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*Note to those unfamiliar with lithium orotate* 
 
Lithium orotate is NOT a prescription drug.  
 
It is NOT toxic like lithium carbonate and lithium citrate are.  
 
It is NOT used in the same way the pharmaceutical forms of lithium are used. 
 
It does NOT have the same serious side effects that prescription lithium does.   
 
It does NOT require blood tests to monitor for toxicity. 
 
Please read the information below and through the pages listed at the left for further explanation of what lithium orotate is, what it can do and how it is used.

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This site is for articles & information about lithium orotate, and the experiences doctors and lithium orotate users have had using small doses of this nonprescription, safe, over-the-counter mineral supplement to treat:
 
      •           stress,
      •           bipolar disorder, 
                  (manic depression),
      •           ADHD and ADD,
      •           depression,
      •           alcoholism,
      •           aggression,
      •           Post Traumatic
                  Stress Disorder (PTSD)
      •           Alzheimer's
and other conditions.
 
Check the links to see if there is an article on a specific condition that you want more information about.
 

In addition, there are articles about recent research which explains how everyone's brain can also be both protected and benefited in many ways by trace doses of this mineral.

 

WHAT IS LITHIUM?

WHAT IS LITHIUM OROTATE?

WHY IS IT SO DIFFERENT
FROM LITHIUM CARBONATE AND LITHIUM CITRATE?



Many people do not realize that lithium itself is not a drug, but is instead a naturally occurring mineral salt like potassium, and is something which everyone needs for proper mental and physical health.

The kinds of lithium which most people have heard about are the pharmaceutical drug forms of lithium, like lithium carbonate and lithium citrate. These drugs are typically prescribed for treatment of mood disorders like bipolar disorder.

Lithium orotate is something very different. It is a special mineral form of lithium which will cross the blood brain barrier. This means that the huge amounts required of the pharmaceutical drug forms of lithium citrate and lithium carbonate in order to effectively treat a condition, are not necessary when using lithium orotate. Instead, only a tiny amount of lithium orotate is needed, as 97% of it gets where it actually needs to go.

One of the main reasons people use lithium orotate instead of the pharmaceutical forms of lithium carbonate or lithium citrate is because of their potential for lithium toxicity and because of their numerous side effects. The large quantities of those drugs which must be used in order to be effective are at near toxic levels with a narrow window of safety. The hope is that they will do more good than harm.

Lithium orotate, on the other hand, is completely non-toxic, very safe in all respects, has no side effects, and is effective for an estimated 70% to 80% of individuals who try it. Because of the small amounts of lithium in lithium orotate, which still effectively treats many different conditions, it is available as an over-the-counter mineral supplement.

In addition, lithium orotate is a mineral which can be helpful for anyone to take.  It protects the brain in a number of important ways.  It has also been recently discovered that the mineral lithium can actually restore and increase the gray matter in the brain (source of intelligence) which nothing else known to date can do.  In addition, taking small amounts of lithium orotate provides anti-aging benefits to the brain, as well as protecting the brain from numerous toxins, and more.

Please check the links at the left for specific information about uses for lithium orotate, the various benefits of lithium orotate, medical questions and answers, inexpensive sources of lithium orotate, safety concerns of usage and other articles.

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How is Lithium Orotate Used?

A standard dose of lithium carbonate (for bipolar disorder) might typically be from 600mg to 1200mg daily. This provides 113mg to 226mg of elemental lithium.

A 120mg tablet of lithium orotate usually has 4.5mg--5mg of elemental lithium.

 
The standard dose of lithium orotate for bipolar disorder would typically be 3 to 5 tabs a day which provide 13.5mg--15mg to 22.5mg--25mg of elemental lithium. Despite this small amount of elemental lithium in comparison to the large amounts in the pharmaceutical forms of lithium, dramatic results are still achieved.

Doses of lithium orotate usually range from 2 (1 tab twice a day) to 6 (2 tabs three times a day), with 3 to 5 tabs a day being the norm.
 
A psychiatrist who has been treating the conditions mentioned above with lithium orotate for the last ten years, says he uses from 2 to 8 tabs a day for patients, with 3 to 4 day being the most common.
 
To receive the benefits of anti-aging for the brain, neuroprotection from toxins etc., 1 tab daily is suggested.

Also, a daily supplement of 300-400 mcg folic acid is recommended as it enhances the brain's ability to utilize the protective properties of lithium orotate.
 
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This site is receiving many questions about dosage for lithium orotate. This website was not created by a doctor. The information posted here is simply the standard dosage recommendations from some of the manufacturers of lithium orotate and what psychiatrists who treat with it typically prescribe.
 
Check with your doctor before implementing any medication changes!

It is very important if you are currently on medication, to work with your doctor regarding switching over to lithium orotate.
 
Also, be sure to consult with your doctor if you will be taking any other medications regularly for other conditions.

At this time, it is recommended that PREGNANT AND NURSING WOMEN NOT TAKE ANY FORM OF LITHIUM.
 

Also, no form of lithium should be used by individuals with significant renal or cardiovascular diseases, severe debilitation or dehydration, or sodium depletion, and by individuals who are taking diuretics or ACE inhibitors. Be sure to consult your doctor before use if you are taking anti-hypertensive drugs, anti-inflammatory drugs, analgesic drugs or insulin.

 

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