On 22 February 2011, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand. It took 185 lives, making it the second-deadliest natural disaster that country has ever seen. Just four months later, an aftershock of the same magnitude 6.3 magnitude hit New Zealand again, injuring 46 and killing one.
Many affected residents of New Zealand sought mental health counselling—even medication—to deal with the fallout and stress associated with living through not only the first quake but also the aftershock, which caused many significant fires, widespread flooding, gas leaks, and soil liquefaction.
To fully understand the impact of natural disasters on mental stability, researchers at the University of Christchurch in New Zealand studied a group of adults with ADHD who were affected by the 6.3 quake.
Half of the participating survivors took a high-quality micronutrient supplement designed to negate the effects of stress and PTSD. The other half did not.
“Disaster survivors improve psychologically over time regardless of receiving intervention; however, those taking micronutrients during the acute phase following a disaster show better outcomes,” reported Dr. Julia Ruckledge, University of Canturbury researcher.
The micronutrient the participants took was none other than Truehope’s EMPowerplus.
The university followed up a year later with participants and found that those taking EMPowerplus were more stable, and those who participated in the study and later replaced EMPowerplus with psychotropic medication actually fared worse than those who took just EMPowerplus.
How EMPowerplus helps
The original formula that evolved into today’s Truehope EMPowerplus Advanced was first formulated over 20 years ago as a natural solution to help people experiencing stress caused by depression or other mood disorders.
The success was so great that over 1 million bottles have since been sold to treat non-clinical symptoms such as stress. The EMPowerplus Advanced formulation is groundbreaking: the 36 all-natural vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants give the brain and body the nutrients they need to function at their best.
The physical manifestations of stress—sleeplessness, pain, headaches, weight gain and others—can also be accompanied anxiety, racing thoughts, worry, and frustration. When the brain can draw from the 36 ingredients found in EMPowerplus Advanced, the body can relax, and you can focus on life instead of worry.