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What's the difference between lithium orotate and lithium aspartate?

What's the difference between lithium orotate and lithium aspartate?

Lithium: Lithium orotate is a salt of orotic acid & lithium. It is used as a dietary supplement to treat conditions such as poor memory & mood changes.
Lithium aspartate is an Amino Acid (aspartic acid) bound to lithium. It is also a dietary supplement claimed to slow brain aging & improve moods.
Consult your doctor before trying any such supplements. ...Read more

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What's aspartate aminotransferase?

What's aspartate aminotransferase?

Liver enzyme: The test for this enzyme can indicate the presence of liver inflammation or hepatitis. ...Read more

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On my recent metabolic panel my aspartate amniotransferase was 42. What is this?

On my recent metabolic panel my aspartate amniotransferase was 42. What is this?

Liver function test: Ast is one of the liver enzymes which is increased on damage to liver cells. Your ast is mildly elevated. Consult this site and discuss the matter with your doctor.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003472.htm. ...Read more

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Does calcium aspartate anhydrous have any side effects?

Does calcium aspartate anhydrous have any side effects?

Only on your wallet: There are no studies that show that this compound is any better than plain old calcium as far as bone health is concerned. ...Read more

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Which type/form of magnesium is the best for mucle relaxant and TMJ problem? Aspartate?

Which type/form of magnesium is the best for mucle relaxant and TMJ problem? Aspartate?

TMJoint problems: We can't proper advise you without personally examining you and knowing your complete medical and dental history. Nor can we know if muscle relaxants are even indicated for your particular situation. ...Read more

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Which form of zinc is better? Gluconate, picolinate, L-monomethionine zinc aspartate. Other?

Which form of zinc is better? Gluconate, picolinate, L-monomethionine zinc aspartate. Other?

Zinc Oxide and other: Preparations include zinc oxide, zinc acetate, and zinc gluconate. [135] It is believed to possess antioxidant properties, which may protect against accelerated aging of the skin and muscles of the body; studies differ as to its effectiveness. See attached for more details. ...Read more

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I heard that taking magnesium aspartate is less beneficial for treating depression due to the excitatory effects of aspartate. Is this true?

I heard that taking magnesium aspartate is less beneficial for treating depression due to the excitatory effects of aspartate. Is this true?

Not useful: Controlled scientific studies have not demonstrated benefits of taking magnesium aspartate as a dietary supplement.

Read more: http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/201295-magnesium-aspartate-uses/#ixzz2majhuvvs. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have high alkaline phosphatase levels, but low bilirubin, high aspartate transaminase?

What does it mean when you have high alkaline phosphatase levels, but low bilirubin, high aspartate transaminase?

See a hepatologist: In this setting, an elevated alkaline phosphatase (also known as alk phos), may be an indicator of bile duct obstruction, but can also be elevated in a number of other diseases, including immune injury to the bile ducts, such as primary sclerosing cholangitis or primary biliary cirrhosis. Alk phos can also be elevated in the presence of liver masses and infection. ...Read more

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Went to ER my aspartate aminot level was high=389 & alanine=104, My CTscan/w/dye, Came back normal, 23 yr old male, Nausea & ab pain, Help DOCS im scared?

Went to ER my aspartate aminot level was high=389 & alanine=104, My CTscan/w/dye, Came back normal, 23 yr old male, Nausea & ab pain, Help DOCS im scared?

Relax and watch your: Hi Reggie first take all fears and negative thoughts out of your mind.
Then follow your Dr recommendations and think about what you are eating and drinking. It also include any supplement you might be bought at a nutrition store.
Anything may have moved your liver enzymes levels.
The good new is it will be normal again if you do some rest, avoid extreme efforts and the reason is found and resolve ...Read more

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When supplementing with OTC lithium orotate/aspartate, should blood tests still be done regularly to monitor lithium levels, same as prescription lithium types?

When supplementing with OTC lithium orotate/aspartate, should blood tests still be done regularly to monitor lithium levels, same as prescription lithium types?

It depends: It depends on how much you're using. Usual doses of Lithium Carbonate for bipolar disorder are in the range of 900 mg - 2400mg/day acutely, and 400 mg-1200mg/day maintenance. At these levels, serum monitoring is needed to avoid toxicity. Lithium orotate is given in smaller (10-20 mg/day) doses -- and although much less likely to cause toxicity at that level, it still can in some. ...Read more

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I would like to try magnesium supplement. What is the difference between magnesium sulfate, oxide, gluconate and aspartate. Are they all the same?

I would like to try magnesium supplement. What is the difference between magnesium sulfate, oxide, gluconate and aspartate. Are they all the same?

No: The sulfate & oxide are magnesium attached to inorganic molecules. They are not harmful, but inadequately absorbed. Oratate, gluconate, & aspartic acid are natural organic amino acids, which effect much greater absorption & magnesium release in the body. These organic forms are more expensive but worth it. A formulation that releases about "500 mg of elemental magnesium" is a good daily dose. ...Read more

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Lithium orotate, lithium aspartate and lithium carbonate, what's the difference?

Lithium orotate, lithium aspartate and lithium carbonate, what's the difference?

2 dangerous/1 safe: The first two are unregulated forms of lithium salts that are extremely toxic and dangerous, as they are not regulated by a prescribing md. Don't fall for the stupidity of "natural", arsenic is natural and deadly. ...Read more

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Is ginkgo biloba bad for liver? Recovering from mononucleosis, Aspartate Aminotransferase about 0, 7 - can I take it?

Is ginkgo biloba bad for liver? Recovering from mononucleosis, Aspartate Aminotransferase about 0, 7 - can I take it?

Gringo biloba: Ginko biloba is probably not bad for the liver, but I would check at the store you purchased it at to double check with the sales people. They can check this out for you. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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My alanine transaminase is 6 u/l, aspartate transaminase is 14 u/l and alkaline phosphatase is 57 u/l. Also my lymphocytes reading is 17%. Am I ok?

Not worrisome: Low liver enzymes are never a problem in someone who is not clearly very sick. White cell percentages mean nothing apart from absolute numbers. If you have no symptoms and no other abnormal labs, be thankful for good health. ...Read more

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I did a liver profile test : alkaline phosphatase 47.1 u/l aspartate aminotransferase (sgot)39 u/l alanine transaminase (sgpt)53.7 u/l?

I did a liver profile test : alkaline phosphatase 47.1 u/l aspartate aminotransferase (sgot)39 u/l alanine transaminase (sgpt)53.7 u/l?

Get a follow-up: Expect these to be repeated iwth you off alcohol and any meds you don't truly need. There may be a hepatitis, iron overload, wilson's ; maybe autoimmue hepatitis workup in your future. You also list B12 ; vitamin d deficiency; I trust these are being managed ; the causes identified. ...Read more

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I had a spot on adrenal gland, blood work results were high aspartate aminotransferase level, low phosphate level and high platelet mean volume. Help.

I had a spot on adrenal gland, blood work results were high aspartate aminotransferase level, low phosphate level and high platelet mean volume. Help.

Test results: You are analyzing your test results and getting panicky. Relax. Talk to your doctor, who is in the best position to connect the dots. A "spot" on the adrenal may be nothing and the other test results may not be significant either. Test results need to be interpreted in the context of your symptoms and physical exam, and how much outside the normal range. ...Read more

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I recently started taking 250mg of magnesium and potassium aspartate and am wondering if this is causing the beige/grey stool that I've had for 2 days?

I recently started taking 250mg of magnesium and potassium aspartate and am wondering if this is causing the beige/grey stool that I've had for 2 days?

Not likely: 250 mg of Magnesium-Potassium Aspartate (presumably, 250 mg of each) provides only 50 mg each of magnesium and potassium. Aspartic acid, combined with these minerals, acts as a mineral transporter, to enhance their uptake into cells. I don't know of any reason why this would alter your stool color. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more