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EMPowerplus Q96

 A proprietary formula of 36 vitamins and minerals, Q96 delivers nutrients  in a dosage that supports mood stability, cognition, and overall brain health.

The Q96® formula has been observed by 39 research scientists in clinical trials at fourteen universities in four countries, and is backed by twenty published studies.

The unique formulation of Q96®, based on specialized technological advances in micronutrient delivery allows the body to rapidly absorb and utilize these essential nutrients for optimum physical and mental health. *

Key benefits:

  • Supports emotional wellbeing and mood stability, improved cognition and overall brain function.
  • Contains 36 ingredients proportioned for the best possible uptake of micronutrients in the body.
  • Chelated for increased bioavailability – a process wherein vital minerals are bound to proteins so the body can better digest them.
  • 96-hour micronization technology ensures that minerals are pulverized into a size that the body can effectively absorb.



Twenty (20) independently published studies demonstrating effectiveness, have led to several on-going double-blind placebo controlled clinical trials. In all, thirty-nine (39) researchers and fourteen (14) universities from four countries have participated in the research studies.

Harvard University found Q96 to be 3 times more effective
than the best mood disorder medication known.

Published Clinical Studies Include:

  • ADD and ADHD
  • Anxiety and Panic
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Bipolar
  • Brain Injury and Neuro Cognitive Impairment
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • ODD
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Mental Clarity
  • Stress
  • Trauma
“I am off all psych-meds and feel right for the first time in my life.” 
~ Terry P. California, USA

“My son who is now nine is no longer on psych meds.
He will most likely have to continue taking Q96 Empowerplus 
for life, but what a life he can have now!”  ~ Susan R.

“It’s just like a fog lifted and I could see what was right and wrong
and how I should be acting.”  ~ Joseph Stephan

Unofficially, there has been significant success with:

  • Alcohol and Drug Recovery
  • Asthma
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Migraines
  • Memory Loss
  • Thyroid Issues 

The ONLY formula with a court approved nutrient claim
by Health Canada (Canadian FDA) for mood enhancement.

The story of Q Sciences (formerly Truehope) and Q96 (formerly EmpowerPlus™) began with a father’s desperate desire to save his children. Anthony Stephan’s wife, Debora, suffered with bipolar disorder for half her life and committed suicide in January of 1994 just 2 weeks after starting a prescription of antidepressants.  Debbie’s father had done the same sixteen years earlier.

A year later, two of Anthony’s children were diagnosed with Bipolar I, the most severe form of the illness. Both had been given a variety of heavy psychotropic medications, but became progressively worse. Anthony feared he’d soon lose another loved one to the grip of bipolar affective disorder.

A father’s anguish

For a year after his wife’s death, Anthony searched medical journals, read books, and poured over everything he could find that might save his children, Autumn and Joe. When a specialist told him to give up and accept his children’s fate — that both would likely be ill, medicated, hospitalized, and possibly die young — Anthony started a new kind of search.

He believed that if there was something that could save his kids, God would guide him in the right direction.

When he least expected it, his answer came Anthony met David L. Hardy who was well-educated in biological sciences and had spent 20 years as an animal feed formulator. Hardy said the bipolar behaviour of Anthony’s son, Joseph, sounded to him like a pig with ear-and-tail-biting syndrome. Hardy explained to him some farmers had successfully used a nutritional supplementation program to control the syndrome.

Anthony knew he had his answer.

The nutritional approach Using the pig feed supplementation idea, Anthony and David worked with scientists and manufacturers to formulate a human version of the regimen using human-grade supplements. Anthony’s children responded to the formula and were able to discontinue their medications.

As they recovered and began to resume healthy lives, word spread through the community. Anthony was happy to share his formula and soon hundreds of people were trying this early version of what is now Q96™.

The success stories increase Reports of success continued to pour in and Anthony knew there was more to do to bring this discovery to the world. In 1996, he formed a company to refine and produce the formula, a combination of various micronutrient treatments taken individually.

He sought to bring the results to the attention of scientists who he hoped would research this unorthodox approach. He realized he had stumbled on a clue that could lead to a new understanding of what causes mental illnesses and how to treat them.

Scientists take notice Anthony systematically gathered information and data from new micronutrient treatment users and presented it to Dr. Bryan Kolb, a world-renowned neuropsychologist at the University of Lethbridge in southern Alberta. Intrigued, Dr. Kolb sent Anthony to see Dr. Bonnie Kaplan, a behavioural research scientist at the University of Calgary.

Although initially skeptical, Dr. Kaplan agreed to try the micronutrient treatment in a preliminary trial. In order to facilitate the research, Anthony put all the necessary ingredients into one capsule that could be administered easily. He found a manufacturer who would produce the product to his exact specifications, and he called the product Q96™.

Research begins Once the all-in-one micronutrient treatment was available, Kaplan and her colleagues put together preliminary open trials. These studies showed that nutrition held significant promise as a treatment for mental illness, confirming the need for further research and grabbing the attention of researchers and specialists across North America.

Hope for the future Q Sciences and Tony Stephan’s focus is to ensure Q96™ is available to all who suffer from mental illness. We hope that, as scientists play their part and as governments consider the welfare of all of their citizens, natural therapies like Q96™ will be available through standard medical systems.


“I have been studying nutrition and alternative health care for most of my life in an effort to improve my health. I have had feelings of anxiety and depression most of my life, and didn't know why. In 1985, I received a diagnosis of mercury toxicity from having 26 large amalgam fillings which are composed of 50% mercury.

The mercury was leaking from the fillings and causing numerous health issues, and negative emotional symptoms.
I had the fillings removed and gradually rebuilt my health by practicing good nutrition, medication, and exercising regularly,
but I continued to have mood problems. I also tried many other stress reduction techniques over the years, but my emotional problems
were never fully resolved.

I have also sought out new nutritional breakthroughs over the years to further improve my health, but the underlying mood disorder persisted.
In March of this year (2013) I learned of a supplement that has a remarkable ability to provide the body with a balance of nutrients that enables the body to normalize brain chemistry and neurotransmitters in the brain, resulting in the alleviation of mood disorders. The products makes it easier to handle stress in general. It is called Empower Plus/Q96. The product is distributed by Q Sciences in Lehi, Utah.

This product has been a great blessing in my life. I had a dramatic relief of anxiety and depression from the first day I started using the product.
I have been able to discontinue medications that I have been using for nearly 40 years. My stress level has dropped dramatically, and my energy levels and mood are greatly improved. Several people have commented that they can tell that I am more relaxed by my tone of voice alone.
After nearly 50 years of having a significant problem with anxiety and depression, I am at peace and am enjoying life more fully.
To me that is a miracle.” ~  Richard Lorenzon

“In just one day, I no longer wanted to die. Stress, anxiety and depression no longer exist in my life.”  ~ Donna J. Alberta Canada

“Any medication that ever had this effect would catch a lot of people’s attention.” 
~ Bonnie J. Kaplan, PH.D. Behavioral Researcher University of Calgary

“Those who know me notice right away that I have regained my peace of mind, I have more serenity, and more control over how I view and how I feel about things. I no longer feel compelled to seek refuge from emotional difficulties by using alcohol and medical marijuana. I am no longer dependent on these things. I am awake, aware, mentally alert and definitely thankful to each person who has had a hand in the many years of development of Q96, to those whose testimonies I have viewed on YouTube, and to Donna Rau for having her website in the right place at the right time!”
~ Jason D. Kozdra

“We decided to try it and it worked.”  ~ Dr. Miles Simmons Psychiatrist Brunswick, Maine

“I am bipolar and have been taking Q96 EMPowerplus and nothing else for over four years now.
I have not had any episodes at all during that time and no side effects. I feel like I have my life back.”  ~ M.F.

Hi, my name is Amber and this is my “Truehope story”. When I was four years of age, I was diagnosed with ADHD and was prescribed Ritalin.
I spent my whole childhood, youth and young adult life on medications. I was told that I would always be on some sort of med for the rest of my life. There was even a time when I was on Lithium, Clonazepam, Loxapine, Baciofen, and Macrobid all at once.

I have tried suicide several times, causing me to be hospitalized more times than I can remember. The last time I ended up in the hospital was from March to June 2007. I had just had a visit with my doctor and he told me that I would never be able to reduce my meds, let alone get off them.
I returned to the group home where I was living and proceeded to break into the med cupboard, where I took over thirty Lithium.
When the staff found me, I was not breathing, and they called 911.

The Kingston General hospital is where I woke up from a coma. I had a breathing tube down my throat and my hands were tied to the bed.
Three months later when I left the hospital, I was on very little medications, and it was then that I switched to the Truehope program.

I have been on EMPowerplus for two years now last June. I was able to get a job working 5 days a week, a big improvement from when I was on medications. Back then I was hardly able to work one full day a week. I have weighed as much as 400 pounds, caused greatly by the side effects from all the medications I was on. I now weigh 200 pounds less, but my physical and mental well being has been affected greatly by the weight loss and the surfacing of all stored medications. Some days I feel like I am going backwards. I have sad days and sick days, but the support people at Truehope and I are working together once again. I am gaining an understanding of how and why these drugs continue to surface, how to deal with them when they do surface, and how to rid myself of them.

I felt like I was stoned all the time from the medications. From all the attempts to take my life, it was obvious that I was living in a constant despair.
Then True hope came along. The road ahead is going to be bumpy at times, but I hold onto the hope that I will one day be truly well.
Thank you Truehope. If it wasn’t for you, I know I would not be here today.  ~Amber

“I have an extensive background in mental health, with graduate degrees from Harvard and U.C. Berkeley. I spent 25 years as a clinical social worker and never saw any results with bipolar clients like the results I have had from Q96 EMPowerplus.”  ~ P. Silveman Oregon, USA

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