Lithium Aspartate

  • 5 mg, 100 capsules
  • Item # 26793

Lithium Aspartate

  • 5 mg, 100 capsules
  • Item # 26793

Lithium is a trace element whose use in human health has been increasingly recognized. While its best-known role is that of supporting mood, lithium has recently been recognized as having the ability to play a role in maintaining cognitive function.1,2

Lithium has been discovered to inhibit the GSK3 enzyme. This enzyme plays a role in the amyloid cascade whereby amyloid beta accumulation in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients causes hyperphosphorylation of tau protein, which results in the formation of tangles that contribute to cognitive decline.2,3 Lithium also supports autophagy, a metabolic process that can help break down harmful tau and amyloid beta proteins.2 In rodent studies, lithium helped maintain memory and cognitive performance.4

Inhibiting the GSK3 enzyme may also help maintain healthy glucose levels already within normal range.5,6

A study that included 1,206,174 men and women in Japan found an association between higher drinking water lithium concentrations and a lower rate of death during a given period.7 When the researchers gave lithium to roundworms, a longer life span was observed. In a study involving fruit flies, lithium extended lifespan when administered throughout adulthood or later in life.8

Benefits at a Glance:

  • Supports mood1
  • May help maintain memory and cognitive function2-4
  • May help maintain glucose levels already within normal range5,6

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  1. Chokhawala K et al. StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2019-. 2019 May 11.
  2. Motoi Y et al. ACS Chem Neurosci. 2014 Jun 18;5(6):434-42.
  3. Sofola O et al. PLoS Genet. 2010 Sep;6(9):e1001087.
  4. Nunes MA et al. PLoS One. 2015;10(11):e0142267.
  5. Cohen P et al. Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2004 Jun;3(6):479-87.
  6. MacAulay K et al. Expert Opin Ther Targets. 2008 Oct;12(10):1265-74.
  7. Zarse K et al. Eur J Nutr. 2011 Aug;50(5):387-9.
  8. Castillo-Quan JI et al. Cell Rep. 2016 Apr 19;15(3):638-650.

Serving Size 1 vegcap

Amount Per Serving

Lithium (as Lithium Aspartate)

5 mg

Other ingredients: Vegetable cellulose capsule, Cellulose and Magnesium Stearate.

Dosage and Use
  • Use only as directed.
  • Take one VegCap daily.
  • Store in a cool dry place.
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