Brain Food that Works

Frequently Asked Questions

How does EpiMatter work?
EpiMatter contains Lithium Orotate, which balances and strengthens the pathways, neurons, and chemical exchanges in your brain and central nervous system. It’s also shown to be neuroprotective, which balances moods. Please see our research page(which we are consistently updating) for more information on other benefits.
How much EpiMatter should I take?

We have found that 1-2 EpiMatter per day work wonderfully. Some have even found 1/2 a day helpful. It is best to be consistent when you take it for the best results. Our EpiMatter comes in a guaranteed total Lithium content of 10mg per capsule, giving about .42mg of elemental Lithium. Current research states we should have at least 1mg of Elemental Lithium per day.

How long does it take for EpiMatter to start working?
We have had a wide variety of answers with this one. There have been people who state they can feel the difference immediately and others who took it for a month or so, then stopped and realized the changes they felt were so subtle it was hard to document until they quit. We recommend taking 1 per day for a month and then two. Many have noticed great results at one, and others felt more with two. On average, it has been about two weeks for changes to be consistently noted.
Can I take this pregnant or nursing?
There are no studies that can be done on pregnancy or nursing without great expense. Is the amount in EpiMatter less than what has historically been in our waterways? Yes. Please refer to the two-year safety study for more information.
How young can someone be to start EpiMatter?
We have people as young as one year old taking this at this time. It is at your comfort level as to when you wish to start. It is fantastic for brain injuries.
Does EpiMatter help you sleep?
Studies show that Lithium Orotate allows the person to spend more time in a slow-wave phase or deep sleep. This is needed to awaken refreshed each morning.
Can I take EpiMatter along with other medications?

This is always best answered by a qualified pharmacist familiar with the differences between lithium orotate and other prescriptions. These are the better providers to counsel for prescription interactions.

From our research, we found Lithium can interact with the following:

  • Dextromethorphan
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Meperidine
  • Methyldopa
  • Phenothiazines
  • Loop diuretics
  • Pentazocine
  • Tramadol
  • ACE inhibitors
  • Calcium channel blockers

If you take any of the mentioned medications, you need to talk to your healthcare provider (qualified pharmacist) before supplementing with lithium orotate.

I have a dry mouth or a headache when I take your product. Why?

We have noted that our product will show you quickly if you are anemic. In simple terms, anemia means your cells don’t have the strength to carry nutrients where they need to. When we hear this symptom, we ask if they are anemic. These symptoms have been 100% yes and are easily fixed by adding Standard Process Ferrofood. Once the anemia is balanced, the side effects disappear.

Is EpiMatter Lithium Orotate safe, and what is the maximum dosage one can take?

To answer this question takes an explanation and math. We have elemental Lithium per day in mg and then Lithium orotate supplements. Both are represented by mg, which can lead to confusion. A 120mg capsule of Lithium Orotate equals 4.6 mg of elemental Lithium. 5mg of elemental Lithium is the recommended safe dose per day. EpiMatter is sold in 10 mg capsules, about .4mg of Elemental Lithium per capsule. So you would have to take over 12 Epimatter a day, long term, to be in an unsafe range. That said, we have found less is more with this product, and most take 1-2 daily with fantastic success.

Lithium toxicity can occur after long-term use of more than 12 capsules daily. It can lead to nausea, tremors, impaired kidney function, muscle weakness, and reduced thyroid and parathyroid gland functioning.

Here is a link to a 2-year study using Lithium Orotate for various conditions that showed doses under 5 mg of elemental Lithium Orotate per day are safe and won’t induce side effects.

How long does EpiMatter stay in your system?
Lithium Orotate has a half-life of around 24 hours. Your kidneys will clear this within 48 hours. That’s why it is crucial to be consistent with EpiMatter if you want to feel the benefits continuously.
Can you overdose on EpiMatter, and what would that look like?
Yes, as you can on almost anything that exists. Taking over 12 EpiMatter long-term can lead to lithium toxicity and negative consequences. Early signs include diarrhea, vomiting, tremors, stomach pains, and drowsiness. Severe toxicity can lead to seizures, kidney failure, confusion, coma, and even death.
Does EpiMatter affect the kidneys?
Taking too many lithium orotate supplements (over 12 daily long-term) can cause lithium toxicity, affecting the kidneys. Thirst and excessive urination could be one of the first signs of that. That’s why it is essential to follow the recommended intake on your supplement package. Please reference the two-year study showing that people taking a low dose (EpiMatter is a low dose) of Lithium Orotate did not cause kidney problems.
Does Lithium Orotate cause weight gain?
Research has shown people with depression or anxiety often lose their appetite. As these symptoms alleviate, appetite returns, and Lithium orotate may lead to weight gain indirectly.

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