Use of micronutrients attenuates cannabis and nicotine abuse as evidenced from a reversal Design: A case study

Abstract Prior research shows that micronutrients, particularly amino acids, can assist individuals with substance dependence to quit various drugs of abuse, including cannabis, alcohol, and cocaine. Case Description: As part of a wider investigation of the impact of micronutrients (mostly vitamins and minerals) on psychiatric symptoms, such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), depression, and anxiety, we observed that many participants…

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Nutritional and Safety Outcomes from an Open-Label Micronutrient Intervention for Pediatric Bipolar Spectrum Disorders

Abstract Objective: Report safety, tolerability, serum micronutrient concentrations and their correlations with mood changes from an 8-week pilot feasibility study of a 36-ingredient multinutrient supplement, Truehope® EMPowerplus, for pediatric bipolar spectrum disorders (BPSD). Method: Ten children aged 6-12 received Truehope® EMPowerplus escalating from 1 to 4 capsules t.i.d., with four children increased to the maximum suggested dose, 5 capsules…

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Could Yeast Infections Impair Recovery From Mental Illness? A case study Using Micronutrients and Olive Leaf Extract for the Treatment of ADHD and Depression

Abstract Prior research shows that micronutrients, particularly amino acids, can assist individuals with substance dependence to quit various drugs of abuse, including cannabis, alcohol, and cocaine. As part of a wider investigation of the impact of micronutrients (mostly vitamins and minerals) on psychiatric symptoms, such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), depression, and anxiety, we observed that many participants reduced or…

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Efficacy and cost of micronutrient treatment of childhood psychosis

Abstract Psychosis is difficult to treat effectively with conventional pharmaceuticals, many of which have adverse long-term health consequences. In contrast, there are promising reports from several research groups of micronutrient treatment (vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential fatty acids) of mood, anxiety, and psychosis symptoms using a complex formula that appears to be safe and tolerable. We review previous…

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Use of micronutrients attenuates cannabis and nicotine abuse as evidenced from a reversal Design: A case study

Abstract Prior research shows that micronutrients, particularly amino acids, can assist individuals with substance dependence to quit various drugs of abuse, including cannabis, alcohol, and cocaine. Case Description: As part of a wider investigation of the impact of micronutrients (mostly vitamins and minerals) on psychiatric symptoms, such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), depression, and anxiety, we observed that many participants…

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Feasibility of a nutritional supplement as treatment for pediatric bipolar spectrum disorders

Abstract Objective: Current psychotropic medications for childhood bipolar spectrum disorders (BPSD) are associated with significant adverse events. As nutrients play an important role in physical and mental health, they may be useful in treating mood disorders with few side effects. This open-label study explored the feasibility of testing therapeutic effects of a multinutrient supplement, Truehope EMPowerplus, for pediatric BPSD….

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Shaken but unstirred? Effects of micronutrients on stress and trauma after an earthquake: RCT evidence comparing formulas and doses

Abstract Objective: To compare two micronutrient (vitamins and minerals) formulas (BeroccaTM and CNETM) and assess their impact on emotions and stress related to the 6.3 earthquake on February 22nd 2011 in Christchurch, NZ. Method: 91 adults experiencing heightened anxiety or stress 2-3 months following the earthquake were randomized to Berocca™, CNETM low dose (CNE4), or CNETM high dose (CNE8),…

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Post-earthquake psychological functioning in adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Positive effects of micronutrients on resilience

Abstract The September, 2010, 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, provided an opportunity to study the after-effects of a major earthquake where death and injury were absent. It created a natural experiment into the protective effects on wellbeing of taking Truehope EMPowerplus, a micronutrient supplement, in a group of 33 adults diagnosed with ADHD who had been assessed…

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Effect of micronutrients on neurocognitive functioning in adults with ADHD and Severe Mood Dysregulation: A Pilot study

Abstract Objective: Little research has investigated how micronutrients (minerals and vitamins) affect cognitive functioning despite preliminary studies showing they may improve psychiatric functioning. Intervention: This pilot study investigated the impact of a 36 ingredient micronutrient formula consisting mainly of vitamins and minerals on neurocognitive functioning in 14 adults with Attention-Deficit/Hype activity Disorder (ADHD) and severe mood dysregulation (SMD). Design:…

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Safety and tolerability of a complex micronutrient formula used in mental health: A compilation of eight datasets

Abstract Background: Theoretically, consumption of complex, multinutrient formulations of vitamins and minerals should be safe, as most preparations contain primarily the nutrients that have been in the human diet for millennia, and at safe levels as defined by the Dietary Reference Intakes. However, the safety profile of commercial formulae may differ from foods because of the amounts and combinations…

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