mercury toxicity

Mercury toxicity, causes, symptoms & more

Do you have mercury toxicity?  Get yourself tested here.

Mercury is an extremely dangerous toxic heavy metal to humans, yet this substance is allowed by authorities to be used in products that we use everyday and consequently has become a large common pollutant that now infects our water and food supply.  This heavy metal is considered so toxic to humans that even small amounts can cause mental illness once known as mad hatters disease.  The real question is are you toxic with mercury?

Today mercury can be found mainly as a pollutant in the environment including water, air and ground pollution, waters are polluted with mercury infecting fish & seafood which is one of our biggest sources, dental metal amalgam fillings is another big source, industrial waste being another, medical equipment & pharmaceutical drugs such as vaccines and pesticides used on our food supply.  It’s no wonder so many people end up sick from mercury.

Symptoms of Mercury Toxicity

Mercury poisoning is easily achieved, this is because you only need a small amount of mercury for it to have an affect on your health, so with such high levels in the environment, already becoming toxic with mercury is not surprising that’s why testing for mercury toxicity is a must if you can relate to any of the following symptoms….

Mercury toxicity symptoms vary depending on exposure, more severe conditions include:

  • Mental health disorders
  • Nausea
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Headaches
  • Skin rashes
  • Eczema or dermatitis
  • Metallic taste in the mouth
  • Gingivo-stomatitis – (a combination of gingivitis and stomatitis or herpes ulcers on the gums of teeth)
  • Tremor
  • Kidney dysfunction
  • Memory impairment
  • Insomnia
  • Neurasthenia – ( lassitude, fatigue, headache, and irritability, associated chiefly with emotional disturbance)
  • Nephrotic syndrome – (kidney disease, especially when characterized by oedema and the loss of protein from the plasma into the urine due to increased glomerular permeability)
  • Hypersensitivity – (a condition of pain and dusky pink discoloration in the hands and feet)
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Caustic gastroenteritis (ingestion of mercury salts)

Additional Symptoms of Mercury Toxicity

The nutritional element selenium helps protect human body’s from mercury poisoning, therefore symptoms of selenium deficiency can be regarded as possible signs and symptoms of mercury toxicity.  Other nutrients that assist selenium in doing its job such as vitamin B2, vitamin A, E & C could also produce deficiency symptoms that could be a sign of mercury toxicity.

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

Selenium deficiencyLimited thyroid function, family history of cancer, signs of premature aging, cataracts, high blood pressure & frequent infections can all be indications of mercury toxicity.

Vitamin B2 deficiency – Burning or gritty eyes, sensitivity to bright lights, sore tongue, cataracts, dull or oily hair, eczema or dermatitis, split nails, cracked lips can all be indications of mercury toxicity.

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

Vitamin C deficiency – Frequent colds, lack of energy, frequent infections, bleeding or tender gums, easy bruising, nosebleed, slow wound healing, red pimples on skin can all be indications of mercury toxicity.

Mercury & Mental Illness

Mercury is toxic to the brain, it can literally make you go crazy!  Mercury does this by disturbing brain function by interfering with brain chemicals such as neurotransmitters.  There is also evidence that even tiny amounts of mercury have been shown to promote abnormal methylation, which is the process by which your body converts substances into useful substances and converts harmful substances into non-harmful substances for removal from the body.  People with methylation disorders often have mental health related symptoms and benefit from methylation testing.

Some mental health disorders that can result from mercury toxicity include:

  • Autism
  • Depression, anxiety, nervousness, irritability
  • Cognitive decline
  • Mental health disorders (general)
  • Memory loss & Alzheimer’s disease
  • Hallucinations
  • Emotional instability

Mercury Toxicity & Genetics

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

Do you have mercury toxicity?

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

Detoxification of mercury

Often people attempt to detoxify mercury 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.

Mercury 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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