Suggested Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, and Supplements for ADHD

If you are looking for all natural and SAFE Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, and Supplements for ADHD, you arrived at the right place. I'm going to share the ones that I use, have used, or suggest that could help, and those that can help improve your or your child's health.

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A. Activate

Our bodies have the ability to repair itself if it has the proper building blocks provided through drinks and foods. Not eating properly can make the body break down and the repairing ability to slow down.

The breakdown and slowing of the body’s processes and abilities can be reversed with the proper nutrition, various types of supplements, and digestive enzymes that aid in many processes not limited to digesting food, protein, carbs, and fats. They can also help prevent or relieve occasional indigestion, gas, or bloating.

Enzymes are a MUST for activation at the cellular level and everything begins there. The body creates tissues, tissues create organs, organs create systems. Give the body what it needs and the systems can function at the cell level.

They are catalysts that make many biochemical reactions happen

Most diets today are full of cooked and processed foods devoid of nutrition, vitamins, minerals, protein, and enzymes.

1. Enzymes break down food to make it usable for absorption and assimilation

Proteins that are not broken down and enter into the blood stream become allergies. You may not know that proteins are in medical shots and injected directly into the body.

Hydrochloric acid (HCl) is used to digest proteins and fats and absorb minerals.

Here are suggested enzymes that are safe and effective.

Udo's Choice Enzyme Blend

This is for all ages. You can open the capsules and mix in food or drinks for those that can't swallow capsules. It is derived from plant and microbe based ingredients.

2. Flower Remedies

Flower Remedies have been known to help with the emotions that have a direct effect on your health. Your emotions and your health issues are connected and you can’t completely help one without helping the other.

The original Bach Flower Remedies is a safe and natural method of healing discovered by Dr. Bach from 1920 – 1930’s in England. They gently restore the balance between mind and body by casting out negative emotions such as fear, worry, hatred and indecision which interfere with the equilibrium of the being as a whole. The Bach Flower Remedies allow peace and happiness to return to the sufferer so that the body is free to heal itself. The Bach Flower Remedies are made from wild flowers and are safe for the whole family including pets. The remedies are preserved in grape based brandy and are gluten free. Bach Flower Remedies Website (visit this page to read about the different remedies and which ones are right for you)

See the questionaire on this page for which remedy you may need. Bach Flower Remedy Questionaire

Bach Rescue Remedy

This flower remedy is a combination of 5 different remedies for emergency and crises situations with a lot of stress.

Bach Rescue Remedy for children

Bach Cherry Plum (out of control)

“Fear of mind being over-strained, of reason giving away, of doing fearful and dreaded things, not wished and known wrong, yet there comes the thought and impulse to do them.” – Dr. Edward Bach
Human indication: When you are in deep despair and feel like you are going to “lose it.”

Bach Clematis (accident prone, day dreamer)

“Those who are dreamy, drowsy, not fully awake, no great interest in life. Quiet people, not really happy in their present circumstances, living more in the future than in the present; living in hopes of happier times when their ideals may come true. In illness some make little or no effort to get well, and in certain cases may even look forward to death, in the hope of better times; or maybe, meeting again some beloved one whom they have lost.” – Dr. Edward Bach
Human indication: When you have a tendency to live in your own dream world with little interest in the real world, accident prone, daydreaming.

Bach Impatiens (eaisly irritated, impatient)

“Those who are quick in thought and action and who wish all things to be done without hesitation or delay. When ill they are anxious for a hasty recovery. They find it very difficult to be patient with people who are slow as they consider it wrong and a waste of time, and they will Endeavour to make such people quicker in all ways. They often prefer to work and think alone, so that they can do everything at their own speed.” – Dr. Edward Bach
Human indication: Suitable for people who are easily irritated and impatient. They speak and think quickly, and are energetic, but tense.

Bach Vervain (hyper-active)

“Those with fixed principles and ideas, which they are confident are right, and which they very rarely change. They have a great wish to convert all around them to their own views of life. They are strong of will and have much courage when they are convinced of those things that they wish to teach. In illness they struggle on long after many would have given up their duties.” – Dr. Edward Bach
Human indication: For people who are strong-willed and highly strung with minds that race ahead of events.

Bach White Chestnut (Concentration, Insomnia)

“For those who cannot prevent thoughts, ideas, arguments which they do not desire from entering their minds. Usually at such times when the interest of the moment is not strong enough to keep the mind full. Thoughts which worry and still remain, or if for a time thrown out, will return. They seem to circle round and round and cause mental torture. The presence of such unpleasant thoughts drives out peace and interferes with being able to think only of the work or pleasure of the day.” – Dr. Edward Bach
Human Indication: When you mind is cluttered with thoughts or mental arguments. You may be unable to sleep because of the thoughts.

Essential Oils

Please be careful with essential oils. They are amazing for healing but there are a lot of companies that have oils that are toxic. They claim them to be high quality and completely pure but they are lying. Also, people recommend putting drops in liquid or applying them directly on the skin but this can be very dangerous and cause serious health problems and even death.

There are people that teach how to use essential oils properly and how to find truly pure, non toxic, oils.

B. Build

After the body has the proper activation provided, the best raw materials are required to build the body. As discussed already, cooked and processed foods both lack in their nutrition, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. Minerals need enzymes to be absorbed.

The soil that plants are grown in has been robbed of the nutrients so they are also lacking in the nutrition they once had.

Many symptoms people have, whether it is ADHD or other conditions, can be pointed back to (but not limited to) a deficiency in vitamins, minerals, and fats. Get the 3 Causes of Out of Control ADHD Symptoms to learn more about this.

When you get the vitamins you need, they require minerals to work, like a spark plug to a car.

Using a high quality and pure (non-synthetic) vitamin and mineral supplement can help provide the needed nutrients. Many supplements are manufactured for longer shelf life and not digestion and absorption.


Fats are also important to the body in the building process.

The brain is 60% fat, and needs fat. Fat also helps balance sugar, protect the heart, skin, joints, and keep the arteries clean. They are necessary for the liver, hormones, reproductive system, and immune system. The lack of good fats make us crave fat.

When the body holds on to the wrong fat, people increase in size and become toxic.

That’s why these are suggested to use.


Many of us have used anti-biotics. They kill the good bacteria in our body and cause other bacteria, yeast, and fungus to grow out of control. Probiotic can help the good bacteria to grow.

Vitamins and Minerals

Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice: Their Preservative Free Aloe Vera Juice delivers essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes. This product is not a replacement for vitamins, minerals, or enzymes but is a great overal product to use internally or topically. The taste may not be great but you can mix it with other liquids, smoothies, or shakes.

  • Support healthy digestion
  • Support a healthy immune system
  • Reduce harmful toxins
  • Increase absorption of nutrients
  • Enhance antioxidant support
  • Balance stomach acidity naturally
  • Soothe occasional muscle and joint discomfort

Aloe Vera Liquid, Whole Leaf, 32 Fluid Ounce

Aloe Vera Liquid, Whole Leaf, 128 Fluid Ounce

Ancient Minerals Magnesium Oil

An easy way to assimulate Magnesium without having loose stools is using it topically.

Vitamin C Acerola Powder

This is a great way to get a good source of Vitamin C in a powder form that you mix with drinks.

Omega 3 Fats

Nordic Naturals Arctic Cod Liver Oil Capsules

You can poke a hole in the capsules and squirt the oil into your mouth. You also can bite the capsule and chew it to get the oil our or just swallow the capsule

Nordic Naturals Arctic Code Liver Oil Liquid


Udo's Choice Children's Probiotics

These can be opened and mixed in food.

Udo's Choice Super 8 High Potency Probiotic

This is for ages 16 years and older needing help with yeast infections (anywhere in the body including Candida overgrowth), those taking antibiotics, have diarrhea or constipation, lactose intolerant, infections, or need immune support. These can be opened and mixed in food. Also, you can take the powder and use as an enema to get the probiotics into the colon.

Udo's Choice Adult Probiotic

Ages 15-55 years old. Also, you can take the powder and use as an enema to get the probiotics into the colon.

C. Cleanse

We live in a polluted environment from car exhaust, chemicals in food, water, drinks, medication, home goods, and many other things that get into our bodies. Our bodies can’t always get the junk out especially if it is already wore down from the lack of nutrients and poor diet.

Cleansing helps the body eliminate the junk otherwise the toxins build up in the tissue and blood. Its like taking a shower for the inside. The build up stresses the body, drains the energy, and causes symptoms.

Nutrients enter the bloodstream in the small intestines where more nutrients are absorbed if there is not a thick layer of feces attached to the walls. Think of it like a pipe where gunk builds up. Liquids can still pass through but never touch the pipe, only passing in the middle of the gunk.


There are 4 major eliminative channels and the lymphatic system are constantly moving the junk.

  1. colon (if this is blocked up, it blocks up all organs and the waste can not be removed)
  2. kidneys (if this is blocked up, stops the liquid waste)
  3. lungs
  4. skin
  5. lymphatic

It is said that your colon is your 2nd brain. 80% of brain health comes from your colon. You should have 3 full bowel movements a day. If 3 trucks go into a tunnel, 3 should come out. If the 3 come out, but they are 3 feet shorter than when they went in, part of it was left in there (gunk in the colon). This is discussed more in Causes of Out of Control ADHD Symptoms about constipation.

People in a weak and sick condition may not benefit from doing a cleanse first. Start with building.

Christopher's Herbal Cleansing Kit (Capsules)

You may need more Lower Bowel with this kit if you get constipated easily.

Christopher's Herbal Cleansing Kit (extract)

If you absolutely can not do capsules, you can do this liquid version. The capsules are better than this because the taste is pretty bad and easier to work with capsules.


More to come on this. This is a great way to detox the body of viruses, bad bacteria, yeast, heavy metals, etc.


D. Direct Aid

Everything above this is foundational. It is the beginning, but as mentioned, with some people, they may need to start with Activate and Build.

This is where we get to the specific needs with body systems. Some issues will go away with just doing the ABC part. Others need more support and we will discuss those here.

Here are some examples:

Suffer from stress or insomnia, your nervous system may be in the greatest need for support.

High blood pressure or circulation problems, your circulatory system may be in the greatest need.

Maybe your glandular system (thyroid, adrenals) really need help.

If your digestive system is lacking, that could be the first.

Your body could be over compensating for the weakness and this could weaken the stronger part which will show symptoms. So you work on building the weakest part of the body for at least 3 months and see where you are.

Easy Meals - Protein Shakes/Smoothies

You can blend a scoop of this with 8-16 oz of water or almond milk, 4-6oz of low glycemic frozen fruit, 1/4 - 1/2 of avocado or a good quality oil, 1-2 raw eggs (from healthy pasture raised chickens) and 1/2 - 1 tsp of Pure Hawaiian Spirulina pacifica (make adjustments for chidren for a smaller portion).

Paleo Protein Double Chocolate Powder, 2lbs 25g protein

Paleo Protein Vanilla Nut, 2lbs 23g protein

Nutrex Pure Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica 16oz Powder

Supports total health for longevity. Spirulina Pacifica supports cardiovascular, eye and brain health, boosts immunity and energy. It is the most complete food source in the world with over 100 nutrients, 60% protein content, the highest levels of carotenoids, and high in antioxidants known to promote health and longevity. Ideal for vegetarians. Our farm, the only Spirulina farm in Hawaii, has been cultivating Spirulina continuously for over 25 years with Hawaiian deep sea water containing 94 trace minerals in a BioSecure zone free from pollution. Improve your health today with Spirulina Pacifica.

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