Friday, August 27, 2010 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) The attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug
Adderall is known to cause serious physical side effects including heart attack,
stroke, elevated blood pressure and heart rate, and even sudden death. The U.S.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is aware of this and more, but insists that
people continue taking the drug anyway.
Adderall is basically a cocktail of various amphetamine stimulants and is often referred to as "prescription speed". And because it is similar in makeup to illegal methamphetamines, it is highly addictive.
So in addition to its many side effects, users will have a difficult time functioning without Adderall once they start taking it.
Adderall also comes with a full slate of mental side effects as well as physical ones. Ironically, the drug can actually cause behavior to become worse, leaving one to wonder how or why such a drug was ever approved as a legitimate medicine to treat a disorder that it may actually aggravate.
Taking Adderall can also thwart proper brain function, increase behavioral aggression, and even cause episodes of psychosis in which the patient becomes maniacal and starts hearing voices.
In other words, it is absolutely insane for this dangerous drug to be on the market, let alone be touted as a safe medicine for children. And the FDA is aware of the seriously dangerous nature of this drug because it warned the public back in 2009 about its many extreme side effects.
The FDA conducted its own study of Adderall's effects on children and early data pointed to the fact that the drug increases the risk of sudden death in children. But neither the study nor any of the other facts about the drug's dangerous effects prompted the FDA to actually pull the drug from the market. In fact, the FDA made a point of denying the results of its own study and insisting that patients continue to take the drug.
The best way to deal with ADHD is to focus on getting proper nutrition, which includes supplementing with powerful superfoods. Cleansing the body of built-up toxins and feeding it with rich nutrients is the number one priority when trying to maintain mental clarity and boost energy and focus.
Remember to avoid excessive caffeine, refined sugars and processed foods, because these things only help to intensify the undesirable symptoms.
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