Choline, a member of th B Vitamin family that your body uses to produce acetylcholine, may have remarkable potential as a safe and effective treatment option for people suffering from Bipolar disorder. Recent studies have found that both choline and closet related phosphatidylcholine can help reduce manic episodes. Vitamin C can be helpful for controlling the excess vanadium often associated with both depression and mania in bipolar people. Many people with mental illness of some sort have at least one vitamin deficiency.
- One study suggests that the B vitamin Choline may have the ability to reduce mania in those that suffer with Bipolar disease.
- 4 out of 6 people in the Choline study responded positively to an addition of Choline in their diet of about 2,000 to 7,200 mgs.
- Elevated Vanadium levels, which are associated with symptoms specific to Bipolar depression, may be alleviated with vitamin C.
“Antipsychotic medications have a lot of very serious drawbacks, yet many bipolar disorder sufferers continue to take them because they feel they have no choice. All that could be about to change, however, as research shows that there could be a very safe alternative in the form of vitamin B supplements.”