Vitamins for Hyperactive Children

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Vitamins play a very important role in the proper growth and development of children. Specific vitamin deficiency can cause different problems and disorders, and there are some issues that we are unaware of. Vitamin A is good for the eyes, deficiency in vitamin C causes scurvy and deficiency in vitamin B causes beriberi.

Ample amounts of vitamin B6 or pyridoxine are required to allow for normal brain development in children. Vitamin B makes sure that brain chemicals like serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine are created for the normal development of the brain.

A study proved that pyridoxine is more helpful than the most common stimulant that is used for brain disorders in certain cases. The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry state that a megavitamin therapy that involves vitamins in overindulgence of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) can help with learning disabilities and hyperactive children.

ADD and ADHD are most likely caused due to low levels of the chemical dopamine. This is the brain neurotransmitter that allows people to feel good. It also activates the frontal lobes in the brain. The frontal lobe of the brain is the seat of most feelings, sensory perception and executive functions, it can be expected that when dopamine levels are low, they will cause a person to be unfocused and distracted.

Dopamine deficiency can be cause by the environment, insufficient nutrition intake, food and air allergies, stress and genetic predisposition. The susceptibility of having dopamine deficiency is high in the present environment of pollution, stress and junk food. Thus it is important to have adequate amount of vitamins. However, it should be kept in mind that unnecessary amounts of vitamin intake should be done under the supervision of a trained physician or a nutritionist.