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How to detect heavy metal toxicity?

A blood test alone cannot accurately determine the level of metals toxicity.

Many metals quickly pass from your blood to your tissues, where they may lodge and cause serious long-term health problems such as:

  • Iron lodged in your heart tissue can cause heart disease.
  • Aluminum lodged in your brain tissue can cause Alzheimer's or clinical insanity.
  • Mercury lodged in your brain can cause autism spectrum disorders.
  • Lead lodged in your bones can interfere with red blood cell production and even white blood cell production.

 

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

By laboratory analysis of a small sample of your hair it is possible to assess the levels of the minerals, calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, selenium, manganese and chromium present in your body. The analysis also provides valuable information on the levels of the heavy toxic metals present including mercury, aluminum, lead, cadmium, and arsenic. By analyzing your hair it is now possible for you to find out what deficiencies and excesses of minerals and heavy toxic metals are present in your body.

 

A urine metal toxicity test

A urine metal toxicity test is perhaps the gold standard. In that, a small amount of a chelating agent is administered and urine is collected over a number of hours. A chelating agent is a substance that finds toxic metals, bonds with them and carries them out of the body through the urine.This test is an invaluable tool for the assessment of retention of toxic metals in the body and the status of essential nutrient elements.