Fight aging by banishing heavy metals

As we go about our daily lives, our bodies use metals such as zinc, iron, and copper in all our metabolic processes. These essential metallic compounds exist at healthy levels in many foods. They keep us moving, breathing, pumping blood and feeling good. Without them we would be seriously ill.

But, in addition to these benign metals, we’re also exposed to non-essential and potentially harmful metals in our daily lives. While increased awareness and legal regulations mean sources of heavy metal toxicity such as lead paint and piping are being phased out, heavy metal compounds are still finding their way into our bodies. Air pollution from cars and industry, contaminated food, even fluoride in toothpaste and tap water can contribute to dangerous buildups of heavy metals in our cells.

Heavy metal toxicity is defined in the medical world as the harmful result of long-term or high-dosage exposure to metals such as lead and mercury. Most of us can go about our lives safe in the knowledge that we aren’t affected by poisonous levels of these substances. But scientists are beginning to suspect we might not be as safe as we think. Does heavy metal toxicity affect you? While it’s generally only extreme cases of heavy metal toxicity that make headlines, there is a growing collection of research that suggests that many people go through life experiencing a range of minor symptoms caused by low-level heavy metal toxicity without ever knowing the cause.

These symptoms include:

  • fatigue
  • digestive distress
  • low mood
  • sore joints
  • poor blood sugar regulation.

In addition, through slow, incremental damage to our organs and tissues, heavy metal toxicity may increase the rate at which our bodies age.

Luckily, compounds exist that can help counteract heavy metal toxicity: the chelators.

What is chelation?

Chelation comes from the Greek word khele, meaning claw. Chelating compounds work by attracting and binding with toxic heavy metal compounds, greatly reducing their reactivity (and therefore the harm they can do in the body) and making it easy for them to be processed and expelled from the body.

Chelation was initially developed to treat cases of acute heavy metal poisoning, particularly lead and mercury poisoning. However, current research points to a role for chelation in helping to counteract the aging effects of the passing of time.

Chelation and cardiac health

As well as reducing the concentrations of harmful heavy metals in our bloodstream, promoting good general health, chelating compounds also offer more specific benefits to organs such as the heart.

This is because chelation may help to clear blockages in arteries that form over the course of our lives. These blockages, caused by calcified plaque — similar to the hard, white deposits that build up between teeth — can dramatically increase the chance of heart attack and stroke. Research has shown that chelation may be able to reduce these deposits in the same way that it removes toxic metal compounds from our body1.

Chelation has also been proposed as a treatment for inflammatory disorders such as lupus and arthritis. By removing toxic compounds from the body, some researchers have proposed that chelation could reduce inflammation, easing the symptoms of these illnesses2.

Zeolite: Nature’s chelator

Zeolite is a crystal that was formed over 300 millions years ago from the deposits of volcanic ash. Our ancestors were aware of the power of Zeolite because in the past it was known as a remedy to enhance wellbeing and overall health.

Today we believe Zeolite improves health because it is an effective natural chelation agent.

Zeolite’s unique chelation properties arise from its honeycomb shape and its ability to attract heavy metals like lead and mercury. As Zeolite travels through the bloodstream, its negatively charged nucleus attracts heavy metal toxins that are trapped in its cavities via a process called “cation exchange”.

Research has shown that Zeolite’s structure and properties are ideal for mopping up and removing toxins such as aluminium, arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury and tin. What’s more, it appears that Zeolite does not remove “positive” beneficial minerals, such as zinc and potassium, which can be the case with other detoxifying treatments.

Advanced Cellular Zeolite is comprised of micronized (nanometer) Zeolite particles suspended in energy-enhanced water, which is absorbed rapidly when sprayed under the tongue. Smaller (nanometer) molecules are more effective than larger (micron) sized molecules due to their larger surface area to volume ratio. Simply put, smaller particles mop up more metals.

EDTA: A 50-year track record of chelation

Another powerful chelation product is EDTA Pro, which supports the removal of heavy metals and harmful mineral deposits from the body’s tissues and organs.

EDTA (ethylenediamine tetra-acetic acid) has been an FDA-approved treatment for lead poisoning for around 50 years. It is also used to remove radioactive agents from the body and to treat high levels of calcium and copper. It’s known to bind to chromium, iron, lead, mercury, aluminum, nickel, zinc, cobalt, manganese, and magnesium, neutralizing them and allowing them to be safely excreted. In fact, EDTA is believed to normalize the concentration of most metals in the body.

EDTA also has its unique shape and ability to reduce the reactivity of metal ions to thank for its chelation properties.

In addition to the active chelating agent, EDTA Pro includes malic acid, commonly found in fruit, which plays a vital role in energy production through the metabolic cycle, as well as garlic, a natural antioxidant and immunity booster. It comes in an easy-to-take tablet form.

Chelation and aging

Chelation is a powerful tool in the fight against aging and disease, especially in a world increasingly polluted with harmful compounds. By mitigating and even halting heavy metal toxicity, chelation prevents unnecessary damage to the body’s cells. This reduction in cellular wear and tear could have potent antiaging effects — increasing lifespan and lowering risk of illness.

There is no single magic bullet treatment to reverse the aging process, but many small improvements can reap great rewards. Chelation perfectly suits this approach; by reducing the impact of heavy metals and arterial plaque on your body every day, you’re helping yourself to maintain good health long into the future.

References

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3809012/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4386698/