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Old 08-03-2011, 05:00 PM   #1
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Low Lithium but no problems, should I supplement?

I did a Lithium blood test out of interest and the result was less than 0.10 mmol/liter. I don't have any problems related to low Lithium levels (depression etc).

Is this unhealthy? Should I ignore it? I'm not going to take Lithium without a doctors recommendation but I'm not sure wether I should even consult one. We probably have low Lithium levels in the water.

Thanks for your advice!

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Old 08-11-2011, 10:16 AM   #2
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Re: Low Lithium but no problems, should I supplement?

Lithium is not naturally present in your system so your level is normal and how did you get a lithium level done if you aren't prescribed it?

 
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:47 AM   #3
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Lithium is not naturally present in your system so your level is normal and how did you get a lithium level done if you aren't prescribed it?
Thanks for your reply. Well I read that higher Lithium levels in the drinking water are responsible for lower numbers of suicides, with more suicides in communities with less Lithium. So it has a function and is in the body, the question is just how much.

 
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Lithium is also depleted with the consumption of some juices and soft drinks. It is present in foods such as eggs, cheese and milk. But rather than trying to take Lithium separately, I would recommend a good mineral supplement that supplies all the minerals you need. I use a product called Supreme Fulvic and Humic complex, which is organic plant derived trace minerals and amino acids in liquid form.

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I eat healthy and have very good mineral results (Calcium, Magnesium, Iron etc.). I donít drink much milk, juices or softdrinks but I eat a lot of eggs. Iíd rather not take a complex that I donít need.

 
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Re: Low Lithium but no problems, should I supplement?

I get to take lithium because I am bipolar and when they check it I am always at a .9 for the past three years. I agree with FabioM about the levels and suicide. I no longer feel like I have sucidial idealizations. I take 1200mg daily.

 
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I get to take lithium because I am bipolar and when they check it I am always at a .9 for the past three years. I agree with FabioM about the levels and suicide. I no longer feel like I have sucidial idealizations. I take 1200mg daily.
Thanks for the confirmation, good that it works for you. Iím just wondering wether I should take any, since I donít have any such problems, but Iíd like to keep it that way.

 
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Re: Low Lithium but no problems, should I supplement?

Hi FabioM, You said your level was below .10 but how below? By me taking lithium, I need regular blood draws and you can have a toxic reaction if the level is too high. Also I believe you need a dignosis to receive lithium. I think how you said with higher levels of lithium has a lower chance of suicide than low levels pertain to bi-polar people. I say you should not ask for it. If you start to feel depressed, or have idealizations, seek help. Hope this helps.

 
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The test said <0.10, itís probably not possible to easily measure levels that low, so everything below 0.10 counts as nothing.

 
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I have heard of people taking lithium orotate, a natural form and it works well?

 
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I am not sure but thereputic levels are 8-10 I am a .9 for the past 3 yrs. It keeps me out of trouble! lol I take 1200mg a day.

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