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Dietary intervention to reduce adderall

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 15, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I was hoping to find out if anyone knowledgable to possible dietary interventions that may augment dopamine functioning can help me get off my adderall habit (doctor approved, no worries). The problem is that normally, and even before i ever took adderall, i lack any motivation and save everything to last minute. I also have problems concentrating for more than 30 mins max, as I get very fatigued. When i take a very small dose of adderall (5mg), the change is very subtle, but all that i need. I start to feel focused and able to continue my work. I've experimented with higher doses and rest assured the euphoria that drugs supply is amply there, so i stick with the lower dose. Anyways, what dietary methods should i implement to help get off this?!

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Tests for B12 indicate how much you're getting from your diet, and may not be indicative of what you're getting at the cellular level. I test normal on B12, but I have some genetic mutations which make it difficult for me to convert B12 from one form to another, and thus I have difficulty getting utilizing it. I found that cyanocobalamin and hydroxocobalamin don't do anything for me, but methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin (along with folate) make the difference between functional and not functional for me.

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on October 15, 2012
at 09:26 PM

Omega 3's have been suggested for children with ADD/ADHD. Neptune Krill Oil is a good source, if you don't eat enough fish. I'd suggest 1000 mg/day & see how you feel after 3 months.

Also make sure you are Vitamin D3 and Magnesium replete.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16777670

http://drclark.typepad.com/dr_david_clark/2010/07/adhd-linked-with-2-vitamin-mineral-deficiencies-.html

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on October 15, 2012
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The fatigue and difficulty concentrating make me think you may be deficient in methylcobalamin (B-12) and/or folate (B-9). You could get tests done, or just supplement with them (make sure to get good brands, like jarrow methyl B-12 lozenges, and solgar folate) and see if you notice a difference.

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on October 16, 2012
at 04:27 AM

I wish I knew the answer to this as well. I hoped B12 and omega 3s would help but my levels are fantastic and I still have no motivation whatsoever

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on October 21, 2012
at 03:21 PM

Tests for B12 indicate how much you're getting from your diet, and may not be indicative of what you're getting at the cellular level. I test normal on B12, but I have some genetic mutations which make it difficult for me to convert B12 from one form to another, and thus I have difficulty getting utilizing it. I found that cyanocobalamin and hydroxocobalamin don't do anything for me, but methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin (along with folate) make the difference between functional and not functional for me.

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