Courtesy of Gosia, Naturopath & Medical Herbalist
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 80% of all chronic diseases can be attributed to heavy metal contamination. Heavy metals are the major source for the production of free radicals as well as undermining the internal environment and body chemistry. Heavy metals reduce the efficacy of medical treatment by up to 60%.
There is little hope for antioxidants and mineral supplements to do their job properly if the body is burdened with heavy metals.
The scientifically documented Heavy Metal Screen Test allows the detection of free electrically active heavy metal ions in an aqueous solution by means of a simple procedure, and it takes just a few minutes. This exploratory procedure, employed as an in vitro screen tool, is based on the dithizone (1) reaction method, which has been known to chemical science for more than 60 years.
As a reagent, dithizone is able to indicate the presence of heavy metal ions in qualitative and in quatitative terms. In binding with the unbound or free metal ions, colored complexes are formed. The reaction times of the heavy metal ions vary; therefore, depending on their respective concentrations, different colorations occur from which one can make qualitative and semi-quantitative conclusions.
This method (Heavy Metal Screen Test) identifies the following metals: zinc, copper, mercury, lead, cadmium and nickel.
Sub-acute heavy metal toxicity is directly or indirectly linked to issues many people suffer from regularly like:
•Anger, irritability, depression
•High blood pressure, high cholesterol
•Lack of energy/listlessness
•Difficulty concentrating and/or remembering things
•Rashes, allergic reactions or sensitivity
•Bloating, gas, or constipation
Heavy metals also have been found to contribute to disorders such as:
•Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
•Heart disease, arterial sclerosis
•Ulcers, and many others