nickel toxicity

Do You Have Nickel Toxicity?

Do you have nickel toxicity?  Get yourself tested here.

Nickel is a commonly used heavy metal that can cause serious health problems due to nickel toxicity.  Nickel toxicity is rarely considered a problem simply because people except the use of this common toxic metal in their every day lives, without understanding the dangers in terms of how it could be affecting their health right now.

Nickel is found in most homes, we use them in our cooking such as cutlery, pots, pans, it is used to make money such as coins, some dental ware is made from nickel and many common products and machines are made using nickel, even stainless steel has some nickel.  What most people don’t know is every time you use nickel products such as in eating with nickel utensils small amounts leech into your food, your mouth and your water, over time this can build up in your body making you sick.  So the question is do you have nickel toxicity?

Symptoms of nickel toxicity

Nickel poisoning is often a hidden cause of many un-diagnosed health problems and is often subtle in the way that it causes toxicity, this is because the body can store nickel in your body fat.  This is bad news because nickel is attracted to places in the body that use fat such as the brain for example, also being fat soluble means that it can interfere with fat soluble vitamins such as vitamins A, D, E, K including essential fatty acids making them unusable by other synergistic nutrients.

Common symptoms of nickel toxicity include:

  • Dermatitis
  • Breast pain
  • Fibromyalgia – painful or inflamed muscles
  • Cancer
  • Myocarditis – inflammation of the heart muscle
  • Encephalopathy – overall brain disorders, mental health problems
  • Prostate problems – including prostate cancer
  • Skin rashes
  • Headaches
  • Infertility
  • Male pattern baldness
  • Allergic reactions
  • Pulmonary fibrosis (Scaring of the lungs)
  • Reduced sperm count
  • Nasopharyngeal tumors (cancer of head and neck)
  • Visual disturbances

Additional symptoms of nickel toxicity

As mentioned previously fat soluble vitamins can be adversely effected by toxic levels of nickel, therefore deficiency symptoms of fat soluble vitamins & essential fatty acids can be signs of excess levels of nickel.  In addition nickel interferes with an important amino acid called histidine therefore histidine deficiency symptoms can also be signs of nickel toxicity.

It’s important to understand that vitamin & mineral supplementation can NOT resolve nickel toxicity and may cover up symptoms leading to bigger problems.  Detoxification of nickel is essential to properly restoring vitamin and amino acid imbalances.

Here are some additional symptoms of nickel toxicity:

Vitamin A deficiency – Mouth ulcers, poor night vision, acne, frequent colds or infections, dry flaky skin, dandruff, thrush or cystitis, diarrhea can all be indications of nickel toxicity.

Vitamin D deficiency – Joint pain or stiffness, backache, tooth decay, muscle cramps, hair loss can all be indications of nickel toxicity.

Vitamin E deficiency – Lack of sex drive, exhaustion after light exercise, easy bruising, slow wound healing, varicose veins, loss of muscle tone, infertility can all be indications of nickel toxicity.

Vitamin K deficiency – Easy bleeding, lack of good bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract.  Overgrowth of bad bacteria.

Histidine deficiency – poor recovery from illness and injury, allergy reactions, inflamed muscles, painful muscles, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, anemia & kidney failure.

Essential Fatty Acids deficiency – Omega 3, 6, 9 EPA & DHA can be interfered with by nickel toxicity, symptoms combined are extensive however here are the main problems to look for:

Dry skin, eczema, dry hair or dandruff, excessive thirst, excessive sweating, poor memory or learning difficulties, inflammatory health problems e.g. arthritis, high blood lipids, depression, PMS, breast pain, water retention, hair loss, itchy skin, dry eyes, stiff painful joints, craving for fatty foods.

Nickel Toxicity & Genetics

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

Do you have nickel toxicity?

The best way to find out if you have toxic levels of nickel and or if you’re at risk from nickel 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 nickel in your situation as everyone is different.

Detoxification of nickel

Often people attempt to detoxify nickel 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.

Nickel is 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.

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