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Pregnancy And Lactation: Insufficient reliable information available; avoid using.
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Bipolar disorder. There is preliminary evidence that suggests that some cases of bipolar disorder may be stabilized with a chelated mineral supplement. A randomized, placebo-controlled trial in adults with bipolar disorder is presently underway (10651,10660). More evidence is needed to rate chelated minerals for this use.
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The term, chelated mineral, refers to the formation of a complex between a mineral and an amino acid. Evidence supports the importance of chelated minerals in the central nervous system (CNS), citing a beneficial psychotropic effect, although the exact mechanism is not fully understood (10651,10660).
|1162||Branton SL, Lott BD, Maslin WR, et al. Fatty liver-hemorrhagic syndrome observed in commercial layers fed diets containing chelated minerals. Avian Dis 1995;39:631-5. View abstract.|
|10651||Popper C. Do Vitamins or Minerals (Apart from Lithium) have mood-stabilizing effects? J Clin Psychiatry 2001;62:933-35.|
|10660||Kaplan BJ, Simpson JS, Ferre RC, et al. Effective mood stabilization with a chelated mineral supplement: an open-label trial in bipolar disorder. J Clin Psychiatry 2001;62:936-44.. View abstract.|