Lithium ions have known neuroprotective qualities. That would explain its therapeutic benefit in some mental disorders. It is also well known that lithium carbonate must be taken in toxic doses to get even small amounts into the brain. This makes lithium carbonate a very non-optimal medicine. On the other hand, lithium orotate promises to reach the brain much more efficiently and therefore require smaller doses. Unfortunately it contains orotic acid, which is a known carcinogen.
Magnesium L-threonate is a form of magnesium that easily penetrates the blood-brain barrier and therefore confers therapeutic effects on the brain. Is it then conceivable that lithium L-threonate is both safe and effective as a medicine for brain disorders?