What is Adderall?
This is a medication that combines amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. These are chemicals which stimulate the central nervous system by affecting the chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control.
This medication is used in the treatment of narcolepsy and also attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It also in some instances unofficially been used to treat obesity, severe depression and sleep related disorders.
Despite the fact that Adderall gives a medicinal value, it may cause more harm to you than benefit, especially when you abuse it. As we had earlier mentioned, Adderall works by affecting the brain and nervous system chemicals and causing stimulation. This stimulating effect can be habit forming and hence making the drug addictive and patients resulting dependent on the drug. This medication also has side effects which may make it difficult for some people to use it for medication.
Which side effects can Adderall have?
The side effects of this medication are arguably many and they vary from one person to the other. There are also side effects which are common and others that are rare. It is advisable that whenever you are using this medication and you find that you are have any of these side effects, you should stop taking the medication and report to your doctor as soon as possible.
Some of the rare side effects may include:-
- Burning effect and pain when one is urinating
- The heartbeats are high and irregular
- Un usual talking and feeling of extreme happiness or sometimes sadness
- Hallucination or tremor feelings
- Unusual erection, which may be painful or lasts for long which may be up to 4 hours.
Apart from these rare side effects, there are some others which have been commonly reported from the users of the drug. These may include:-
- Prolonged dryness in mouth
- Nausea or loss in appetite and sometimes stomach pain.
- The person may face sleeping problems (insomnia)
- Irregular headache, weakness and dizziness, especially shortly after the medication is administered.
The main reason why a doctor will prescribe an Adderall treatment is because there will be need to increase the level of neurotransmitters in the brain. As we have seen above, one of the likely prescriptions that the doctor may give is the Adderall treatment. Unfortunately, this medication has very many side effects and it is a habit forming and hence it can cause dependency or addiction.
A better alternative is to use a medication which addresses these symptoms while leaving little or no side effects at all. The medications that have proven to qualify this point are the herbal and nutritional treatments. In this case, let’s look at how nutrition can be a good alternative to cure the symptoms of similar to those cured by Adderall.
This is a vitamin B for ADD which is soluble in water and must be consumed with the foods that we eat for our bodies to remain healthy. This vitamin is essential in our bodies as it act as a precursor in the production of neurotransmitter acetylcholine which is highly involved in the functioning of the brain.
Which are the foods which contain this Vitamin for add choline?
Researches have shown that as we grow older, the general capacity of our bodies to output choline declines and at the same time, some other factors can also contribute to this decline. This eventually results to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or sometimes narcolepsy. It is advisable therefore to eat foods that contain choline to increase the production of acetylcholine and hence improve our brain power and mental focus.
Apart from boosting the brain effects of the foods rich in vitamin for add choline; they also have numerous health benefits which includes; allowing the cells to keep functioning properly, prevention of buildup of harmful chemical in the blood known as homocysteine which is associated with osteoporosis and cardiac diseases. Finally they allow nerves communication with muscles.
These foods rich in vitamin for add choline include: –
- Cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and also broccoli.
- Black and kidney beans
- Eggs can also be another goods source of this nutrient, especially the egg York.
Sugar And Its Side Effects
Researches have been done to find out whether sugar has any effects in our bodies. The recent researches have shown that sugar is a “new tobacco”, worse than many addictive drugs we know and a secrete killer! It is argued according to the research done by Dr. Mark Hyman et al, that sugar is over eight times more addictive than cocaine.
The negative effects of sugar may include; addiction, non-alcoholic liver disease, diabete, belly fat among many other negative effects.
Foods Rich In Tyrosine, L-Phenylalanine And Tryptophan
These are amino acids also known as Aromatic amino acids. They are essential nutrients and they should be present in our diets. They are known to be precursors of neurotransmitter which is an essential chemical in our brains.
Some of the foods rich in these nutrients are:- meat, fish, soy proteins, eggs, vegetables, fruits just to mention a few.