Heavy metal poisoning is the accumulation of various heavy metals in the body. Environmental and industrial factors expose us to high levels of heavy metals every day, including the foods we eat and air we breathe.
Zinc, iron, manganese, and molybdenum are metals that are essential to our body’s proper functioning. They are responsible for many useful functions, including the regulation of human metabolism, red-blood-cell formation, energy production, liver function and much more.
At the same time, the presence of metals in the body at excess levels becomes toxic and harmful. Heavy metal poisoning can cause multiple symptoms and ailments.
High levels of mercury, lead, arsenic, thallium, and other heavy metals can cause several disorders with each metal having unique symptoms when they accumulate at toxic levels.
Heavy metal toxicity could affect the function of organs such as the brain, the liver, and the lungs. Having high levels of heavy metals in the body can also reduce energy levels and affect blood composition.
Long-term exposure to heavy metals can cause symptoms seen in degenerative conditions.
Naturally, we want our bodies as toxin-free as possible. As a result, knowing how to identify and detox the heavy metals in our body is an important part of optimizing our health.
At Swiss Medical Clinics, we use the Swiss Detox Protocol for heavy metals, refined over decades of practice with patients.