Calming Supplement for ADHD

Have you ever wondered if there was a calming supplement for ADHD? Or if  L-theanine or GABA might be helpful? 

If so, read on because that’s what this post is all about! 

What is L-Theanine? 

For any of you who aren’t familiar, L-theanine is an amino acid that is found in green, black and white teas, plus can be taken in supplement form.  

It has relaxing properties without making you feel drowsy. It can be used to make you feel calmer, improve attention span and focus, and support restful sleep. It can also help protect the heart and brain, plus help to regulate blood pressure and reduce symptoms of schizophrenia.

The best natural way to obtain L-theanine is to drink several cups of quality green tea and other teas every day.

L-theanine is safe when taken in supplement form, but will reduce effects of blood pressure medications and stimulants, so always be sure to talk to your doctor before starting any new supplementation.

What is GABA?

GABA (short for gamma-aminobutyric acid) is a primary calming neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. It plays a role in the body’s ability to handle stress, and it also affects focus and concentration. 

These two supplements by themselves can be helpful for some people, but I especially LOVE it when they are combined, because they provide the calming effects without causing a person to feel drowsy.

My absolute favorite formulation of this is called Calming Thrive

Sometimes I use this particular supplement as part of my protocols. 

I love it because of a few reasons. 

One, it contains both GABA & L-Theanine. 

Two, it comes in an easy-to-use liquid which is perfect for kids who can’t yet swallow pills. 

And three, I also love it because, since it’s taken by mouth and held in the mouth for 30 seconds before swallowing, it has rapid absorption into the body, providing that calm, focus, and concentration quickly. 

But first…

Now, that being said, I do want to add that you should always start with food. 

You can’t supplement your way out of a poor diet! 

Food is always our first medicine! We go there FIRST to try to improve the state of  the gut. 

Then, once the dietary changes are made, that’s when I might discuss supplementation. 

If you’re unsure where to start with your diet, I recommend starting with my FREE MASTERCLASS. This will provide you with LOTS of information to get started. 

Now, back to supplementation. 

Supplementation should be tailored to each individual in order to address specific healing opportunities and to provide support to each individual body. 

Some children are helped by supplements that are targeting certain minerals and vitamins, but other children see no effects whatsoever, or worse, they see negative effects! 

Many of the families I work with want a more targeting approach to healing the underlying stressors in their child’s body. 

They don’t want to just add in random supplements that their child may or may not really need. 

So they start by doing functional lab testing. Then, when we get the results back and see what specific stressors their child’s body is having, we can target our supplementation to fit them specifically.

Now, I don’t want to go into a ton of details on testing right now, but watch this video if you are interested in learning more about lab testing. 

In summary, GABA and L-theanine, especially when combined in this formula, can be a great support to our kids with ADHD, but this can never be the be-all-and-end-all solution. 

Food is a critical piece of the puzzle, and so are other natural supports. 

I want to offer one other thing to those of you still reading. 

I’ve cleared some time in my calendar and in the calendar of my team members so that we can talk with any of you who would like to get some ideas on how to naturally reduce ADHD symptoms. 

These calls are 100% free, with no strings attached. 

Here’s what you can expect on that call: 

The first thing we’ll do is talk about your child’s health history and what things you’ve tried in the past and why they haven’t worked. 

Then, we’ll look at your goals for your child and family-why you want to reach them and what might have prevented you from reaching them up to this point.  

Finally, based on what we uncover in the first 2 steps, we will share a customized game plan specifically for your family to fight your child’s ADHD symptoms with food and natural solutions.

Of course, if you’d like our help, we can discuss what working together looks like.

But, regardless of whether you work with me or not, I want you to get to a good place with your child with ADHD. I want you to have hope for the future. 

And I’d love to chat about some strategies to help you in the journey! 

So if this is something you are interested in, book that free call today

For more details about how you can help reduce your child’s ADHD symptoms, sign up for my free online webinar today here.

And as always, I am not a medical doctor and the above post is based on my experience. No information on this site should be relied upon to make a medical diagnosis, treat, prevent or cure any disease or medical condition.