Focus for ADHD FAQs

1. Does it really work?

Focus has been very effective and has a very high success rate among users. Native Remedies gets an extremely high reorder rate on the product, indicating that their customers are very satisfied with it. In fact, it has been sold to literally thousands of customers in virtually every country around the world!

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2. How long has this been on the market?

All Native Remedies products were created by a Clinical Psychologist in conjunction with homeopaths and naturopaths. She has provided them to her clients, with great success, for over ten years. They have sold to literally thousands of customers in virtually every country around the world.

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3. What does Focus contain?

Focus contains the following herbs:

  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Scuttellaria Laterifolia (also known as Skullcap)
  • Matricaria Recutita (also known as German Chamomile)
  • Centella Asiatica (also known as Gotu Cola)
  • Avina Sativa (Green Oats), also called Hawer
  • Urtica Urens, called Umbabazane in Africa
  • Aspalathus linearis (also know as Rooibos)

Focus is 100% natural, with no side effects, no addiction and no withdrawal.

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4. What is the dosage?

Children up to the age of 15: Take one drop per age year of the child or adolescent in a little water or juice every morning and evening after meals.

Focus can also be combined with BrightSpark homeopathic ADD/ADHD remedy or Focus ADDult herbal ADD remedy.

Adults: Take 20 drops in a little water or juice every morning and evening after meals.

Caution: Not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Focus is best used in combination with a healthy diet, regular exercise and fresh air.

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5. Is Focus approved by the FDA?

The FDA oversees all food and drug products. Since Focus is an herbal dietary supplement, it falls under the gambit of the FDA. In 1994 the FDA set up guidelines for dietary supplements, including labeling requirements, and created the Dietary Supplement Health Education Act (DSHEA). Focus follows all of DSHEA's guidelines. In addition, Native Remedies is an FDA-approved Food Facility, and all of their products are manufactured in a Pharmaceutical Grade, GMP-certified facility to guarantee the highest degree of consistency, reliability and potency.

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6. How often should I take it?

Focus is taken two times daily after meals. It can safely and effectively be taken daily. For children, you can opt to not take it on weekends, but be sure to take it daily during the school week.

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7. How quickly does it take effect?

This depends to a large extent on the individual's physiological make-up. While an immediate calming effect is usually noted, it takes a little longer for improvements in concentration, distractibility and memory to be noted. As with BrightSpark,and Focus ADDult the best results are achieved when Focus is used consistently and the recommendations regarding diet and consistent discipline are followed.

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8. How long will I have to take it?

Focus ADHD Formula is an herbal product and is intended to treat the symptoms of ADHD as long as you are taking it. It is safe to take forever, if needed. There are no side effects, it is not addictive and it is 100% safe.

If you hope to attain a permanent reduction in the symptoms of ADHD for children, this is possible if you also use BrightSpark. Since BrightSpark is homeopathic, it is possible that use of BrightSpark can permanently improve or eradicate some of the symptoms of ADD or ADHD, and that has occured in some children.

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9. How long does a bottle last?

One bottle of Focus at full adult dosage (20 drops twice daily) will last 25-30 days. For children under the age of 15 one bottle will last longer as less drops are taken, a bottle of Focus for a 10 year old child for example would last around 50 days. A 90-120 day supply of 3 bottles is offered at a discount (see the Buy 2 Get 1 FREE special).

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10. Is Focus the right product for ADD?

No, Focus is not the product to use for ADD. For children with ADD, use BrightSpark. For adults and teenagers, use Focus ADDult.

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11. Can I take it with BrightSpark?

Yes. While Focus is a very effective herbal remedy for helping with the symptoms of ADHD, for children, it can also be very effectively combined with BrightSpark.

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12. Can I combine Focus with your Homeopathic remedies?

Yes - Focus can be safely taken with any of our homeopathic medications. This is often recommended, especially for children with anxiety issues.

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13. Can I take it with prescription ADD/ADHD medications?

Focus is a very good alternative to Concerta, Ritalin and other psychostimulant drugs for ADHD, but may also be used in addition to them if desired. There should be no interaction between Focus ADHD and Concerta. Please bear in mind that Concerta, Adderall, Ritalin and similar medications are all stimulants and of course Focus ADHD is not - so there should be no problem. However, these prescription drugs will tend to slightly reduce the effectiveness of Focus. This is because Focus ADHD is a natural remedy which promotes health rather than simply the suppression of symptoms. Nevertheless, although we do not recommend the psychostimulants unless absolutely necessary, in certain cases there would be benefits in using Focus along with them.

Always wean off slowly from any medication like Concerta to minimize withdrawal symptoms. For more info, please see:

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14. Should I continue to take other ADD/ADHD medications?

This is a question that we cannot answer as each person is different. From our point of view, all other avenues should be explored before psychostimulant drugs like Ritalin, Concerta, etc. are prescribed. Although these medications are FDA approved, you should take the time to thoroughly research the potential side effects and risks of addiction before resorting to these medications, especially in the case of children. For example, Adderall, one of the most widely prescribed prescription medicines for ADD/HD, has recently been pulled from the Canadian market after being associated with some very serious side effects (although it is still being sold in the USA). Our recommendation is to investigate following a more natural approach with none of the negative side effects experienced with these drugs. Should you decide to stop taking the prescription medicines, you should consult your medical practitioner for advice on how to wean yourself off them, since many of these medications have strong withdrawal effects.

However, if you feel comfortable continuing their use but are looking to augment and improve their results with Focus ADHD Formula, BrightSpark, StudyPlus or Triple Complex Brain Tonic, this is safe to do.

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15. How do I wean my child off other ADHD/ADD medications?

As you know, Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta are amphetamine stimulants and if they have been used for some time, your child will probably experience withdrawal symptoms when he/she stops using it. These are usually fatigue and moodiness, often with frequent tears and low tolerance levels, which can last up to 2 or 3 weeks.

To wean off these, we suggest:

  • -Try to find the least stressful time possible to begin to reduce the dosage. A school vacation is often good especially if some family members can also take time off to support him/her while they are coming off the drug.
  • -As BrightSpark, Focus, StudyPlus and Triple Complex Brain Tonic can be taken together with any of these drugs without any adverse effects, Native Remedies recommends that you begin your child on one or two of these (according to individual need) a week or two before you decide to start cutting down on the drug.
  • -If you need any additional help, information or support, you are welcome to use our free Ask Us Support facility.

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16. Does it have any contraindications?

The only contraindications for Focus are for other prescription psychiatric ADHD medications, including Ritalin, Concerta, Adderall and Strattera. Additionally, Focus should not be taken if pregnant or breastfeeding. For all of these circumstances, use BrightSpark instead as, being homeopathic, it is safe for such cases.

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17. Can adults take Focus?

Yes, Focus is intended to be used by children and adults.

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18. Can I take it if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

No! Focus should not be taken if pregnant or breastfeeding. In such cases, use BrightSpark instead as, being homeopathic, it is safe.

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19. Does Focus cure ADHD?

No, Focus is intended to help manage the symptoms of ADHD as long as it is being used. However, it is safe to take for an indefinite period, being 100% natural, safe and non-addictive.

If you hope to attain a permanent reduction in the symptoms of ADHD for children, use BrightSpark as well. Since BrightSpark is homeopathic, it is possible that its use can permanently improve or eradicate some of the symptoms of ADD or ADHD, and this has occured in some children.

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20. What else should I take with Focus?

Focus ADHD Formula is an herbal product and is intended to treat the symptoms of ADHD as long as you are taking it. It is safe to take forever, if needed. There are no side effects, it is not addictive and it is 100% safe.

If you hope to attain a permanent reduction in the symptoms of ADHD for children, try using BrightSpark as well. Since BrightSpark is homeopathic, it is possible that its use can permanently improve or eradicate some of the symptoms of ADD or ADHD, and this has occured in some children.

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21. Does Focus help temper tantrums?

Temper tantrums in children with ADHD are often a byproduct of the frustration these children experience in feeling "different" or "out of control". Often, as Focus takes effect, their frustration decreases and so do the temper outbursts.

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22. Is Focus safe for Children and from what age?

Focus can safely be given to children from three years of age and up. Of course, one should be very careful in identifying a three year old child as ADHD or ADD. At that age, this is very difficult to establish and one should be wary about making such diagnoses. However, Focus can safely be taken from ages three and up.

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23. Will Focus help with sleep?

While Focus is not a sleep aid, hyperactivity often plays a role in causing irregular sleep patterns for people with ADHD. As Focus takes effect and reduces hyperactivity, sleep patterns often improve.

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