In my opinion, the relationship between adderall and vitamin C is not well understood. Both are stimulants and both have positive effects, but just how they affect you is unknown. Most of what is known about the relation between these two substances is regarding how they help to improve attention and focus while awake. This is a huge benefit, since in many cases, one of the major symptoms associated with attention deficit disorder is distractibility, especially when focusing is difficult.
Vitamin C has been found to be effective in treating attention deficit disorder. It does this by increasing dopamine levels in the brain. Dopamine is responsible for activating neurotransmitters such as the noradrenergic and neurotransmitter roles. So, increasing dopamine naturally through adderall can potentially help treat the disorder.
The Food and Drug Administration approved adderall (a food additive) for use by children 6 years old and older. The Food and Drug Administration also approved the use of vitamin C as an antioxidant. The antioxidant effects of vitamin C are believed to be due to its presence of “antioxidants”. Antioxidants help to remove free radicals from the body. Free radicals are believed to cause diseases such as cancer.
Does Vitamin C interact with drugs like Adderall?
One of the things that we know about how adderall works is that it increases dopamine activity in the brain. But, since there is no way to determine how it may help the brain, it remains unclear as to whether or not adderall and vitamin C is useful in improving attention or impulse control in children. Some doctors believe that adderall may help improve brain function. However, others do not believe that it does. They state, “Neurotransmitters that mediate memory functioning” such as dopamine, “are not affected by the addition of vitamin C to the diet”.
There are some serious side effects associated with taking vitamin C. In one study, pregnant women were told to take adderall when they had a blood test because it contained vitamins A, D, and E. The researchers found that the women who took the vitamin C had higher levels of cortisol than the women who did not take the supplement. Also, women who took vitamin C during their first trimester of pregnancy had lower cortisol levels than those who did not take the supplement. However, researchers have stated that more research is needed to confirm these results.
Another serious side effect of vitamin C that has been studied is neurotoxicity. Neurotoxicity is the condition where the brain cells begin to die. It has been determined that there can be a relationship between high levels of vitamin C consumption and neurotoxicity. Some studies have indicated that pregnant women who took a large amount of vitamin C were at an increased risk of having babies with low birth weight. This suggests that if women continue to consume large amounts of vitamin C throughout pregnancy they may be increasing their chances of having a low birth weight baby. Other studies have indicated that there is a correlation between high levels of vitamin C consumption and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
Does Vitamin C cancel out ADHD meds?
Ascorbate is a metabolite of dopamine that helps to convert it into two possible energy producing molecules, namely energy which is used in the nerve cell regeneration process, and adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is used as a chemical energy storage in the cells. Ascorbate was first discovered in 1887 by the German psychiatrist and researcher Alfred Nobel. He discovered that when rats were fed ascorbate they exhibited a reversal in the loss of motor skills associated with old age. Ascorbate has also been found to stimulate brain function during cognitive tasks.
The potential for having an effect on ADHD, especially when combined with other medications has resulted in the common practice of combining pharmaceutical drugs such as ADHD medications with vitamins. This approach has already disclaimed many cases of medication induced hyperactivity. However, in view of the fact that there is currently no evidence to support the hypothesis that vitamins can help reduce ADHD symptoms it would seem sensible to try and get your vitamin c from natural means.