When under the care of a physician, the
Attend ADHD / ADD Strategy Pac may be useful to nutritionally supplement the
strategy being utilized. Attend is formulated to supply the essential
nutrients the body needs for the entire neural network. Memorin+ provides
nutritional support to aid the body in memory retention, making learning
easier and with less frustration. Extress aids the body's natural process in
minimizing and controlling unpredictable mood fluctuations.
What Is Attention Deficit Disorder?
There are a number of children and adolescents who experience problems of
over activity and Attention Deficit, causing themselves and those who care
for them significant distress and a wealth of negative unsatisfactory
experiences. There’s often nothing more frustrating than seeing, or being, a
child/adolescent who experiences learning problems, or LD (Learning
Disorder) and ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder - Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder). These individuals may often be out of control,
over-stimulated, under-stimulated, or experience uncontrolled stimulation
patterns throughout their sensorium, exhibiting behavioral patterns which
are difficult to explain and which often disrupt an entire household.
Attention Deficit Disorder (and its many forms: ADD/ADHD/LD) is a
dysfunction of the Central Nervous System (CNS), most specifically the
Reticular Activating System, which results in difficulties of maintaining
attention and concentration, learning and memory, as well as involving an
inability to process and sort out incoming information or stimulus from both
an individual’s inner (subjective) and outer (objective) worlds. It may
manifest itself in undue passivity or inattentiveness, or unruly,
uncontrollable, aggressive hyperactivity in affected individuals. Attention
Deficit is often overly frustrating, overwhelming and stressful to affected
individuals, resulting in significant emotional and psychological problems.
Thus, Attention Deficit globally interferes with all forms of learning, both
academic and experiential, including the processes of socialization.
What Are The Causes Of Attention Deficit Disorder?
Attention Deficit Disorder is a limiting metabolic dysfunction of the
Reticular Activating System, the center of consciousness that coordinates
learning and memory, and which normally supplies the variety of appropriate
neural connections necessary for smooth information processing and clear,
non-stressful attention. This metabolic dysfunction first restricts the
development of neural connections and the required neural density needed for
efficient, multi-varied processing (i.e., perceptual processing equipment of
the body, the “wiring hardware,” is in scant supply). Secondly, this
“hardware” limitation subsequently leads to secondary imbalances of
neurotransmitter production (i.e., the “programming switches” or “software”
which turns the hardware “on” and “off,” such as dopamine and norepinephrine),
and faulty neuro-buffering which produces further imbalances in right and
left hemispheric processing.
How Does This “Hardware” Deprivation Affect Learning and Memory?
Memory and associative patterns (engrams) constantly require newly generated
neural connections within the brain with increasing amounts of
neurotransmitters and buffers to serve those connections (synapses). When
neural building materials are lacking, demand for further connectivity
cannot easily be fulfilled, interfering with the efficient processing of
information, and frustrating the AD individual, making learning enormously
difficult, if not impossible. In other words, neural “hardware” remains in
limited production (there’s not enough of it), and the supply of new
“roadways” or “wiring” cannot keep up with the demand (increasing stimulus
or “traffic”) for new neural connections within the Central Nervous System
(CNS). Thus, demands for new learning, memory, and the management of
information processing cannot be satisfied.
What Are The Effects Of Not Having Enough “Hardware Connections”?
Insufficient “connections” result in existing neural pathways being
repeatedly overworked and over stressed, often resulting in complete
gridlock or shutdown so that nothing gets processed thereafter. This, most
noticeably, generates frustration, bewilderment and behavioral problems in
the Attention Deficited individual.
How Does This Limitation Affect An Individual’s Perceptual Abilities?
Although Attention Deficit starts in the brain, it really involves the
entire sensorium (vision, smell, touch, hearing, etc.) as well as the inner
world of cognition and emotion. When deprived of the required number of
neural connections needed to process the “traffic” smoothly, competition
between various stimulus results. Overly competitive stimulation from
multiple external and internal sources (too much visual stimulation, too
much sound stimulation, too many internal feelings and emotions, etc.) can
cause undue frustration, irritation, aggression and anxiety. When the brain,
or more specifically, the limited neural network or “wiring,” is overly
taxed in this regard, it becomes unable to “tune in” or focus on some
stimulation, while “tuning out,” or “turning down” (attenuating) other
This lack of ability to focus on some particular stimulus while attenuating
others, creates undue “noise” in the perceptual systems within the brain.
For the Attention Deficit individual, this perceptual “neural-noise” is so
undifferentiated, so overly noxious and continuous that it appears to be
competitively assaultive, crippling any attempt to concentrate on one
stimulus while attenuating others. So intrusive and uncontrollable is this
“noise” that feelings of helplessness and anxiety are often overwhelming,
forcing an Attention Deficit individual to look for ways in which to survive
the assaultive nature of their world.
A number of strategies are possible, but two are generally the most common
and most easily documented. The first is that of an ADHD individual. ADHD’s
are hypothesized to have ample supplies of Acetylcholine and clear,
lipofuscin-free, unobstructed Cholinergic pathways, allowing them to
actively compete and overwhelm the intrusive messages from outside. Thus,
ADHD individuals attempt to operate at a “noisier” or “more active” level
(becoming intensely hyperactive) in order to compensate for the “noise” in
their world. Most simply, ADHD individuals are for the most part simply
trying to “shout-down” the crowded array of competing stimulation within
their brain. And they usually win, although only for the short term. The
more they assert themselves over the “noise,” the more tired and worn they
But the picture is slightly different for the ADD and LD individual. ADD’s
and LD’s are hypothesized to have low Acetylcholine levels and adverse
lipofuscin populations within the Cholinergic neural pathways, making a
competitive response more difficult and trying. Here, another strategy of
deflection is practiced. For both an ADD and LD individual it becomes so
“noisy” that it becomes necessary to shut down all processing of the senses
altogether, avoiding and deflecting all stimulation. For both these
individuals, the incessant cacophony of “neural-noises” produces a
powerfully competitive “numbing,” almost hypnotic, agent, wearing out neural
sensitivities and response probabilities far faster than for ADHD
individuals, disallowing any further stimulus differentiation to occur or
responsive attention to take place. Simply “giving-up” to the competitively
powerful undifferentiated “white-neural-noise” being generated by their
sensorium becomes the only option -- no other strategies are available
because the neural-thresholds of the sensorium have over-fired and can no
longer be sustained. Thus, unlike other children, the ADD and LD individual
simply “shut-down” and “tune-out,” producing high Theta and/or Alpha brain
waves. To summarize, the inattentiveness, restlessness, distractibility and
“unmanageableness” which is so often the overriding picture of the
ADD/ADHD/LD child and adult is often just the manifestation of a perceptual
“survival” strategy needed by individuals “drowning” in a sea of intrusively
aggressive stimulus “noise” - “noise” which is too overwhelming to sort
through or manage.
Does The Number Of “Hardware Connections” Affect Intelligence?
It’s generally true that the more neural “connections” that are made, the
more easily learning and memory may proceed. And, the less “connections”
there are, the more frustrating learning and memory become. Thus, the
correlation between the number/density of “connections” in a person's brain
and intelligence, is high. Ironically, Attention Deficit persons are
generally those, in the face of increased demand, that have likely maximized
the use of the “connections” they have developed, some eventually learning
to increase the efficiency of processing to meet the challenge. Hence, many
are subsequently known to be above average in intelligence -- but it’s
possible that they would likely be even smarter if they could be provided
the building material for more connections, allowing them the additional
hardware, and thus the increased capacity, to associate information even
more creatively, while reducing the frustrations and anguish of being
imprisoned in a neural system which they have physically outgrown!
Can Anything Be Done To Correct The Metabolic Dysfunction Of The
Reticular Activating System?
Yes, there can! Fortunately, when appropriate (1) neural building materials,
(2) precursors to neurotransmitters and (3) an appropriate fund of neural
buffers are supplied, neural networks may be created and forged quickly in
order to meet the increasing demands of heavy neural traffic, especially in
the prepubescent individual. In fact, given the chance, individual neurons
can grow at the rate of 3-5mm per day! And, there are roughly 100 billion
Neurons in the brain to be developed, along with a staggering 900 billion
supporting Glial (“helper”) cells -- a grand total of one trillion
(1,000,000,000,000) cells to be nurtured -- that’s 10 times the number of
stars estimated to be in our galaxy!
Are These Neural Building Materials Really All That Important?
Yes, they are! One half of the dry weight of the brain (neurons, glial and
brain cells) is made up of fatty acids and lipids. The “hard neural
connections,” or synapses, between all these essential areas of the brain
where the coordination of memory and learning take place is largely made
possible by the structures of Fatty Acids and Phospholipids alone. And, the
physical number of neural connections then potentiates further production of
neurotransmitters and neural buffers, which in turn enhances memory
processing and learning even more. If these essential building blocks of the
brain’s “hardware” and “software” are not adequately provided for, then many
“connections” will simply not be made or developed. The good news is that
Växa’s Attend supplies these important factors!
What Is Attend?
Växa’s Attend is a safe, all natural, Nutraceutical specifically engineered
to relieve the distraction, inattentiveness and possible over activity of
the ADD/ADHD/LD individual, enabling the body to balance both neural growth
and neurotransmitter production within the Brain and Central Nervous System
(CNS). Attend is engineered to naturally address the specific dietary and
neurochemical deficiencies which are thought to occur within the population
of Attention Deficit individuals, whether from child or adult populations.
Attend is formulated to supply the essential building materials for the
entire neural network, potentiating balanced stimulation of the Reticular
Activating System while providing appropriate neural buffering within.
How Does Attend Work?
Quite uniquely, Attend is designed to complement the body’s natural calming
and balancing agents with specific micro-nutritionals (Lithium bromatum,
carbonicum) and neurotransmitters (eg. GABA, DLPA and other neural buffers)
which help to target, direct and smoothly focus attention, while naturally
complementing the activity of the Reticular Activating System. Attend also
supplies the essential framework of Lipids and Fatty Acids, natural
hormones, as well as neural growth and synchronization factors
quintessential for neural and glial cell generation so as to meet the
demands of increased neural “traffic” through the Reticular Activating
System. Additionally, Attend supplies the essential catecholamine precursors
(such as catechol, phospholipids and naturally occurring trans- and
cis-cloramide, a naturally conjugated form of L-dopa) to dopamine,
acetylcholine and norepinephrine, the 3 most important neurotransmitters
within the brain. And, the natural hormone pregnenolone is included in
Attend for memory retention, which also helps maintain the specific
“programming” that brain cells need to store and retrieve short term memory,
essential in any learning paradigm. Pregnenolone is directly related as well
to neural genesis, growth and reconfiguration, wherein gene activation is
enabled, allowing the multiplication, growth and “connectivity” of neural
cells, allowing learning to proceed with less frustration. Lastly,
Pycnogenol®, and other supporting flavonoids within Attend, help feed and
strengthen the small capillaries within new neural growth sites, preventing
free radical cascade damage to the expanding neural network, protecting
How Long Do You Have To Take Attend Thereafter?
Since most demands for neural growth occur in childhood and adolescence, all
ADD/ADHD/LD children should use Attend as a daily supplement until
adulthood. Children who are exceptionally hyperactive (ADHD) and tend to
throw temper tantrums will find additional relief with Växa’s Extress.
Additionally, all children who are ADD/ADHD/LD will benefit from Växa’s
additional supplement called Memorin+, which aids in memory retention and
makes learning easier with less frustration. Adults who still suffer from
Attention Deficit will also be aided by taking Attend as a daily supplement
with Memorin+. Växa’s Attend Strategy Pac supplies all 3 formulas (1 60
capsule-bottle of each) for your convenience
Are There Any Side-Effects With Attend?
No, Attend is completely safe and non-toxic! Unlike other medications,
Attend works without the harmful side-effects that may stunt the growth of
developing children. Indeed, Attend works to stimulate neural growth
patterning and regenerative activity so as to forge more “connections”
within the neural network. Interestingly, other ADD-specific pharmaceuticals
have been suspected of retarding growth of ADD individuals, which
ironically, is the last thing you would want to do with individuals who have
been neurally limited! Furthermore, Attend works without diminishing overall
processing, cognitive and learning activities, as does methylphenidate and
other drugs, including amphetamines, antidepressants or anticonvulsants
normally prescribed for ADD, and all of which have been shown to
detrimentally diminish cognitive activity. Attend will likely enhance the
positive effectiveness of other pharmaceuticals, and can be used conjointly
without difficulty while in transition from less preferred drugs.
How Long Do You Take Attend Before It Begins To Work?
As it takes time for new neural growth to be integrated within existing
neural pathways, the effects of Attend generally begin to be noticed within
two weeks. You should expect to see improved social skills, more
self-control, increased powers of attention, sustained interest, and
overall, a more happy, contented, well behaved individual.
Common Neural Processing & Behavioral Traits of an Attention Deficit
1: Gives up easily on tasks, assignments and self-interests.
2: Poor reality testing skills, and avoidant of reason or logic.
3: Poorly developed skills of integration, interpolation and extrapolation.
4: Poor skills of attention and concentration, unable to sustain focus of
5: Difficulties in short term and long term memory acquisition and
6: Difficulty in making up their mind, or making choices without undue
7: Poor planning abilities, unable to follow through consistently or
8: Difficulty in differentiating between competing, extraneous stimulation.
9: Easily distracted from tasks, conversations or social interactions.
10: Often over-stimulated and over-sensitized to their surroundings.
11: Poor listening skills, often interrupts others, abruptly changes topic.
12: Overly excitable, reactive and easily perseverating from one situation
13:Inability to manage emotional responses, temper tantrums.
14: Easily frustrated, emotional labile/unstable leading to immediate
changeable moods, behavioral inconsistencies.
15: Often hyperactive, fidgety, overwhelmed with feelings of restlessness.
16: Inability to maintain appropriate social conduct, often disruptive in
17: Experiences difficulty in following instructions and guidance.
18: Impatient, continuing difficulties in delaying gratification.
19: Overly demanding, may become self-destructive and aggressive.
20: Poor sleep patterns, often not rested, angry or despondent upon rising.