An image of a gray chalkboard of a head with arrows around it that represents confusion and distraction. Below the head are the letters "ADHD" written with chalk.
An image of a gray chalkboard of a head with arrows around it that represents confusion and distraction. Below the head are the letters "ADHD" written with chalk.

ADHD is a mental condition affecting millions of people daily, including children, teenagers, and adults alike. Getting the condition professionally diagnosed and treated is crucial, but other methods can help you manage your symptoms. In this post, we will discuss the top vitamins for ADHD and how they may help.

What is ADHD? 

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a neurodevelopmental disorder typically occurring in children and lasting well into adulthood. This condition is characterized by a person’s inability to focus on individual tasks, high energy levels, lack of interest, and difficulty listening to social cues or acting rationally.

The disorder is characterized by the patient’s brain causing a disconnection between the reward center and the release of brain chemicals that allow us to feel awake, causing them to be unable to focus and jump from one activity to the next, seemingly at random.

While medication is essential to manage ADHD, vitamins can help correct some of the natural hormonal imbalances the person experiences, making the symptoms less frequent or severe. Additionally, vitamins are good for maintaining overall health.

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Vitamins and Minerals for ADHD

A POV of a patient looking at his male psychologist while he is smiling and holding his eyeglasses in his hands.Here, we have compiled a description of some of the most beneficial vitamins for ADHD.

Vitamin B6

B6 is one of the most critical vitamins1 for fighting symptoms of ADHD. It may help increase focus and alertness and reduce fatigue, which also helps with brain fog and other issues that patients suffer from.

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is essential for overall immune health, but recent research points to a B12 deficiency as a contributor2 to worsening symptoms of ADHD. Improving B12 levels through food or supplements may limit some of the more severe episodes of ADHD.


Zinc is crucial in preventing colds and other illnesses that may improve ADHD symptoms related to impulsive behavior. Studies have begun to show positive results in controlling impulsive behavior and hyperactivity in patients with ADHD, though not inattentiveness.


Magnesium is another mineral that may help calm ADHD symptoms.3 Supplementation with magnesium may even alleviate the adverse effects of medication prescribed for ADHD. Patients can better adjust to tapering off their medication, leading to fewer episodes of crashing once the drug wears off.


Studies have shown that an iron deficiency can worsen the symptoms of ADHD.4 Using iron supplements to correct the deficiency may improve mood and reduce negative behaviors while dealing with ADHD. Iron deficiency can also lead to a problem known as anemia, which is potentially serious if gone untreated.

Vitamin D

One consequence of ADHD is low levels of vitamin D.5 Doctors do not yet know why vitamin D deficiency is worse in patients with ADHD. Still, it makes supplementing vitamin D levels all the more critical.

Potential benefits of vitamins for ADHD 

There are several ways that these and other vitamins help with ADHD.

  • First, they may reduce symptoms of hyperactivity and improve focus, resulting in the individual being better able to control their impulsive behavior and concentrate on school or work.
  • They may also enhance certain brain functions that are less functional for children or adults with ADHD.
  • They may boost cognitive function, reduce inattentive and impulsive behavior, and improve the patient’s overall wellness so that when they try to focus, they are better equipped to do so.

Sources of vitamins for ADHD 

iv bag with different kinds of fruit insideThere are two primary ways to ensure someone with ADHD gets the necessary vitamins.

Make sure they have a balanced healthy diet. While some minerals are rarer than others, improving your overall vitamin levels with foods like vegetables and fruits improves overall health and symptoms of ADHD.

Use vitamin supplements. Oral supplements are convenient as they can be purchased at most grocery stores or pharmacies, but they can take a long time because the body digests and absorbs them. A faster and more effective option is IV transfusion to get the person the minerals they need immediately.

Risks and precautions of vitamins for ADHD 

Remember that having too much of a good vitamin or mineral can be dangerous. You should also check with a doctor before starting a supplement regime to ensure it doesn’t counteract anything else you are taking, such as medication for ADHD. List all known medications and any health concerns you may have, and talk with your doctor to find out if there are any potential complications or risk factors.


Vitamins may help manage the symptoms of ADHD. Some patients with ADHD are more prone to vitamin deficiencies than others, which can worsen the symptoms. Eat a healthy diet and talk with your doctor about supplementing some of the critical nutrients needed to maintain a healthy body and fight off the symptoms of ADHD. You may see a drastic improvement in behavior and focus.

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Vitamin IV Therapy - Frequently Asked Questions

What is IV therapy, and how does it work?

IV therapy is a process in which fluids, vitamins, minerals, and/or medications are administered into the bloodstream via a catheter. The catheter is inserted into a blood vein, the IV infusion bag is hung over the patient’s head, and gravity slowly drips the contents of the bag into the patient’s bloodstream.

Who can benefit from IV therapy?

Individuals in many walks of life can benefit from IV Therapy, including:

  • Athletes wanting to recover from an intense workout quickly
  • Busy parents who need a natural pick-me-up energy boost
  • Individuals who struggle with low vitamin levels or digestive absorption issues
  • Travelers who want to overcome jet lag quickly
  • Individuals who want fast relief from hangover or stomach flu symptoms
  • Individuals who want a quick infusion of beauty-boosting vitamins and minerals

What types of IV therapy treatments are available?

Drip Hydration offers a wide range of IV treatment options. Our IV infusions contain vitamins, fluids, minerals, electrolytes to help address many health and wellness targets.

We offer the following IV therapy treatments:

  • Dehydration
  • Energy Boost
  • Hangover
  • Immune Boost
  • Stomach Flu
  • Myer’s Cocktail
  • Recovery
  • Beauty
  • Super Immune
  • All-Inclusive
  • NAD+
  • NAD+ Boost
  • Iron

What are the benefits of IV therapy?

IV therapy offers many potential wellness benefits, including:

  • Rehydration
  • Boost low levels of vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes
  • Help boost immune health
  • Help provide fast relief from symptoms of hangovers, stomach flu, headaches, jet lag, and more

In addition to these benefits, specialty treatments such as NAD+ may provide additional anti-aging, metabolic, and neurological benefits.


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[2] Yektaş Ç, Alpay M, Tufan AE. - Comparison of serum B12, folate and homocysteine concentrations in children with autism spectrum disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and healthy controls. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2019 Aug 6;15:2213-2219. doi: 10.2147/NDT.S212361;

[3] Hemamy M, Heidari-Beni M, Askari G, et al. - Effect of Vitamin D and Magnesium Supplementation on Behavior Problems in Children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Int J Prev Med. 2020 Jan 24;11:4. doi: 10.4103/ijpvm.IJPVM_546_17;

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