Skip to comments.Liquid Medicine (Let's put Lithium in the public water supply!)
Posted on 05/24/2011 10:27:11 PM PDT by ransomnote
For decades, it's been the gold-standard treatment for the most distressing of mental health disorders: mania, schizophrenia, major depression.
But now, lithium - the third element of the periodic table and an essential constituent of soil, oceans and every living organism - is being heralded as the next fluoride: an additive with such therapeutic potential, it should be ingested by millions of Americans every time they pour a glass of drinking water.
It's a provocative prospect that research suggests might reduce rates of suicide, violent crime, and hard drug use.
The idea gained widespread traction in 2009 when researchers studying 18 communities in Japan concluded that areas whose water supplies contained higher natural levels of lithium were significantly less vulnerable to suicide.
(Excerpt) Read more at thedaily.com ...
Remove the population’s angst, and incidentally remove their will to resist or to get upset about what the government is doing. And if you remove too much willpower, the people forget to do important things like eat and breathe.
There are different forms of lithium salts. Two are sold over-the-counter as mineral supplements. Lithium orotate and lithium aspartate. The types used in psychiatry are lithium carbonate and lithium citrate. As for putting it in water supplies; if that happens then it’s long past time to shoot the bass turds.
Probably not. In therapeutic doses lithium has no psychotropic effects.
“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.”
“The most common side effects are an overall dazed feeling and a fine hand tremor. “
And there are different preparations of lithium:
“...used lithium urate, already known to be the most soluble urate compound, and observed that this caused the rodents to be tranquilized.Cade traced the effect to the lithium ion itself. Soon, Cade proposed lithium salts as tranquilizers,... “
“In 2009, Japanese researchers at Oita University reported that low levels of naturally-occurring lithium in drinking water supplies reduced suicide rates. A previous report had found similar data in the American state of Texas. In response, psychiatrist Peter Kramer raised the hypothetical possibility of adding lithium to drinking water”
Note that it is said to have no OBVIOUS psychotropic properties at therapeutic levels. Not ‘no psychotropic properties’ but no OBVIOUS ones. Which accounts for the portion of the linked article that said lithium laced water was also called ‘happy water’. The effects are not obvious enough to disrupt daily functioning but they had an observable effect on ‘happiness’. Or, as a tranquilizer - whichever preparation was selected.
Yes, I know. That’s where I got that information too.
There are areas with high lithium levels in the water supply naturally.
but they won’t add it because it doesn’t work well except in those who are bipolar, who commit suicide on the “down” or depressed part of their cycle.
Lithium doesn’t really do much for normal folks or even for most cases of depression.
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Who owns thedaily.com?
Can't stop the signal.
Lithium is used to treat mania which has often been thought of as the opposite of depression.
Other than making people lethargic
(The self-appointed overlord's would love that)
what possible use would it have?
Sounds like you answered your own question.
Yet another reason to obey the Bible:
Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities.
1 Timothy 5:23
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“There is not much difference between the toxic/ therapeutic levels of lithium.”
That bears repeating.
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