The problem is that this effect is temporary. Once the sugar 'high' is gone, it results to a sudden drop in the levels of the 'happy' hormones. This, then, results to a sugar 'crash', which explains the mood swings.
As a means to avoid mood swings, a common component of alternative treatments is to carefully examine the patient's diet to see which foods could be considered as the cause of the condition. Appropriate corrections are then applied.
As with all treatments that may or may not have approval from health authorities, it is important to practice caution, particularly if the alternative treatment is new. There may not be enough supporting evidence or truths to the claims of manufacturers and retailers of the products.
Should alternative treatments be considered as a means to manage or treat mood swings, make sure that you have sufficient information regarding the type of treatment used and its foreseen effects. Allergic reactions in some individuals, for example, are common.
Certain herbs can also affect the efficacy of some medications. If mood swings are caused by attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and medications are used, herbal medications could make the drugs less effective.
Alternative treatments can be very useful if and when they are used with sufficient care and if they are supported by the correct information. It would also help if an experienced alternative practitioner is consulted. They have the appropriate training and experience to help patients choose the correct treatments for their condition.
Mood swings can have different causes, which means that treating them will require different approaches, depending on the individual and on their needs.