What You Should Know
Addrena is an alternative solution to ADHD, according to the product description, but the ingredients in the formula make the supplement look more like a fat burner than an alternative health solution for any condition. Some ADHD patients are told to consume caffeine, via coffee or other sources, to naturally control symptoms, but that does not mean taking high doses of caffeine in supplement form is a safe alternative.
List of Ingredients
- Vitamin B3
- Vitamin B12
- Bitter Orange
- Yohimbe Bark Extract
- Choline Dihydrogen Citrate
- Bacopa Extract
- White Willow Bark
There are likely multiple fat burners and diet pills on the market today with the same, or nearly the same, ingredient list as Addrena. This supplement is as far from a natural solution for any medical condition as a company can get. Not only does the product contain multiple stimulants, it is marketed in the product literature as an energy and fat loss supplement. We are unsure why ADHD and fat loss go hand-in-hand, but patients with ADHD typically have trouble gaining weight, not losing weight.
As if the stimulant-stacked ingredient list wasn’t enough, the product description suggests dieters follow a ketogenic diet when taking the supplement. A ketogenic diet is one that increases fat and protein intake while strictly limiting carbohydrate intake to mimic the body’s reaction to starvation. Atkins is a ketogenic diet. Weight loss is associated with ketogenic diets, so the company wants you to eat a low carbohydrate diet and take multiple stimulants to force fat loss. Again, we revert back to the medical fact that patients with ADHD often lose weight easily. Weight gain is often suggested – not weight loss.
- Addrena lists all ingredients in the formula.
- Contains caffeine.
- May promote weight loss.
- Not an alternative to ADHD medications.
- Weight loss is not suggested in all ADHD patients.
- ADHD typically cases weight loss – why would a stimulant fat burner be needed?
We are appalled by Addrena. The company gives the reader information on how to lose weight, increase fat loss and lose weight – usually an excellent combination, but Addrena is touted as an OTC remedy for ADHD. There are no ingredients in this formula, aside from the caffeine, that could even be considered safe for people with ADHD. Never drop your prescription ADHD medication for an OTC supplement like Addrena without first talking with your physician.