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Database analysis: individuals with bipolar disorder find greatest symptom relief at full recommended dose

Posted on : June 26, 2014 by Hardy Nutritionals® No Comments

To assess how adults with bipolar disorder respond to micronutrients, scientists from New York University and the University of Calgary recently analyzed data from 358 adults who took formulations co-developed+ by Hardy Nutritionals® founder David Hardy for 6 months or more and who regularly reported their symptoms.

Overall, 82% of adults experienced a measureable improvement in symptoms! Researchers reported that the individuals whose mental health improved the most in the study sample:

  • Took the full recommended dose of the micronutrients.
  • And gradually eliminated their psychiatric medications.

The researchers also noted that the majority of adults in the remaining 18% of study participants who didn't experience measureable improvements, either:

  • Didn't take the full recommended levels of the micronutrients.
  • Or didn't gradually reduce their psychiatric medication levels.

Here are some of the other findings from the study:

  • Compared with their original symptoms, the adults' symptom severity was 54% lower after 3 months, and 57% lower after 6 months. These symptom improvements--sustained over 6 months--show that benefits of the micronutrients are not attributable to placebo or expectancy effects.
  • At 6 months, nearly a third of adults had experienced between 75% and 100% improvement in symptoms and more than half of adults experienced greater than 50% improvement.
  • Of the adults taking psychiatric medications, nearly half were able to discontinue them over a 6-month period. The remainder reduced their medication usage by 54% during the same time period.

This impressive response in a large sample of adults with bipolar disorder, together with other compelling research results, is strong evidence that David Hardy's micronutrient formulations are safe and effective as natural alternatives to psychiatric medications, especially when taken at the full recommended therapeutic dose.

Gately, D & Kaplan BJ (2009). Database analysis of adults with bipolar disorder consuming a micronutrient formula. Clinical Medicine Insights: Psychiatry. 4:3-16.

+Refers to pre-2013 versions of Truehope EMPowerplus which were co-formulated by David Hardy. Truehope EMPowerplus is a registered trademark of The Synergy Group of Canada Inc.

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