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Lithium and Its Benefits

Aug 14, 2008
Lithium aspartate is commonly used in the natural treatment of hyperthyroidism and other thyroid diseases because it helps in the spreading of iodine evenly throughout the body. Lithium may increase the gray matter nerve cells of the brain by three percent. This mineral is supposedly good for dementia, Alzheimer's etc. People treated with Lithium have improved memory and reduced rage/anger and salting the water supply with Lithium Aspartate might be an added approach to our community violence prevention programs.

Lithium has long been known to be an effective therapy for Bipolar Disorder (manic depression) when taken in high doses. Lithium ions are believed to act only at particular sites on the membranes of intracellular structures like mitochondria and lysosomes. Lithium in the elemental form has never been shown to have major side effects. Lithium has been helpful in reducing aggressive behavior in children and helps to prevent and control symptoms of mania such as hyperactivity, rushed speech, poor judgment, and reduced need for sleep, aggression, and anger. Lithium aspartate is a health supplement and is much more bioavailable than the forms of lithium used for the treatment of clinical depression.

In the brain however, recent research has shown that low doses of lithium preserve and renew brain cells. Eight out of ten persons given lithium showed an increase in brain grey matter of 3 % after only 4 weeks. Lithium also accomplishes the following benefit for brain cells: it enhances DNA replication which is the first step to formation of new cells. Lithium may protect against adverse effects from mood altering drugs, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, uppers and downers, and marihuana all of which cause brain damage with long term use.

Lithium carbonate was discovered by John Cade MD in 1949 as a treatment for the violence that is often seen in Manic-Depressive Disorder and in preventing the violence of suicide, sometimes seen in Recurrent Unipolar Depression. Lithium carbonate is a salt that was first approved in the United States in 1970 to treat manic depression (bipolar disorder). Lithium is famous for its affects on neurological disorders such as depression. Lithium orotate and aspartate is generally marketed as a dietary supplement used in small doses to treat conditions including stress, manic depression, alcoholism, ADHD and ADD, aggression, PTSD, Alzheimer's and to improve memory.

Bipolar disorder is a severe mood disorder characterized by manic or depressive episodes that usually cycle back and forth between depression and mania. Lithium, however, is the treatment of choice for recurring bipolar (manic/depressive) illness, serving as an effective mood enhancer in 70-80 percent of bipolar patients. Clinical Context Lithium is one of the most commonly prescribed agents for bipolar affective disorder despite its well-known risk of toxicity. I guess it's gotten a bad rap over the years because of toxic levels from a salt substitute and the fact that many bipolar people take it for mood stabilization (which comes off sounding more like an anti-psychotic) but very high doses are needed.

In conclusion, lithium aspartate may help increase brain function when taken daily. It is used in the treatment of chronic alcoholic patients. it may also affect the important brain chemical and increase their concentration. Lithium aspartate is a natural treatment for hyperthyroidism and other thyroid diseases. And finally, lithium orotate or lithium aspartate can help with mood swings, depression, and alzheimer's as well as ADHD and ADD. Have you had your lithium today?
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