Effect of Vitamin D and Magnesium supplementation improves t
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ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by attention deficits and hyperactivity of varying intensity. Magnesium and vitamin D levels in the blood have been shown to be low in people with ADHD. The aim of this research is to see how vitamin D and magnesium supplementation affects children with ADHD's mental health.

66 children with ADHD were enrolled in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. For 8 weeks, participants were given either vitamin D (50,000 IU/week) plus magnesium (6 mg/kg/day) supplements (n = 33) or placebos (n = 33). At the start of the research and at the end, a strengths and challenges questionnaire was used to assess the mental health of the children.

Results:
--After 8 weeks of intervention, the serum levels of 25-hydroxy-vitamin D3 and magnesium increased significantly in the intervention group compared with the control group.

--Also, children receiving vitamin D plus magnesium showed a significant reduction in emotional problems, conduct problems, peer problems, prosocial score, total difficulties, externalizing score, and internalizing score compared with children treated with the placebo.

Finally, co-supplementing with Vitamin D (50,000 IU/week) and magnesium (6 mg/kg/day) for an 8-week period can improve the behavioral function and mental health of children with ADHD.

Source: https://bmcpediatr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12887-021-02631-1
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