Lithium may help to address the following conditions:
addiction
Lithium orotate in small doses helps to protect brain cells against toxic effects of mood-altering substances ranging from caffeine to prescription drugs.
gout
Dr. Jonathan Wright, M.D. reported success treating recurrent attacks of gout with a combination of low-dose lithium (10-15 milligrams twice daily) and vitamin C (2 grams twice daily). Although no modern published studies have examined the practice, lithium was prescribed as a medicine for gout in ancient Greece.
Graves-Basedow disease
High doses of lithium can produce rapid results in the treatment of Graves disease. With high doses of lithium comes the danger of toxicity, but the addition of vitamin E and flaxseed oil will mitigate the risk.
alcoholism
Lithium in small doses can eliminate cravings for alcohol in some alcoholics. Dr. Jonathan Wright, M.D. has recommended a trial of lithium orotate, 5 mg, three times daily for patients who are recovering alcoholics and twice that much for those who are "practicing alcoholics". According to Wright, the majority of patients he treated with small-dose lithium (along with diet advice, niacin, glutamine, and other supplements) reported "improved mood and decreased desire for alcohol after about six weeks using lithium therapy."
Lithium can aid in the treatment of cluster headaches.
Alzheimer's disease
Lithium protects nerve cells against damage caused by several brain chemicals and also helps to remove aluminum from the brain and body. Because population studies link aluminum to the development of Alzheimer's, there is hope that lithium can help to prevent or limit symptoms of the disease.
anxiety
Lithium can help protect brain cells against toxic effects of mood-altering substances, including anti-anxiety medications.
herpes virus type 2
Lithium can reduce the number of herpes outbreaks per month and inhibit the reproduction of herpes 1 and 2 viruses.
brain fog
Lithium can help protect against normal brain atrophy, and may actually help generate new brain cells. Studies show that very low amounts of lithium orotate can help protect brain cells from a number of excitotoxins.
cold sores
Lithium inhibits an aspect of reproduction by herpes viruses. A relatively small dose of 15-20 mg. daily of lithium orotate has been recommended for cold sore prevention.
depression
Lithium salts are used in relatively large doses to treat some cases of bipolar disorder. However, used in small doses of 5 to 10 mg daily, the mineral helps to protect the brain against pharmaceutical and other mood-altering substances used to treat depression.
emotional disorders
Lithium carbonate may be helpful in the treatment of manic-depressive illness. Doses prescribed are typically in the near-toxic range of 900 mg to 1200 mg daily.
fibromyalgia
Lithium has successfully relieved symptoms of fibromyalgia in some who were not helped by conventional treatments.
convulsions
Lithium can protect against brain cell death caused by anti-convulsant medications. Only very small doses are required.
liver disease
Lithium orotate improves liver function, in part by displacing sodium in liver cells.
 

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