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Non-prescription lithium products

Posted by ed_uk2010 on February 16, 2015, at 17:57:09

I'd like to hear from people who have experience with OTC lithium products sold as dietary supplements.... lithium orotate, lithium aspartate etc. All these products contain a very low dose compared with prescribed lithium carbonate.

In your experience, are they inactive or do you notice something?

I'm wondering whether the dose is high enough. I mean, lithium is naturally present in tiny amounts in the water supply and in most foods, especially vegetables. There's a link between lithium intake and suicide/violence. Areas where the lithium content of the water supply is higher seem to have a lower incidence of suicide and violent crime. It's only a correlation but it's interesting.

Apparently, Americans consume about 0.6mg to 3.1mg of lithium per day through food and water. This is hardly a lot compared with prescription doses, but does it make a difference? Most lithium orotate tablets contain 5mg of lithium, in contrast.

Anyway, I decided to post this on the main board because lithium is so frequently used in conventional medicine, and because this board gets more traffic!




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