Online talk about lithium orotate health effects
Hello Dr. Rakhimov, I have a morning CP around 20-25 – when I take lithium orotate, it goes up to around 30-40 sec. Do you have any thoughts about this?
Already for many mornings? When do you take it and how much?
Hello Artour, the effect is pretty pronounced. I take 5 mg for my anxiety problems. I don’t take it regularly just when I feel bad. Lithium orotate is supposed to stay in your System for 24 hours. And I definitely score way better on the cp with it than without it. With the Frolov device, I can go up to 40 sec. without Lithium and well over 50 sec. with it. The effect starts around an hour after taking it. I can feel that my breath gets way lighter. I was just curious if you ever heard about this. I read in my research about Lithium that the effect why it works for Depression and Anxiety is not known. Maybe it works because of better body oxygenation?
Thanks for those details, Jim.
Great to know for sure. It seems that this mineral helps to many people with anxiety, depression, alcoholism, addictions, and related problems, but not so many studies yet to evaluate details (how and why it works and for which other conditions). It seems very popular among doctors for bipolar. Most sources mention though that lithium probably decreases abnormal brain activity.
It can probably reduce increased excitability of nerve cells and provide better relaxation for muscles and deeper stages of sleep for the central nervous system.
The daily amounts range from about 1 to 3 mg per day. So, it is a mini nutrient, but a very important one.
Lithium is present in nearly any foods, including vegetables, grains, beans, lentils, meats, dairy, herbs, and fruits. Lithium levels in foods vary significantly from region to region. Some amounts of lithium are found in the eggs, milk, seaweeds, herbs (cinnamon), cucumbers, tomatoes, mushrooms, bananas, carrots, cauliflower, cabbage, lemons, lentils, pepper, seafood, and seeds.
There is a good potential for this mineral supplementation to help people with epilepsy, bipolar disorder, Alzheimer, Parkinson, and possibly senile dementia, MS (multiple sclerosis) and related brain conditions. A clinical study below reported a case of remission of epilepsy due to lithium supplementation (Shukla et al, 1988 – see below). Many studies reported encouraging results for bipolar disorder.
Lithium in the treatment of bipolar disorders associated with epilepsy: an open study.
J Clin Psychopharmacol. 1988 Jun;8(3):201-4.
Shukla S1, Mukherjee S, Decina P.
Treatment of bipolar disorder: Review of evidence regarding quetiapine and lithium.
J Affect Disord. 2016 Feb;191:256-73. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2015.11.002. Epub 2015 Nov 25.
Ketter TA1, Miller S2, Dell’Osso B3, Wang PW2.
Genetic variants associated with response to lithium treatment in bipolar disorder: a genome-wide association study.
Lancet. 2016 Jan 21.
Hou L, Heilbronner U, Degenhardt F, et al.
Correction: Chronic Microdose Lithium Treatment Prevented Memory Loss and Neurohistopathological Changes in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease.
PLoS One. 2015 Dec 17;10(12)
Nunes MA, Schöwe NM, Monteiro-Silva KC, Baraldi-Tornisielo T, Souza SI, Balthazar J, Albuquerque MS, Caetano AL, Viel TA, Buck HS.