed better. anyone else heard this?
  6. nic

    nic New Member

    omega3 fatty acids are said to be effective as well. My difficult child has been on omega's & zinc for 2wks with- no improvement, but studies are showing children are still improving even after 15 wks. so it can take a while but there is hope!