Toxic metals in your body?

Toxic metals in your body?

What are Heavy Metals?

Hint! It's not an 80's rock band. Heavy metals are elements that are naturally found in the earth. 

They are all around us: in the ground we walk on, in the water we drink, and in the products we use every day. 

Many of the heavy metals, such as zinc, copper, chromium, iron and manganese, are essential to body function in very small amounts. But high levels of most heavy metals can have serious health consequences.

Common Heavy Metals

The human body can absorb several metals, some of which are essential for health, while others can be toxic. Here are the most common metals:

  • Arsenic: Arsenic exposure can occur through contaminated water, food, or industrial processes. Chronic exposure to high levels of arsenic is associated with various health issues, including skin lesions, cardiovascular problems, and an increased risk of cancer.
  • Cadmium: Cadmium exposure primarily occurs through smoking, contaminated food, and occupational settings. It can harm the kidneys, bones, and respiratory system. Reducing exposure is crucial to prevent toxicity.
  • Copper: Copper is an essential trace element needed for enzyme function, but excessive intake can lead to toxicity. Wilson’s disease is a genetic disorder that affects copper metabolism, leading to copper accumulation in tissues.
  • Iron: Iron is essential for oxygen transport and energy production. However, excessive iron intake (hemochromatosis) can cause organ damage. Iron supplements should be taken under medical supervision.
  • Lead: Lead exposure occurs through contaminated water, soil, and old paint. It affects the nervous system, kidneys, and cardiovascular health. Children are particularly vulnerable to lead poisoning.
  • Mercury: Mercury exposure can result from consuming contaminated fish or dental amalgams. Methylmercury, found in certain fish, is particularly harmful to the nervous system. Pregnant women should limit fish consumption.
  • Zinc: Zinc is essential for immune function, wound healing, and enzyme activity. However, excessive zinc supplementation can interfere with copper absorption and cause adverse effects.

        Can a Vitamin or Supplement Remove Toxic Metals From Your Body? Is This Safe?

        EDTA is a "chelator" (remover) of unwanted minerals and metals from the body such as lead, mercury, aluminum and cadmium and can help remove build-up  in the arteries (atherosclerosis).

        EDTA has been in use for more than 50 years, when the United States government first used it to remove lead from navy sailors contaminated by lead paint. 

        EDTA is FDA-approved as a food stabilizer, so we consume it every day in common foods.

        Remedy's EDTA Plus formula is conscientiously formulated to provide enough EDTA (320 mg.), but not too much. 

        For balanced effectiveness, Remedy's™ EDTA Plus™ supplement adds Cilantro which removes mercury, aluminum and leadGarlic which is rich in sulfur and helps to remove metals (and protect the kidneys from cadmium damage), as well as Spirulina and other algae to remove mercury. 

        Other herbs in Remedy's® EDTA Plus™ herb supplement support the liver and provide nutrients while the body is detoxifying. 

        Intravenous EDTA Chelation Therapy should be performed only in a well-qualified doctor's office. An alternative to IV therapy is taking an EDTA supplement such as Remedy's EDTA Plus by mouth

        How do I know if I have heavy metals in my body?

        We recommend that use Remedy's® EDTA Plus™ supplement only after you have confirmed the presence of toxic metals.

        Hair Mineral Analysis is available through Remedy's®. Remedy's® EDTA Plus™ should always be taken with Remedy's® Multi-Mineral™ to supplement any minerals that the EDTA may remove.

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