Depression is a common problem in dialysis patients.
Dialysis patients have a rubidium deficiency, and rubidium supplementation has been shown to have an antidepressant effect according to Caterina Canavese, MD, an Italian researcher who has done research on this ultratrace mineral related to its antidepressant effects.
60% Lower Rubidium in the Central Nervous System,13% Lower Rubidium in Serum
She notes that dialysis patients have 60% lower levels of rubidium in their central nervous system than normal patients—an average of 2250 ng per gram in dialysis patients versus 5490 ng per gram controls—and a 13% lower rubidium content in blood serum—an average of 304 mcg per liter versus 350 mcg per liter.
Rubidium is an ultra-trace mineral used by humans.
Shouldn’t rubidium supplementation be tried first in these patients?
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