Heavy Metal Toxicity
Heavy Metal Toxicity is an excessive build-up of metals in the soft tissues of the body. These metal may include, but not limited to, antimony, arsenic, bismuth, cadmium, cerium, chromium, cobalt, copper, gallium, gold, iron, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, platinum, silver, tellurium, thallium, tin, uranium, vanadium, and zinc. Small amounts of these elements are common in our environment and diet. Built in body transport and handling mechanisms keep metals from doing harm. However, large amounts of any of these metals may cause acute or chronic toxicity (poisoning). Heavy metal toxicity can result in damaged or reduced mental and central nervous function, lower energy levels, and damage to blood composition, and vital organs. Long-term exposure may result in slowly progressing physical, muscular, and neurological diseases, and allergies. Repeated long-term contact may cause cancer. Protecting cellular antioxidant and detoxifying agents and strengthening the immune system are essential to supporting the body’s handling of heavy metals.
Nutrients Enhancing Glutathione
A nutrients enhancing glutathione should contain four natural agents that have been shown to restore cell levels of glutathione, which is a premiere cellular antioxidant and detoxifying agent. Some ingredients in Ultimate GLX have been shown to help remove toxic metals and minerals from the body.
Herbal Detoxifiers and Immune Support
Herbal detoxifiers and immune support should contain four natural agents that boost detoxification enzyme activity and boost immune function, two vital considerations in heavy metal exposure.
High Potency Multiple Vitamin and Mineral
A high potency multiple vitamin and mineral should work to boost cellular levels of glutathione, which is often depleted in states of heavy metal toxicity. Nutrients in this product also support liver detoxification enzyme activity and immune system function.
Essential Fatty Acids
An essential fatty acid should contain the perfect blend of essential fatty acids that give rise to hormones (Prostaglandin Series -1 and 3) that suppress cellular inflammation and slow the replication of cells – two important considerations in managing heavy metal toxicity states.
Additional Supplement Considerations
2 capsules per day of a potent probiotic supplement