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    History of the mineral rubidium as an antidepressant


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    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 5:03 pm Email this article

    Here is a brief history of the use of the mineral rubidium for depression as outlined in a 2008 paper from Italy.

    Rubidium has Several Antidepressant Properties

    They also noted that:

    “The trace element rubidium has several antidepressant properties.

    “It belongs to the group of lithium, sodium, potassium and calcium, and it is exchangeable with potassium.

    “It has rapid oral absorption, and slowly enters into the central nervous system (red blood cell:plasma ratio = 3:20).

    “The total content in the human body is 400– 900 mg, with a weekly balance of 15–25 mg absorption and 20 mg excretion, and its half-life is 30–60 days.

    Depression in Uremia Patients May Be Due to Rubidium Deficiency From Diet Restrictions

    They also noted that depression is a common problem experienced by uremia patients, but this may be due to diet restrictions in these patients, noting that “It seems that diet restrictions might be the main cause of rubidium deficiency, as it is mainly found in red meat.”

    Reference

    Canavese C, Decostanzi E, Bergamo D, Sabbioni E, and Stratta P. Rubidium, salami and depression. You cannot have everything in life. Blood Purif, 2008; 26(4): 311-314.

    Author’s Contact Info

    Caterina Canavese
    Nephrology and Transplantation
    Department of Nephro-Urology
    Amedeo Avogadro University,
    Novara, Ospedale Maggiore della Carità
    Corso Mazzini 18, IT–28100 Novara (Italy)
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