The lithium content in chocolate is particularly high.
It is used in high doses, for example, in the treatment of mental illnesses and cluster headaches. So far, animal and laboratory experiments have shown that lithium can prevent or partially minimize the formation of amyloid deposits. These are suspected of triggering Alzheimer's disease. In addition, lithium supports the formation of the myelin layer, which is important for well-functioning nerve impulse transmission.
This element also promotes the formation of brain cells, helps with autophagy, i.e. the self-cleaning of cells, and also plays a role in insulin resistance. In addition, it also counteracts inflammation.
Lithium is found in small amounts mainly in the lymph nodes, in the brain and in the organs. Lithium is mainly found in animal foods, but also in cereals and especially chocolate.
If the intake is too high, it can lead to symptoms of poisoning such as vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, seizures. However, it is highly unlikely to get these symptoms from mere food intake.
How high the recommended daily intake should be is not precisely determined. In any case, the actual intake is about 800 µm, with a high fluctuation range.
is used for depression, affective disorders, bipolar diseases