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What is lithium orotate?Updated 9 months ago

Lithium orotate is an over-the-counter nutraceutical that consists of orotic acid (a compound produced naturally in the body) and lithium (an alkali metal). Lithium is present in the diet, mainly in grains and vegetables, which is why the supplement is often called “nutritional lithium.” Lithium orotate is not the same as lithium prescribed by a doctor, which is typically called lithium carbonate and lithium citrate. When prescribed by a doctor, dosages of lithium can reach 1,800 mg daily. Golden Hour contains 2 mg of lithium orotate per dose, which may help protect neurons against damage, has antioxidant properties that may reduce inflammation, and can support a healthy state of wellbeing.*

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