Hyperactivity and Attention Deficit? Natural Help!
Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on August 6, 2011 by Paulina Nelega, RH
What Is Kid’s Attention Gold? Kid’s Attention Gold is a special blend of 5 herbs traditionally used to support focus and concentration. It is effective for improving the ability to maintain concentration and focus, reducing mental fog, and alleviating stress and fatigue. It can be helpful for those who have attention deficit and/or hyperactivity which can affect the ability to pay attention, stay still, or control impulses.
• Supports focus and concentration
• Calms and relaxes the nervous system
• Helps reduce stress-related anxiety
• Improves ability to pay attention
Kid’s Attention Gold includes:
Ginkgo: Ginkgo biloba is one of the oldest tree species in the world, containing natural substances that have been used for thousands of years to encourage brain health and mental sharpness. Ginkgo’s active constituents have been shown to increase blood flow to the head, brain and body, which increases oxygen and glucose uptake by the brain and other organs.
Gotu Kola: not to be confused with Kola Nut, which contains caffeine, Gotu Kola contains compounds that reduce adrenal stress hormones. This makes it often very effective for relieving stress-related anxiety. It is traditionally used as a cognitive-stimulating herb to help relieve fatigue, confusion, and general lethargy. It can be very helpful for those exhausted from emotional upheaval or excessive work habits.
Licorice and Rhodiola: Considered premier adaptogenic herbs, Licorice and Rhodiola increase the body’s ability to adapt to (handle) stress. A study conducted on Rhodiola showed that it enhanced physical fitness, improved neuromotor test responses, reduced mental fatigue, and improved general wellbeing.
Lobelia: Lobelia stimulates the relaxation (parasympathetic) response and reduces the fight-or-flight (sympathetic) adrenalin response. This makes Lobelia helpful for reducing anxiety and increasing focus and attention.
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan