According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), 4.5 million children 5-17 years of age have been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2006.
3%-7% of school-aged children suffer from ADHD. Some studies have estimated higher rates.
Diagnosis of ADHD increased an average of 3% per year from 1997 to 2006.
As of 2003, 2.5 million youth ages 4-17 years (56% of those with a diagnosis) were receiving medication treatment for the disorder.
WHAT IS ADHD?
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders of childhood. It is sometimes referred to as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about what the result will be), and, in some cases, are overly active.
HOW IS IT TREATED?
Medication is often prescribed to control the symptoms of ADHD. The most common of these, is called Ritalin. Ritalin is a central nervous system stimulant. It is a federally controlled substance due to its habit forming nature. It has a laundry list of serious side effects, ranging from psychosis and heart attack or stroke to slowing of growth in children and changes in eyesight. (Information from the FDA)
BrainEdge is a non habit forming, natural alternative to fight the symptoms of ADHD. It was developed by Dr. Larry McCleary, a board certified neurosurgeon and expert in brain biochemistry. He pioneered research showing that certain amounts and combinations of brain nutrients significantly impact metabolic processes and brain function. Dr. McCleary’s years of research resulted in the breakthrough BrainEdge formula, a unique cognitive enhancing supplement that has been clinically tested and shown to dramatically reduce or eliminate feelings of sadness, anxiety, moodiness, irritability, mental fatigue, and “brain fog.” And there are no side effects with BrainEdge because it is not a drug; it’s a proprietary, patented nutritional formula of fifty natural and organic ingredients.
When Darren was just two years old, the pediatrician told his mother, Vanessa, that he had “global developmental delays.” The daughter of a medical doctor, Vanessa knew Darren was having difficulties, but she was hesitant to have him diagnosed and consequently labeled. She feared he would become pigeonholed by a label. Instead, she went home and prayed for her son.
As Darren got older, he continued to struggle with everyday tasks and direction following. He often looked confused or disconnected. Vanessa continued to pray for him and felt strongly that narcotics were not the answer. One day, while listening to a station that wasn’t her usual, she heard the infomercial for BrainEdge. It seemed as though it was meant to be. The testimonial was given by a woman named, Katrina, the same name as Vanessa’s eldest daughter. When she called to place her order, it was another Vanessa on the other end. Her prayers had been answered.
Within 2-3 months on the BrainEdge, Vanessa saw a dramatic improvement in Darren’s ability to follow directions and complete tasks. He looked at her with more clarity and one day, even announced, “Mommy, the brain fog is going away.”
Darren will be 13 in December and according to his mom, he is a different child than he was before. He gets himself up in the mornings, gets dressed, takes the dog out, makes his breakfast and gets ready for school. And while this may sound entirely normal for a boy of his age, it is an astounding difference for Darren. He is even mentoring other students in math!
Darren decided he no longer needs to take BrainEdge. Vanessa keeps a bottle in the cupboard “just in case.” She desperately wants other parents to know that they are not alone; that drugs are not always the answer and that BrainEdge is a safe, effective alternative for children struggling with ADHD.