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Vitamin C supplementation and proper nutrition decrease absorption of toxic cadmium

Posted March 7, 2014

Cadmium poisoning is a very serious health issue that often goes undiagnosed; its somewhat generic symptoms include things like chronic anxiety, stomach pains, kidney damage and even death. But a cohort of scientific literature reveals that regular supplementation with high-dose vitamin C combined with a healthy diet may help block the absorption of cadmium, and potentially even accelerate its natural detoxification from the body.

Researchers from the National Veterinary Research Institute in Poland, for instance, published a study back in 2004 that discusses the topic of vitamin C used to target cadmium. As published in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, the paper looked at the effects of vitamin C on both the absorption and distribution of cadmium in an animal model, finding that the all natural substance helps prevent cadmium uptake.

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Dietary spirulina reduces copper toxicity, improves blood and growth

Posted January 30, 2014

Copper is a naturally occurring free metal. The body uses this metal for a variety of actions and regulates proper amounts. Too much copper taxes the kidneys and liver and can be detrimental. The right amount is essential. A certain blue-green algae called spirulina has been found to reduce copper toxicity and improve blood and growth in fish. This modulating action, as seen in this fish study, effectively eliminates excess copper obtained through overloaded water, soil and air. This study could translate to helping people with toxic amounts of copper in their body.

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Blueberry extracts can protect against cadmium toxicity

Posted January 28, 2014

Vaccinium corymbosum is the scientific name for the northern highbush blueberry, a species of blueberry native to eastern North America. These beautiful shrubs of berries can be found growing from the Great Lakes region east to Nova Scotia and south through the Appalachians down to Mississippi.

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Onion extract exhibits therapeutic effects against cadmium toxicity

Posted January 26, 2014

One of the most commonly eaten vegetables may help protect the body against heavy metals, according to studies linking onion extracts to reduced damage from cadmium exposure.

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Study shows zinc protects blood-brain barrier from effects of aluminum

Posted January 26, 2014

Although many things remain unknown about the roles that zinc and aluminum play in the human brain, one thing is certain: high aluminum concentrations lead to brain damage.

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Vitamin E helps protect against toxic effects of mercury

Posted January 22, 2014

A combination of vitamin E and selenium products may help reduce the toxicity of mercury from eating fish, according to a recent study involving lab rats. Scientists say that, if results can be replicated in human beings, the findings could mean that pregnant women may be able to consumer larger amounts of fish, and their children benefit more from omega-3s.

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Scientists use honey bees’ propolis to treat aluminum toxicity

Posted January 20, 2014

Honey bees are tireless workers, committed to sustaining life for all through pollination of various plants and crops. Honey bees are effective natural chemists as well. By collecting resins from leaf buds and vegetables, they are able to produce propolis.

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Zinc protects brain cells from effects of copper toxicity

Posted January 20, 2014

The naturally occurring metal copper plays an essential role for certain functions of the body; however, underutilized copper can accumulate in the soft tissues of the body and actually be toxic. Too much copper can roam freely and accumulate in the liver and the brain, eroding necessary cellular functions. If copper is not bound, transported and utilized properly, it can damage the organs at the molecular level.

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Zinc supplementation and aluminum-induced neurotoxicity

Posted December 11, 2013

Studies have shown that aluminum neurotoxicity can likely affect learning and memory function, and a diet containing 100-200 mg/kg zinc is adequate for maintaining learning and memory function in rats..

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Quercetin protects against cadmium-induced oxidative toxicity

Posted October 21, 2013

The common antioxidant quercetin may counter the toxic effects of cadmium on the body, according to a study conducted by researchers from Zhejiang University in China and published in the journal Anatomical Record in 2010.

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