There are some non-medication options that can be explored for treating symptoms of ADHD.
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Despite sometimes the derision aimed at natural health products there are now some of these products increasingly incorporating ingredients that have some level of validity, as far as studies on their efficacy is concerned.
Synaptol, a natural product from a company called HelloLife, containing various ingredients claimed to provide relief from symptoms associated with ADHD, particularly those of focus and concentration.
According to their website, the key ingredients and their purpose are as follows:
- Viola Odorata – this is supposed to help with concentration
- Cochlearia armoracia – aid with listening
- Scutellaria lateriflora – inattention
- Argentum nitricum – forgetfulness
- Aconitum ferox – reduce hyperactivity
According to their site, they do prepare Synaptol and their other products according to the two important following:
- Homeopathic remedies are prepared according to the guidelines of the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States (HPUS), which was written into law in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act in 1938
- The U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) requires that homeopathic remedies meet legal standards for strength, purity, and packaging. HelloLife follows GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)
There are lot of reviews on Amazon for the product of which many are positive. The problem is, some companies when they first begin trading on Amazon offer free samples to generate reviews and the recipients then sometimes feel compelled to review positively. That said there are a good number of them that are verified purchase and of these most are also positive. Veriable purchase is important as these are usually bought at regular price and therefore shouldn’t influence the review.
Then there are also six reviews of the product on the site ATTitude. These reviews should be genuine. These reviews are not much different – its a mixture of those saying it did nothing for them and others who say its helped.
You can buy the product here:
As is seems to be quite common with reviews for this product, one or two seem to say it actually worsens the symptoms. But these are generally rare. It is important to note they don’t claim to cure symptoms associated with ADD/ADHD, but to provide relief.
You should research the ingredients contained in Synaptol before you buy. We suggest you research before you buy anything from the sites and products mentioned in this article. This article is for the purpose of showing there are possible alternative treatments available out there, but we neither personally recommend nor disauade you from deciding whether to make a purchase, as we haven’t thoroughly researched these particular products ourselves. We do earn a small commission if you buy after clicking on an affiliate link but at no extra cost to you.