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Heavy Metal detox product?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 05, 2011 at 9:17 AM

I eat a lot of fish - primarily Atlantic mackerel which is lowish mercury content - and so I was wondering if anyone has advice on a good product for dealing with any heavy metal toxicity in the body (and/or testing for it)?

I came across bentonite clay the other day - supposedly it can be consumed or bathed in, and it will attract positively charged metal ions out of the body.

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on November 05, 2011
at 03:56 PM

Next time I'll turn it up to 11.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 05, 2011
at 03:30 PM

Damn, sarcasm detector fail.

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on November 05, 2011
at 03:29 PM

Ah, sorry, sarcasm not detected :)

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on November 05, 2011
at 02:41 PM

I know IP6 (aka phytate) isn't evil. That's just the generic paleo reflex. ;)

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on November 05, 2011
at 02:34 PM

Here is some selenium propaganda: http://www.wpcouncil.org/councilmtgs/145th/Selenium_Poster_final.pdf1

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 05, 2011
at 02:31 PM

No its not.... it might not be the best thing to use here tho. But its far from evil. I thought we are above that on this forum given the frequency of IP6 questions and good answers about it. http://www.lucastafur.com/2011/10/is-phytate-really-problem.html

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on November 05, 2011
at 02:31 PM

BTW, all metals are positively charged.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on November 05, 2011
at 02:30 PM

IP6? You mean phytate?! That's evil!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 05, 2011
at 02:26 PM

Quilt: didn't know about that... any good info on it ?

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on November 05, 2011
at 02:20 PM

Thanks for the comments and answers - appreciated

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on November 05, 2011
at 01:40 PM

I use a lot of cilantro to do it naturally

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 05, 2011
at 02:19 PM

  • Vitamin C, few grams, cleans bunch of toxins (mercury, lead etc..) apart from BPA AFAIK.
  • NAC , boosts liver xenobiotic metabolism, [so whey could be used too]
  • Selenium binds mercury. It looks like fishes are protected due to selenium.
  • ALA chelates mercury too, but it must be done in specific protocol and I don't adwise you experimentation, see Andy Cuttler books.
  • Other stuff include IP6, clay, zeolith, etc...

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on November 05, 2011
at 02:30 PM

IP6? You mean phytate?! That's evil!

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on November 05, 2011
at 02:41 PM

I know IP6 (aka phytate) isn't evil. That's just the generic paleo reflex. ;)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on November 05, 2011
at 02:31 PM

No its not.... it might not be the best thing to use here tho. But its far from evil. I thought we are above that on this forum given the frequency of IP6 questions and good answers about it. http://www.lucastafur.com/2011/10/is-phytate-really-problem.html

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on November 05, 2011
at 03:56 PM

Next time I'll turn it up to 11.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on November 05, 2011
at 03:30 PM

Damn, sarcasm detector fail.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on November 05, 2011
at 02:34 PM

Here is some selenium propaganda: http://www.wpcouncil.org/councilmtgs/145th/Selenium_Poster_final.pdf1

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on November 05, 2011
at 03:29 PM

Ah, sorry, sarcasm not detected :)

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on November 05, 2011
at 02:04 PM

after I had some failed mercury fillings replaced with composites I took cilantro extract and chlorella for a few weeks. the cilantro is said to mobilize the metals for excretion and the chlorella grabs them in the intestine preventing reabsorption. I don't really know if it worked or not as I didn't notice anything, which might be a sign that it indeed worked, but this was a consistently suggested pairing that came up in my googleresearch.

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on November 05, 2011
at 12:38 PM

A subject near and dear to my heart. My oldest had severe lead poisoning at 14 months and had to get medical chelation. Anyhow, what I learned during that time but reading as much as I could (especially the "moms dealing with elevated lead levels" thread on the Mothering.com discussion boards) is this:

-you can make a cilantro pesto that's a good natural, mild chelating agent -vitamin c and calcium bind to heavy metals, so increase intake of those

I agree with Amerindian about trying to reduce your ingestion of said heavy metals...

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on November 05, 2011
at 10:23 AM

Personally I'd try to vary my intake more to avoid accumulation of specific toxins. However I did find this: "Cilantro has been shown to successfully eliminate mercury deposits in internal organs" which may be worth trying considering your fish intake. Also, apple pectin may help due to it's ability to aid in "bowel transit time" to reduce "reuptake" of metals especially of mercury.

Link

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on July 24, 2013
at 08:22 PM

I remember reading that ZeoLite powder is the only proven product to remove heavy metals from your body, it's cell structure binds it.

Avoid liquid zeolite which is a scam basically.

I've used Zeolite Pure powder (ZeoHealth) which can be found on amazon

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