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Attentive Child Review – 11 Facts You Need to Know

By Robert Rivera

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Facts | What's Inside? | Health Benefits | Safetiness | Cautions | Price | Where to Buy? | How To Take | Final Thoughts

ADHD includes various persistent problems, such as impulsive behavior, hyperactivity, and difficulty maintaining attention[1][2].

Children diagnosed with ADD or ADHD may also struggle with poor school performance, troubled relationships, and low self-esteem.

Attentive Child is advertised to support attention, focus, and improve school performance in children suffering from an attention disorder.

Formulated with minerals and popular nootropics, can Attentive Child support your child’s brain health and function? Read our Attentive Child review to find out.


1) Attentive Child Quick Facts

  • Recommended for kids 5 years old and up
  • Contains soy
  • “Kid-approved” tablets and wafers
  • Formulated to improve a child’s focus and concentration

2) The Company Behind Attentive Child

Attentive Child is made by the American manufacturer Source Naturals[4].

The company was founded in 1982 by Ira Goldberg with the goal to support each individual’s potential to enjoy optimal health. Source Naturals pioneered the concept with Wellness Formula, now one of the best-selling immune support supplements in the United States.

Today, the company offers more than 600 high-quality products specially formulated to help individuals support their overall health and deal with a wide range of health conditions.

Attentive Child history

Some award-winners include popular supplements like Mega-Kid Multiple, Life Force Multiple, Skin Eternal, Inflama-Rest, Essential Enzymes, Higher Mind, and Male Response.

How to contact Source Naturals:

  • Phone: (800) 815-2333 / (831) 438-1144 Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4:30 PM PST
  • Address: 23 Janis Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066
  • Website: sourcenaturals.com
What’s Inside?

3) What’s Inside Attentive Child?

Attentive Child ingredients

Attentive Child includes the following active ingredients:

  • Calcium (as dibasic calcium phosphate) 39 mg
  • Magnesium (as magnesium aspartic acid complex) 120 mg
  • Zinc (as zinc picolinate) 2 mg
  • DMAE (as DMAE bitartrate) 100 mg
  • L-Aspartate (as L-Aspartic acid and magnesium aspartic acid complex) 294 mg
  • Sharp-PS Soybean Extract 33 mg
  • Grape Seed Extract (Proanthodyn) 15 mg

Other inactive ingredients include: dibasic calcium phosphate, stearic acid, modified cellulose gum, silica, and magnesium stearate.

Attentive Child contains an array of nutrients that may help children calm down and focus better.

It contains DMAE, a substance typically found in the brain, shown to help enhance mental concentration.

DMAE is hypothesized to increase acetylcholine production (a chemical that helps nerve cells transmit signals).

Since acetylcholine plays a crucial role in many brain functions, such as learning and memory, proponents allege that taking DMAE in supplement form may boost brain health by raising acetylcholine levels. [5][6]

Magnesium is involved in over 600 cellular reactions, including muscle function, activation of B vitamins, muscle relaxation, and the nervous system’s functioning.[8]

L-Aspartate, an amino acid, acts as a neurotransmitter to stimulate receptors that are believed to play a role in memory and learning. However, this amino acid is rarely used in dietary supplements intended to support cognitive functions.

Health Benefits

4) Attentive Child Health Benefits

Some Attentive Child claimed benefits include:

  • Powerful formulation designed to support brain metabolism;
  • Uses only quality, lab-tested ingredients;
  • Made by an award-winning company;
  • Contains essential brain nutrients;
  • Available as tablets and wafers.

5) Is Attentive Child Safe for Everyone?

Attentive Child is advertised as safe to take with no noticeable adverse effects. However, the formula contains several ingredients that may cause mild side effects in some users.

Depending on your child’s tolerance, they may experience:

  • Sore throat
  • Headaches
  • Itchy scalp
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Irritability

Magnesium is LIKELY safe for most users when taken appropriately. In some people, magnesium might cause stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and other mild adverse effects.

When used in substantial amounts (greater than 350 mg daily), magnesium may be potentially dangerous.



6) What You Need to Know Before Taking Attentive Child

Attentive Child contains grape seed extract, which might act as an anticoagulant, or blood-thinner. It could increase bleeding risk if taken with other blood-thinners such as warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel (Plavix), or aspirin[22].

Magnesium may also interacts [23] with some prescriptions, mainly with antibiotics such as:

  • Enoxacin (Penetrex)
  • Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)
  • Sparfloxacin (Zagam)
  • Norfloxacin (Chibroxin, Noroxin)
  • Grepafloxacin (Raxar)
  • Trovafloxacin (Trovan)
  • Gentamicin (Garamycin)
  • Amikacin (Amikin)
  • Streptomycin
  • Kanamycin (Kantrex)
  • Tobramycin (Nebcin)
Where to Buy?

7) Where to Buy Attentive Child

Attentive Child can be purchased from most local stores, supermarkets, and online retailers like Walmart, Amazon, iHerb, LuckyVitamin, Swanson Health Products, VitaCost, and Vitamin Discount Center.


8) Attentive Child Price

Attentive Child is available for purchase in several different packages:

  • 30 tablets for $8.98
  • 60 tablets for $16.25
  • 120 tablets for $30.75
How To Take

9) How to Take Attentive Child

For ages 5-8, take one (1) to two (2) tablets, once daily. For ages 9 and up, take one (1) to two (2) tablets, once or twice daily.

10) What Users Are Saying

"I absolutely LOVE these!!! My son has issues paying attention in class, and he's never been officially diagnosed with ADHD, but I'm sure he would be if tested. He takes two in the morning on the way to school (he's six), and I can always ALWAYS tell the difference. When he doesn't take them, he has a note from the school on something going wrong." [Read full review]

---Megan E.

"Very pleased with these wafers. My son was on prescription meds until a friend recommended these. We were paying over $100 a month for his medication. We are happy to be away from the prescriptions and on this product." [Read full review]

---Jerry D.

"My child could not stand the taste, and it did not help with his attention issues at all. Though this did not work for us, I still would recommend trying it for other children. My son is diagnosed with ADHD and is on prescription medication, so this didn't equal what he usually takes." [Read full review]

---Sarah E. Chapman

Final Thoughts

11) Final Thoughts on Attentive Child

Attentive Child markets itself as a children’s brain supplement. The formula is designed to improve focus and primarily maximize cognition or memory.

While the intent of the supplement is good, we’re not certain that a child’s brain would be receptive of the formula or if this kind of supplement would actually benefit kids.

The formula does have studies to back up its claims, but your child’s pediatrician’s advice should be given priority when it comes to any form of children’s supplements outside of basic vitamins and minerals.

4/5 - (5 votes)

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My daughter was sick for 6 months with vaginal ulcers when she was taking this product, as soon as I stop giving her the pills the infection stop.

Debbie K. Rudd

Can’t say that it differs significantly from other products of its type. I gave this to my youngest daughter and didn’t notice any type of change, not even after two months of treatment so I don’t feel like it was worth it.

Juliet D. Huffman

I have a five year old daughter that usually forgets where she puts her toys, when it’s time to eat and other minor things like this. But given that I’m a concerned parent, I decided it’s time to take some measures so I bought this supplement. It’s been a month since I first gave them to her ( I opted for the wafers version) and I must say I’m pleased with the results. She almost never forgets anything an she is more focused on what she’s doing rather than drifting away to who knows where.


I ask my friend abou this product
And now I scare to give to my son
No. Absolutely not.
(1) deceptive marketing when it comes to 4 of the ingredients. I would not use that product as an adult and especially for children. Loopholes in regulations allows this to be marketed this way. Sad and unfortunate – at the expense of health and profit for this company;
-additionally –
(2) fructose and xylitol both impact blood sugar levels. Any artificial sweetener makes the body release insulin anyway for reasons not appropriate to explain in text.
Fructose has a major influence on the rise of diabetes and obesity in this country… Fructose helps create insulin resistance especially when ingesting other types of sugars during the day.
This product’s statement about “low impact” on blood sugar levels is a deceptive marketing ploy using semantics.
(3) the method for synthesizing phosphatidylserine regarding this product is very cheap and highly industrialized… Very low chance of absorbing PS (phosphatidylserine) plus the soy should be a huge no no with children period. High impact on hormones, especially sex hormones while in development.
Anyway… There is more but i think you will get the jist..
That product will absolutely not help a child focus
It is also the wrong way to use PS (phosphatidylserine)…. But because it seems clinical, scientific, and trendy, it is somehow good? PS is a good product but under a different application and processed more efficiently and not the cheapest way possible to maximize company profit…

Reply to  Karen

Gave this to my son for 3 weeks, caused extreme anger and memory loss/focus. It did exactly the opposite.

Katherine Phillips

Attentive Child works! My 9 year old son has been taking 2 wafers every morning with dramatic results! He has an IEP for a specific learning disability and was tested as having the inattentive form of ADD. His teachers have all been amazed. His concentration and focus in school and on the soccer field are now fantastic! Even things that would otherwise frustrate him or make him angry have simply not bothered him any more. He said he can now concentrate without trying, he just can. I am so happy our pediatrician recommended this product! We tried 3 different ADD drugs and they all made him sick and lethargic. What a breakthrough discovery! Now they need them for adults!!


Thanks for your review. I’m going through the same thing with my 9 year old. He is so inconsistent with his grades. I know he can do it but just can’t seem to focus and stop daydreaming. Thanks for sharing. How long before you saw a difference? We’re only on day 4 so I’m sure it may take a little while.