Heavy metal could be your choice of music, but it’s never okay to have too much of it running through your body. While heavy metals — such as copper, iron, zinc, chromium and manganese — are important to keep the body functioning properly, it becomes a problem when they reach toxic levels.
Many of us have heard about the dangers of lead, arsenic and mercury, including lead poisoning resulting from paint and pipe fittings that were frequently used in homes decades ago. Poisoning from heavy metals can also result from exposure to toxins released from various industries into the environment.
Other sources of exposure to heavy metals can come from polluted water, pesticides, steel and other everyday sources. If these metals exceed small amounts, you can exhibit various symptoms of toxicity — including fatigue, nausea, and vomiting, and more serious health complications.
Here are a few natural ways to detox the body of heavy metal toxins.
1. Eat organic foods. Avoid eating foods that have been treated with pesticides to help reduce the levels of toxins you’re exposing yourself too. Eating plenty of fresh organic vegetables and fruits also can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
2. Take EDTA as a dietary supplement. EDTA (Ethlylene Diamine Tetra-Acetic Acid) acts as a chelating agent that is designed to bind to trace metals in the body, rendering them inactive so they can be expelled from the body.
3. Add cilantro to your diet. You also can try cilantro as a natural way to detox from heavy metals. Try adding some to your salads and as a seasoning for your meals.
4. Cleanse your colon. Whether you juice or try other natural methods to cleanse your colon, the process can help your body eliminate the toxins from your body.
Wonder Lab’s EDTA: Wonder Lab’s EDTA Calcium Disodium EDTA is intended to supplement chelation therapy of plaque and other mineral deposits throughout the cardiovascular system. It is recommended that you add a daily multivitamin as a supplement when taking EDTA as it can also deplete levels of important vitamins and minerals.
Directions: Take 1-3 capsules daily 2 hours before or after meals. Not recommended for pregnant or lactating women.