The wisepowder Lithium orotate is an Orotic acid and Lithium salt. It’s available as a monohydrate. Lithium is non-covalently bound to the orotate ion in this compound, not to carbonate or any other ion. Like most other salts, it dissociates in a solution and provides us free lithium ions in the solution. It is used as a dietary supplement. It was researched a little between 1973 and 1986 before it was marked a dietary supplement. It can be used to treat a few medical conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease or alcoholism.
The compound is capable of producing free lithium ions in the body. Like any other lithium salts such as lithium carbonates, there are no proper reviews that support the efficiency of the lithium.
Benefits of Lithium Orotate
In alternative medicine, this compound can treat as well as prevent many medical conditions. Some of the uses of Lithium orotate are:
- Used to treat Alcoholism and Alzheimer’s Disease
- Can cure and prevent Anxiety
- Used in the treatment of Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Used to cure Bipolar Disorder
- It is prescribed to Depressed patients
- It can prevent Cluster Headaches
- The Compound can cure Insomnia, Migraine, Glaucoma, and Parkinson’s Disease
- It is given to patients to cure Post- Traumatic Stress Disorders in patients.
Also, people use this drug to prevent and relieve pain and stress. Further, it can improve memory also.
An experiment was conducted for six months on 42 people who were suffering from alcoholism. The researchers found that wisepowder Lithium orotate helped people from relapsing in alcoholism.
Side Effects & Safety
Due to the lack of research on this drug, there’s not much awareness of the side effects. Some pieces of evidence prove that there can be some mildly toxic effects of this drug on patients. For example, in the year 2007, a report was published in a journal that warns that overuse of this drug can cause tremors and nausea.
The use of this compound can cause lithium toxicity, also, in addition to vomiting and nausea. This happens in case of overuse of the drug. Some adverse effects include neurological problems and cardiac arrhythmias.
Lithium Orotate has always remained in question for both its effectiveness as well as safety. The drug has been very effective, curing a huge number of patients throughout the world. It helps people deal with their depression, anxiety, pain, and much more. The only problem, like any other depression or anxiety medicine like wisepowder L-Ergothioneine (EGT), is overuse. Patients are supposed to use it in the limit. But, they feel good after ingesting the medicine and hence start the overuse of the medicine. This results in dependence on the medicine and some other problems varying from drug to drug; in this case, it can be lithium toxicity. This drug can be very useful provided; it’s used in the limit.