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Research Suggests Probiotics Plus Vitamin D Supplements May Benefit People With Schizophrenia


New research published in Neuropsychopharmacology Reports indicates that taking probiotics plus vitamin D supplements may improve cognitive function in people with schizophrenia.

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There is increasing evidence that nutritional approaches are helpful in the treatment of schizophrenia. In 2017, for example, a scientific review of worldwide studies found that add-on therapy with high-dose B vitamins can significantly reduce symptoms of the disease more than standard antipsychotic drug treatments used alone. Published in Psychological Medicine, one of the world’s leading psychology journals, B-vitamin interventions utilizing higher dosages or combining several vitamins were consistently found to be effective in reducing psychiatric symptoms. Lower doses, in contrast, were ineffective.

To read more about the growing evidence for the role of nutrition in schizophrenia and psychosis, see this article on our website.