The Importance of a Detox With an Increasing Presence of Heavy Metals
Our bodies rely on a sufficient supply of micro-nutrient content obtained from the food we eat. Only an adequate intake of proper nutrients allows us to counteract with the increasing pollution of modern, heavily populated environments.
When consumed in small amounts, some metals together with other trace elements, are vital for the body’s functions: the so-called essential trace elements copper, molybdenum, iron, iodine, manganese, selenium, chromium, vanadium, and zinc.
The Heidelberg study of centenarians and the German Study prove that 100 years ago, significantly fewer pesticides, heavy metals or other chemicals were in the soil and air than today. This burden has been growing significantly for the last 50 years. Also, electro smog, caused by the use of computers and mobile devices, has risen dramatically. At the same time, due to decades of intensive agriculture, the use of man-made fertilizers and industrial food processing and storage, micronutrient levels have notably decreased.
However, the detoxifiers of the body, such as the liver or kidney, have not changed. The detoxification function of the liver relies on specific amino acids, proteins and vitamins. These can be substituted by foods. Otherwise, toxins accumulate in the liver to an increasing extent and the likelihood of tumour growth increases.
Unlike trace elements, other metals such as aluminium, arsenic, cadmium, lead or mercury do not have vital functions in the human or animal metabolism but are absorbed by the body when there is a lack of essential micronutrients – even to a larger degree when less essential micronutrients are being present in the diet.
With a constant intake of toxic substances and simultaneous lack of detoxification of the body, these harmful metals are stored in organs, accumulated and cause dysregulation throughout the body – which can result in negative consequences for one’s health.
In order to support the liver during detoxification, the following can be done:
· No alcohol
· No unnecessary medication
· No sugar in form of table sugar or sweetened products
· Non-toxic personal care products and biological household cleaners
· No ready-made meals (no fast food/ no soft drinks)
· Increased water intake (2 to 3 litres of carbonated water per day)
· Various teas, 1-2 cups daily
Our product recommendation for the discharge of heavy metals
For the optimal and successful discharge of heavy metals, a combination therapy of the following active substances is suitable.
The most important dietary supplements for a detoxification:
· Bentonite / Zeolite (silicon)
· Spirulina / Chlorella
· Vitamin C / N-Actey-L-Cysteine / Glutathione
· Selenium / Zinc
In addition to strengthening detoxification, the following supplements may be helpful:
· Alpha Lipoic Acid / Astaxanthin
· Folic Acid and Vitamin B12
· Vitamin E
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