By Jessica Freeborn, Jan 30, 2024
Overall, the results still point to the benefits of kiwi and vitamin C for mental health.
“The strength of the findings for people with low vitamin C levels is impressive, and it was impressive to see kiwi separate from vitamin C tablets, which also demonstrates a non-response to placebo vitamin C tablets,” Dr. Alex Dimitriu, double board-certified psychiatrist and sleep medicine specialist and founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine in California, told MNT. Dr. Dimitriu was not involved in the research. “It may have been a good direction to add a non high in vitamin C fruit control, besides kiwi fruit. For anyone not eating enough citrus fruit or presumably low vitamin C levels, studies like this support a substantial benefit from a relatively risk and cost-free intervention of getting more vitamin C in their diet,” he added.
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