My supplements for schizophrenia

First I have to admit that I’m still on Aripiprazol, 5mg a day and I see myself not stopping this medication, yet. This does not mean I have done a lot of research, because doing so gives me hope there is cure.

The supplements I currently take give me peace of mind and with those supplements Im able to learn new stuff, Im a computer programmer so I need to be up to date with new stuff all the time. On Aripiprazol I feel restless and my hands shake sometimes, but since I had taken the supplements, in the amounts listed below, this all went away.

I want to share this list, so others can give me feedback or others can use it for themselves. What I have learned is that most supplements I take have an affect on the nmda receptor.

My psychiatrist claims I need to drop amino acids and herbs, I need to rely on vitamins and minerals (and fats). So I take this literally and I found that vitamins and minerals do help me a lot. Especially omega 3 and magnesium. I do take however a pea protein shake each day, since it has balanced ratio’s I have no trouble taking this.

Supplement list

Vitamin b complex

Vitamin c (non acidic version)
Between 5 grams and 10 grams day

500 mg a day
I do not take more, because I have elevated liver enzymes.


Approx. 10 grams a day
I know of Sarcosine can be a cause of prostate cancer, so I avoid taking it:

Magnesium threonate

3x50 mg per day

Fish oil (filtered)

3000mg - 4000mg per day

Vitamin d

Between 5.000 and 10.000 IU a day
I have low levels of vitamin d.


Between 10 and 15 mg a day

Like alpha gpc (125mg a day)

I have taken a lot of supplements in the past, my first psychosis was approx. 2 years ago (I was under a lot of stress that time, was living to work, did not rest well enough, had trouble sleeping). There are supplements that worsen my situation, and especially during that time (before I knew what psychosis was). These also seem to counter the effect of Aripiprazol:

Supplements that make my symptoms worse

Tyrosine & Phenylalanine

Both increasing dopamine in the brain, Phenylalanine seems to affect me the worst.

Citrulline, Arginine (in high dose)

There is a link between psychosis and too much nitric oxide.

All I can say is that high doses vitamins and fats work for me.


That’s a good list of supplements. I used to be doing something like that a year ago, particularly with the Vitamin C / Niacin megadoses a la orthomolecular medicine.

I only take Daily Essential Nutrients by Hardy Nutritionals now. Been about 4.5 months now. Trying to wean off Haldol totally, but head pressure mounts and I take like 0.25 mg to control it.
Also experimenting with Turmeric + Bioperine and Loratadine (Claritin) to control the pressure and symptoms.

Going to try a PEMF device on my head to hopefully cure the remainder of my head pressure.

@naturallycured you complain alot about head pressure.

Do you smoke alot of cigarettes ?

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I’ve never smoked. Not ever going to start.

Head pressure is on the path to being fully controlled, however.

Appreciate the concern though!

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No worries. 1515

I forgot some supplements I researched:

500 mg a day

3x 500mg a day or more
ajp [dot] psychiatryonline [dot] org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.ajp-rj.2016.111103

(hoffer treatment)

I take -
L theanine
Meto alanine

All work out for me :upside_down_face:

Huperzine A
Bacopa Monnieri
Horny Goat Weed
D-Aspartic Acid
Testosterone Support Multi
Hemp Oil

I’m glad they work for you. Sadly I’ve taken all the things you’ve listed and they do absolutely nothing for my schizophrenia.

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