Science Explains 9 Deficiencies That Make ADHD Worse
The body needs magnesium for muscle and nerve function, as well as blood pressure and blood glucose regulation. For someone with ADHD, magnesium helps with better sleep and relief from sore muscles, headache, and anxiety. Evidence suggests that frequent irritability and aggression in someone with ADHD can be tied to magnesium deficiency. Unfortunately, eating processed food can diminish the amount of magnesium present in the body, while some maintenance medications also have the same effect. If you are taking meds, ask your doctor about this side effect and change your treatment if it will help.