EMPowerplus is a nutritional supplement that consists of 14 vitamins, 16 minerals, 3 amino acids, and 3 antioxidants. According to its makers, TrueHope Nutritional Support, EMPowerplus “works by giving the brain the right balance of vitamins and trace minerals on a regular basis.”
It backs up that statement with a link to 11 research studies which it says demonstrates the effectiveness of this supplement to help people with attention hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),bipolar disorder, and depression.
It’s been selling the supplement for over a decade now from Canada, to hundreds of thousands of people. Many people swear by it. Others have questioned whether it is really any better than placebo.
So does it work? Let’s find out…
First, we have to look at the rationale for treating mental illness with the equivalent of vitamins & minerals. According to the folks at TrueHope, our bodies need a balance of vitamins and minerals, or else it will impact our brain chemistry:
Deficiency of one nutrient can make you unable to absorb other nutrients properly, which leads to multiple, inter-related deficiencies. These deficiencies seem to disrupt the brain chemical function in people with illnesses such as bipolar disorder, depression, ADHD, and schizophrenia.