I think the key word here is supplement. The general advice that seems to be floating around the place is that a supplement is only really useful if there is a deficiency that needs to be filled.
I am fairly anti alternate medicine after seeing first hand what can happen to people when they chose unproven treatment over what is readily accepted as proper treatment of a condition.
My personal opinion is if you have an interest in alternate treatment of your condition do it in conjunction with any other proven treatment that you chose. Most times these secondary treatments probably cause little harm but not properly treating any condition may cause significant harm. And of course speak to your doctor before you start taking anything that could impact your conditions or health.
Another point that I will throw out there and is again only my opinion because I am not a doctor is that from what I have read and watched most secondary treatment options are generally only effective in the short term whilst treatment is being received and are often more effective with prescription medication.
ADHD is a neurological “defect”. It’s very likely that you will not be able to fix it and if you can it unlikely that ADHD is the problem. You can only treat the symptoms.
ADHD medications are one of the most highly researched medicines on the planet. And the treatment of symptoms has gone largely unchanged because it’s fact that they are highly effective well tolerated and safe as long as they are used and prescribed correctly
I think the numbers are something like 85 percent of people with ADHD can be successfully treated with one of the medication options.
One of the biggest problems with people being treated for ADHD is the stigma around the condition and medications. And that alone causes plenty of harm and prevents people being properly treated.
If you are worried about medication and treatment dig deep into the condition and how it works in your brain and then dig deeply into the different medications and how they work to treat the symptoms. And if you are still looking at supplements use that knowledge you have gained to see if the ingredients are even capable of working on the condition. And make sure that the information you are reading is based on good solid peer reviewed research.
It’s good to question anything that you are going to try but when you ask those questions make sure you are answering them with good information.
It’s your life that’s affected it’s your brain you are playing with and you don’t want to waste either of them.