Lithium is the most common element used for stabilizing mood swings, mania and depression. Lithium orotate (the lithium salt of orotic acid) is 20 times more bio-active than other lithium salts, allowing a reduction in dosage while greatly reducing the likelihood and severity of potential side effects. Lithium is a naturally occurring substance. As a prescription medication, it reduces chemicals in the body that cause excitation or mania. Lithium carbonate is a salt that was first approved in the United States in 1970 to treat manic depression bipolar disorder. Today, it remains a commonly used medication for this illness. it is prescribed for the prevention of suicide and deliberate self-harm in patients with mood disorders. There are several supplements useful for depression including 5-HTP, SAM-e, and St. John's wort.
Each 120 mg capsule provides 4. 8 elemental lithium.
Lithium Orotate may be effective in treating manic-depressive and bi-polar illness but best avoided by those on a sodium free diet or who are diabetic.
NCI Advanced Research Lithium Orotates are mineral salts of orotic acid - used by plants and animals to make DNA and RNA.
Dr. Hans Nieper, a physician and dabbler in off-beat theories of gravitation, used orotates clinically prior to 1980. He thought that orotate salts, being neutrally charged, pass easily through cell membranes. In effect, orotate offer's the mineral atoms into cells and tissues, producing higher concentrations.
Dr. Nieper promoted orotates as treatments for nearly every ailment imaginable. In certain applications - such as athletic performance - where his ideas have recently received scientific scrutiny, they have been found to work. Dr. Nieper may have been on the right track after all.
Lithium orotate: Lithium has long been used for manic-depression, flattening elevated moods, lower distimulate serotonin synthesis, producing an anti-depressant effect. Lithium result's also suggested neuroprotective, acquainting its use in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. It is thought to lower blood glucose levels and to have immune-enhancing and antiviral effects (especially against herpes simplex). Dr. Nieper used lithium orotate to treat depression, headaches, migraine, epilepsy, and alcoholism.
As an addition to the daily diet, take one tablet twice a day with meals or as directed by your health care professional.