Alternative ADHD Support for Children
Alternative ADHD Support for Children

ADHD stands as one of the prevailing mental health challenges among children. Initial treatment often involves pharmacotherapy, commonly utilizing stimulants like methylphenidate. Yet, for about 30% of individuals, either the medications prove ineffective, or they encounter intolerable side effects. Alternative non-stimulant treatments have been explored, with reports suggesting that antidepressant medications can alleviate ADHD symptoms. Nevertheless, these therapeutic options also carry notable risks of adverse effects.

In light of concerns surrounding adverse effects and parental hesitancy regarding stimulants and antidepressants, research has turned its focus toward saffron as a promising treatment for children with ADHD. Saffron has exhibited clinically proven antidepressant and anxiolytic effects.  

Experimental studies further reveal its neuroprotective properties, ability to enhance learning and memory, and modulation of monoaminergic and glutamatergic systems.

A randomized, double-blind, controlled pilot  study was conducted to assess the efficacy and safety of saffron compared to methylphenidate in children and adolescents diagnosed with ADHD. Participants, aged 6-17 years, were randomly allocated to receive either saffron at doses ranging from 20-30 mg/day based on body weight (20 mg/day for < 30 kg and 30 mg/day for > 30 kg) or methylphenidate for a duration of six weeks.

The study concluded that 20-30mg of saffron per day for six weeks was comparable to methylphenidate for the treatment of ADHD.

Additionally, the study revealed that saffron exhibited greater effectiveness in alleviating hyperactivity symptoms and facilitated an improvement in sleep onset, making it easier to fall asleep.

If you have a child with ADHD, incorporating Kinder Thoughts® saffron capsules into their daily or nightly routine could be beneficial. Each capsule contains 30mg of high-quality saffron, mirroring the dosage utilized in the aforementioned study.

*We always emphasize the importance of consulting a healthcare provider before introducing any new supplement into a child's diet. This ensures that it aligns well with their unique health needs and circumstances.

Mental health support without the side effects.
Mental health
support,without the side effects.

Get your clinical saffron dosage in a saffron latte or one-a-day capsule form instead!