Has anyone info on lithium orotate? A nutritionist/allergy M.D. gave it to me based on a lower than normal lithium level in a hair analysis. Is this wise? I told him I was leery of taking it and didn't think I needed it. I thought it needs to be monitored just like the "other" lithium. He said it's only like a mineral- not the "drug" type and perfectly safe. If it's perfectly safe, why is there a warning on the rx label, by law, not to transfer it? I asked one of his staff for more info. She said not to worry; it's safe and they all take it there at the office. Any input? I had only taken it a few days but quit. This place was recommended, but I am starting to feel the guy's a quack. What's the benefit of hair analysis, anyway?
Re: Lithium Orotate?
Posted by Walt Stoll on November 26, 1998 at 08:43:02:
In Reply to: Lithium Orotate? posted by Kristen on November 25, 1998 at 02:36:24:
For me, the most disturbing thing in your note was: "She said not to worry, it's safe and they all take it there at the office."
With all I know, Lithium is just not needed by everyone.
I think it is pretty safe, taken in the recommended doses. However, although it is an "Orthomolecular" way to alter brain chemistry, so can ALL micronutrients be used that way: essential oils, vitamins, amino acids, all the trace minerals, etc. There is a lot more to brain chemistry than Lithium and using it for everyone is NOT smart.
You could learn a lot more about this by contacting the Orthomolecular Psychiatric Association at (800) 847-3802 or (416) 733-2117.
Let us know what you learn.