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Niacinamide and ADD/ADHD

Important Note: Before discussing supplements with anyone, especially children, always consult with a doctor.

Niacinamide and ADD/ADHD: Some Background

  • Dr. William Kaufman, M.D. conducted research suggesting high doses of niacinamide (a form of vitamin B3) could potentially be helpful for individuals with ADD or ADHD.

  • Vitamin B3 plays a role in creating NAD, a molecule that assists cells with energy production. This may provide more energy to nerve cells, potentially easing hyperactivity and improving focus.

  • A well-functioning nervous system is important. Nutrient deficiencies can sometimes affect brain and nervous system activity. Niacinamide's effects may help reduce symptoms of ADD/ADHD.

  • Because niacinamide is water-soluble, it doesn't build up in the body. Some sources suggest taking approximately 250mg, 6-8 times a day may be beneficial.

Important Considerations

  • Consult with a doctor: Never change medication routines or dosages without consulting a medical professional.

  • Supplements are not a substitute for healthy eating: While niacinamide may be helpful, a balanced diet is crucial for managing ADD/ADHD.

Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.

Last updated: May 20, 2024 15:42 PM