LUMA Safety Information
The safety of Nutritional Micro-Dose Lithium Orotate found in LUMA is comparable to low dose forms of other nutrients such as zinc. In fact, Nutritional Micro-Dose Lithium Orotate has a much wider therapeutic and biologically compatible (non-toxic) window than zinc. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has estimated that the daily lithium intake of an average adult ranges from about 0.65mg to 3mg naturally with intake of food and water.
Nutritional Micro-Dose Lithium Orotate has been officially added to the World Health Organization’s list of nutritionally essential trace elements alongside zinc, iodine, and others. The provisional RDA for Nutritional Micro-Dose Lithium is 1mg per day. Doses up to 40mgs a day are very safe with a low incidence of side effects.
After 30 years of Nutritional Micro-Dose use of Lithium Orotate internationally, it has been shown to be completely free of negative side effects and without toxicity to the brain, heart, kidneys and liver. Nutritional Micro-Dose Lithium Orotate 2.5mgs will not cause weight gain, sedation or sleepiness. Nutritional Micro-Dose Lithium Orotate does not require blood tests to establish a therapeutic level as prescription forms do, nor is it toxic to the kidneys like lithium Rx pharmaceuticals.
It is important to understand that most side effects and reactions are dose dependent and none should be expected at Nutritional Micro-Dose Lithium Orotate 2.5mg doses, such as in LUMA. A typical dosage of the drug form lithium carbonate for Rx bipolar depression is 337mgs of elemental lithium that contrasts with the 2.5mgs in LUMA. Nutritional Micro-Dose Lithium Orotate is highly bioavailable orotate chelate and functions as a targeted delivery system to the brain. Therefore, the Nutritional Micro-Dose Lithium Orotate can be used with proven effectiveness in the LUMA indicated IEM claims in low doses of 2.5mg.