ADHD and Gut Health

ADHD and Gut Health

Long Terms affects of ADHD Medcation are unknown, Gut Health may be the key.

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ADHD, Gut Health, & Medication

A recent article in the Neuroscience Letters focuses on a very troubling finding about ADHD treatment.  It has to do with the dangers of ADD and ADHD medication.  The study has raised serious questions about the safety of common ADHD medication.  Why?  Because these medications contain methylphenidate.  In fact, you may have heard of them.  They’re better known as Ritalin, Concerta, Daytrana, Methylin, or Aptensio. However, a major problem is the long-term consequences of this drug are unknown.

This medication is the go-to medicine to treat ADHD.  And it is often given and used without second thought.   ADHD is a serious condition that can cause focus problems, energy, memory, or behavioral problems.

This study analyzed several aspects of brain health.  These included the memory center, cortisol, oxidative stress, antioxidants, and inflammation levels. Unfortunately, the drugs caused serious stress in the test subjects.   What’s worse, THE DOSAGE DIDN’T MATTER.  Surprisingly, ALL of the medicated subjects had increased Cortisol levels.  Cortisol is the main stress hormone.   Severe impairments were also found in Social and motor behaviors.  Even small doses of the drug produced a serious decrease in social and motor behavior.

The Safe, Effective, Natural Approach

Here’s the good news.  There is an alarming amount of new evidence about gut health and brain health. Amazingly, there is a direct two way connection between our gut and brain.  This connection is commonly known as the gut brain axis.  New studies show that gut health can have a huge effect on brain function.  It can even support healthy focus and attention levels.

Do you suffer from ADHD?  Does it seriously impact your grades?  If so, don’t wait.  Give us a call and set up a consultation. We will take the time to sit down and talk with you about your problems and how it affects your life. We can even do some preliminary testing.  Then we will discuss treatment options in a friendly, no pressure environment.


After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer. His extensive knowledge of enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought after practitioner. Do you suffer from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to?  Are you sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine?  Give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.