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Bismuth & toxicity symptoms

Do you have bismuth toxicity?  Get yourself tested here.

Bismuth is a heavy metal that is used by most people everyday.  Over time bismuth can become toxic to humans, bismuth toxicity is the result of using bismuth products, being exposed to environmental sources and becoming toxic to bismuth.  Bismuth toxicity is not uncommon with symptoms resulting in renal failure or kidney disease as well as spasms of the gastrointestinal tract.

Bismuth is used to make cosmetics, cologne, perfume, lotions, moisturizers, some antacids or stomach aids, fragrances in many household items and personal use products.  Bismuth is used in medicines, to make metal alloys and pigments for color in various products.  Bismuth can enter the body via the skin, inhalation and consumption.  With so much use of bismuth its no wonder so many people become toxic with bismuth.  So the real question is are you toxic with bismuth?

Symptoms of bismuth toxicity

Symptoms associated with bismuth vary depending on the amount you are currently exposed to, or if you have liver detoxification problems here are some of the more common symptoms:

  • Gingivitis
  • Loss of weight
  • Loss of appetite
  • Albuminuria (the presence of albumin in the urine, typically as a symptom of kidney disease.)
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin reactions
  • Skin allergies to cosmetics & persoanl use products
  • Headaches
  • Fever
  • Depression
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver damage
  • Anemia
  • Ulcerative stomatitis
  • Dermatitis

Bismuth & damaged enzymes

Bismuth toxicity like that of other heavy metals is able to combine with sulfur groups of foods. This means that bismuth can disrupt many vital enzymes that are made from the sulfur groups of foods, the effect of bismuth is to disrupt and destroy the function of these essential enzymes. Bismuth is toxic to all living organisms who depend on these enzymes such as humans.

The human body literally makes and uses thousands of enzyme’s which are needed for good health, this means that bismuth can cause really any disease and diagnosis of bismuth toxicity can be difficult, while bismuth is capable of interfering with so many vital enzyme reactions symptoms can be many and varied.

Damaged enzymes can cause vitamin, mineral, essential fatty acids and amino acid imbalances that can lead to serious disease.  Those who use products with bismuth are encouraged to test for bismuth toxicity.

Bismuth toxicity & genetics

Some people are genetically predisposed to bismuth toxicity, this is because certain genes belonging to liver detoxification pathways that normally deal with bismuth detoxification have been deleted, in these cases a genetics test can confirm and a specialized nutritional program can help the individual detoxify bismuth.

Do you have bismuth toxicity?

The best way to find out if you have toxic levels of bismuth and or if you’re at risk from bismuth related disease is by a hair mineral analysis, this simple home test shows if you are toxic and guidance can be given to how to detoxify the bismuth in your situation as everyone is different.

Detoxification of bismuth

Often people attempt to detoxify bismuth without knowing if they have toxicity and without knowing the best ways to achieve results.  Many heavy metal detoxification supplements on the market do not work and often contain toxic heavy metals themselves.

Bismuth can be a very toxic metal and each person who has been exposed to the metal is affected in different ways, this can cause detoxification problems.

It’s important to have yourself tested by professionals that can guide you through the detoxification process that will work for you personally.  It’s also possible that you may have a gene mutations which can make any basic detoxification program useless and or harmful.

Have any questions about bismuth toxicity?  Ask one of our qualified health practitioners here.

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