Nutrients Can Promote Calm and Focus in ADHD

For a child with ADHD, also known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, trying to remain still, calm, and focused can be extremely hard. In addition, hyperactivity often leads to academic delays due to concentration problems.

Social skill development is often delayed in children with ADHD as well. These types of problems may lead to frustration and worry, leaving parents desperate to find a way to manage symptoms.

Before trying medication that may cause unwanted side effects, try Calm & Focus, a nutritional supplement that supports calmness, relaxation, sustained attention, and a balanced mood.

Calm & Focus contains a scientifically-supported blend of three key ingredients. One powerful ingredient is L-theanine (Suntheanine®), which is a beneficial amino acid that is associated with enhanced attention during tasks as well as calmer behavior in children with ADHD.

It’s ability to promote relaxation also improves sleep patterns in children who have ADHD. 

Another useful ingredient is gamma-amino butyric acid, better known as GABA. This calming neurotransmitter or chemical messenger in the brain heightens the body’s natural stress-fighting abilities.

This supports a more relaxed mood, lower levels of tension, and less impulsivity, particularly during stress-inducing situations. Similar to L-theanine, GABA targets sleep disturbances that may be linked to restlessness and hyperactivity in children with ADHD by reducing nervous energy.

Calm & Focus also contains huperizine A, which is a potent nootropic that supports optimal cognitive function. It provides this benefit by disrupting the activity of an enzyme called acetylcholinesterase (AChE) that rapidly breaks down neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine.

This particular neurotransmitter helps regulate mood, memory, and focus. 

Chemical-based AChE inhibitors (e.g., Donepezil) have been used to manage ADHD, but they are often associated with side effects. Huperzine A is a natural nootropic that hinders AChE from breaking down acetylcholine and in doing so, enhances brain activity.

These properties make huperzine A an especially beneficial alternative to synthetic AChE inhibitors for children with ADHD.  

Calm & Focus is also provided in a convenient liquid form that can be given to children through a dropper or by adding it to their favorite beverage. No need to fight with children who don’t want to take pills.

This nutritional supplement offers convenience along with numerous health benefits.

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