Lithium orotate and especially dosing (5mg vs. 120mg?!?)
Hey in some podcasts (#222) and other podcasts (Tim Ferriss) a supplement that came up was Lithium-orotate...
It basically is supposed to be a mild mood-stabilizing/anti-depressant supplement and there are reports of people with bipolar disorder that replace their prescribed lithium medication with it doing good.
Tim Ferriss especially talked about taking it at 5mg/d for general and overall mood betterment and less negative/depressive thought looping since he reported life long struggle with that.
Now wether or not this is due to a "deficiency" along the lines of "our soils are deplete of lithium which in 'nature' we would naturally get more of" or due to another effect,.. I have a specific question about the dosing:
There are pretty stark differences in the supplements you can buy and especially in the dosing
Some are cheap with 120mg per capsule (and reviews say they take a few of them per day)
and then there is for example pure encapsulations with 5mg per capsule and much more expensive
Does anyone know more about this supplement, side effects and dosing recommendations?
I would like to try it out myself for overall general well-being and thought about giving it to my dad who battles with on and off depression who is also on an SSRI
But the difference between 5 and 120mg is really confusing
Any comments appreciated, thx!