First of all, do not confuse lithium orotate with the popular bipolar drug lithium carbonate. Lithium orotate is a naturally occurring trace mineral and is available over the counter.
Dr. Jonathan Wright has studied and written extensively for many years on the benefits of using lithium orotate. Dr. Jeffrey Dach, a student of Dr. Wright, has studied lithium and reports the various potential benefits. He states that one medical dogma that has been discarded is that brains start with a fixed number of cells at birth and gradually decline as we get older. As it turns out, lithium is able to prevent the loss of brain cells and promotes the growth of new brain cells in the hippocampus, which is good news for those with bipolar disorders. MRI brain imaging studies verify these claims.
Clinical depression has been treated with lithium, because of its tendency to increases certain neurotropic factors. Lithium has been shown to have the potential to halt or reverse the neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s and in Alzheimer’s Dementia. It has also been found, according to Dr. Dach, to be protective in stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury from animal studies.
Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt says lithium orotate protects the central nervous system from neurotoxin damage and he recommends it for Lyme disease patients.
Because lithium orortate is a naturally occurring trace mineral, and is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, a low dose of 10mg to 20mg is considered safe and effective.
We offer two brands of lithium orotate, Kal and Ortho Molecular.
If you want to prevent your brain from shrinking as you age, consider lithium orotate.