I would go with a couple of teaspoons or more of colloidal gold (up to one good swallow). As for the Gingko, I would stay close to the recommendations on the product label.
One thing you might want to seriously consider is supplementing with magnesium. 90-95% of us are deficient in this vital mineral and some of the symptoms include light or restless sleep and daytime sleepiness along with inability to concentrate. Be sure to supplement on a 1 to 2 or 1 to 3 ratio with calcium, as they are important co-factors.
As a matter of fact, I would seriously consider, in addition to extra magnesium and calcium, a good all around whole food vitamin, mineral and other essential nutrient product such as the outstanding nutritional product IntraMAX. It is advertised, quite correctly in my opinion, as a 100% Organic MicroComplexed™ IntraCELL™ Level IV Technology product which contains a total of 415 Nutrients all in one - with perfect whole foods and phyto nutrition and is super energizing. It is rightfully touted as the most scientifically advanced, clinically proven, health promoting organic nutritional supplement available today.
One must remember that the brain is a vital organ just like the heart, lungs, liver, etc., and it needs optimum nutrition to function properly. Sadly, today's SAD diet of fast foods, snacks & junk foods, microwavable meals and processed foods on the grocers shelves have left most of our kids, and us, woefully deficient in a great many nutrients the body was designed to utilize. Sometimes the consequences manifest themselvs early on, and other times it is down the road a ways. But you can bet that there will be consequences if not addressed and corrected.
Some other suggested essentials from one of my favorite sourcebooks, Phyllis Balch's "Prescription for Nutritional Healing" are:
Ms. Balch notes that Valerian root extract has been used for ADD with dramatic results and no side effects. Mix the alcohol free extract in juice (as directed on the product label according to age) and drink the mixture two or three times a day.
She also likes the Ginko.
All the best,
Hey, I was just looking at the product called intraKID, which has 215 different nutrients (and I believe intraMAX has all of those 215 nutrients included in its 415 total nutrients) and noticed these listed benefits:
Containing trace minerals, vitamins and other nutrients into an unbelievable great-tasting raspberry formula, intraKID™ supports a number of health “careabouts” for children, including:
That sounds to me like either of those two products might be very beneficial for conditions such as ADD, ADHD, etc.
All the best,