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Vitamin C Tied To Mood Benefits

September 28, 2010 by  

Vitamin C tied to mood benefits   While prescribing powerful drugs to treat even minor mood problems has become commonplace, there may be a simpler way to support mood.

A new study from researchers at Montreal's Jewish General Hospital has found that vitamin C supplements were able to significantly improve the mood of patients in acute care.

John Hoffer, who led the investigation, said that patients in this type of care often have low levels of most nutrients. However, they are often not given supplements as their care providers are generally more focused on treating more immediate concerns.

He and his team administered either vitamin C or D supplements to a group of patients. They found that individuals who were given C vitamins showed statistically and clinically significant improvements in mood.

"Most physicians are simply unaware of the problem [of vitamin C deficiency]," said Hoffer. "Subclinical deficiencies of vitamin C and D have each been linked to psychological abnormalities, so we examined that aspect in our clinical trial."

He added that the lack of benefit in patients who were given vitamin D supplements indicates that findings cannot be attributed to a placebo effect.

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  • s c

    Once again, there is a ‘rat aroma’ attached to the knowledge that medical school graduates bring to their practice. It seems as though when the medical crowd tried to ruin Linus Pauling’s reputation, that mindset has remained in force in America’s medical schools.
    As a result, our “healthcare pros” have a serious gap in their medical education that does patients NO good. It’s ironic that we have to educate ourselves to compensate for this asinine situation. At the same time, it’s just as well, since self-education can help people see that a) public school is a failure in health education and b) our medical school graduates compound the problem (and we get to pay for that disgraceful state of affairs).
    Here’s to your good health (in spite of a typical MD’s second-rate knowledge of basic health).

    • Granny Mae

      Oh Boy do I agree with you. I’v been studying vitamins for over 40 years and it surprises me no end that doctors are so out of step on this! Even though they are aware of these improvements with vitamins they don’t even take it upon themselves to look into it on their own. I treated my grandson for third degree burns on his leg when the doctor just kept trying to put his brand of medicine on it and said it was begining to show infection and would have to have sin grafts ! He gave the parents the week-end before deciding to skin graft ! I took that baby abd made sure his bed was as steril and clean as possible and then when he was put down for a knap we took the bandages off and covered the burn with vitamin E when he was awake the bandage went back on, when he was asleep the bandage came off so the burn could scab over. Every day three times a day we squeezed the oil from vitamin E capsules on it and kept this up till the doctors appointment. He was astounded and said well it is doing something but we will still have to do skingrafting later because there is going to be a scar and it will cause a drawing up on the muscles so we will have to do something about that! We continued with the vitamin E untill the burn had healed and then put the vitemin E on once a day for about 6 months and to this day there is no sign that there was ever a burn there ! No scar no nothing ! I must add that we used a very good brand of Vitamine E with mixed tocopherals !

      • Granny Mae

        Let me explain that the grandson was a baby just crawling and had crawled over a electric cord connected to an electric coffee pot with a full pot of hot coffee in it. The cord had fallen down behind the stand it was on and no-one had noticed so they just put the baby down to crawl around and wouldn’t you know he crawled right under the stand and over the cord ! You just never know what is going to happen sometimes !

        • Granny Mae

          I have experienced vitamin C mixed with water and honey and taken every hour while awake to get rid of a sever soar throat over night ! Good stuff !

  • Lori

    Well, I take vitamin D-3 and it has helped me a lot with my back pain. Doctors have never found why my back hurts me so bad. But, I have seen an improvement with the vitamin D-3, it is the only thing that I have ever taken that actually did work. Now, I know nothing about the mood help, but I have to take into concideration whay S C has said. Frankly, to tell you the truth, if they would legalize marijauna , problem with mood solved. I smoked marijauna when I was a teenager , and stopped after that. But, I promise you this, if they would legalize it , I would smoke it. It also helps with that monthly visitor women gets a lot . Just my two cents worth.

    • Granny Mae


      Smoking causes cancer. It doesn’t matter what the source of the smoke is, so trading one thing for another is not a good idea. I watched my mother dye from cancer and it wasn’t pretty. She stated many times that she wished she had never smoked ! My friend also got pot for her friend that was dying from cancer hoping it would help her with the pain but it didn’t. I’m not in favor of legalizing it !


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