Life Elevated Through Daily Essential Nutrients
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it.
Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. It can develop from one severe event, or complex PTSD from ongoing or repetitive exposure to traumatizing and highly stressful situations.
Both the amygdala and the mid-anterior cingulate cortex become over-stimulated when a person has PTSD. However, the hippocampus, right inferior frontal gyrus, ventromedial PFC, dorsolateral PFC, and orbitofrontal cortex all become hypoactive, some to the point of atrophy.
Awareness and advocacy for better solutions for those with PTSD and the role Daily Essential Nutrients helps with those symptoms is championed by Dr. Bonnie J. Kaplan, Ph.D. She helped pioneer the work, which is now replicated around the world, showing that the treatment of mood dysregulation with broad-spectrum mineral/vitamin formulas shows far more benefit than the previous 80 years of scientific research on single-nutrient treatments.
Dr. Kaplan was recently interviewed on operationtraumarecovery.org on the role micronutrients can help with PTSD and her book "The Better Brain". Listen here
†The micronutrient formulation studied was a pre-2013 version of Truehope EMPowerplus which was co-formulated by David Hardy and Anthony Stephan. Truehope EMPowerplus is a registered trademark of The Synergy Group of Canada Inc., which was co-founded by David Hardy and Anthony Stephan in 1999. David Hardy officially resigned as a shareholder of The Synergy Group of Canada Inc. and director of Truehope Nutritional Support Ltd. in 2013 to focus his efforts exclusively on Hardy Nutritionals®.