What is ADD and ADHD?
Attention Deficit (with or without hyperactivity) Disorder (ADD/ADHD), is a medical diagnosis made in children and teenagers that suffer from inattention (inability to focus), easy distractibility, poor organization skills, impulsivity, and possible hyperactivity. It is estimated that ADD/ADHD affects over 6 million children and teenagers in the US which is over 9% of the pediatric population. As many as 2/3rds of these children also have other behavior or emotional issues including anxiety, depression, and sleep issues.
How can Good Day Chocolate help my child/teenager with ADD/ADHD?
You are probably asking, how can Good Day Chocolate help my child and/or teenager with ADD/ADHD? Some of the answers may surprise you, let's talk about our Calm Chocolate, but see here for how our Sleep or even our Energy products may be able to help.
L-Theanine for ADD/ADHD
L-theanine, one of the main components of our Calm Chocolate. The benefits of l-theanine are many, because it can act through multiple different chemical pathways in our brains. These effects include helping calm the brain down while also supporting improved concentration.
Calming down is a feat for many people suffering with ADD/ADHD, and l-theanine is a great potential helper here. But, l-theanine goes even further by also supporting the ability to concentrate and focus. How’s that for a dual benefit!? L-theanine further helps reduce anxiety and stress, which are very common concurrent issues in children and teenagers with ADD/ADHD. Good Day Chocolate Calm for Kids may be a very helpful tool for your child or teenager with ADD/ADHD.