HEAVY METAL TOXICITY is the accumulation of toxic heavy metals in the body. High levels of heavy metals can lead to toxic conditions which affect organ functions particularly the kidney, brain, reproductive system, gastrointestinal, nervous system and liver.
We are exposed to heavy metals constantly through inhalation of polluted air, industrial exposure, food, water, cosmetic, medications, dental filling, utensils and others. Common toxic heavy metal such as Lead, Cadmium, Inorganic Arsenic and Mercury exhibit no essential biochemical roles, but they have been found to bind in cells and tissues, create oxidative stress, affect endocrine function and interfere with a number of organ functions.
Chronic heavy metal exposure to our body may lead to dangerous symptoms such as headache, nausea, vomiting, joint and muscle pain, constipation and fatigue.
While the human body needs small amount of heavy metals such as zinc, iron and magnesium to support normal cellular functions, we can do without some heavy metals burdening our system.