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Lithium orotate User Reviews & Ratings

Lithium orotate has an average rating of 7.3 out of 10 from a total of 6 reviews on Drugs.com. 75% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 13% reported a negative experience.

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  • Fring...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • February 29, 2020

For Herbal Supplementation "I started taking lithium orotate from one specific brand (KAL) as capsules. I took 5 mg of elemental lithium a day for 5 months. It made my mood more stable and optimistic about life. Now I bought another brand in tablet form, Advanced Research brand. I feel this is very different, and I don't feel well on this brand. It gives me foggy head, a bit of anxiety and sluggish movements."

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  • PetraVR
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • July 5, 2022

For Herbal Supplementation "I started taking 5mg of Lithium Orotate a few months ago for Depression and Mood and it really helped my mood. I felt so much better that I was able to taper off almost all of my medications that I take for severe depression and anxiety. I even went off my bipolar medication which was really hard. As a substitute I increased my dose to 20mg Lithium Orotate and feel very stable now. I work with a psychiatrist and he is really supportive. I have had NO side effects at this dose."

10 / 10
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  • Jay...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • August 26, 2020

For Herbal Supplementation "Ive tried Lithium Orotate for bipolar. The dosage I find therapeutic is between 10 and 20 mg of elemental lithium. I wouldn't go over the self imposed 20mg limit without expecting side effects. Your lithium level (blood) will be very low or undetectable. Space the dosage twice a day to keep yourself even keeled and expect to take it up to a month before you really feel results. Share everything you are doing with your doctor as well. This version is just as real as the carbonate version."

8 / 10
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  • kkady
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • November 21, 2021

For Herbal Supplementation "Using 2.5mg of lithium orotate daily 2x a day has helped stabilize my mood & promotes a sense of calm. Also noticed that it completely stops any craving for a glass of wine in the pm. I also sleep much better, feeling more rested. Overall feeling more relaxed, less stressed."

10 / 10
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  • Unknown
  • Taken for 5 to 10 years
  • May 11, 2021

For Herbal Supplementation "My spouse and I have taken 10-12 mg elemental lithium daily for several years No side effects noted, except maybe a little suppression of emotions including euphoria. It stabilizes mood, and decreases sadness and feeling overwhelmed. It's been either orotate, aspartate, or sulfate"

8 / 10
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  • apoth...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • March 10, 2023

"I have a child who is 10: Non-Verbal, Autism, and sensory processing disorder. I have been giving the child 10 mg a day. Almost immediately aggression went down dramatically. The child seems more at ease, smiling, interacting with others, and the child's school has been very verbal about how the child has better days."

10 / 10
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  • labc
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • January 27, 2023

For Herbal Supplementation "Based on a friend's recommendation, I tried a high-quality 5mg lithium orotate supplement. I have been taking a low dose of 75mg of Wellbutrin for several years to alleviate anxiety and depression, and I was hoping for additional relief. However, the lithium orotate had the opposite effect on me and made me feel restless and more anxious. I tried reducing the dose by dividing the contents of the capsule into smaller portions, but the results remained the same. Once I discontinued taking it, I returned to my baseline level. While the supplement works well for my friend, who has a family history of dementia like myself, and he experienced no side effects, it did not work for me."

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  • ge3908
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • February 13, 2024

"Positive! I too use the KAL formulation since I couldn't find something at say 1mg. Splitting capsules is not a good idea. It does seem to be sleep-promoting, so I try to take it three-fourths of the way through my wake cycle. For me, this may indicate why melatonin as a supplement has never worked. I take so many supplements it's hard to say, but it seems to have smoothed out post-prandial blood sugars. I had temporarily stopped Wellbutrin since I wanted to isolate any psychotropic effect. I have a long history of on-off SSR[n]I's (mostly off), and they never functioned as advertised. The research I have done, including from a supplement expert: NootropicsExpert (multiple videos 601s), and a competent psychiatrist: Suruchi Chandra, and others have indicated that LiCO3 is NOT in any way analogous to Li Orotate, AND even in the 70s, it might be GABA promoting. Orotate used to be labeled as something called B13. Food for thought."

9 / 10
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