Thursday, March 10, 2005

Serenity Revealed

In the category of Things Found While Looking for Other Things:

Serenity™ = Natural Lithium + Orotate
+ Micro Vortex Enteric Coating

Lithium has been one of the most commonly prescribed anti-depressants for decades.

The chemical  forms of Lithium (Lithium Citrate or Carbonate) are treatments for mood swings, depression and bi-polar disorder. The problem is that chemical anti-depressants can be highly toxic with severe negative side effects.

Serenity™ is the all-natural, mineral  form of Lithium. It is effective, safe, non-toxic, non-addictive and has no side effects!
Here is a web EXCLUSIVE!  The Corpus Callosum has obtained samples of all-natural MINERAL lithium from Serenity™  and some of that nasty CHEMICAL lithium from generic lithium carbonate, from a DRUGSTORE.  After days of spectral analysis, I am prepared to offer the following comparison:
CHEMICAL lithium MINERAL lithium

Not to be too harsh, critical, or anything unpleasant, but this advertisement for Serenity™  is utter NONSENSE.  CHEMICAL NONSENSE, or MINERAL NONSENSE, it does not matter.  Probably most readers know enough chemistry to see right through this charade.  For those of you who need a little refresher...

Lithium is an element.  That means it does not matter where it came from.  Lithium is lithium.  Three protons, three (or four, depending on the isotope) neutrons, and three electrons.  Lithium is a drug, no matter where it comes from.  For them to say that "chemical" lithium "can be highly toxic with severe negative side effects;" while saying that "mineral" lithium is "safe, non-toxic, non-addictive and has no side effects,"  is NONSENSE.  Yes, lithium can be toxic, if taken incorrectly.  No, lithium is not addictive.  Yes, lithium does have side effects. 

As an historical aside, the beverage named 7-up originally was a type of mineral water that was contained, among other things, lithium citrate.  In 1950, they wisely removed the lithium.  Probably some people with mild mood disorders felt a little better if they drank the original 7-up often.  But using it for this purpose without medical supervision is a really bad idea.  I have no idea how anyone gets away with selling it on the Internet, without requiring a prescription.