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Heavy Detox – Easy to use, Powerful and Effective Oral Chelation Therapy
We live in a hazardous world, contaminated by all sorts of poisons and toxins. From the food that we eat through to the very air that we breathe, toxins are everywhere and they can enter our bodies through every conceivable opening - even through the tiny pores in our skin. This makes exposure to toxins virtually impossible to avoid especially when you consider that in many cases the ordinary man in the street simply can’t detect their presence. And, as their name suggests, toxins are not good for us.
One group of toxins in particular known as heavy metal toxins can be especially detrimental to our health. Whilst many of the toxins that we ingest only remain in our bodies for relatively short periods of time, heavy metals can remain for a long time. Some may even remain indefinitely. And, of course, if we cannot eliminate these heavy metal toxins quickly or at all, they accumulate within our bodies where they can wreck havoc.
What are Heavy Metal toxins?
Although the term ‘heavy metals’ exists as a phrase in chemistry, it is actually very hard to define exactly what constitutes a heavy metal. Heavy metals appear to be a rather ill-defined subset of chemical elements that exhibit metallic properties. Indeed, the definition may vary depending upon the context in which the term is being used, with some people even preferring to use the term ‘toxic metals’ instead. But, whatever the definition, certain elements such as cadmium, arsenic, mercury and lead are generally accepted to be heavy metals.
What are the sources of Heavy Metals?
Whilst some heavy metals occur naturally (for example underground rocks and soils may naturally contain arsenic, cadmium and lead etc.), there can be no doubt that many heavy metals arise from anthropogenic sources i.e. from man’s activities, and that these heavy metals cause environmental pollution (often referred to as ‘heavy metal pollution’).
Heavy metal pollution is a problem that is more widespread than you may think. Most of us probably only associate heavy metal pollution with areas of intensive industry and yet around half of the zinc and copper contribution to the environment from urbanization actually comes from vehicles rather than factories. Brakes release copper and tyre wear releases zinc. On the other hand, lead concentrations from vehicles have been in decline since the introduction of lead free gasoline, but the introduction of catalectic converters is leading to numerous toxic releases, particularly when they are not warmed up properly, (have you ever noticed a smell like rotten eggs from a car? It’s a sign of a cold catalectic converter).
And it isn’t just the more obvious things such as industrial effluent leaching into water sources, toxins being pumped into the air from industrial plants and vehicle exhaust fumes that lead to heavy metals eventually being present in our bodies. There are literally hundreds of different sources of heavy metals including:
Fillings - mercury accounts for about 50% of dental amalgam, the material in ‘silver’ tooth fillings, which may slowly leak into the body.
Fish - all fish contain trace amounts of mercury, and, for most people, these low levels do not pose a health problem. Some fish, however, contain high amounts of mercury. Generally this applies to the big fish such as marlin, shark, swordfish and tuna simply because they tend to live longer than small fish and so have more time to accumulate higher levels of mercury in their bodies.
Air - toxins are deposited into the air that we inhale via such things as car fumes and pollution from industries, making the air a rich source of toxins that can easily make their way into our blood streams. However it is generally considered that by far and away the biggest contributors of air pollution is from the burning of fossil fuels, (coal and oil) to generate electric. And if you don’t live near a power station doesn’t mean you aren’t taking in their by-products, this all enters the food chain and it is a global problem. For example, birds examined in the mountains of California have been found to have the isotope of mercury in them that has been generated by the burning of coal in China.
Fruit and vegetables - produce grown near major roads is likely to be contaminated with lead and other petrochemicals from air pollution. Fruits and vegetables also receive toxic hits from the insecticides that are sprayed on to them in order to kill the pests that might otherwise destroy them. Chemical fertilizers used in food production represent yet another source of toxins that make their way into our fruit and vegetables.
Water - increased urbanization and industrialization has resulted in increased levels of trace metals, especially heavy metals, in our waterways which eventually can make their way into our drinking water supplies. Of course, lead in ‘older’ household plumbing only exacerbates the situation.
No matter how careful we are about what we consume, these toxins are all around us and exposure to them is unavoidable. It’s inevitable that they will find their way into our bodies.
How do Heavy Metal toxins affect us?
Heavy metal toxins pose a significant health risk and can manifest themselves in a whole manner of different ways in different parts of the body. Symptoms of heavy metal poisoning may include behavioural and cognitive changes, hypertension, anaemia, irritability, depression, memory problems, reduced intellectual capabilities, tremors, fatigue, headaches, chronic renal failure, male infertility and even some types of cancer.
The toxicity levels depend upon the type of heavy metal concerned. Some such as lead, mercury, arsenic, plutonium and cadmium are quite simply toxic to humans, with no known beneficial effects.
Take for example lead and mercury, two of the most well-known heavy metals. Their toxic effects lead to the destruction of important proteins, including enzymes, hormones, or cell receptors. Lead does this by binding with sulphur groups on proteins which inactivates them. Mercury acts in a similar way. Both lead and mercury are also powerful neurotoxins. Lead suppresses neuron clusters in the brain, hindering brain development in children by stunting the mapping of sensory nerves. The effects of mercury, on the other hand, have been implicated in many neural conditions from fairly mild problems such as short term memory loss and mental confusion all the way through to serious neuro-degenerative diseases such as Autism and Alzheimer’s disease.
Other heavy metals such as zinc, iron and chromium are vital for maintaining our health and for the proper functioning of our bodies, but they are only required in small amounts. Take the example of iron - its presence within the human body is an absolute requirement for life. In particular we use iron in the haemoglobin of red blood cells, in order to transport oxygen from the lungs to the tissues and to export carbon dioxide back to the lungs. Zinc is another example of a vitally important heavy metal that’s found in virtually every cell in the body. It’s implicated in a whole range of important bodily functions including stimulating the activity of over 100 different enzymes, wound healing and supporting the immune system. But although these heavy metals are essential for life, they are only required in very small amounts and can be toxic in larger doses.
In the normal course of events, the actual amounts of heavy metals that enter our bodies at any one time are generally incredibly tiny. The problem is that levels can become too high because heavy metals remain in our bodies for a long time or indefinitely. Therefore, accumulation to dangerous levels can become an issue over the passage of time. This means that even for those heavy metals that are beneficial to us, there is always a danger of their levels becoming too high, because our bodies simply cannot eliminate any excess quickly enough. What’s more the combinations of these toxins can have negative synergy, that is to say that when lead is present with mercury, the combination can be 100 times more damaging than if they were present alone.
Let’s look again at the example of iron. Because iron is essential to life our bodies have adapted to store iron very efficiently. But too much iron can be toxic. Haemochromatosis is a condition characterised by excessive iron stores and has been linked to increased risk of heart disease and some cancers, such as colorectal cancer. As for zinc, again absorbing too much can have adverse health effects leading to such problems as anaemia, nervous system disorders, damage to the pancreas and lowered levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol.
The body uses the circulatory system as the main physiological means of ridding itself of heavy metals. Blood transports the unwanted toxins (or at least those that can be removed from the body) to sites from where they can be safely excreted from the body. The flip-side to this is that accumulations of heavy metals tend to occur in those parts of the body that have relatively poor blood supplies such as the brain and the bones rather than, say, the liver and the heart.
Take the examples of lead and mercury. Lead tends to accumulate in the bones (and bones at 7-years have the slowest turn-over of cells in the body) and in the brain and mercury accumulations are often found in the brain where mercury has a 20 year half life.
How do we help our bodies to rid themselves of heavy metal toxins?
Given their toxicity and the damage that they can cause, doing whatever you can to help your body detoxify itself of these destructive toxins is an important step towards keeping yourself healthy. And it’s something that should be started earlier rather than later because, as we’ve discussed, problems may not manifest themselves until some considerable time has passed and you are unlikely to be aware that you are ingesting such toxins in any event.
The technical term for removing heavy metals from your body is chelation. Whilst our bodies are able to rid themselves of some of these toxins to a certain extent, they need help - particularly when you consider the continuous and unavoidable onslaught they are subjected to as a result of the world in which we live.
And it is this support of our body’s natural detoxifying processes that Heavy Detox has been specifically designed to provide. Developed by Dr. Garry Gordon, one of the world’s leading experts in chelation therapy, Heavy Detox is one of the most potent oral chelators available. It helps your body to eliminate heavy metals, especially mercury (which is arguably one of, if not the most destructive of all the heavy metals).
Most chelation experts will tell you that the gold standard when it comes to chelation therapy is one that is delivered intravenously. Whilst this may be true, it’s hardly a practical solution. Our lives are busy enough without having to spend a few hours each week hooked up to an intravenous drip! But Heavy Detox can help - by supplying powerful oral chelation therapy, Heavy Detox provides an easy and effective method that’s available for everyone to use.
Each capsule of Heavy Detox contains potent quantities of DMSA and D-glucuronolactone (as typically used in detoxification centers around the world). It also contains a high dose of the trace element selenium and it is this component that binds to mercury, rendering it inactive. All of this is found within a proprietary base of methylators and liver / kidney detox agents including Rutin, Milk thistle, Resveratrol and quercetin that support the safe and effective elimination of unwanted heavy metals from the body.
For general protection from the effects of heavy metals take 1 capsule of Heavy Detox daily.
For a full detoxification it is recommended that 1 capsule for each 50 lbs bodyweight (22.7 Kg) is taken on a ‘one month on, one month off’ basis with this program cycled as necessary.
It is also recommended that Heavy Detox is consumed in the evening.
Heavy Detox for a better body and brain
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There is no more powerful natural supplement available than Heavy Detox to help bind the mercury inside the body's tissues and deactivate it. Using Heavy Detox regularly will reduce your current mercury contamination level.
Heavy Detox supports the body's natural detoxification procedures for the elimination of toxic heavy metals
A by-product of our complex, industrialized, high-tech society is the contamination of water, air and food by numerous chemicals and non-essential elements, such as heavy metals.
The accumulation of heavy metals in the human body poses a significant health risk, leading to a wide array of symptoms, including anemia, learning difficulties, reduced intelligence, behavioral and cognitive changes, tremor, gingivitis, hypertension, irritability, cancer, depression, memory loss, fatigue, headaches, gout, chronic renal failure, male infertility, possibly multiple sclerosis and even Alzheimer's disease.
Studies have shown that detoxification results in a higher IQ and a more efficient immune system.
Heavy Detox is specially formulated for those who require detoxification of heavy metals, particularly mercury.
In addition, we recommend concurrent use of Beyond Fiber. This helps to lock up any mercury deposited in the gut and intestines to avoid reabsorbtion.