Question about a supplement: Has anyone heard of it?
Hi, back again. This seems to be my week of woes. 8-( Just wondering if anyone's heard of a brain supplement called PETA Happy, Calm and Focused. Supposedly it's the #1 non prescription brain supplement recommended by drs. It's an all natural amino acid approach, and it's said to help w/ mood, behavior, focusing, stress.... So of course I looked it up b/c I'm always searching for that miracle pill for my 6 yr old son who has focusing issues. I'm not a huge fan of prescription meds, especially at such a young age. So come to find out, this company offers free samples for first time buyers. I thought, what do I have to lose, so I ordered one. Just this morning I decided to try it on myself being it's all natural and since I'm always stressed. It's only the first day so I don't notice anything. I'm not even sure it'll work, but then again who knows. Anyway, I was hoping to find someone who uses or has used this supplement and hear about their experience. I've done the research, and according to all the reviews I've found, PETA keeps coming up #1. The only problem I learned is that it's supposedly not suitable for children under 12. I made an appt w/ my son's pediatrician to discuss our options and to see if it's possible to cut the dose in 1/2 for him.
In the past, I've posted about another product called Attend which sounds really good, but I just read not so great things about it. I never tried it, though.
I realize medication is probably the most effective way to go, but I can't help worrying about the side effects. I currently give my son Omega 3 fish oil which I know has many great health benefits, but we haven't seen any improvement in his focusing. I'm open to any other suggestions as well, as I want to do whatever I can to help my son. Thanks to all who reply.