- Promotes brain health and function at the cellular level
- Encourages natural process for clearing proteins from the brain
- Supports already-healthy brain glucose levels
- May help maintain DNA health and longevity
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Life Extension Lithium 1,000 Mcg 100 Vegetarian Capsules
Lithium is a trace mineral that supports healthy cognitive function, brain health, and possibly even longevity. This supplement contains 1000 mcg—or 1 milligram—of this health-promoting nutrient.
Trace mineral lithium has traditionally been used for mood health support. Our Lithium 1000 mcg uses a much lower dose than what you would take for those traditional reasons. So why should you take a lithium supplement? Because this nutrient promotes neuronal health, already-healthy brain glucose metabolism, and cognitive function—all absolutely essential elements of a happy, healthy life.
Promotes brain health and function at the cellular level
Encourages natural process for clearing proteins from the brain
Supports already-healthy brain glucose levels
May help maintain DNA health and longevity
Lithium and Cognitive Health
Lithium helps maintain youthful, healthy cognition and memory by inhibiting normal, age-related changes in the brain—and can even help protect brain function in healthy individuals. Here’s how:
A healthy brain naturally creates certain types of proteins. These proteins can end up affecting cognition and memory—so your brain has natural, built-in processes for removing them.4 But this clearing process declines over time as part of normal aging. When that happens, these proteins can begin to accumulate.
Lithium and a Healthy Life Span
While nothing is certain, lithium may be a great addition to your longevity regimen as well. The reason possibly has to do with telomeres, an emerging indicator for lifespan and cellular vitality. Telomeres cap the outside ends of our chromosomes and protect our DNA from deterioration—think of them as the little plastic or metal endcaps on a pair of shoelaces.
Every time a cell replicates, those endcaps get shorter—and eventually, telomeres become too short to do their job. So the theory is that the longer you can maintain long, healthy telomeres, the better your chances of a robust lifespan are going to be.
Lithium is a trace mineral that supports healthy cognitive function, brain health, and possibly even longevity. This supplement contains 1000 mcg-or 1 milligram-of this health-promoting nutrient.