“The supplementation of vitamin C has been found to improve attention, work motivation and reaction time in young adults, according to a study conducted in South Korea.” [Source: Nutraingredients.com]
The key findings of this new study are essentially consistent with other research showing that supplementary micronutrients can improve mood, stress, and even aggressive behavior.
A meta-analysis published in 2013 in the Psychosomatic Medicine journal found that micronutrient supplementation has a beneficial effect on perceived stress, mild psychiatric symptoms, and aspects of everyday mood in apparently healthy individuals. The researchers found that supplements containing high doses of B vitamins may be particularly effective in improving mood states.
Just as significantly, research from the UK published in 2002 found clear evidence of a link between dietary intake and violent behavior in a double blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial that gave nutritional supplements to prisoners. During the study, the subjects who received the micronutrients committed 37 percent fewer violent offences and 26 percent fewer offences overall, whereas the rates of disciplinary incidents remained substantially unchanged for those receiving placebos.
To read Dr. Rath’s recommendations for optimum daily supplementation of vitamin C, B vitamins, and other essential micronutrients, see the special Cellular Health feature page on our website.