Cranberries and blueberries have the presence of something called oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs), which are showing to have quite a lot of success int he treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). OPCs have been shown to help prevent neurological aging, improve the stability and quality of one’s mood, boosting the barrier between the blood and the brain, and enhancing brain-derived neurotrophic factor. All of these positive contributions have been shown to decrease the neurological symptoms associated with ADHD in children.
- Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed disorder in children in the US and it rose about 41 percent in the last decade.
- ADHD is a disorder that makes it quite impossible for a person to control impulsive behaviors and pay attention. It starts from childhood and can extend to adulthood.
- The drugs presently being used to treat the condition are disappointing because they have short-term effects and work only in 30 percent of the patients.
“In some tests, patients reported improvements in their ability to pay attention, as well as their focus and social interactions after receiving OPC supplements”