NADH – the biological alternative to Methylphenidate (Ritalin).

Demands on society are constantly growing. Students in particular are under tremendous pressure to perform. But what happens when continual tests increase this pressure? To go through these stressful periods successfully, students use way too much coffee as stimulant. Most students, however, resort to the chemical stimulant Ritalin.

Ritalin is a prescription medication that is given in particular to young people who suffer from ADHD. 80% of students in the US take Ritalin. The numbers in Europe are not significantly lower. However, the long-term usage of Ritalin can produce serious side effects, e.g. hallucinations, paranoid psychoses, anxiety and insomnia.

The question is whether there is an alternative. The answer is YES: NADH. It is scientifically proven that NADH, also known as Coenzyme-1, improves cognitive abilities like attention, concentration, visual perception and reaction time. This was shown in a study at Cornell University in New York. NADH is a naturally occurring substance without any side effects, as shown in more than 50 studies. You can take NADH your whole life without any habit-forming effect.

NADH also improves brain blood circulation and therefore oxygen supply, in particular in people with ADHD. The evidence for this was provided via computer tomography in a study in a neurological clinic in Mexico. People with ADHD had significantly reduced brain blood circulation (see 3 photos on the left). After only 2 weeks of treatment with NADH the brain blood circulation normalized (see 3 photos on the right).

Reference: „Macht Ritalin unsere Kinder süchtig, abhängig & dumm und vergiftet die Menschen?“; Univ. Prof. Dr. chem. Jörg George Birkmayer, 2016
Reference: „Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)“; The FASEB Journal express article 10; Univ. Prof. Dr. chem. Jörg George Birkmayer, April 2001