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Continuing Medical Education Credits for Health Professionals
As you may have already heard, a study featuring Daily Essential Nutrients (DEN) for the treatment of pediatric ADHD was recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. The study evaluated whether a specialized blend of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) benefits attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and irritability.
Reading the study qualifies health practitioners to receive Continuing Medical Education credits (CME) which can be accessed here.
The study "Micronutrients for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Youth: A Placebo-Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial," evaluated the benefits of DEN for unmedicated children ages 6-12 who suffer from ADHD and irritability and was featured on the cover of the May 2022 issue of the JAACAP journal.
In addition to ADHD symptoms such as inability to focus and hyperactivity, the researchers evaluated peer conflict, oppositional defiance, and disruptive mood dysregulation in the children.
In the results, the DEN treatment provided a "significant benefit" over the placebo in children with ADHD and irritability. Participants taking DEN were three times more likely than placebo recipients to be treatment responders, based on clinician ratings citing "much" or "very much" improved in overall symptoms. Parents also rated the children in the DEN group as being significantly less aggressive towards their peers than in the placebo group.
In contrast with conventional ADHD treatments, which are known to suppress appetite and cause growth suppression, participants in the DEN group also grew statistically significantly taller (6mm in only 8 weeks) compared to the placebo group.
In this study, DEN was also deemed safe by researchers. The children taking the specialized blend of micronutrients of DEN showed no differences in side effects compared to the placebo group. Despite the high dosage, researchers stated, "The micronutrient treatment was both acceptable and well-tolerated, with a 93% retention rate...This finding is consistent with previous micronutrient studies." The dosage of nutrients in DEN, while high, is well within established safe levels.
After the 8-week study period, researchers noted not only improvements in overall ADHD symptoms but also improvements in the following:
This landmark double-blind study replicates a previous double-blind study in children with ADHD also carried out using DEN and comes on the heels of many other blinded and non-blinded clinical trials, which all show marked improvements in study participants for symptoms such as mood dysregulation, anger, and irritability.
Daily Essential Nutrients is available in both capsule and powder form at HardyNutritionals.com. Health practitioners who read the study are eligible for Continuing Medical Education credits (CME) here.