A healthy, normal-functioning body is able to rid itself of very small amounts of heavy metals. However, impairments to our detoxification system as well as exposure to moderate and large quantities of heavy metals can lead to an accumulation in the kidneys, liver, bones, brain, and other systems in the body.
Seldom few realize the various common environmental factors that expose us to mercury, arsenic, aluminum, and the devastating effects these heavy metals can have on our body:
Atmospheric mercury is in the rain as well as the fish we consume on a regular basis. Mercury exposure accumulates in the brain and kidneys.
Arsenic from water supplies leaches into shellfish and other fish. When ingested, arsenic affects the blood, central nervous system, digestive system, and can be harmful to the skin and kidneys.
We are commonly exposed to aluminum in antiperspirants, cooking utensils, tin foil, and even the water we drink. Aluminum is a neurotoxin that alters the blood-brain barrier.
Fasting is not required for this test. Take all medications as prescribed. Avoid seafood 72 hours prior to collection.
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