silver toxicity

Is silver a toxic heavy metal?

Do you have silver toxicity?  Get yourself tested here.

People often wonder is silver a toxic heavy metal, while silver is not classed as a “heavy metal” it is a metal and yes you can become toxic from it.  Silver is capable of causing you serious health problems and toxicity of silver is becoming wide-spread through its numerous uses in society.  Silver toxicity is not commonly considered as a problem and is often overlooked as being the cause of illness or disease due to its use as an antibacterial agent and it’s medicinal claims.  Silver, like gold and platinum are considered “inert” meaning that they do not corrode or seep but this is simply not true, silver does in fact seep, leach and ends up in your body.

Silver is however a toxic metal to humans capable of causing hemorrhage, bone marrow suppression (lowering immunity), pulmonary edema (fluid on the lungs caused by congestive heart failure), Hepatorenal syndrome (a life-threatening medical condition that consists of rapid deterioration in kidney function in individuals with cirrhosis or fulminant liver failure) and argyria (blue-grey discoloration of skin,
nails, mucosae).

Silver is found in most water filters, it is used in some metal tooth amalgam fillings, some silver utensils(silverware), jewelry, coins, cloths and many other applications.  The question is are you toxic with silver?

Silver toxicity symptoms

Silver can cause some serious health problems, here are some of the more prominent symptoms:

  • Hemorrhage (decrease in blood clotting thrombocytes)
  • Bone marrow suppression (lowering immunity)
  • Immune system dysfunction (decrease of leukocytes)
  • Lowered ability to carry oxygen in your blood (decrease of erythrocytes)
  • Pulmonary edema (fluid on the lungs caused by congestive heart failure)
  • Hepatorenal syndrome (a life-threatening medical condition that consists of rapid deterioration in kidney function in individuals with cirrhosis or fulminant liver failure)
  • Argyria (blue-grey discoloration of skin, nails, mucosa).
  • Infertility (Silver is attracted to the uterus and disrupts female hormones)
  • Kidney damage
  • Liver damage
  • Gastrointestinal damage
  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • Irritation of eyes
  • Damage to essential gut flora
  • Easy bruising
  • IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome)

The danger of silver toxicity

The problems with consuming excess silver apart from the obvious symptoms is how silver can affect major organs, this metal is capable of doing serious damage, here are some examples:

Silver is used as an antibacterial agent in many products we use everyday, one of the important aspects of this is that humans need certain good bacteria’s to stay healthy and while we consume and or have silver toxicity we are constantly killing our good bacteria stores & damaging our vitamin K production in the intestines, this is a big problem.

Gastrointestinal damage from the loss of good gut bacteria leads to leaky gut syndrome, this often then leads to a host of health problems such as allergies & in-sensitivitiesnutritional imbalances, syndrome X and auto immune disease.

Taking probiotics such as acidophilus and or vitamin K supplements has no effect on improving your good bacteria in the gut while you are toxic with silver.  People who have gastrointestinal disorders such as leaky gut, IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome) & Coeliac disease should test for silver toxicity.

Silver also affects fertility in women, silver is attracted to the uterus where it can disrupt female hormones preventing pregnancy and causing a host of female hormone related heath problems, click here to learn more.

Silver Toxicity & Genetics

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

Do you have silver toxicity?

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

Detoxification of silver

Often people attempt to detoxify silver 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.

Silver 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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