Do vitamins or minerals (apart from lithium) have mood-stabilizing effects?

Popper CW
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 62, 933-935


Dr. Charles Popper, psychopharmacologist and psychiatrist at Harvard University’s McLean Hospital, published a commentary on the Kaplan et al. (2001) paper, in which he reported the results of his clinical experience with Truehope EMPowerplus.

Result: Of 22 patients (10 adults, 9 adolescents, 3 pre-adolescents) who clinically met criteria for bipolar disorder, 19 (86%) showed a positive response to the micronutrient treatment. Of 15 patients taking medications, 11 (73%) were able to gradually withdraw from their medications and were stable taking the micronutrient treatment alone.