Studies have shown that very active children may have special dietary needs. Source Naturals Attentivechild™ is designed to support your child's ability to focus - and kids love the sweet and tart taste! DMAE, a substance normally found in the brain, has been shown to help enhance mental concentration. Magnesium plays a role in neuromuscular transmission and activity. L-aspartate, an amino acid, acts as a neurotransmitter. Grape seed extract is rich in procyanidins, which have powerful antioxidant activity, and phosphatidylserine is a vital component of cell membranes, including those in the brain.
|Product: ||Attentive Child|
|Brand: ||Source Naturals (More Products)|
|Size: ||60 chewable wafers|
|Dosage: ||For ages 5 and up. Take as follows, depending on your child's weight: <75 lb = 1 to 2 tablets daily, 75 to 125 lb = 2 to 3 tablets daily, >125 lb = 3 to 4 tablets daily. Chew wafers thoroughly.|
54 Customer Reviews
It works...or it is a mighty coincidence ;)
by Mom of three
I give these pills to 2 of my 3 kiddos (the youngest is 1).
Let me start with my daughter, she is 10 now. She started 5th grade. She was diagnosed ADD--no hyperactivity--just attention issues. I have never seen her so focused. We went from Parent Teacher Conferences in the 4th grade that said she just didn't seem to pay attention or be interested, to one last week in the 5th grade where ALL of her teachers said, she is always on task and works hard and completes assignments on time. She has always been an A/B student--this year she is ALL A's!
My son, who is 8, is a VERY active BOY! I think if I didn't stay on top of him and teach him continually what is acceptable and not, he would be completely out of control and diagnosed ADHD before I could catch my breath. He has been on ATTENTIVE CHILD for about 8 months now, and we have seen improvement on his behavior. He is still active, but seems to understand better when it is appropriate to channel that energy. He is a very athletic little boy, and plays soccer, football, baseball and basketball for leagues in our town--and is always the high scorer. So it is also important that parents know how to help them channel that energy. You don't want to change the child, just help that child manage and cope with life :) He is in second grade and has gone from reading 1.5 level books at the start of the year to the most recent 3.4 level book--and it is because he can sit and focus better! He is turning into such a nice young man.
So either this stuff works or it is a HUGE coincidence. Call it what you may, we won't be stopping the pills anytime soon!
Also, my kids swallow the pill, they don't chew it...my daughter gets 2 because of her age and size and my son still just the 1.....if anyone knows if swallowing is not as good as chewing please let me know! firstname.lastname@example.org
Was this Review Helpful? Yes NoImpressed with results so far
by Mary H
My 6 year old was having a difficult time focusing and staying on task. We were getting notes from the teacher at least once a week that he wasn't doing his work and just not performing. When asked, my son said there was too much going on in his head to think. SO did some research and found Attentive Child in my local GNC. Started them over the christmas break so he would have it in his system for 2 weeks before starting back. His teacher is so impressed. She said he is like a different child and is able to focus and pay attention. The grandparents can't believe how well behaved he has been at our store after school instead of running around . The only downside is that my son does NOT like the taste so it is an argument to get him to take them. Would like to find it in a liquid form so he could take it fast and get it over with instead of the chewable that take a while to eat for him. Overall very pleased with the product.
Was this Review Helpful? Yes NoSo Far So Good!
I started my son on Attentive Child a week ago. I have an older son with ADHD that we took the medication route with him (I was much younger and less informed). I saw my son struggle and even be over medicated in our search for the "right formula". When my 6 year old started showing signs, I dug my heels in. I refused to make him go through what my older son went through. A week ago we had a parent teach conference and I knew that it was time to search for an alternative. I found Attentive Child and started him on it immediately. We saw an instant improvement in his behavior, and it gets better every day. I am very pleased with this product and have already recommended it to others. Thank you!
Was this Review Helpful? Yes Nostill concerned
i have more of a question about this product. My son is 6 and grade wise is doing amazing in school however is struggling with not talking and staying focused when he needs to. Hes been on this for 3 days and wondering how long before i notice a difference and if this is the right supplement for him to be on?
Was this Review Helpful? Yes NoOnce Worried Mother
This product is great! My 6 year old takes it along with the DHA and I noticed a difference the first day. He went from two thumbs down to two thumbs up over night in his school performance. Worried that we would struggle forever with this because of a heart condition keeping him from taking any prescription medication for ADD I am so happy that we found this!
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6 Customer Opinions
Stay at home mommy
My son is 5 years old and was just diagnosed with ADHD. My brother and father both have it and the prescription meds that they were put on affected them both in a very negative way. My brother is in his twenties now and I remember him being on at least 5 different medications before they stopped them completely when he was 15 and addicted to them. He never finished high school and is jobless and living with our parents still. Obviously I don't want that for my son and after his doctors appointment I immediately began researching alternatives. I came across Attentive Child and found it at our Better Health store and after reading so many positive reviews my husband and I are excited to start him tomorrow! I will post another review soon!
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by concerned mom
My 6 year old daughter has never been diagnosed with adhd but I have noticed she has a little difficulty focusing and paying attention, she's a very smart child but she is struggling with her class and homework. My question is, do you think these vitamins would help her even though she does not have adhd?
Was this Opinion Helpful? Yes NoWill start this tomorrow...
My daughter is 8 and has ADHD, but (thankfully) cannot take meds because of her small frame and low weight.
I have been researching all of the recent ADHD studies, and it would seem that a significant number of children diagnosed with ADHD also have magnesium and zinc deficiencies. Low magnesium may also be implicated in impairing EPA levels as well (omega-3 component).
Since there is no down side to taking these supplements (Attentive child & Omega 3 with EPA), there is no reason for me not to try this.
I would do anything to give my daughter the chance to have less difficulty at school.
I have been using the Omega-3 supplements for a few weeks, but I can't say that I've seen any improvements yet. I think I've heard that it can take a while.
Rather than taking a wait-and-see-approach, I am going to buy Attentive Child wafers tomorrow to complement the omega-3.
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