Bipolar disorder successfully treated with nutritional supplement

December 13, 2001

Study in the latest Journal of Clinical Psychiatry points to possible link between nutrition and mood stabilization

The idea that effective mood stabilization can be achieved through the use of vitamins, trace elements and amino acids is advanced in a study of bipolar adults published in the latest issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. The same issue contains a commentary on the research.

The subject of the research is EM Power+, a nutritional supplement formulated by the Synergy Group of Canada. The supplement has 36 ingredients and is comprised of natural dietary minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, potassium, as well as various vitamins such as A, C, D, E, and several B vitamins.

David Hardy and Anthony Stephan, co-founders of the Synergy Group of Canada responded to the study results: "This study is an important step in the evolution of our efforts to help the mentally ill." "We have spent the last five years developing and testing a nutritional supplement that will help alleviate mental illness. To have our research findings validated by this group of formidable academics is very encouraging. This is good news for the mentally ill," they added.
About Synergy

The Synergy Group of Canada Inc. is an Alberta-based organization dedicated to researching and overcoming disorders of the Central Nervous System.

For more information or an interview contact:

Eleanor McMahon
Media Consultant
The Synergy Group of Canada, Inc.
(613) 628-9890

For information about Synergy: (888) 878-3467

The Synergy Group of Canada

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