A heavy metal detoxification is required to relieve your body of the “body burden” caused by the heavy metals. Compounds can be created by metal entering the body and bonding with other substances. It seems that mercury is the chief perpetrator of pathogens being made from metal. Metallic mercury, methyl mercury and mercury salt are all varieties of mercury. More lethal than its counterparts, is methyl mercury. Before it can be removed from the system, it has to be decreased to mercury salt. Heavy metal detoxification can assist with this process.
Certain groups of metals corrode when sulfur is in the area. Mercury is one of these metals. It then attaches to the sulfur that proteins in the body have. Cadmium, copper, arsenic and lead all have the same reaction to sulfur. They also react to similar detox treatments.
Some metals oxidize in the presence of oxygen. Rust is formed from iron. Rust is not poisonous, but too much iron is. Desferal is used to treat iron overdoses. Aluminum also responds to this agent.
Some metals are extremely deadly in any amount while others are not. At some point any metal content can be deadly. Iron causes corrosive damage, vision and liver functions are affected by copper, and murder is done with arsenic and selenium.
Certain kinds of metals, such as selenium, are actually needed by the body. Selenium helps enzymes rebuild glutathione that has been damaged and can prevent certain kinds of cancer.
There are metals that have a very fine line between being therapeutic and toxic. Selenium is one of these. Magnesium has a broad range so overdose is harder.
Then there are metals that have no function physiologically. Aluminum, lead and mercury are part of this group. Small amounts of these metals have negative effects.
All people are not going to respond to these chemicals in the same manner. Some may become seriously ill from a small amount of exposure to mercury where others will not notice a difference.
The detoxification process starts by adding antioxidants, or reducing agents to the body. Some detoxification agents have several mechanisms which they use to bind metals. Chlorella, an algae organism uses over 20 of these mechanisms. Heavy metal detoxification does carry possible side effects. These metals can affect people in one or two ways. The first is through non-specific poison effects. The other is from allergic responses to neurotoxins.
It can be relatively hard to determine the difference between the two symptoms. During detox, a patient may develop allergies to the chemicals used to rid the body of the toxins. This happens because mercury comes out from its hiding place where the immune system can now find it. It fools the immune system making it fight the detox chemical instead. The immune system now starts treating the agent as if it were mercury. Normally, this reaction ends after about six weeks of not using the agent.
Therapy for this type of conditioned reaction is accomplished through a homeopathic dilution. This dilution is introduced into the body a little at a time.
Other side effects of detox, can include swelling of the membranes in the kidneys, depression, headaches, seizures and increased pain levels indicate that the metals have moved to the central nervous system because of using an inappropriate detox method. Any eye problems or tinnitus that happens indicates the metals moving into these organs.