Adderall is a pharmaceutical drug that has been used for treating conditions like ADHD.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a psychiatric disorder characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. And like most mental disorders, the number of cases has skyrocketed in recent years.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 11 percent of American children ages 4 to 17 have an attention disorder. The number of diagnoses has increased 42 percent during an 8-year period. ADHD is usually associated with children, but it’s believed that 1 out of 25 adults has ADHD too
How Adderall Works?
Adderall contains four amphetamine salts: amphetamine aspartate monohydrate, amphetamine sulfate, dextroamphetamine sulfate and dextroamphetamine saccharate. Of the two forms of amphetamine, Adderall contains 75% dextroamphetamine and 25% levoamphetamine.
The amphetamines are stimulants with dextroamphetamine being more active in the central nervous system while levoamphetamine is more active in the peripheral nervous system. The inclusion of both forms of amphetamines in Adderall has its advantages.
For example, levoamphetamine allows Adderall to provide a quick relief of ADHD symptoms as well as longer lasting benefits. However, the use of both dextroamphetamine and levoamphetamine in Adderall means that the drug will produce more side effects than other ADHD medications containing only dextroamphetamine. Because of these, some ADHD sufferers who are placed on Adderall may seek alternatives.
But I could tell you a plethora of negative side effects of this drug, so often used as a study enhancer. It became quite normal to see my friends going through the following after a long Adderall binge:
- Staying up for days and looking like a zombie
- Losing their appetites and getting sick
- Actually doing WORSE on their exams, due to fried brains
- Becoming depressed and stressed
- Becoming highly volatile and depressed
- Seeking harder narcotics such as cocaine when the Adderall seized to work.
What is the best herbal alternative to Adderal?
Yerba Mate, without a doubt, is the go-to natural substitute for adderall. The evidence can’t be refuted. Students that start drinking yerba mate perform better, feel better, and have more energy to sustain them with their studies.
In like manner, yerba mate tea can help you become more productive at work. Sitting in a cubicle for most of the day isn’t the best booster of creativity, and it hardly generates any energy needed to be effective at work. Many people bring a few bags of yerba mate tea to work and drink it throughout the day to stay in top shape and alert.
Yerba mate is so loaded with nutrition that it contains practically all the micronutrients needed to sustain life. Each serving of mate contains the following vitamins and high concentration of these minerals:
- vitamin A
- vitamin C
- vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B5
- vitamin E