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Free Webinar Replay: New Supplement Strategies: Using Trace Minerals and Plant Extracts to Treat ADHD in Children and Adults

In this hour long webinar on-demand, learn integrative approaches to ADHD treatment with James M. Greenblatt, M.D.

ADHD is a complex disorder. Despite its prevalence, and decades of research devoted to understanding its causes and streamlining its diagnosis, ADHD treatment recommendations have remained largely unchanged and success rates for therapeutic outcomes remain mediocre.

One root cause of this problem is widespread under-appreciation of ADHD’s biological underpinnings. An ever-growing body of scientific evidence confirms ADHD to be a neurologic, brain-based disorder represented by numerous biological abnormalities; in other words, what is observed as atypical behavior is merely the tip of an iceberg that extends down to an individual’s unique biochemical makeup. Certain nutritional abnormalities, which can profoundly impact cognition and behavior, are significantly correlated with ADHD. Health-care practitioners, however, often overlook nutrition, mineral levels, and individual biochemistry when assessing and treating ADHD in both children and adults.

Fortunately, addressing key nutritional imbalances with an integrative treatment plan has proven effective in treating the symptoms of ADHD, as has using natural, plant-derived compounds called oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs). To the ADHD patient, practitioner, or parent, this integrative approach is a beacon of hope, one substantiated by modern science to effectively address the root biologic causes of ADHD.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • Why an integrative approach to ADHD treatment can succeed where traditional approaches may fail
  • The role of zinc in cognitive and behavioral health, and its utility as a treatment for ADHD
  • The causes and ramifications of magnesium deficiencies in ADHD patients
  • The clinical applications of magnesium supplementation in ADHD
  • How magnesium can minimize stimulant medication side effects
  • How OPCs work and benefit the ADHD patient as part of an integrative treatment protocol
  • The significance and symptomatic repercussions of elevated lead and copper in ADHD

Webinar replays include:

  • Slides accompanying the webinar
  • Related resources from ADDitude
  • Free newsletter updates about ADHD

This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on January 10, 2019. ADDitude thanks our sponsors for supporting our webinars. Sponsorship has no influence on speaker selection or webinar content.

Meet the Expert Speaker:

A pioneer in the field of integrative psychiatry, James M. Greenblatt M.D., has treated patients with complex behavioral and mood disorders since 1990. He specializes in integrative medicine for ADHD, and his patients have realized tremendous success through the utilization of his individually-tailored nutritional supplementation protocols. He is chief medical officer and vice president of medical services in Waltham, Massachusetts, and is on the clinical faculty at Tufts Medical School and Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. He is the author of Finally Focused: The Breakthrough Natural Treatment Plan for ADHD.

Webinar Sponsor

The sponsor of this week’s ADDitude webinar is….

Accentrate™ : Accentrate™ is a dietary supplement that is specifically formulated to address the nutritional deficiencies known to be associated with ADHD. www.accentrate.com

ADDitude thanks our sponsors for supporting our webinars. Sponsorship has no influence on speaker selection or webinar content.

9 Comments & Reviews

  1. I’m an adult woman with ADHD and depression. Several years ago I tried Lithium Orotate in place of the Wellbutrin I had been taking for 10 years. I felt good on it, and obtained it on the internet. When I told my psychiatrist, he was shocked that I could get lithium on-line.I did some reading (online) about the difference between orotate and non-orotate forms of lithium: apparently orotate delivers the lithium more effectively to where it’s needed, so less lithium is needed.
    Please comment on this.
    Also: my most recent psychiatrist told me that Wellbutrin has side effects similar to those of stimulants like Adderol and Ritalin. I did not realize this fact and it certainly explained some of my self-harm behaviors that I had never taken into consideration before.
    I’m now on a low dose of Prozac for depression and am having success with this, and thanks to ADDitude, a good dose of fish oil every day.

    1. I have been on Wellbutrin for many years. I know some people take it to stop smoking, but I wasn’t on it a year until I started smoking. Felt like I had to have a cigarette or I was gonna pass out, and I was never a smoker before. I gave in after several months and just started smoking. Wish I hadn’t. My dad died the year prior with lung cancer.

    2. When I read about Lithium Orotate I was very impressed & did a followup research. Most websites claimed it was safe in small doses. But I found one website that said is was not. The reason being is because Lithium Orotate is bonded with orotic acid. A confirmed mutagen that can cause cancer. This kind of complicated to understand. To get more information go to


      The good news is that Lithium aspartate from what I read, works just as well as Lithium Orotate. It is bonded with aspartic acid which is not carcinogenic.

      If anyone anyone can add more information to this subject it would be much appreciated.

      Also all Lithium products are banned in Canada. Has anyone found a way to get around this problem.

  2. Hello,

    Will this webinar be beneficial for those with ADD as well? I suspect daughter has ADD but wouldn’t want to give her anything to calm her down as may be desired for ADHA.
    Thank you

  3. My daughter and I (both ADHA) are on Zinc, Iron, Vit B complex, magnesium, Omega 3s (plus Inositol, CoQ10, PH5P etc), we eat organic non processed food, no dairy, vegetarians, very active… the problem I have is that she refuses all the supplements due to taste. I try them in healthy smoothies – no good; she is 6yrs old and can take capsules, some days she takes them others she refuses them saying she feels the taste throughout the day. I see improvements with the supplements but can not give them to her consistently sadly. By reading the book Finally Focused she would be an ideal candidate for Lithium. I wish I could get access to Integrative Child Psychiatrists in Australia to talk to about Lithium.

  4. HI. Just wondering what is the most accurate way to test for low magnesium and zinc levels in kids? Also, are there other minerals that should be checked?

  5. My 8yo son has had his labs done. Some areas he is in the normal range from levels. He is only considered low in vitamin d. My question is… even though most levels are in the normal range, can he still be considered low in relation to adhd? How do I know what supplements to give him if he’s in the normal range? Thanks, concerned mom

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