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What’s A Good Protein Product To Give My Son With ADHD?

Q: What’s A Good Protein Product To Give My Son With ADHD?

Lauren

A: Most ADHD children are athletes so this is a very good question that I have been dying to answer! I do not know why haven’t blog about this sooner. I use a unique amino acid supplement called PeptoPro from Protein Factory. Often times teen athletes are told by their coaches to start on 40g or more of either a protein drink or bar 3-4 times day to “Bulk” up. I adamantly disagree!! For one thing those drinks and bars are loaded with sugar and have artificial color, flavor, and preservatives which is horrible for ADD/ADHD. Children and teenagers have no business taking in that large amount of protein. Their organs are still developing and that amount of protein is very hard on their kidneys and other organs. Plus I was told by a Biochemist that teaches at University of North Carolina that your body can only process 17-20g of protein at a time. However, I do agree with the the masses in the body building world that an individual wanting to achieve LARGE body mass should consume protein every 2-3 hrs. 

So why does an individual need to drink or eat all that protein? Because in order for your body to build muscle mass it has to break down the protein first and convert it to amino acids. PeptoPro allows your body to skip the process of breaking down protein and provides you with “water soluble” amino acids. This is the first amino acid product of it’s kind out there today. Other amino acids are not water soluble. Being water soluble makes the protein more digestible because they are quickly taken up by the gut and are released into your bloodstream WITHOUT digestion (just like Biometics). It totally bypasses the exhausting burden that your body must go through to digest protein. As soon as I read “water soluble” I ordered this product. The whole reason why I’m so in love with Biometics Liquid Supplements line is because of their patent process that converts all fat soluble vitamins to water soluble allowing your body to absorb your supplements quickly and also lets you flush out what your body doesn’t use.

If you have more question, just call the company. That’s what I did and they transferred me to some guy (Alex) that was more than willing to answer any of my questions or concerns. I asked him how much should my entire family take. He said 1 tsp 2-3 times daily. He said friends of his that were body builders take 3 tsp (1 tbsp) total a day. He said he also gives this to his son just because it’s good for him. Because PeptoPro is the BEST mixing protein EVER it will actually turn clear when mixed in water and mixes up so quickly. He gives 1 tsp to his son in his favorite juice once a day. Also this product can be used before work out, during work out, and after work out. Take PeptoPro on an empty stomach. If you eat food especially protein before taking PeptoPro, your body will have to focus on breaking down the protein first before it can absorb the amino acids. You should wait about 20-30 mins before you eat.

Here’s the link: http://proteinfactory.com/shop/product.php?productid=823&cat=0&page=1. Below are the additional items I order in this product.

PeptoPro

Options:
Flavor:  Real Strawberry
Sweetener:  None
Aminogen:  Yes
Carbogen:  Yes
Glutamine Peptides:  Yes
MicroLactin:  Yes
Muscle Cocktail:  L-Glutamine
Peak ATP:  Yes
Vitamins & Minerals:  Yes

$36.70   1 $36.70  

You can mix this stuff right up in your Biometics AM drink or right before bed in your Cal/Mag after it stops fizzing. Ooor you can make a protein shake with it. For example, if Charlie wants a shake he will pour 6-8ozs of either unsweetened coconut milk, soy milk, rice milk, almond milk, etc into his Bullet (Target). He will add less than 1/8 tsp of “Pure”Stevia Extract powder http://nunaturals.com/product/46. Because this stuff is “Pure it’s extremely powerful!!!! A bottle will last you FOREVER. He will sometimes add 1 tbsp of organic peanut butter. Mix all this up in your bullet for 30 secs. It’s soooo delicious. If he’s feelin like his taste buds want chocolate flavoring, he will add anywhere from 1 tsp to 1/2 tbsp of Chatfield’s Carob & Compliments Powder (No chocolate, cocoa, or caffeine).

Enthusiastically yours,

Shirley Highers

www.addnaturalremedy.com

When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they are taking better care of it.

 

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Charlie Ends The Year With All A’s
I haven’t gotten the official report card in the mail yet but when I went on line to check his grades this is what was posted. Maybe his grades will be higher when I receive his report card……I hope away.  Many ADD/ADHD parents tell me that I’m so lucky since Charlie is very smart. First of all, the majority of ADD/ADHD are extremely intelligent! They just happen to not care about grades or school. They want to engage in activities that offer quick dopamine fixes. Other ADD/ADHD are not able to focus because they’re body and brain chemistry are completely out of whack. Here are a few things that help us to help Charlie stay focus:1. We stay on top of his supplement and diet…..ALWAYS!

2. We go on line to check Charlie’s grades every Friday. If his grades do not reflect his potential, well then he loses time doing what he wants to do. When he disagrees with his punishment he has to write an essay about what he could have done differently to have gotten a better grade or in most cases not to have received a 0 for not turning in homework, etc. And when Charlie rages out in full protest, he has to write an essay and do yard work.

3. When Charlie’s grades are good for that week, he gets money and more time to do what he loves doing. But starting on Sunday evening after dinner he has to focus on school. If he doesn’t have school work then his daddy gives him exercises for personal development (which always involves reading and writing). Because of this Charlie always find something to work on for school. Sometimes he will just work ahead or start studying for a quiz that he may have on Wednesday or something.

It sounds so simple but you would be surprise how many times this child will push or test us. Its the same regime every week, Charlie knows exactly what he has to do to get what he wants, and that fricking child of ours will demand an explanation when he loses his free time over not turning in school work. He’ll tell us how he’s the only kids that has to write stupid essays and how none of his friends have to do this or how ALL of his friends have B’s and C’s and that their parents are happy that their kids are at least passing their classes. This is usually the time I begin to unravel and start yelling BUT fortunately for me my husband steps in and will show no reaction to Charlie’s tantrum. Eventually Charlie knows he can not win against my husband because it’s almost impossible to piss off his dad. Chuck will ask Charlie questions: “Well if you absolutely didn’t have time to do your school work then that means you did have time to do it? There is an opposite to everything in this world. There’s an up and down, front and back, cold and hot, etc. The time you have is the time you make. Where could you have made more time to get this work done, etc….” He will keep asking questions that makes Charlie think…..which he absolutely HATES. Charlie doesn’t even want to fight anymore. It’s funny too because I always thought all this stuff just went in one ear and out the other. But sometimes I will over hear Charlie’s conversation on his cell phone and I’ll be dang if he’s not repeating advise we give him to his girlfriend or friends. Too funny….now if only we could get him to live by it. I’m sure it will come……probably more likely to happen after college.

FYI, that was not always the case especially in our early years on this journey. We would get sooooo mad at him, we would scream in that lower devil tone where our entire neighborhood could hear. So I guess you can say WE ALL have come a really long way with our personal development. If there is a tip I could pass to other parents, BE CONSISTENT. Remember ADD/ADHD run about 3 years behind in maturity than other kids their age. They will eventually get the lesson…..they just seem to like to learn or do things the hard way.

Wisdom Literature Bible Honors                           91.92%
Biology I Honors                                                   94.05%
World History Honors                                           89.74%
Geometry Honors                                                102.9%
Algebra II Honors                                                97.98%
PE 9 G                                                                    95%
Spanish I                                                              96.92%
English Grammar II Honors                                  92.73%

Pretty awesome grades huh? I’m soo proud! Just know it wasn’t always this way. There was a time when we use to sit up all night in our kitchen trying to keep Charlie focus so we could help him with his homework. Nothing was worse than being completely exhausted from a days work and here you are up till 10pm trying to help your child with homework that he’s not even half way through yet and when you ask him, “Do you understand what I just explained?”……he’s fricking daydreaming.

One of the most important things we have learned from going to self development seminars and reading personal development books, is that LUCK is when opportunity and preparation meet.

P.S Sorry I haven’t been on top of these blogs. With Charlie getting out of school, I have some how been assigned designated driver. So I been spending my days and evenings taking Charlie and his friends every where. I literally wake up and go to sleep to a whole house of boys. Constantly cleaning up after them and then the time it takes to feed them too. Gessh, I tell you!…..But honestly I wouldn’t have it any other way :).

Enthusiastically yours,

Shirley Highers

www.addnaturalremedy.com

When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they are taking better care of it.