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Attentive child™
Enhances Mental Concentration*
60 chewable wafers

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    Sweet & Tart

    Studies have shown that very active children may have special dietary needs. Source Naturals Attentivechild™ is designed to support your child’s ability to focus – and kids love the sweet and tart taste! DMAE, a substance normally found in the brain, has been shown to help enhance mental concentration. Magnesium plays a role in neuromuscular transmission and activity. L-Aspartate, an amino acid, acts as a neurotransmitter. Grape seed extract is rich in procyanidins, which have powerful antioxidant activity, and phosphatidylserine is a vital component of cell membranes, including those in the brain.*

    Suitable for vegetarians.

    ††Xylitol and fructose have a low impact on blood sugar levels.*


    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size  2 Wafer(s)
    Servings Per Container  30

    Amount Per Serving     % DV

    Calories 15  

    Total Carbohydrate 4g   1%
    Sugars†† 2g  

    Magnesium (from magnesium aspartate) 120 mg   30%
    Zinc (as Zinc Picolinate) 2 mg   13%

    L-Aspartate (from magnesium aspartate)  310 mg   **
    DMAE (as DMAE bitartrate)  100 mg   **
    Leci-PS® Soybean Extract  50 mg   **
       Phosphatidylcholine   **
       Phosphatidylethanolamine   **
       Phosphatidylinositol   **
    Grape Seed Extract  15 mg   **

    ** Daily Value (DV) not established.
    Other Ingredients
    crystalline fructose††, xylitol††, Stearic Acid, natural peach flavor, Citric Acid, Natural Orange Flavor, Magnesium Stearate, colloidal silicon dioxide, natural chocolate and cherry flavors
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    How To Use

    For ages 5 and up. Take as follows, depending on your child's weight: <75 lb. = 1 to 2 wafers daily, 75 to 125 lb. = 2 to 3 wafers daily, >125 lb. = 3 to 4 wafers daily. Chew wafers thoroughly.
    Consult your physician prior to using this product it you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, under 18 years of age or have a medical condition. Discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery.KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN., If your child has epilepsy, consult your physician before using this product., Do not use if either tamper-evident seal is broken or missing.
    Store in a cool dry place.
    is a trademark if Degussa Food Ingredients US, LLC.
    Protected by US Patent number 5,900,409.


    4.4 / 5.0
    23 Reviews
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    My so has been taking these for about a month and we have seen incredible improvement from him. He is learning so much in school and is also getting good reports back from his teacher now.
    March 7, 2019
    3 months ago
    Good results with my son in managing his tics
    January 22, 2019
    3 months ago
    Works better, if your child, is able to take it as directed!
    May 3, 2018
    over 2 years ago
    Ever since I started giving my son Attentive Child he has improve in school soooo much, even his teacher is impress and said she will recommend Attentive Child to other parents.
    March 18, 2018
    This Works!!!
    I went to a GNC and specifically asked for this and the sales person tried to get me to buy the GNC version instead which I do NOT appreciate and she tried to down this products saying it does not have the vitamins my son needs. First off, how does she even know what my son needs or isn't already taking?! I told her that he already has vitamins and I only NEED this bottle that I was looking for. Please sales people do not do that and try to sale your store product just for a sale or because your boss requested. You are dealing with people's lives and their special needs. Ugh. But my son LOVES this wafer and it helped instantly!
    November 4, 2017
    Big change in both my son and daughter
    I wanted to give it a try even though there were some bad reviews. After having them on it all through out the summer break. And now they have started school and normally the first week is a hard week for them but this year it has been a great start for the school year. Even my son's karate teacher's have seen a big change in him since he started taking this.
    Although it may not work for all kids but it's worth trying.
    August 14, 2017
    This does not work
    My son has been on this for at least 2 months now and it doesn't help. I don't know who put all these 4 and 5 star reviews but it must be people who work for GNC. I wish it did help, but for my son it does not :( If I could give 0 stars I would.
    October 25, 2016
    for boys 16 years old??
    hi , there is any thing for boys 16 to 17 yeras old..
    my younger boy , take this and omega 3 , and was perfect for him..i need for my older boy too...
    what do you recomend??

    May 17, 2016
    Great Product
    This is a great product. My 8 year old son has been taking it to help with his ADHD. Wow what a difference. I did a trial where he was on it for a couple of weeks and then off of it without telling anyone which weeks were which. His teachers and grandparents noticed a significant difference in the weeks. Like the other reviews it does taste very bad. I crush it up and mix it with tablespoon of applesauce with cinnamon added and my son says he can't taste it and eats it no problem.
    March 22, 2015
    True believer!!!!!!!
    I am a true believer this really works!!!! I started noticing a difference in my son at home. The teacher started contacting me everyday. He could not cooperate with the simplest tasks. Like you could tell him to sit up in the chair and I was the hardest thing for him. I started researching and found attentive child. I read a lot of the parent reviews and thought it would not hurt to try. Within weeks I strated seeing a difference and the calls from the teacher stopped. I started getting the good calls. I had him on them for months and he even received an award in school for good behavior. But.... We ran out and I thought he would be fine. Boy was I wrong the calls have started and he is the behavior is more aggressive. Started him back and praying for these few weeks to go fast. I will not make this mistake again
    March 16, 2015
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    adult version of this?
    A shopper on Apr 7, 2016
    What are the side effects
    A shopper on Apr 14, 2013
    BEST ANSWER: Some reported side effects include headaches and low energy level.
    my son is almost 3 years old. Could my son take this? because he is a very smart kid but i cant keep him still enough to focus on one thing. he is very hyper kid I dont want to take the boy out of him i just want him to be able to focus. Im a little concerned with him because he gets mad very easy when he cant do something. A friend told me to try this. Im a little scared because like i said before I dont want to take the boy out of him he is a amazing boy with no fear and I want to keep him that way
    A shopper on Oct 12, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: My daughter is 4 and very smart just cant keep still. I give her this before school and the teachers can tell when she doesn't takr it.
    What is the flavor of these tablets?
    A shopper on Apr 6, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Very tart berry / fruity flavor. Also very chalky.
    Can a 8 year old take this in conjunction with his ADHD medicines, Ritalin 5mg, Concerta 27mg and Intuniv 2mg? I also want to incorporate a B Complex and Fish Oil
    A shopper on Jan 30, 2013
    BEST ANSWER: Since the ADHD drugs are prescription medications you need to discuss your proposed stack with your family doctor for their advise and approval.
    I have an 8 year old girl, should she take both tablets in the AM before school or should it be one in the AM one at lunch?
    A shopper on Jan 9, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I have my 9 year old take one in the morning and one after school.
    Has anyone taken their child off ADHD medication and used this as an alternative? Curious to know if it's effective enough without medication or if I should use it in conjunction. I am taking the information to his doctor for our appointment tomorrow to just make sure it's okay to take with his meds but I wanted to know how others used it.
    A shopper on Apr 5, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: For my son, this would no where compare to the adhd medication that he is on. I did try this first with him, and i can honestly suggest to not replace this with your childs medication, you can however add it to his daily routine and possibly have added benefit. Keep in mind this is just a vitamin :)
    can this be cut and swallowed with water or does it have to be chewed?
    A shopper on Nov 20, 2014
    BEST ANSWER: The Source Naturals Attentive child wafers need to be chewed thoroughly.
    Can this be taken with regular multivitamins?
    Michelle P on Mar 2, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, try and maintain the same timing when it's taken daily.
    Will this be good for a 9 yr old girl with Austim who has a learning delay and speech delay ?
    A shopper on Nov 13, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I attempted with my 11yr old on the spectrum a few years ago and didn’t see much of a difference.
    Is it okay for me to give my 6 year old son both chewable in the AM?
    A shopper on Mar 1, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: I was doing both chewables at same time with my son at that age. I think the results were better too.
    My son is 9 and has ADD. By most of the reviews they have used it for adhd
    Will my son be able to use it ?
    Grace M on Nov 16, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: My son is 8 and I purchased for the same reason. However, I can’t tell you if it works bc my son didn’t like them and refused to eat them, so they’re still sitting in my cabinet.