Lithium – A Misunderstood Element

Lithium – A Misunderstood Element

Today, when someone mentions Lithium, most adults associate it with the
concept of bi-polar and other mental disorders. It has historically been the
recommendation of choice by many medical practitioners when attempting to
deal with erratic behavior in an individual. 

What was not understood was its actual biological function. Today, more and
more light is being shed on this facet of the element Lithium.

What scientists and researchers are discovering is that Lithium performs
numerous catalytic functions in our cells.

One recent discovery points to Lithium's role in supporting nerve cells,
particularly in the brain. These studies show that low dose Lithium
significantly promotes healthy nerve cells. Curiously, humans are more
frequently experiencing what is described as neurological disruptions. What
needs to be identified is what is causing these disruptions. 

I believe we are experiencing neurological issues after being exposed to
continually larger amounts of toxins especially heavy metals, several of
which are neurotoxins like mercury and lead. We have no idea which
pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides may also contain comparable
neurotoxins. 

When this is compared to the level of Lithium availability in our water and
diet, like most of the nutrient elements, daily requirements are hugely
deficient. It isn't that we need large amounts of any of the essential
mineral nutrients, what matters is that we get some each day to compensate
for potential daily losses and to maintain good tissue mineral balance. 

So, what if the research is correct which has demonstrated that the presence
of Lithium helps the body to support nerves and remove toxic elements such
as mercury and lead. In my opinion, these effects are significant and should
not be ignored.

I now supplement daily with this amazing element and am finding it
definitely helps me cope with the day-to-day stresses of living in our
technical world. I am also monitoring my mercury levels over time to see if
I can finally rid myself of this pernicious toxic heavy metal.

I definitely feel better.

In good health,

Rick Wagner, C.N., M.S.