Toxic Metals
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In the current era humans, animals and plants are heavily exposed to toxic metals. Once they enter our bodies, they are excreted via the liver, kidneys and skin, but a large part is dumped from the blood into the tissues. This explains why blood tests for toxic metals are only meaningful in acute situations. Metals have different half-lives, even in one organ due to the differences in binding capacity between metal and bodily structures.

Even in the lowest concentrations toxic metals may cause disorders and syndromes. Well known is the hypertensive effect of cadmium, depression caused by lead and immune weakness by mercury. Some metals are classified by the WHO as a class 1 carcinogen; it has been proven, that arsenic, cadmium, chromium(VI), and nickel cause cancer in humans. Chronic metal loads are still underestimated or even not recognized. Because everyone is being exposed to toxic metals, but not everyone is sick immediately, this problem is recognized by but a few. It is difficult to establish upper limits because the detrimental effects of metals is different for a sick individual than for someone who can detoxify properly. This genetically determined for a large part.

Toxic metals cause health problems in many ways:
- Metals cause harmful radical species (ROS, RNS, RCS). This results in an chronic often subclinical inflammation.
- Metal displace trace elements and disrupt many enzymes. For example, cadmium has a preference for zinc-dependent enzymes.
   A zinc deficiency worsens are the effects of a cadmium intoxication.
- Metals can trigger an autoimmune response.
- Metals are electromagnetically active in particular, iron, cobalt and nickel.

Toxic metals cause metabolic disorders, diseases and accelerate the aging process.

The OligoScan immediately shows deficiencies of trace elements and toxic metal loads. This facilitates an immediate response.

The most comprehensive textbook on the effects of all minerals, trace elements and toxic metals is dr. van der Schaar's
                                                                        Textbook of Clinical Metal Toxicology

In this two-part and 600 A4 pages comprehensive textbook a variety of orthomolecular supplements and various detox regimens are also discussed .

For more information about this textbook, please send an email to: Dr. P.J. van der Schaar
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