Spirulina offers a superior source of the important vitamins and mineral deficiencies known to affect children with ADHD. It is rich in magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, copper, phosphorus, and B-vitamins, including B6 and B12. Spirulina is also extremely rich in vitamins C and E, two important antioxidants that can prevent the degradation of minerals and vitamins before they get absorbed by the body.
The nutritional content of Spirulina suggests that it could be a superior source for the important vitamins and minerals ADHD children don’t get in their modern diet. For example, one study performed on children with zinc deficiencies showed that spirulina was more effective in boosting zinc levels than supplements of zinc sulfate. Other studies have shown that zinc supplements help reduce symptoms of ADHD.
Besides being a rich source of vitamins and minerals, Spirulina has potent detoxification properties. Children with ADHD often have high levels of mercury, lead, and other toxic heavy metals in their bodies. There is evidence that Spirulina boosts detoxification and reduces the toxic load on the kidneys.