VAXA Attend Review
Attend is a homeophatic medicinal supplement designed to help those with ADD/ADHD. Since the product’s formula is mainly packed with natural herbs and extracts, Attend is quite famous amongst children with ADD/ADHD as parents assume that homeopathy is safer than prescription meds and will not cause harsh side effects. The manufacturers have made it clear that this product is not only appropriate for use by kids and students in school, but also by adults such as athletes who wish to gain more concentration. If you suffer from ADD/ADHD or know someone who does, make sure to read this review thoroughly so that you are better informed about the herbal options available in the market, such as Attend.
While we don’t doubt that Attend’s homeopathic formulation is effective, we are quite skeptical about the fact that over 95 ingredients are used.
Here’s the full list:
Kali Phosphoricum, Lithium Carbonicum 30C HPUS; Natrum Muriaticum 12C, 30C HPUS; Agaricus Muscarius, Argentum Nitricum, Fluoricum Acidum, Hyoscyamus Niger, Iodium, Kali Bromatum, Humulus Lupulus, Ignatia Amara 9C, 12C, 30C HPUS; Hypothalamus 12C HPUS; Avena Sativa 6C, 12C HPUS; Valeriana Officinalis 9C HPUS; Tarentula Hispanica 6C HPUS; Cimicifuga Racemosa 4C HPUS; Caffeinum 8X, 12X, 30X HPUS; Lithium Bromatum 8X HPUS; Magnesia Phoshorica, Natrum Phosphoricum, Natrum Suphuricum 6X HPUS. “The letters ‘HPUS’ indicate that the component(s) in this product is (are) officially monographed in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States.”
In a base of: Medium Chain Triglycerides, L-Tyrosine, Alpha-Linolenic Acid, Green Tea Powder, Trifolium Pratense, Flax Seed Powder, Phosphatidycholine, Phosphatidylethanolamine, Phosphatidylinositol, EPA, L-Isoleucine, L-Leucine, L-Valine, DL-Methionine, L-Glutamic Acid, GABA, DMAE, Ginkgo Biloba, DHA, Conjugated Linoleic Acid, Eicosatrienoic Acid (from GLA powder), Arachidonic Acid, Glycine, DL-Phenylalanine, Radix Heraclei, Caproic Acid, Caprylic Acid, Capric Acid, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Lauric Acid, Pentadecanoic Acid, Myristic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Palmitoleic Acid, Stearic Acid, Arachidic Acid (from GLA powder), Oleic Acid, L-Glutathione, Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5), Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6), L-Cysteine, L-Cystine, Pine Bark Extract 60% Procyanidins, Gotu Kola, Phosphatidylserine, NADH, L-5HTP, Chromium Nicotinate, Gelatin, Rice Flour, and Dextrose.
We certainly don’t expect you to explore every single one of those homeopathic ingredients, but it’s important to understand that the inclusion of too many substances into a single pill could cause lowered potency. Also, the more ingredients there are, the higher the possibility for potential dangerous medicinal interactions.
Overall, the ingredients included in Attend have proven to be effective for many users. However, please keep in mind that the formula does include DMAE, which has actually been banned for use in the U.S., Canada and Australia. Yikes!
Ingredients score: 17/25
Experimenting with VAXA Attend
Since none of our team members have actually been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, it would be difficult for us to determine whether the product is effective at helping with ADD/ADHD symptoms. Luckily enough, one of our colleague’s son – Luke – has been taking Attend for about 6 months now. His father said that Attend worked best and most significantly in terms of anxiety reduction; this allowed Luke to stop fidgeting and being hyperactive in class. This unfortunately only lasted for 3-4 weeks before Luke was back to square 1. It was also mentioned that the Attend capsules were difficult for Luke to swallow, so if you are planning to purchase this product for your child keep in mind that they may have a hard time consuming the capsules.
Experimenting with VAXA Attend score: 18/25
Attend can be purchased via Amazon.com for $36.95 or you could place an order on the company’s official website. For adults and teens, Vaxa recommends that you take 3-4 capsules twice daily for a month to a month and a half. Since one bottle only contains 60 capsules, it could run out within 10 days. This sure makes Attend a pretty pricey product.
Price score: 16/25
“Be Careful my son has now taken 6 weeks of the Attend 3 a day and his symptoms are WORSE!!!! More hyper. He has only suffered from attention issues and not issues with hyperactivity but the last few weeks he had become hyper and grades have fallen. I think I will go back to nothing he does better on his own. Just be aware of your own childs needs and responses It may work wonderfully for some but does not work for all. Its a game of trial and error and NEVER giving up and always loving your child for who they are!!! I wish you all luck in discovering what works for your child.” – Martha Angle on Amazon.com
Readers’ Report score: 17/25