Posted by Loops on August 9, 2008, at 19:44:42
Hi all -
I recently had some quite severe stress in my life, and my balance emotionally was affected. I've been 80% recovered from previous anxiety and depression using a very high fat low carb diet, but still feel a little out of wack.
Anyway, I decided to do a complete testing of the orotates taking together.
I am taking lithium orotate (2 pills a day), magnesium orotate (only the hans nieper brand - 6 pills at least a day), potassium orotate (1 pill), and calcium orotate (2 pills). Also zinc orotate 2 pills a day. I also take a multivitamin and extra B complex and vitamin C. Also cod liver oil and fish oil. This other stuff I always take anyway.
I also gave up eating cheese as I was eating a lot of it and now I'm pretty sure the huge amounts of calcium in it was not doing much for my state of mind.
In the past I always took lithium orotate with something else - SJW for example, so I never got the 'feeling' of lith orotate on its own.
Well - I had strange reactions. Initially I felt alternating downs with ups - which was odd, because the lithium is supposed to be balancing.
I was also initially taking an inferior brand of magnesium orotate (kal). I now think this one doesn't work as well as the Advanced Research brand.
It's been 3 weeks, and OMG, I feel amazing all of a sudden. Like, COMPLETELY relaxed and at ease. I haven't felt like this EVER, although sometimes on low-carb I feel kind of like this.
The strangest thing is, I started to get more motivation to do things. I usually swing from being motivated to just not wanting to get off of the computer.
I really didn't expect to get motivated on lithium orotate. At the most I expected it to balance me out a bit.
I hope this success continues.
I also was thinking about the magnesium orotate. I have always taken magnesium, but got diarrhea quite easily. Also the cheese excess probably stopped me absorbing most of it!
Anyway these Mg orotate pills only have like 30mg of elemental Mg in them each, but somehow they are darned effective - and NO loose stools for me, even if I take a lot of them.