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high mercury, low glutathione, poor detoxer (α-Ketophenylacetic Acid, α-Hydroxyisobutyric Acid)

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by drew, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. drew

    drew

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    A recent nutraeval test I revealed the following:

    1) mercury is 6 times the upper limit
    2) glutathione is rock bottom
    3) 'Toxin & Detox Markers' α-Ketophenylacetic Acid (from Styrene) and α-Hydroxyisobutyric Acid (from MTBE) is borderline high

    Is a mercury serum RBC test just as valid or more valid than a hair sample test?

    I'm not sure what to address first. Clearly all three problems are connected.
     
  2. Hanna

    Hanna Senior Member

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    Serum RBC will be usefull to verify if there is an acute mercury toxicity, not a chronic one. Heavy metals escape the blood and have great affinity for tissues (especially those who are loaded with lipids, like the brain).

    Generally, you have to do a provocation test with DMPS to delocate mercury, and then measure it in urine, but it may be very uncomfortable in the case you are loaded with heavy metals.
     
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  3. drew

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    Would hair analysis be the best option then for heavy metal detection?
     
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    Hanna Senior Member

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    I don't know. I had a hair analysis done several years ago. The result showed a very heavy load of lead, which is completely logical with years of handling lead pigments without protection. So I tend to think it is somehow useful.
    You have to follow good guidelines in order to minimise bias (like not using types of shampoos etc. I don't remember, sorry, but you may find some more info on previous threads).
     
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    Hair tests are regarded by Dr Cutler as the closest thing to a reliable test for mercury toxicity. But they require skilled interpretation. This is available on the Frequent Dose Chelation Yahoo group - which is the best place to be for mercury questions.

    Injected provocation tests can be dangerous: dmpsbackfire.com
     

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