Lithium is the remedy most often recommended for psychological or emotional problems. It can be used to treat:
– mood swings
– behavioural problems (manias, obsessions)
– behavioural problems in children
The beneficial effects of lithium are enhanced by Vitamin E. Good sources of lithium, in its natural state, are whole grains and seeds.
Vitamin B3 is also called Vitamin PP, niacin or nicotinic acid. Soluble in water, B3 is stable when exposed to light but is destroyed by alcohol, contraceptive pills, sleeping pills and sulfonamides.
Vitamin B3 is involved in the synthesis of a number of hormones, notably sex hormones like estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, as well as insulin and hormones that regulate thyroid functions.
It is often prescribed to combat psychological problems ranging from feelings of insecurity to schizophrenia.
B3 is found in many foods. Main sources include:
– liver (pork, beef, veal)
– white meat
– dates, figs, almonds
Recommended daily dosage
– Adults: 15 to 20 milligrams
– Children under 10 years old: 6 to 8 milligrams
– Larger doses – in the order of 50 to 100 milligrams per day -can be taken without danger to make up for a deficiency.