Science and Research

The withdrawal program developed by our foundation is based on research how psychiatric drugs act in the body, what happens when you abruptly try to stop taking such medication and the nutrients that scientists have found can ease the withdrawal effects.


neurotransmitter, nerves
anxious, depressed, depression, side effects
nutrition, nutrition support


Psychiatric drugs are chemicals that have been designed to move from the blood stream into the brain. They are able to cross the blood-brain barrier that otherwise protects the brain from toxins.


Withdrawal Effects

If you have used psychiatric drugs even for a short time, your withdrawal can be both physically and emotionally very stressful if you try to come off the medication abruptly. Many are not aware of the wide range side effects that are possible. Ask your pharmacist for these—the FDA requires that the pharmaceutical manufacturers disclose them.



During withdrawal from psychiatric drugs, good nutrition is essential. Special nutrients are often required,  especially if you take multiple drugs or when withdrawal symptoms are more severe.



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