Course curriculum

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    OPCs for ADHD

    • Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPCs) for the Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder by Dr. James Greenblatt

    • OPC Quiz

Learning Objectives

OPCs (oligomeric proanthocyanidins) have emerged as a promising adjunct treatment for ADHD, supported by scientific research and historical evidence of their safety and efficacy. Studies indicate that OPCs benefit brain function by regulating neurotransmitter activity, supporting neuronal growth, and reducing oxidative damage. Zinc and copper, essential trace minerals, play crucial roles in brain health, with imbalances linked to ADHD symptoms. OPC supplementation has shown promise in restoring optimal mineral levels and reducing copper-zinc imbalances associated with ADHD. Furthermore, OPCs have been observed to improve cognitive performance and alleviate ADHD symptoms without adverse side effects, making them a valuable therapeutic option in ADHD treatment.

  • Understand the role of OPCs (oligomeric proanthocyanidins) in supporting brain function and alleviating ADHD symptoms.

  • Explore the scientific evidence supporting the use of OPC supplementation as an adjunct treatment for ADHD.

  • Identify the importance of zinc and copper in brain health and their association with ADHD symptoms.

  • Recognize the benefits of OPC supplementation in restoring optimal mineral levels and reducing copper-zinc imbalances in individuals with ADHD.

  • Evaluate the historical use of OPCs as medicine and its alignment with modern research findings on their safety and efficacy.

  • Appreciate the potential of OPCs in improving cognitive performance and addressing ADHD symptoms without adverse side effects.