Question: from Joanne
Hi, I have an 8 year old son, adopted from Russia. He is having problems and is suspected to have some fetal alcohol effects and many of the ADHD symptoms. I have had him on your Omega 3 (2 tablets a day) for a few months. He has definitely calmed down, however I am now looking for something to help with concentration. I have read numerous articles on line and have come across herbal products called "brightspark" and "focus formula" - but I am looking for something I can buy in NZ.
I was wondering whether your TB children's (tried a bottle of this but he wouldn't swallow the tablets) or whether the natural memory would be worth a go. Your memory product contains some of the ingredients recommended in the "brightspark" and focus formula products. Do you know anything about either of these products? I am finding it very difficult to decide what to try.
Answer: from Joanna Machin (Medical Nutritionist for Xtend-Life)
First of all yes, the Total Balance Children's would be ideally advised to try to balance his health overall more, which in part includes this area, at his young age. The recommended dose for his age of the Children's formula would be 3 tablets per day - 2 in the morning and one in the afternoon.
If he has problems swallowing this may just take encouragement and perseverance if he isn't used to taking tablets full stop. Children can find this hard when they are not used to it, once they do it a few times with positivity they usually find it second nature. In order to help, here are some swallowing tips that you could use: