Natural Remedies for ADHD

How should I integrate nutrition and supplements into my ADHD treatment plan?

How should you treat adult ADHD? In this 8-part guide, you’ll find expert answers to the questions that will help you make key decisions about ADHD treatment.

NATURAL TREATMENT: What natural treatments are proven to benefit ADHD symptoms?

A: Some natural remedies may ease some symptoms. Others have little effect. Among the proven therapies are… | Keep reading on WebMD »

NUTRITION: What dietary changes could improve my ADHD symptoms?

A: There’s no clear scientific evidence that ADHD is caused by diet or nutritional problems. But certain foods may play at least some role in affecting symptoms… | Keep reading on WebMD »

SUPPLEMENTS: What vitamins or supplements could improve my ADHD symptoms?

A: Besides being good for heart health, omega-3 fatty acids improve symptoms of ADHD, including behavior, cognitive skills, and focus… | Keep reading on ADDitude »

CAFFEINE: Can caffeine improve my ADHD symptoms?

A: A few studies have looked at how caffeine can affect ADHD, but the results have been mixed. Caffeine is a stimulant, but… | Keep reading on WebMD »

DIETARY BALANCE: How can I better understand the way nutrition affects ADHD brain functioning?

A: Research indicates that healthy eating supports a healthy ADHD brain. At the same time, science tells us that ADHD symptoms significantly impede and impair individuals’ ability to make positive choices around food… | Keep reading on ADDitude »

BRAIN FOODS: What foods should I eat (and avoid) to improve my ADHD symptoms?

A: Carbs affect brain function and mood. The rate at which sugar from a particular food enters brain (and other body) cells is called the “glycemic index.” Foods with the best brain sugars include… | Keep reading on ADDitude »

FIRST-PERSON: “I Keep My ADHD Symptoms Under Control By…”

“Watching what I eat helps. I function better when I eat healthy foods like lean protein, veggies, and fruits instead of processed foods.” | Keep reading on ADDitude »


FREE DOWNLOAD: ADHD Brain Food: What to Eat, What to Avoid

Research shows that protein promotes alertness in the brain. Carbohydrates do the opposite. And artificial colors and flavors are even worse. | Download now on ADDitude »

FREE DOWNLOAD: ADHD Vitamins and Supplements

This guide outlines ADHD-friendly vitamins and supplements — like iron, zinc, and magnesium — that may help common ADHD symptoms. | Download now on ADDitude »

8-Part Guide to ADHD Treatment in Adults, from WebMD x ADDitude:

DECISION 1: How should I approach my ADHD treatment plan?
DECISION 2: Should I treat my ADHD symptoms with medication?
DECISION 3: How can I address the side effects associated with ADHD medication use?
> DECISION 4: How should I integrate nutrition into my ADHD treatment plan?
DECISION 5: How should I integrate exercise & mindfulness into my ADHD treatment plan?
DECISION 6: What therapies should I integrate into my ADHD treatment plan?
DECISION 7: How and when should I adjust my ADHD treatment plan for optimal benefit?
DECISION 8: How should I adjust my ADHD treatment plan if I have comorbid conditions?