Micro Nutrients and Dr Julia Rucklidge

From this page buy EMPowerplus, a micro-nutrient blend Dr Julia Rucklidge has used in her research*

Research into improving brain function with therapeutic doses of micro-nutrients (vitamins and minerals) is substantial. This page will inform you of exciting research being done here in NZ with micro nutrients and Dr Julia Rucklidge at Canterbury University.

Sunday Food for Thought

“Are You Eating Right? -How to treat mental illness through nutrition” Dr Julia Rucklidge PhD, Professor of Psychology from Canterbury University in Christchurch, on “Sunday” TV 1, 12th of March 2017.

 

*Please note:

 Dr Rucklidge has no commercial interest in any particular brand of micro-nutrient, including any particular brand of EMPowerplus. (Source: Personal communication from Dr Rucklidge.)

 

Immediately above, watch Professor Rucklidge giving a TEDx talk about the deeply disturbing New Zealand statistics re the use of psychiatric drugs, and soaring mental health rates. She then contrasts this with the positive impact micro-nutrients have on brain function; resulting in amelioration for symptoms of ADHD, depression, mood disorders, and many other traditional mental health labels.

For more information about Professor Rucklidge and the research she is involved with click here. To follow her on Facebook click here.

Please note: For those on medication it is essential that: (1) You consult with an appropriately trained registered health professional before starting EMPowerplus, or altering medication dosage; (2) You register with MicroNutrient Support Services, where you, and your health professional, can receive expert help in transitioning to EMPowerplus, if this is appropriate.

 

EMPowerplus

Even though there is substantial research supporting the positive impact of vitamins and minerals on brain function there is a problem …. research at Canterbury University indicates the vast majority of vitamins and mineral available in super markets or pharmacies in NZ are significantly below the supplementation levels shown to be effective in a research setting (p62-70).

The research also lists the sources of therapeutic dosage for the micro-nutrients examined. Of these:

EMPowerplus is the only one listed that has

Empowerplus is currently made by three different companies. One of those companies, Q Sciences, calls their product EMPowerplus Q96.

You can buy EMPowerplus Q96 from this page on a monthly autoship option, which gives you the best discounted price.

(You can cancel the autoship order at any time. Email ibosuccess<ibosuccess@qsciences.com> and instruct them to discontinue your autoship.)

It’s recommended that you purchase either item 3, or item 4 on the list. They are two naturally flavoured powder-form options of EMPowerplus. The powder form allows graded dosage. It easily dissolves into water, or can be added to a smoothie.

  • Click the Buy Now button, then select the middle option of Preferred Customer, and click Sign Up Now

  • Click Select, and from the dropdown menu click New Zealand (or the name of your country if you live elsewhere), then Continue

  • Select either item 3 or 4 on the list and proceed to purchase using the AutoShip Order

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Dosage & Dr Rucklidge’s Research:

 In her research Dr Rucklidge found it was necessary to double the manufacturer’s recommended dosage for those challenged with a mental health condition. (Some chronic mental health conditions required an even higher dose.) She also found that the trial period needed to last a full two months. Research results under these conditions were that 50% of participants had a marked beneficial effect, about 30% a modest beneficial effect, and about 20% found no benefit at all. (Source: communication from Dr Rucklidge).

 

Please note: For those on medication it is essential that: (1) You consult with an appropriately trained registered health professional before starting EMPowerplus, or altering medication dosage; (2) You register with MicroNutrient Support Services, where you, and your health professional, can receive expert help in transitioning to EMPowerplus, if this is appropriate.

 

 

Vitamin D

 

Omega 3 Fatty Acid

Omega 3 fatty acid is also strongly associated with healthy brain function.

The brand of Omega 3 fish oil is crucial to it’s effectiveness. Here is quote from a NZ Herald article in 2015 reporting on scientific testing of fish oils available at retail sources in NZ

“When all of the measures the researchers used to evaluate the oxidation levels were applied, only 8 per cent were in line with international recommendations.”

With the above in mind the fish oil brand Gerry (Director of Brain Time) takes on a daily basis is Nordic Naturals Omega-3, available at Health 2000 shops, and numerous other retailers. (In Birkenhead, Health 2000 opposite Countdown in the Mall)

 

Nordic Naturals Omega-3

 

Link to Further Reading: Supplements Proven Beneficial for Your Mental Health

 

The Mediterranean Diet and ADHD

Research published in 2017 showing a clear association between the Mediterranean Diet and a decrease in the prevalence of ADHD

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Keep in mind “what’s good for the heart is good for the brain”. Watch the Video Below

 

 

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(Please note: Brain Time offers an educational and training service, not medical advice. It remains your responsibility and choice to check with an appropriate registered health professional before making any changes or additions to your nutritional intake. Please read the full Terms of Engagement.)