Lithium Orotate Works!
*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.
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:
and other conditions.
In addition, there are articles about recent research which explains howeveryone's braincan also be both protected and benefited in many ways by trace doses of this mineral.
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. * * * * * * * * * * * * *
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.