The British Journal of Psychiatry Reports “Significantly Robust” Improvement in ADHD and Depression Symptoms, treatment was much more effective than placebo.
Researchers at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch New Zealand have found in a double blind study that a nutritional supplement “EMPowerplus Q96™” has significant benefits for adults with psychiatric symptoms of ADHD, depression, hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. Dr. Julia Rucklidge and her team of researchers successfully completed the placebo-controlled study, which was published today January 30th in The British Journal of Psychiatry.
In the study researchers reported “We demonstrated that micro nutrient treatment induced statistically robust improvements in several indices….” “Specifically, participants taking the micro nutrient formula reported greater improvement in both inattention and hyperactivity/ impulsivity compared with those taking a placebo.”
Dr. Rucklidge further reported “Hyperactivity/ impulsivity scores were reduced into the normal non-clinical range with micro nutrient administration but not placebo.”
The research publication also identified a major reduction in symptoms of depression (using the MADRS depression rating scale) in those suffering with moderate to severe depression. “A further exploration of the MADRS scores revealed a significant difference favoring the micro nutrient group when a sub sample of those with moderate or severe depression at baseline was examined”
According to the researchers 47.6% of the micronutrient group were “much” to “very much improved” over the eight-week study.