Mood disorders are often due to deficiencies in vitamins and/or minerals


Getting adequate vitamin D reduces the risk of depressive episodes. This is a brand I have used. There are many other brands to choose from.

Regular readers here will be aware that I am not taking any prescribed drugs. I manage this largely by getting all the nutrients I need to have healthy chemical balances. My diet is pretty good, but my ability to absorb all the nutrients in my food is far from perfect. I use a few carefully selected supplements to correct for the deficiencies I have had in the past and common deficiencies that I want to avoid.

I choose the most natural forms I can and this helps me to avoid the most unnatural products from the pharmaceutical industry. However, it seems ‘big pharma’ continues to want to control and limit supply of the things we use that they have not patented. If this subject interests you then this blog post is well worth reading:–like-in-oranges


About Roger Smith (in the UK)
Helping you to think about bipolar disorder in different ways so that we can eliminate the disorder and eventually eliminate the need for this diagnosis.

2 Responses to Mood disorders are often due to deficiencies in vitamins and/or minerals

  1. Margaret Taylor says:

    I agree with you Roger, supplementing your diet with vitamins is important. I take vitamin D too, 1000 IU, as well as Compete B, B12 (1000mcg sublingual tablets) and magnesium with my breakfast.


  2. Gillian Burch says:

    Thank you for that information Roger. I will try it as I am still struggling with mood swings, even though I have given up alcohol! Nothing seems to help.


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