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Our Life Energy Drops™ contain Natural Lithium and the amount per serving is .3mg per 8 drops. Life Energy Drops™ is one of the few products worldwide that contains Lithium “the natural anti-depressant” our bodies need lithium to balance the brain and to be happy. Lithium is used medically as a mood-stabilizing drug, primarily in the treatment of bipolar disorder, where it has a role in the treatment of depression and particularly of mania, both acutely and in the long term. As a mood stabilizer and preventing mania that can reduces the risk of suicide in bipolar patients. In depression alone (unipolar disorder) lithium can be used to augment other anti-depressants. This product is natural, GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) Vegan, Anti-Inflammatory, GMO free, Gluten-Free and free of heavy metals.
Lithium is a naturally occurring mineral like sodium and it was found to have effects on mood problems in the 1940’s. It has been the main medication for Bipolar Disorder (formerly “manic-depressive disorder”) for many years. Lithium is still the best researched medication for this condition; no other medication has been shown to be superior in controlling depression, suicidal thoughts, or long-term mood stability. It also has been shown to decrease anger and sudden impulse decisions in people who do not have bipolar disorder. The effectiveness of lithium for patients with bipolar disorder was slowly established. It was approved by the FDA for the treatment of mania in 1970. Upon ingestion, lithium becomes widely distributed in the central nervous system and interacts with a number of neurotransmitters and receptors, decreasing norepinephrine release and increasing serotonin synthesis.
Recent studies show its effectiveness for treatment of early-onset bipolar disorder in children as young as eight years old. By the turn of the 20th century, the use of lithium was largely abandoned, according to Susan Greenfield, due to the reluctance of the pharmaceutical industry to invest in a drug that could not be patented. Lithium was used in 7-Up as with cocaine in Coca-Cola, lithium was widely marketed as one of a number of patent medicine products popular in the late-19th and early-20th centuries, and was the medicinal ingredient of a refreshment beverage. Charles Leiper Grigg, who launched his St. Louis-based company, The Howdy Corporation invented a formula for a lemon-lime soft drink in 1920. The product was originally named , Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda and was launched two weeks before the Wall Street Crash of 1929. It contained the mood stabilizer lithium citrate, and was one of a number of patent medicine products popular in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. Its name was soon changed to 7-Up, but all American beverage makers were forced to remove lithium in 1948. Lithium: How good is it? Many people worry that lithium is one of psychiatry’s “Big Guns something we use for patients with really severe mental illnesses. They think, “Hey, I’m not that sick” and conclude that lithium is not right for them. They don’t know that lithium in lower doses is used in plain depression (not bipolar, not severe). In fact for depression that hasn’t fully responded to an antidepressant lithium is a standard option for “augmentation” adding it to the antidepressant. But one of the strongest arguments for lithium is the way it appears to protect neurons. So I wanted to show you the world’s expert on how lithium works and talking about this aspect of lithium’s potential benefits. His full comments on a range of topics from his interview with a great bipolar advocacy organization can be read at the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF).
Here are Dr. Manji’s comments about lithium (it’s a little technical; look for the few ideas I put in bold if you’re getting bogged down):
CABF: Speaking of lithium, your research has uncovered some of its intriguing beneficial properties. Can you highlight the most important ones?
MANJI: Many of the genes that are considered neuro-protective [keep brain cells from dying when stressed] are being remarkably turned on by lithium. Is lithium actually neuro-protective? We hadn’t thought this way before. A number of studies have taken animal cells and tried to kill them by causing stroke, etc. These studies have consistently shown that lithium, if administered before you try to do the bad things (such as induce a stroke) protects the animal’s neurons. In lithium-treated brains the size of the resulting stroke is smaller and the number of neurons that die is lower. That was amazing. Since these studies were done in rats, you need to be careful about jumping to conclusions that lithium is neuro-protective in people.
Wayne Drevets’ group published a finding in Nature about five years ago that in a part of the pre-frontal cortex of bipolar patients or patients with familial recurring unipolar depression, there was almost a 40% reduction in the amount of gray matter. That was a remarkable finding that you have such a reduction in a discrete part of brain. We spoke to him about our lithium findings and asked him to re-analyze the data. He had a small group of patients who had been treated with lithium for a long time and they did not show the brain atrophy compared with the bipolar patients. Interestingly all of the patients with unipolar depression, whether or not they had been treated with antidepressants, still showed the atrophy. That was a suggestion that bipolar treatments might have a protective effect.
Valproate (Depakote) in the prefrontal cortex seemed to have the same type of neuro protective properties. Lithium and depakote do not have identical effects in every brain area, but in this area they did. Brains treated with chronic lithium or valproate seemed not to have the atrophy in the prefrontal cortex. But it was a very small sample and a cross sectional study [type of study whose design restricts its findings to association between variables, not proof of cause]. He studied them once. We don’t know if it was a cause or effect. Is it the people who don’t have the atrophy who responded to the drug in the first place?
We did some studies taking bipolar patients off their meds — they were referred to us because their treatments weren’t working. In every case, they either hadn’t been on lithium or had been on lithium sparingly — had started on it, had side effects, switched, and the new med was not working. These are bipolar depressed patients. We did MRI scans and MRS spectroscopy and then put them on lithium in a blinded fashion for 4-6 weeks. Then we did the scans again. We found that almost every single person taking lithium had an increase in N-acetylaspartic acid (NAA) [an amino acid that is viewed as a marker of neuronal health]. And the actual amount of gray matter was going up when they were treated chronically with lithium. This study was done together with Dr. Greg Moore¹. This was happening in areas of the patients’ brains that had been atrophied. The increase was not due to swelling from water retention. The increase was seen only in areas where the brain matter had previously atrophied.
Our working hypothesis is reasonable in that lithium is turning on some of these growth signaling pathways and reversing the damage. It seems that the cells are shrunken, not dead, and are capable of going back to their normal sizes and sending normal projections. What lithium seems to be doing is turning on the signaling pathways that produce growth factors in the brain, such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and where you have atrophy turning on this pathway seems to be capable of reversing it. And that is a remarkable finding.
A couple of other studies since then have compared lithium-treated patients with untreated patients. They showed that the lithium-treated patients have the increase in gray matter, suggesting that lithium is causing the increase. If that is the case, lithium has a neurotrophic [nourishing to neurons] effect. Would lithium, then, be beneficial in any bipolar patient, even if he or she can’t tolerate it or if his or her symptoms respond better to another mood stabilizer? One question is tolerability. We’ve done a number of animal studies with low-dose lithium. We found that in animals, with a dose of lithium that is one-half or one-third of a usual dose, you still get a large increase in bcl-2, a neuroprotective protein. This suggests that it is quite possible that even low-dose lithium will exert these effects. Many studies are being planned using low-dose lithium as an additional agent in patients being treated with something else. We will add low-dose lithium and follow them for 2-3 years with repeated MRIs and neuropsych testing to see if the addition would be enough to provide neuroprotective effects that would help them long-term with the illness, It is a devastating long-term illness, and brain atrophy may be responsible for that. If we can intervene early on and prevent that, there is reason to believe you will have a big impact on the overall course of the illness.
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