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Potential Benefits: Because lithium is related to sodium, it is important to drink plenty of fluids (avoid caffeinated beverages) and have an adequate supply of dietary salt.

Too little salt can cause the body to hoard Lithium instead, and too little water will decrease urination, which again can lead to Lithium buildup.

Lithium is unsafe to take when you have kidney disease as it cannot be cleared from the system. Calcium lowers lithium.

Description: Lithium helps regulate nerve impulses by regulating Sodium and Potassium and increases lymphocytic production, influences distribution of Sodium and Potassium.

It is a possible cancer suppressant and it stabilizes serotonin transmission in the nervous system. Suppresses some cells within the immune system thus enhancing the immune system.


Potential Side Effects: Mild Lithium toxicity, which has been observed with anti-manic use, results in gastrointestinal disturbances, muscular weakness, tremor, drowsiness and a dazed feeling. Severe toxicity results in coma, muscle tremor, convulsions and even death.

Potential Interaction: Diuretics, Halidol and Lithium don’t mix and can be very toxic. Ibuprofen Naproxen and SSRI Antidepressants can have adverse effects.

There is evidence that low levels of tap water and/or urine, Lithium correlate with higher mental hospital admissions due to diagnoses of psychosis, neurosis, schizophrenia, personality disorders and homicides.

Use may cause metallic taste in the mouth. Breast-feeding mothers should not take Lithium.

General Usage: May be taken daily.

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