According to my hair analysis results my Lithium levels are really low. My Lithium was < 0.004 The reference range is 0.007- 0.023 I have read a little about Lithium Orotate. It's an over-the-counter low dose natural lithium. I am thinking about trying it. But I am curious if anyone has used it? Here is some wikipedia info: Lithium orotate is a type of lithium salt which is a mineral form of the natural salt, lithium. It is generally sold as an alternative to lithium carbonate. Since lithium orotate is not approved by the FDA for use as a drug in the United States, it may be obtained over-the-counter. The amount of elemental lithium in each tablet is much lower than those in lithium carbonate pills. Because of this, blood tests are not required for people taking lithium orotate. The lithium is attached to an orotate ion, rather than to a carbonate ion. According to proponents of lithium orotate treatment, this allows the lithium to cross the blood-brain barrier more effectively, and significantly reduces the amount of lithium required in order for the lithium to have a therapeutic effect for use in combating depression and stabilizing bipolar moods. Lithium orotate is sold under a wide variety of brand names and is available at some drugstores and health food stores. There is no evidence for the use of lithium orotate in clinical treatment in preference to lithium carbonate, and some suggest that it may be harmful. However, there is some evidence that lithium orotate may be useful in the treatment of addictions. Some patients prefer to use it in place of lithium carbonate, as they believe that it is more bioavailable and the side effects tend to be significantly reduced. Lithium orotate is generally marketed as a dietary supplement used in small doses to treat conditions including stress, manic depression, alcoholism, ADHD and ADD, aggression, PTSD, Alzheimer's and to improve memory. People don't use the same amounts of lithium carbonate as lithium orotate because they are used and absorbed by the body in different ways. An effective dose of lithium orotate typically contains 15 mg of elemental lithium compared to 126 mg of elemental lithium from lithium carbonate. More than 700% more lithium is used with lithium carbonate. Because of this some people believe it is much safer than the carbonate form.