Heavy Metals: Overview

Heavy metals are found in everyday existence and are hard to avoid entirely. The most common heavy metals that humans are exposed to are aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury. Most people can excrete heavy metals from the body successfully. However, some people—especially those who have other health challenges—cannot excrete them efficiently enough and build-up can occur. Sometimes the vague effects of heavy metal build-up are mistakenly diagnosed as far more serious conditions.

Recent research also reveals that some people are genetically predisposed to have challenges with excreting heavy metals. Studies have shown that the APO-E 4/3 and 4/4 geotypes have the greatest challenges.

When numerous metals are present in the body, they can have a "synergistic" effect in their influence on whole health. And that's not helpful synergy! It is vital to support the body's natural ability to detoxify itself through a healthy diet, exercise, good sleep, and mineral supplementation when needed.*