• August 28, 2008 at 7:23 am

    Lithium is an important trace element naturally occurring in many types of foods including grains and vegetables. 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 Aspartate may also affect the important brain chemical and increase their concentration. Lithium Aspartate in really low common doses evens climate and spreads and antagonises iodine then reducing hyperthyroid and bettering thyroid part mostly. Lithium and vitamin D both cut the intake of iodide by the thyroid then giving more for the end of the system and letting iodine remain there longer. Lithium Aspartate spreads iodine more evenly in the body and regulates the brain functioning by increasing serotonin and promotes the new brain cell growth.

  • October 1, 2008 at 6:58 am

    Hi Marcus
    I asked at a health store today about Lithium Aspartate and was told I would never be able to buy it in NZ, I stressed I was not talking about lithium carbonate. The assistant looked it up on her computer and confirmed it is not available in NZ maybe I will ask the doctor next time we go.
    Cheers, Jocelyn 🙄

  • October 12, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Jocelyn – I “googled” it today and found that you can purchase it online fairly reasonably.

    Marcus and Resnick – Thank you, thank you, thank you both so much for this info. It’s the best and most promising thing for “us” that I’ve seen. I bought a jar a little over a week ago and am starting out with 10mg/day. It’s easy to work with because I open the capsule and “hide” the powder inside a banana bite. (She’s developed an aversion to pill-taking)

    Jim

  • March 9, 2009 at 8:43 am

    I would be very very very cautious about giving lithium (or taking lithium) without the supervision of an MD experienced in prescribing this drug. It has a narrow dosage window and dangerous side effects when the levels are too high.

  • March 9, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    One tablespoon of flaxseed oil daily along with 400 I.U. of vitamin E ensures that no lithium toxicity can develop.

  • March 11, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    My father was still undiagnosed (but under observation) last fall when his cognitive state really went downhill. He lost track of things, time and place and became apatic, depressed and less interested engaging in social activities. We had for long time suspected starting alzheimer.

    After a lot of digging on the Internet, reading everything related to research on brain neurodegenerative diseases from forums to research papers and other sources it seemed obvious to me that there were something very interesting about Lithium – especially Aspartate and Orotate, though Carbonate is typically referred to in shcool medical research.

    Further investigation on Litihum suggested that the poisonous effect was slightly exaggerated due to the so-called therapeutic use in treating bi-polar disorder with dosages usually between 450-1000mg Lithium Carbonate daily to get the right milliequalent per liter blood (MEQ/l) – this of course depends on the persons size/weight. The “therapeutic” dosage is very high and will give side-effects (worst case death) if not taken with Omega 3 oil/fish oil/flaxseed oil. Another aspect was the probability of getting serotonin syndrome when used in combination with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors like Escitalopram (trade names Lexapro, Cipralex). Still I found the combination of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and Lithium in “therapeutic” dosages to be common in bi-polar diosorders with not too many complications.

    The conclusion seemed obvious; Lithium in low dosages (20-30mg daily) was way under what could be considered dangerous, so we bought Lithium Aspartate 5mg and started the treatment with 10mg a day + omega 3 oil.

    Overnight, after 10-12 hours, he became another man; social, happy, decisive and back in the drivers seat. In some areas he became the man he was 20 years earlier and in others where he was some years ago. Still he had some fall-backs when he was put under a lot of stress. After some months on Lithium Aspartate he now got the diagnosis, but still he can work and his cognivtive state seems to be stable; overall pretty normal functioning, but not when put under heavy mental pressure or when forgetting to take the Lithium (which now is 20mg a day.

    I am sure of one thing – considering his state last year, if it had not been for Lithium, he would never have been working or functioning like he does at this point in time.

    The interesting part remains; the future development.

    BTW: I have also been using 10-20mg daily in the same period – no problems.

  • March 12, 2009 at 1:05 am

    Charles—Please tell me more. For instance…Did (or does) your father have any other health issues? What other medications did (or does) he take?

  • March 12, 2009 at 9:33 am

    Diabetes type 2 and insulin on demand. A mirtazapine preparate since spring last year taken every evening made him sleep through the night, which had an overall good effect. He was also put on an escitalopram preparate late fall, which worsened the situation; due to his lose of emotional control he had the same side-effects as teenagers, aggressive behavior. This behavior stopped immediately when he started taking 10 mg Lithium Aspartate a day and he decided to stop using mirtazapine without side-effects after a week on Lithium (he had a total of 1-2 months on mirtazapine).

    At the moment he uses mirtazapine every evening to get a good nights sleep and 10 mg Lithium in the morning and 10 mg in the evening, combined with high quality omega 3 cold pressed fish oil (which includes E-vitamin).
    The diabetes is primary controlled through food, but with insulin when needed.

    His doctor said that he can continue working after the diagnosis. This is contrary to the message he got late fall, when the doctor urged him to consider retiring.

  • March 12, 2009 at 10:58 am

    To give you a clue of what to expect, this study suggests that lithium treatment reduces the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease in patients with bipolar disorder with as much as 85%:
    http://bjp.rcpsych.org/cgi/content/full/190/4/359

    On the other hand another study suggests that Lithium given in “therapeutic levels” (450-1000mg) destroys brain cells, so this may be one way to explain the 15% that was diagnosed.

  • August 19, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    When I purchased lithium for assisting both my husband and me with our memory, etc, and to aid in preventing dementia or Alzheimer’s I wasn’t sure of what or how much to take of either the aspartate or orotate. I have both: 5mg tabs of the aspartate and 120 mg of the orotate.

    Are these ever taken ‘together’? If so do you know what the dosage should be? What is the difference between the two lithium products? We’ll start with the Lithium Aspartate 5mg morning and evening, but am interested in hearing from others about the Lithium Orotate and whether the two should be taken together or not, and if so, the dosage.

    Thanks for the assist.

    ~ Esther

  • August 21, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Low dosages of lithium have been found to be safe.[9] Dr. Jonathan Wright SUGGESTS 20 to 30 mg. of lithium aspartate OR lithium orotate daily as an appropriate dose to stop brain aging. This is 1/3 to 1/6 the dosage of lithium carbonate used to treat manic depressive disorder. Dr. Hans Nieper of Germany has learned that lithium orotate or lithium aspartate penetrate cells more effectively than lithium carbonate so smaller doses can be used. One tablespoon of flaxseed oil daily along with 400 I.U. of vitamin E ensures that no lithium toxicity can develop.
    120 mg of the orotate? That is a lot.20mg to 30mg. daily.

  • August 25, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    As a pretty much healthy person (no obvious need for Lithium, except potentially preventive ones), I have stress-tested “my own system” from 5 to 40mg Lithium Aspartate, sudden stop, one “white” month and sudden start with 40 mg. Without flax-seed oil. No noticeable change in any way except for maybe a little bit easier to wake up in the morning.

    I did this to find out if and how Lithium in these dosages would effect my body. I started 8-9 months ago. Happy to share it seems pretty harmless so far.

    Regarding my father he has got his driving license back and is working full-time.

    I must mention that people I know has started using Lithium for anxiety, depressions and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) – all with astounding results. I even know a 95-year-old lady who started using Lithium Aspartate to get her head back together – it worked!

  • July 29, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Hi Marcus,

    I was just reading your initial post about lithium aspartate (09/29/08), and I couldn’t help but observe that (without giving your source and without quoting), you were taking word for word what was written in a small promtional book called “Shocking Medical Coverups” by Matthew Simons.

    Your post would have had more credibility had you given your source and not made it sound as if it came from you directly.

    Having said that, do you have any first hand experience with lithium aspartate, and to give you the opportunity to respond to my question, was there a reason why you “lifted” the article from the book? Since you weren’t selling anything, why did you promote lithium aspartate that way?

    Please understand that I am not attacking you. My prime concern is my 85 year old mother with stage 6 Alzheimers. I want to start her on 10mg. but I need some assurances that I will be helping, not hurting her.

    If anyone else has recently used it, could you please share your experience with it.

    Thank you.

  • July 30, 2010 at 7:06 am

    My initial post about lithium aspartate was March 17 2008
    http://www.alzinfo.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=27
    and I tried to link to my source but since it was an advertisement linked through my E~mail it did not work.I did say the link was not working.
    That was over 2 years ago,I had never heard about it so I did a little research and found the other article with the name of the author and I do give him the credit.
    Here is another one The Misunderstood Mineral — LITHIUM
    http://www.tahomaclinic.com/articles.shtml
    by Jonathan V. Wright, M.D.
    As far as my credibility,I am not making any claims here. I am just sharing this with others that might be interested and have not heard about it.Maybe I should go back and edit this post.
    Charles and fico says it works but they joined a year ago and posted on one subject.Are they for real or do they stand to profit?
    I do not know. I wish someone could say it worked for them and stay with us to prove it to us.
    I don’t know if I would try it or not.I would want to actually talk to Dr. Wright. What about liver damage or kidney damage?Would it be worth trying on someone in stage 6? I would do a whole lot more research before trying it,that is for sure.Let us know what you find out.