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Re: Is Lithium Orotate merely a marketing ploy? BarbaraCat

Posted by Ron Hill on March 10, 2003, at 13:30:38

In reply to Re: BP II taking a MS and TCA. Any side effects? Ron Hill, posted by BarbaraCat on March 10, 2003, at 12:27:20

Barb,

> I stopped Lithium for a week or so last month while on Nortrip because of the hypothyroid concern and soon began fragmenting and becoming increasingly obnoxious and hypercritical of my husband. Poor man, good thing he loves me.

I also am very lucky to have a spouse that loves me. Most women would have kicked me to the curb two minutes after she saw my first dysphoric mood state.

> I'm sure you also know that Lithium has been shown to increase BDNF and act in other brain protective ways.

I knew that lithium has neuroprotective properties, but I didn't know that it increases BDNF. Thanks for the information. This being the case, I'm surprised that lithium does not provide more AD efficacy. Maybe the BDNF verse depression relationship is not a direct correlation.

>Do you know anything about Lithium Orotate vs. our standard Lithium carbonate? It's been showing up in some over the counter products (Serenity is one) and binding it with orotic acid purports to more easily cross the bbb, hence the need for less thus reducing side effects. Probably a marketing ploy, but if true, it sounds intriguing.

I've heard of it but I've not looked into it (yet). My first reaction is that a Li ion, is a Li ion, is a Li ion. But maybe there is more to it than I know.

-- Ron


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