The Benefits of Lithium Orotate

by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM Published on , Last Updated on November 17, 2014

Lithium Orotate Supplement

An alkali metal related to sodium and potassium, lithium has been traditionally used within allopathic medicine to treat mental imbalances such as anxiety and depression. However, there are many side effects to taking this strong mineral, as the body poorly absorbs the standard forms of lithium Carbonate. That is, until lithium orotate was discovered.

Lithium orotate offers superior bio-utilization for the human body, allowing the mineral to penetrate the mitochondria, glia and lysosomes that exist within the intracellular structures of our cells. The mineral stabilizes these lysosomal membranes, slowing the enzymatic reaction that leads to many of the negative side effects of other forms of lithium salts.

Most people are unaware that lithium is not a drug, but is a naturally occurring mineral from the earth. Just like calcium and potassium, lithium is something that every human body requires for mental and physical health.

Many people are familiar with the pharmaceutical forms of lithium (lithium carbonate and lithium citrate), these aforementioned chemical extracts used to treat mania and depression.

Lithium orotate is very different than the other forms of the mineral. Whereas pharmaceutical drug forms of lithium require high doses to penetrate our cells, lithium orotate is only needed in extremely small serving size, considering the fact that a massive amount of the mineral penetrates the cell (approximately 97%). The other great news is that unlike its pharmaceutical counterparts, lithium orotate is non-toxic, safe, has little to no side effects, and works on 70% to 80% of people who use it.

Health Benefits of Lithium Orotate

Brain Protection:
Studies show that the mineral lithium can actually rejuvenate and build the grey matter nerve cells in the brain by up to three percent.

Anti-Aging Effects:
Small amounts of lithium orotate have been shown to offer anti-aging effects to the brain.

Neuroprotection From Environmental Toxins:
Lithium has been shown to protect the system from numerous toxins, particularly in the grey matter of the brain.

Lithium Orotate May Also Aid:

  • Lyme Disease
  • Low white blood cell counts
  • Juvenile convulsive disease
  • Alcoholism and liver disorders
  • Pain associated with migraine and cluster headaches
  • Hyperthyroidism and other thyroid diseases: Studies show that lithium may aid in the even distribution of iodine.
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as well as a general stress reducer.
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and aggression: Studies show that individuals taking Lithium experienced lowered levels of rage and anger, as well as improved memory.
  • Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • In the reduction of myopia (nearsightedness) and glaucoma: Dr. Hans Nieper found that glaucoma patients could benefit from the dehydrating effect of lithium on the eye, offering patients vision improvement and a lowering of intraocular pressure.
  • Bipolar disorder: Orotates may lessen effects of manic or depressive episodes. Lithium has been shown to serve as an effective mood balancer in 70-80 percent of bipolar patients.
  • Depression: the therapeutic serving of lithium orotate is 150 mg/day. This is compared to 900-1800 mg of the prescription forms. In this range of lithium orotate, there are no adverse side effects and no need for monitoring blood serum measurements.

Lithium Precautions

Do not attempt to self-medicate a mental imbalance with lithium orotate. Speak with your health care provider for more information. Pregnant and nursing women should not take any type of lithium supplement.

Also, lithium should not be taken by those with renal or cardiovascular diseases, severe dehydration or exhaustion, sodium depletion, or in individuals using any form of diuretics or ACE inhibitors.

Disclaimer: †Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. Global Healing Center does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Global Healing Center are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.

  • Toreo

    My gosh I feel so foolish because I have never heard of Lithium orotate. This is just one more thing for me to try now. I normally take GABA, but I think I will try this out for a while.

  • Sue Kamens

    What kind of imbalance did you experience?

  • Michele Dickey

    As mentioned above, lithium orotate IS found in the body and is needed for healthy mind and body. It is in pill form, that does not mean it is medicine! It is a supplement!

  • taylor

    hi, i’ve been on lithium carbondate and am now taking lithium oratate, but am wondering what it is about the carbonate that keeps it from utilizing as much as the mineral as oratate does? you say that pharmaceutical doses need to be prescribed at a higher level, but i’m wondering why…and do doctors now know that the oratate works well also? thanks for the article and info.!

  • Daniel

    its all about profit

  • Queen

    Does this help bipolar disorders ?

  • Stephanie

    It certainly has helped me in overcoming the negative effects of bipolar 1. It’s almost as if a light switch has been turned off with the anxiousness and I feel more mellow and easygoing. However go slow with it and listen to your body. Always remember to hydrate no matter what.

  • Emerald

    My mother takes it for severe bipolar 1. It works on bipolar but it doesn’t work to prevent schizophrenic delusions so people who take mood stabalizers and anti-psychotics will still need an anti-psychotic. She went into shock because it works.

  • J.o.

    My mom has severe psychosis brought on by the use of steroids that were prescribed for her to bring down inflammation. I took her off the antipsychotics and put her on CBD spray. The psychosis went away in a few weeks. It gave her back her life.

  • Sally I Catzavelos

    Thank you are the only words I can find regarding the use of Lithium Orotate for the treatment of mania or depression, regardless of the cause…

  • Me

    has anyone had speck or ghost image in eye view when starting Lithium? just a red dot on the page, and something that flashed on my right peripheal in car..I have only taken it for 2 days..should I stop

  • Stephanie

    Hhhhmm I would ask a health care nutritionist- I have not had it

  • bob reidel

    i have been taking lithium carbonate. however i,m tired of crazy psychiatrists wanting to constantly empty my health benefits with useless visits. i have type 2 bipolar which is primarily depression. i don,t have other mental health issues.since the shrinks i,ve visited need more help than i do, i,m dropping all of them. does anyone think this product will help me??? thanks

  • Daniel

    i am 22 months depression and mania free, medication free too Lithium orotate and seeing a naturapath psychiatrist saved my life

  • Cheryl

    Hi I dont know how to use this site. I’m in the same boat and need help.

  • Annb

    How many tabs L/0 equals 150 mgs

  • Global Healing Center

    It depends on the tablet/brand/product. Capsules of NeuroFuzion contain 600mgs of LO.

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  • Delight

    What about taking this for Lymes I’m so tired of all the antibiotics.

  • Global Healing Center

    I understand, Lyme disease is a really rotten battle. I wish I could tell you this would take it all away but we don’t have any evidence to support that.

  • abby815

    I have been reading, Healing Lyme, by Stephen Buhner. From what I am understanding from the book need to raise the CD57 white blood counts. CD57 are Killer cells. I am going to order this product myself and give it a try. I am a Lymie of 25 yrs. and it is a long road, but keep going. You need to read a book on Lyme Disease because there is so much to learn on how to help your body. I have learned from other reviewers about Japanese Knotweed, Cats Claw, Andrographis and more.
    I also have learned that Antibiotics are not the answer for me. Good luck to all the Lymies out there.

  • Dennis Booska

    Is it ok for 9 year old boy with adhd who has trouble getting through the school day?

  • kevin

    My wife has undignosed depression and mania, how long will it take before i see any results?

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