Lunes, Agosto 3, 2015


ADHD or attention deficit hyper-activity disorder has long propelled experts and researchers to know its very cause; for ADHD has biological origins that are yet to be clearly understood. Efforts of exploring further the causes which are said to be linked primarily on genetic and environment factors are being strengthened in order to discover a relative cure to this particular mental illness. 

As of today, no cure has been found and people suffering from this type of disorder are only left to medicate themselves as form of a treatment for its various symptoms, and not directly addressing the root cause of it. The therapies being employed likewise serve similar purpose, but not totally assuring the cure of the disease.

Doctors have long been prescribing medicines to address symptoms of ADHD such as problems in concentration, forgetfulness, hyperactivity and the inability to finish tasks due to low attention span. However, in relevance to the medication process, side-effects were reportedly observed among ADHD patients. Most of the reported side-effects are considerably mild and would pose less health risk for the patient; this would likely include sleep, appetite and other simple matters. And in order to help you lessen those said related mild side-effects, below are some of practical remedies that may help.

Decreased Appetite
Person using prescribed ADHD medicines are oftentimes complaining about reduce of appetite. Kids most especially tend to be pickier with the type of food they would like to eat, and the volume of food intake likewise reduces. In response to such crisis, especially for parents, it would be wise to give the medicine after breakfast and serve a large dinner in the evening in consonance to the period where drug-effect is supposed to wear off. And always remember to keep plenty of healthy snacks readily available in the case that your child will request to eat beyond or out of the meal period. This would somehow supplement the low food intake during normal meal periods. 

Stomach pains or upset stomach
This would usually occur when someone takes the medicine with empty stomach, and such side-effect would likewise be felt even by someone taking other medicine aside from ADHD drugs. For generally medicines should be taken not with an empty stomach.

Sleep problems
This can be lessen if regular bedtime routine would be setup which would be more effective if relaxing activities such as reading or storytelling would be employed in the process. If in the case you or child is using a stimulant type of medicine, such as Amphetamine or Dextroamphetamine, it would be wise to consult your doctor for advice. He may be able to lower the dosage or make some amendments about it.

In contrast to not being able to sleep well, others under ADHD medication would suffer daytime drowsiness which more likely to impede them in performing well or in being productive. In same manner as stated above, it would be wise to ask the doctor about it, he might advise to change the schedule of the drug intake during night time or otherwise he might lower the dosage of it.

The ones stated above are but simple remedies for simple side-effects. But in the case of severe side effects such as mood swings and even medicine rebound, it would be wise to consult your physician to be guided on the proper ways of addressing the concern. It would likely benefit you the most with the proper information that you will be given. Always remember that remedies are not cure in itself but a way of alleviating or setting right undesirable situation or condition.

Biyernes, Hulyo 31, 2015

Culprits of Memory Loss and the Aid CDP-Choline

Researchers found out that citicoline supplementation helps in improving concentration and focus of mental energy. This type of supplement is geared towards prevention or treatment of memory impairments which are primarily associated with aging.  And it is said that such compound in a form of dietary supplement is useful in treating Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD. “Citicoline, also known as cytidine diphosphate-choline (CDP-Choline) or cytidine 5'-diphosphocholine is a psychostimulant/nootropic. It is an intermediate in the generation of phosphatidylcholine from choline.”1 Since it has the presence of choline on it, it would mean that the use of it would really be beneficial not only for persons having or suffering from ADD, but for persons wanting to augment their memory and mental state in general.

However, having dealt with one of the many solutions of poor memory, it would be wise to understand how or why our memory fails us. Aside from the common culprit which is attributed to aging, there are other factors which affect our memory. Below are some of the things we should be watching out for.

Sleep deprivation
Lack of sleep causes memory loss or poor memory. It is pretty obvious that our mind needs to rest, that is why both quality and quantity of sleep affects how our memory functions. Some sleep disorders likewise contribute to such poor sleep and rest which our body and mind requires. People with sleep apnea, whose sleep is constantly interrupted, experience poor delivery of oxygen to the brain; as a result the brain is stressed, so people wake up from time to time. When not treated, sleep apnea affects spatial navigational memory.     
Some prescribed drugs are admittedly causing memory loss. Antidepressants, antihistamines, anti-anxiety medications, muscle relaxants, tranquilizers and pain medications given after surgery are said to be one of the most common culprit of it. That is why it would really be necessary to ask physician’s assistance when you are planning to administer any of those said drugs, and basically you’ll need their prescription to purchase one.
Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
The trio could really make you forget things. With the demands from coming work, family and even personal activities and goals, it really can’t be helped that you’ll mix things up or worse forget all of them. The responsibilities at work or at home and the things to do could sometimes build up into a mental clutter which cloud our mind and judgment.

Alcoholism, Smoking and Substance Abuse
This trio is a triple hit combo against sharpness of memory and mental alertness. Alcoholism or too much of it has long been recognized and even experienced by some as one of the causes of poor memory. In same way smoking and the substances present in tobacco undeniably harms the brain cells and thus reducing brain activity such as simple remembering of things. The smoke and the substance present on it harm the brain by reducing the amount of oxygen that gets to the brain. Needless to emphasize those illegal drugs can change chemicals in the brain thus it would be hard to remember things.
Nutritional Deficiency.
Since elementary years we have learned the importance of good nutrition to our body. Likewise proper nutrition is necessary for the brain to properly function. Deficiencies from vitamins and minerals which are supposed to be used by the brain as a brain food may result to abnormal brain functions. A simple relapse of memory may be triggered by the lack of nutrition, and in order to counter such deficiency, food alone is not enough. There should be supplements which would accompany the food in nourishing the body and mind of a person. Brain supplements in particular such as CDP-Choline may help in cognitive optimization, taking into consideration such supplement, improve concentration and higher level mental productivity may be experienced.

Having known the things to avoid and the supplementation to take, one would easily notice changes on how their mind functions. A certain level of mental clarity and sharpness of memory would eventually be noticed if things as advised would be taken into action.

Huwebes, Hulyo 30, 2015

Mental Sharpness with Addtabz Rx

If you wanted to stay fit and strong there are so many ways to choose from. You may select various exercises and physical activities which will meet your schedule and bodily need. As your body comes to age, types of exercises are employed in order for the body to keep up with the demands of the environment. Regular physical activities in whatever form or approach it may be, definitely would keep your organs and muscles in shape and in a way slow down the noticeable effects of aging.

Needless to say that it is not only the physical appearance that is being affected by aging, likewise mental sharpness is being affected by aging as well. Thus, in order for you to keep up with the mental demands of your environment, mental regimen should likewise be observed. Exercising your brain can help keep your mind sharp as blade and your memory intact.

Now there are so many ways on how keep your mind sharp through mental exercises and other related mental activities. Below are some of the most common yet neglected activities which will keep your mental aptitude on its optimum level.

Simply Learn

Learning new things does not stop after school or graduation. It is a must to learn new stuff every now and then, for such activity does not only challenge you personally, but it likewise poses as a mental drill for your brain. Learning new things means having new connections with your brain cells, connections made due to the new information maintains mental sharpness of your brain. That is why when you try to compare people with a job that keep them mentally active from those who slack around, you will surely notice the difference of mental alertness. Their brain is always on exercise, and one can likewise do such thing by simply pursuing a hobby or even indulging into board games such as chess or scrabbles. You may also make use of repetition as a learning tool in consonance with proper spacing out of the period of study. Such technique is very handy when you are trying to master complicated information, and in doing so your mental agility and sharpness likewise increases.

Economize Brain Use

Remove clutter mentally and physically in your daily environment. Use your mental energy in learning new things and minimize the unnecessary use of such energy just to simply remember unimportant event or object. Maximize the use of indicators or list. Take advantage of planners or organizers and sticky note for fast and effortless reference. Keep information readily accessible in order to economize the use of your brain energy so to speak. To be more precise you may make use of mnemonic. A mnemonic is any learning technique that aids information retention. “Mnemonics aim to translate information into a form that the brain can retain better than its original form. Commonly encountered mnemonics are often used for lists and in auditory form, such as short poems, acronyms, or memorable phrases.”1

Complement with a Supplement

Like the physical exercises wherein we make use of supplements and dietary products on the market, it is also beneficial and advantageous to make use of supplements for the brain. One of the standout among the other supplements in the market is Addtabz Rx. Unlike the known Adderall focus drug, this type of supplement is designed for non-ADD/ADHD users. It would only mean minimal if not no side-effects, and there would be no need of prescription in order to purchase this type of brain supplement. ““ADDTabz RX™ is a true pharmacological pill like Adderall, Ritalin & Vyvanse. ADDTabz RX™ is NOT an herbal supplement but rather a designer non-prescription pharmaceutical analog providing superior results without the side effects.”2

                        Having to consider all things in the process of keeping the mind mentally sharp, one should always put into consideration the totality of body health. In doing or experiencing something, the totality of one’s health should be put into consideration, be it physical, mental, emotional/psychological and spiritual. It is still best to consult the opinions of experts about medication and other relevant approaches.