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GSE TOXIC METALS in the Body and How they affect your Health

Toxic Metals in the Body

(1)  In trace amounts, certain metals have benefical physiological functions in the body - physiological trace metals are integral components of specific proteins and one or more enzymes (catalysts in a metabolic or biochemical process):

–   Physiological metals:

✔ Zinc constituent of >300 enzymes involved in gene expression, cell growth and repair

✔ Selenium component of glutathione peroxidase enzyme needed for production of glutathion –the “king”of the body's antioxidants

✔ Iron - constituent of haemoglobin, myoglobin and several enzymes.

✔ Copper – constituent of hair and elastic tissue in skin, bone and organs

✔ Manganese

✔ Chromium (III) maintains normal glucose metabolism / cofactor for INSULIN

✔ Molybdenum

✔ Vandium

✔ Lithium

✔ Others

–   Some metals are not physiological but can be used therapeutically in trace amounts:

✔ Silver (antibiotic)

(2) Some metals have no business being in the body at all and generally have a toxic effect on health (even physiological metals can be toxic when their presence exceeds their physiological norm):

–   Health-toxic metals

✔ Mercury

✔ Arsenic

✔ Chromium (VI)

✔ Lead

✔ Cadmium

✔ Uranium

✔ Barium

✔ Beryllium

✔ Antimony

✔ Bismuth

✔ Others


Heavy metals enter the body from various sources (consumed, breathed, transdermally acquired or via other contact):

Dental amalgam (silver colored ones contain mercury)

✔ Toxic metals pass through the placenta from mother to child


Food Eating any amount of tuna fish, salmon or other larger fish, along with shellfish or seafood and seaweed (except kelp) causes mercury toxicity (shellfish also contain cadmium),aluminum found in antacids, canned foods, aluminum foil, some baking sodas; arsenic in CAFO-produced meat

✔  Water E.g. arsenic , aluminum, copper, and more

✔ Cookware – E.g iron or aluminum pans contaminate food

  Air pollution E.g. arsenic, cadmium; coal burning adds mercury to the air, etc.

✔ Cigarette and marijuana smoke Cadmium (high levels in smokers); using a water pipe reduces contamination

✔ Household chemicals E.g. arsenic in wood preservatives, cadmium in some paints

✔ Lead water pipes introduce lead into water

✔ Gasoline lead

✔ Batteries - lead

Miners, electricians, plumbers, auto mechanics and other mechanics in such as diesel engine repair, tool repair etc are at high risk for metal toxicity


Chemistry Explained –Heavy Metal Toxins

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