The human body needs many nutrients such as vitamins and minerals to sustain life and to remain balanced. Like everything in life, too much of everything can create damages and become toxic. This is also the case with heavy metals.
Metals such as manganese molybdenum, vanadium, zinc, strontium and cobalt are imperiously necessary for our body. However, the other heavy metals such as antimony, mercury, lead, arsenic cadmium are extremely harmful to our health, when they are in excessive amounts, leading to heavy metal inoxication.
These heavy metals build up in the human body and that's what leads to the heavy metals toxicity. The air we breathe, the water we drink and even the foods we eat contain all the heavy metals and toxins that might be fatal to our bodies. You will recognize that you have a heavy metals accumulation in the body once you experience symptoms such as memory loss, headaches, eyes problems, fatigue, allergies etc. It is pretty difficult to identify and associate the symptoms with heavy metals accumulation if you're not a health specialist.
Now let's take all these heavy metals on their own and see what they are and how they can influence the human health once they are in excessive amounts in the body:
Arsenic – when it comes to gastrointestinal problems the symptoms are of nausea, abdominal pains, garlic smell in one's breath and vomiting. Some neural symptoms are of paralysis, fatigue, vertigo, headaches, blindness, memory loss or mental impairment. Some of the other mental signs are of dementia, anorexia and apathy.
Mercury – when you are inxicated with mercury, you will experience signs and symptoms of metallic taste on the tongue, gums problems, kidney and gastrointestinal problems, excess salivation. The mental signs are of apathy, depression, psychosis, anorexia, irritability. You can build up mercury in the body from fish foods, dental fillings or contaminated drinking water.
Lead – a person with lead accumulation will experience gastrointestinal problems, fatigue, anemia, constipation, weakness, irritability, chronic renal problems, neural dysfunctions, thyroid and adrenal non-functionality and gout. The mental symptoms are of insomnia, confusion, irritability, delusion or nightmares. When it comes to lead, the problem is a little tricky because the signs and symptoms might not appear.
In case you experience one of these symptoms, it is advisable to go at a specialized lab and get tested – with the hair analysis. If you want a more advanced screening, you will need to consume a 24 hour chelating agent and provide a urine sample afterwards, for analysis. The treatment is based on chelating drugs or intravenous EDTA. The hospital treatments are a little harsh and that's why many people go with natural detoxifying treatments such as zeolite, chlorella or silica. It is better to make use of these kinds of solutions before the toxication signs and symptoms appear. Once you start experience the symptoms, it means that your body weakened and it does not function at its normal parameters anymore. It is better to avoid arriving at this point and prevent the symptoms to develop.