From the National Institutes of Health:
“The diagnosis of vitamin D deficiency was significantly greater in children with ADHD compared with the control group ( P < 0.05). Children with ADHD had significantly ( P = 0.0009) lower values of serum vitamin D (17.23 ± 8.98) than the control group(31.47 ± 14.42). The group receiving vitamin D supplementation demonstrated improvement in cognitive function in the conceptual level, inattention, opposition, hyperactivity, and impulsivity domains.
Vitamin D supplementation in children with ADHD may improve cognitive function.”
I think this is important information. I’m not sure what it means.
Vitamin D improves ADHD symptoms? Low vitamin D symptoms mimic ADHD?
I think everyone in New Mexico should be taking vitamin D; statistics show that we tend to be low, especially if we have dark skin. A blood level test cost $65. You can buy a lot of vitamin D for $65.
I emphasize to patients that they won’t notice a difference when they start taking D but it will very gradually improve their health and functioning in many areas.
Recent studies show that if we have a halfway decent diet, we don’t need to take vitamins, that they are a waste of money. I am not entirely convinced. Especially if we are older. And especially vitamin D. But of course, studies also show that a lot of the supplements we buy are fake.
It is a puzzlement.
I take vitamin D and a multivitamin. Not too expensive and presumably couldn’t hurt. If not overdone.
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I don’t know if this link will work. Seems worth a try.
Vitamin and Other Supplements: Caution