Researchers found that Flavay® worked as well as commonly prescribed medications, including Ritalin, on children and adults diagnosed with attention disorders. (6) The difference is that Flavay® nourishes the brain.
Non-drug Approach to Attention Deficit Disorder
What is ADD exactly?
ADD (and ADHD) is a baffling and frustrating disorder not only for those who have the condition, but also for their loved ones and our nation's dedicated doctors who attempt to treat it.
The frustration among physicians is due to the fact that both the National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference (1998) and the American Academy of Pediatrics Report on ADHD (2000) concur there is no known biological basis for ADHD. (1,2,3)
Prominent neurologists and physicians agree:
- "The more you study hyperactivity or ADD, the less certain you are as to what it is, or whether it is a thousand different situations all called by the same name." (4)
- "No single cause has yet been identified for ADHD. In fact, ADHD will probably one day prove to be an umbrella term for a number of associated disorders." (5)
- "There is no identified cause specific to ADD... We are left with the possibility that ADD may be a catch-all condition." (6)
- "The exact mechanism underlying ADD remains unknown." (7)
- "The position that ADHD is not a proven syndrome has many advocates, physicians as well as educators. However, whether or not a syndrome exists, it is clear that many children have difficulty in school because of an inability to attend to tasks." (8)
There are many theories as to what causes ADD, but as yet no facts. This explains why practically all physicians attempt to simply mask patients' symptoms of the disorder with powerful drugs, as their only alternative.
The problem with drug treatment of ADD, however, is the frequent and dangerous side effects it produces. More on that in a moment.
Experts' opinions differ as to what ADD actually is, causing even more grief and confusion for parents and those suffering with the symptoms. The American Psychiatric Association lists fourteen signs, of which at least eight must be present for a person to be officially classified as ADD/ADHD. These fourteen signs are:
- Often fidgeting with hands or feet, or squirming while seated.
- Having difficulty remaining seated when required to do so.
- Being easily distracted by extraneous stimuli.
- Having difficulty awaiting turn in games or group activities.
- Often blurting out answers before questions are completed.
- Having difficulty in following instructions.
- Having difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities.
- Often shifting from one uncompleted task to another.
- Having difficulty playing quietly.
- Often talking excessively.
- Often interrupting or intruding on others.
- Often not listening to what is being said.
- Often forgetting things necessary for tasks or activities.
- Often engaging in dangerous activities without considering consequences. (9)
Millions of parents are virtually frantic over the fact that not only have their children been diagnosed as having ADD, but that the prescribed treatment usually consists of powerful drugs such as Strattera (atomoxetine), Ritalin and Concerta (methylphenidate), Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine), Desoxyn (methamphetamine) or Cylert (pemoline). When stimulants are not effective, children may be given tricyclic antidepressants. (10)
As a result, many such parents have the constant sense of feeling trapped within a very bad situation:
"If I don't avail my child of these prescribed drugs... what else can I do that will help?"
What are the serious health risks in using these drugs?
Short term effects of Strattera include increased risk of suicidal thinking. Ritalin (Concerta) is scheduled in the same level as cocaine and opium by the DEA because it's addictive and for its abuse potential. A Virginia high school senior died while "snorting" Ritalin, a drug of choice among high school students. In Sweden it was withdrawn from the market in 1968.
Several authorities report that the long term consequences could be devastating. Equally disturbing is that for many children and adults, the commonly prescribed drugs do not work very well.
All of this may sound discouraging, however, it needn't be.
The good news is this:
A Completely Safe, Non-Drug Approach to Improving Attention, Focus & Concentration
—Mr. Ken P.
Thousands of grateful parents and adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD and ADHD) sufferers are discovering dramatic relief from an entirely non-drug approach.
It is an approach that is totally safe to use, employing a 100% non-toxic and natural—and powerfully effective— nutritional method. It involves the use of an antioxidant compound from France that has produced stunning health results across Europe for nearly 60 years, and many progressive doctors are beginning to recommend here in the U.S.
This compound is a perfected complex of pairs and triples of a specific molecule isolated from natural extracts. Available in an easy to swallow capsule, this highly defined polyphenol complex has been hailed by researchers as the most potent, natural antioxidant ever discovered.
Flavay® is not a drug and is readily available in the U.S. without a prescription.
Manufactured and used in France since 1950 for circulatory problems, inflammation and allergies, a more recent use of Flavay® has arisen among people suffering from a lack of concentration and attention. It is said to have begun quite accidentally when people took the product for another purpose, such as allergies, and noticed an improvement in concentration and mental focus—the classic symptoms of attention deficit.
Scientifically, how could this possibly be true? How could molecules extracted from mundane vegetal sources have a profound influence on the brain? According to scientific research, there are a number of mechanisms of action.
—Ms. Danielle S.
Many decades of studies have established that Flavay® improves circulation, including microcirculation in the brain. Flavay® is one of the few dietary antioxidants that readily crosses the blood-brain barrier to protect brain cells. The blood-brain barrier protects the brain from compounds that normally circulate in the blood. Brain cells are very sensitive to some compounds, even though they may not damage other cells in the body or even be needed by other cells. In laboratory experiments in which blood is rapidly injected into brain blood vessels, dramatically increasing the blood pressure within those vessels for a brief time, Flavay® shows a significant protective effect. (13, 14, 15)
Flavay’s® antioxidant protection of brain cells is significant as recent studies have established a connection between free radical damage and cognitive impairment. Research demonstrates that Flavay® helps regulate nitric oxide: a colorless gas produced by many different cells in the body: from endothelial cells on the walls of the arteries to the neurons in the brain to the disease-fighting cells of the immune system. Nitric oxide modulates communication between brain cells and is thereby deeply involved in concentration, learning and memory. And, by controlling the muscular tone of blood vessels, nitric oxide regulates circulation and normalizes blood flow. As long as nitric oxide is produced in the right amount, it is beneficial to the body. Overproduction of nitric oxide, however, promotes production of more free radicals in the brain, which can hamper mental function and cause memory loss and brain aging. Thus, Flavay’s® ability to help maintain the optimal level of nitric oxide profoundly influences brain (and immune) functions. (16,17)
—Mr. David S.
There is also evidence that Flavay® may help the body to regulate enzymes which control the crucial neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine, chemicals that carry messages among brain cells and are involved in excitatory responses. Flavay’s® ability to support healthy blood flow to the brain is also important to brain function. Researchers have shown that decreased blood flow to the brain plays a major role in age-related brain disorders. Flavay® may also help deliver other nutrients to the brain, such as zinc and selenium, which are essential to normal brain function, according to recent research. Preliminary studies have confirmed what many users of this remarkable complex have experienced: striking benefits in improved concentration and mental focus, the classic symptoms of attention deficit disorder. (18, 13, 14)
A preliminary study by a psychologist in Tulsa, Oklahoma, who specializes in treating attention deficit disorder, found striking benefits from these naturally-derived molecules, known as Flavay®. The researchers found that it worked just as well as the commonly prescribed stimulant medications, including Ritalin, on thirty children and adults diagnosed with ADD. The subjects were given a battery of computerized and behavior tests to judge their attention, concentration, and other important factors in ADD under various circumstances: when they were either on or off their usual stimulant medications, or on Flavay® alone. When they were off their medications, their ADD deteriorated. On their medications, they were much improved. But when they took daily doses of Flavay®, their scores and behavior were just as improved as when they took stimulant drugs. Many of the subjects also had other positive effects. (18)
Flavay Plus® Adds Synergistic Help
for Memory, Acuity, Learning and Mood
Flavay Plus® uses a synergistic blend of Flavay® with antioxidant vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients to best take advantage of the dynamic interplay among the key antioxidants and their co-factor nutrients.
Many studies show that Flavay Plus® can optimize cognition. The most famous human study showed that Flavay Plus® may raise cognitive performance to the levels typical for as much as 12 years younger. (19, 20)
—Mr. and Mrs. P.
In a four month study conducted on a group of 27 ADHD children, researchers found that 25 children exhibited improvement in learning capacity and behavior and the researchers noted that there were no adverse affects. Flavay Plus® also has the potential to stimulate the brain to produce dopamine as published, double-blind research shows that Flavay Plus® can also be helpful for depression. (19, 21)
Flavay Plus® Helps With Stress and Cortisol
The Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders reports that children with ADHD experienced abnormal rhythms in the stress hormone cortisol. (22, 16)
A double-blind, placebo-controlled study conducted in Italy shows that Flavay Plus® may lower stress hormone (cortisol) production by 30 percent. Research shows that Flavay Plus® works to keep the brain’s processes within normal limits, raising them when they are low and lowering them when they are high. So Flavay Plus® boosts the weak stress response in the elderly person and calms down exaggerated stress in the healthy young person. Both physical and mental stressful conditions cause stress hormones to be released into circulation, even in the young and healthy. The tests show that Flavay Plus® given to athletes prior to starting exercise produced an impressive degree of down-regulation of the stress hormones. The stress-induced activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis appears to have "normalized". (23)
Two more recent placebo controlled studies confirm the earlier double-blind trials: Young university students experience significantly less stress during tests when taking Flavay Plus® daily for 30 days. The students stayed more clear-headed, composed and kept a more stable mood. (11, 12)
Who can take Flavay®?
Everyone, from the very young to elderly. Flavay® is completely safe and nontoxic. After nearly 60 years of human use no adverse effects have been observed. Furthermore, intensive biological, toxicological, pharmacological and analytical research was conducted for the purpose of registering it as a medicine in France and other countries in Europe. In fact, clinical trials have been conducted in which pregnant women (troubled by varicose veins and other circulatory problems in the legs) safely used Flavay®. (13)