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How do zinc levels relate to ADHD in children?

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Some studies suggest that children with ADHD may have lower levels of zinc in their bodies. In fact, some scientists say kids with the disorder who took zinc supplements along with traditional ADHD treatments showed improvement in their symptoms.

SOURCES:

National Resource Center on AD/HD: "Complementary and Alternative Treatments."

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "St. John's Wort Shows No Impact on the Symptoms of ADHD."

ParentsMedGuide.org: "Do Alternative Treatments for ADHD, Such as Special Diets or Herbal Supplements, Really Work?"

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 1, 2017

SOURCES:

National Resource Center on AD/HD: "Complementary and Alternative Treatments."

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "St. John's Wort Shows No Impact on the Symptoms of ADHD."

ParentsMedGuide.org: "Do Alternative Treatments for ADHD, Such as Special Diets or Herbal Supplements, Really Work?"

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 1, 2017

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