Printer Friendlier Version 'Assisted Detoxification' Categories Stimulating Your Lymphatic and Cardiovascular Circulation Balancing Liver Function and Energy Levels during a Detoxification Programme How detoxification fits into your overall programme Detoxification Supplements and Techniques to Assist Cellular Detoxification Absorbants Overview Chlorella Bentonite Clay - Internal and External Use Diatomaceous Earth (D.E.) Charcoal Fibre Bacteria Chelation Introduction Mechanism Method of Administration: Intravenous, Anal and Oral Categorisation - Chelation vs Mobilisation - What to Take and When Low Frequent Dose Chelation - The Cutler Protocol Toxicity of Certain Synthetic Chelating Agents Comparative Studies and Reviews of Chelating Agents Targetted Chelation by Heavy Metal Use of Absorbants in Parallel Balancing Chelation Critics of Chelation Therapy Proper Hydration Demineralisation and Mineral Supplementation Dosage Over-Detoxification Side Effects Frequency of Administration Supporting Liver Function Measuring the Progress of your Chelation Programme Chelating Agent Reviews Activated Zeolites - Natural Cellular Defense (NCD) Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) / Modified Alginate
Complex (MAC) Detoxamin (EDTA Suppositories) OSR#1 - Oxidative Stress Relief IP6 Mobilising/Chelating Combination Product Reviews Fermented Peptides & Micronised Chlorella PCA-Rx Metal-Free NDF nd NDF Plus Heavy Metal Nano Detox Zeotrex Mobilising Agent Reviews Lipoic Acid Thiamine TetrahydroFurfuryl Disulfide (TTFD) Fulvic Acid and Humic Acid Cilantro (Coriander Leaf) General Other Chelating/Mobilising Herbs Mobilising Products containing Cilantro (Chelorex) Phospholipid Therapy Role of Phospholipids Soy Lecithin Oral Phosphatidyl Choline Supplementation Phospholipid Exchange (PLX) - IV Phosphatidyl Choline Infusions Combining PLX with FIR Saunas Light (EMR) Therapies Introduction Far Infrared (FIR) Saunas What is FIR and how does it work? Types of FIR Sauna Considerations for FIR Sauna Usage Combining FIR Saunas with other Detoxification Protocols Experimentation Light Beam Generator (LBG) aka OAPD LymphStar Pro Lustre - Electro Lymphatic Drainage/Therapy (ELT) Laser Energetic Detoxification (LED) Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) Other Electromagnetic Stimulation Foot Detox Patches and Tourmaline
Foot Detox Patches Tourmaline Jewelry Example of a Liver and Gallbladder Cleanse Kidney Stone Elimination Skin Cleansing Bentonite Clay Bath 'Mud' Pack Skin Exfoliation Skin Brushing Himalayan Crystal Salt Bath MSM Bath Other Detoxification Methods Detoxification Diets Homeopathic Remedies
'Assisted Detoxification' Categories: So who do we believe about detoxification? Alternative health proponents will tell you that everyone needs to go on a detoxification programme, which vary between being useless, harmful, rather severe to the gentle. Experts from the medical establishment will tell you that all you need to detoxify your body is to drink plenty of tap water and to make sure you are getting enough sleep. Is detoxification a big con? Who is right? To answer this question we
need to understand how detoxification processes work in the body. The term detoxification means different things to different people. Below are some examples of different types of 'detoxification'. Cellular detoxification:
Removal of toxins such as heavy metals can be achieved by taking a supplement (called a Chelating Agent) to actively leach heavy metals and some other toxins from the cells and proteins of the body. Heavy metals are highly polar molecules (positively charged in ionic form) and tend to accumulate in the matrix and cells of the liver, kidney etc. as well as in other protein structures in the body. A small proportion of heavy metals in the body enter the adipose tissue (see Wikipedia's definition of fat cells) and perhaps also to the mitochondrial membranes and interfering with mitochondrial function. Certain heavy metals that mimmick Calcium, for example Lead, will also accumulate in bone, which is also a polar segment of the body. A chelating agent binds with these heavy metals to form a large molecule which travels in the bloodstream until it is removed from the body by the eliminative organs such as the liver, the kidney, the lungs, the mucus membranes and the skin. This is examined below in the absorbants, chelation, cilantro, clathration and activated zeolites sections on this page. Heavy metal levels can be determined through a hair mineral analysis test, various laboratory tests and kinesiological testing. Please see the identification page for more information.
Removal of organic chemical toxins from the body's fatty tissues and cell membranes and mitochondrial membranes (a condition known as Neurotoxic Membrane Syndrome or NMS) can be achieved by ingesting constituents of these membranes in order to assist the body in naturally rebuilding and replacing them, thus flushing out the attached toxins, (i.e. heavy metals and organic toxins). Such toxins tend to accumulate in the less polar and lipid-rich parts of the
Removing toxins (and also 'rogue' protein complexes .and intra-cellular membranes may be achieved by taking a cominbation of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids and large amounts of Phosphatidyl Choline or other phospholipids (either orally or orally and via injection). as described below. having little polarity and a strong affinity for other non-polar organic compounds. and are harder to detect kinesiologically (depending on practitioner). although cellular detoxification is probably the most important element.
Cleaning the Organs of Elimination: When undertaking a detoxification programme. and so can be detected through white cell microscopy (ATP Translocator Protein test) or indirectly through a urinary metabolic profile. bear in mind that the additional work load on the liver involved may create excess heat energy in the body and may lower the energy and thus efficiency and health of the liver. This is discussed in the Light (EMR) Therapies (inc. it is often not enough to just assist the body's cellular detoxification. The removal of toxins from both the cell membranes and fatty tissues can be achieved by electromagnetically stimulating the body's organs and tissues to release toxins attached to cell membranes and mitochondrial membranes and to drain toxins present in the lymphatic fluid by using far infrared radiation methods (and also phospholipid therapy to a lesser extent). especially lipids.body. Organic toxins tend not to show up in hair. Whichever method or combination of methods of cellular detoxification you choose.see the mitochondrial page for more information) from the inter. It often helpful to clear out and cleanse the body's eliminative organs and tissues. FIR Saunas and OAPD/LBG) paragraph below. urine or blood tests for chemical elements (mass spectrometry or otherwise). which may unbalance your energetic system somewhat during a heavy detoxification programme. Please see the identification page for more information. This is described in the Phospholipid Therapy section below. to allow the body to effectively expel toxins from the
Dr Richard Schultze (please see the Detoxification Diets section below. which may then retoxify the tissues and the brain.e. of a variety of disciplines. these basic principles are generally accepted by many specialists in the detoxification field. during a detoxification programme. However. full of toxic matter and heavy metals which can more quickly be removed. Mucoid plaque is examined in detail on the Mucoid Plaque page. Clearly before trying to remove toxins from the body through the liver. The liver and gallbladder eliminate the vast majority of the body's toxins. It makes little sense chelating mg's of heavy metals from the tissues when there are kilos of putrifying mucoid plaque and stool in the small and large intestines. diets and methodologies. then any additional cellular detoxification that is occurring will result in even more of a build up of toxins in the colon. a significant amount of reabsorption may occur of toxins in the stool back into the blood stream. and these additional toxins also have to be removed. e. that you may be releasing in your cellular detoxification programme. which the organs of elimination have to remove to prevent excessive build up in the tissues.
Cleansing the colon of excessive mucoid plaque and hardened/built up stool. This is why it is important to be able to properly expel all these toxins from the body. If there is excessive congestion in the small and large intestines.body. the pathway from the liver to the toilet has to be clear!
. less than one a day). This may be greatly exacerbated if the patient is undergoing a chelation programme as the mucoid plaque may absorb a large amount of the heavy metals excreted into the GI tract! If a patient has very few bowel movements (i. The body is continually producing and taking on new toxins from the environment.g. we are effectively lightly 'poisoning' the body by releasing additional toxins from the tissues into the blood stream. as the majority of toxins are supposed to be eliminated through the digestive tract and out from the bowels. and excrete these combined/semi-neutralised toxins into the small intestine. and if the bowels are extremely congested. then clearing and cleansing the colon is of the utmost importance (including a corresponding change in diet). This is described in the psyllium section below. Whilst the exact method of cellular detoxification and dietary recommendations may vary.
Improving liver functioning and expelling of its accumulated toxins through additional bile release from the gallbladder can be achieved by taking herbs such as Cilantro or Silymarin Milk Thistle tinctures/supplements. by eating a large number of apples or drinking litres of apple juice each day (or taking malic acid supplements instead for those that have candida/parasite/bad bacteria issues).g. In addition. crystalised bile salts. This also helps to dissolve old bile in gallbladder which can be subsequently released. On the day of the cleanse.
Cleansing the liver of toxins that have built up in it. Of course taking any herb long term has an energetic impact on the body. therefore limiting the amout of bile that can be secreted into the intestines. For short term usage. as a practitioner of oriental medicine will tell you. aka gallstones) tend to build up in the gallbladder. thereby preventing effective digestion and detoxification. These work by softening the mineral deposits over a period of a week typically. a variety of different liver and gallbladder cleanses are available.e. it may be beneficial. as part of their treatment programme.
. To remove gallstones. and is not advisable. up to a heaped teaspoon of gallstones).Some specialists regard a colon cleanse as being the highest priority in cancer patients who do not have very long to live. Mineral deposits (i. Their presence toxifies the gallbladder and can prevent the gallbladder filling up with enough bile. or gallbladder 'stones'.
Cleansing the liver and gallbladder of mineral deposits that have built up in it. Please see the Liver Function page for more information about herbs and supplements to support the liver. which take up too much space in the gallbladder (e. Taking Phosphatidyl Choline or Lecithin may also assist in bile production. Butyric acid or Calcium/Magnesium Butyrate may also assist in cleansing the liver an protecting the intestinal membranes. and they tend to absorb a variety of toxins over time.
. Pictures of of gallbladder full of mineral deposits and pictures of gallstones excreted during a liver cleanse can be seen at the link below. followed by an amount of olive oil and lemon juice to empty the gallbladder of bile and actively force out the mineral deposits. which would require emergency surgery to unblock them. www. There is an associated risk of blocking your biliary tubing with such a process with especially large gallstones. which are then expelled in the faeces.one takes an amount of epsom salts to dilate the bile secretion tubes (biliary tubing) in the gallbladder. so advice from a qualified health practitioner is always advisable.angelhealingcenter. which take the form of small green balls.
Please see the section Factors that may contribute to Inefficient Liver Functioning above.
Cleansing the lymphatic system of accumulated waste and clumped cells to remove blockages and ensure healthy immune system and detoxification function. massage. hydrotherapy and other methods.o
Clearing the liver of fatty deposits.e. This also means avoiding drinking
. but also when engaging in any detoxification programme. This means not only avoiding trans fats. such as Oxygen Assisted Photon Detoxification (OAPD). Below right is an example of an extremely fatty human liver. drinking enough mineral or filtered water to wash out the toxins and mineral deposits from the kidneys). and to a lesser extent Detox Foot Patches. to ensure that one's diet is conducive to a healthy liver. Below left is an example of a fatty human liver.
Cleansing the kidneys of toxins and mineral deposits that have built up in them. It is important when treating CFS in general. It can also involve exercise. described in the Detox Patches section below. rich in the correct proportion of Omega 3 and 6 Essential Fatty Acids. This involves light therapies. This involves proper hydration (i. A fatty liver will not function correctly and is likely not able to deal with your current (and historical) requirements let alone those of a heavy detoxification programme. Your liver should not look like either of these. but these examples are quite common in the average 'healthy' individual. but also ensuring one has a healthy oil intake. Nutritional Deficiencies page and Digestive Disorders page for more information. described in the Light Therapies section below.
Kidney stones are one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract. Certain herbs may also assist in 'flushing' the kidneys.
Urination when the bladder fills up and passing stools when they enter the rectum.anything other than water. A sign of weak kidneys (or adrenal function . to avoid reabsorbing any toxins. Most kidney stones pass out of the body with any intervention.
Cleansing the skin of external and internal sources of toxins.the adrenal glands being attached to the kidneys). Some individuals may be more prone to developing/forming kidney stones for genetic reasons..kidney. wheat germ etc. as a first point of call. sugary/soft drinks and coffee. juiced fruit or vegetables and herbal teas (preferably those rich in antioxidants or herbs to support the liver and digestive function). However some do not and require treatment.nih. www. especially alcohol. chocolate.htm ..or a high cystine intake (as opposed to the cysteine form which does not contribute to bladder/kidney stone formation. and not holding them in longer than need be. spinach.gov/Kudiseases/pubs/stonesad ults/index.g.html There are of course medical procedures for removing kidney stones.) www. This can be achieved by the use of clays and exfoliating scrubs. before cutting up the body unnecessarily. but what we are proposing here is to remove them naturally. using highly effective herbs.vitaminstuff. is a stiff lower back or lower back pain. rhubarb.com/amino-acid-cystine. or low kidney qi (according to TCM). but on the whole it is dependent on diet and a high 'oxalate' intake (e. as described in the Skin Cleansing section below.niddk.
and also endotoxins. which are released when these organisms are killed off. They also put a constant strain on the immune system. Procedures for killing these are described in the Digestive Disorders section. nasal passages and lungs (especially first thing in the morning). but as invaders or unwanted guests. single cell parasites and bad bacteria.
Cleaning the tongue (by brushing with toothpaste or with tongue scraper) and gums by brushing with toothpaste to remove bacterial build up. back to top Stimulating your Lymphatic and Blood Circulation: Remember to try to keep up your rate of metabolism and cardiovascular circulation whilst engaging in a detoxification
. present throughout the body). diaphragm breathing to expel toxic carbon dioxide gas (CO2 is a toxic gas!) and to properly oxygenate the blood .this involves maximum belly movement to initiate the breath in before lifting the rib cage. which they excrete.o
Clearing (and not ingesting) mucus from the throat.
Killing off harmful micro-organisms: Another type of 'detoxification' is the killing off of harmful micro-organism such as candida. Disclaimer Don't brush too high up on the tongue or you may damage your taste buds. putting a constant strain on the immune system and excreting toxins continually. although such micro-organisms are not necessary restricted to the digestive tract and are often systematic (i. They do however continually produce exotoxins. BlackSpy would not categorise living microorganisms as toxins.e.
a. but it is something that should be done as part of a detoxification programme rather than a single means of assisting detoxification. Some information pertaining to the lymphatic system can be found on the Immune System Impairment page. can also help to assist in lymphatic drainage as well as stimulating the organs of elimination. It is clear that assisting lymphatic drainage alone will help detoxification to an extent. as can gentle exercise.cancerbackup. and brought to the liver. and also anything that makes you sweat (e. steam saunas or FIR saunas). keep well hydrated. recovery and general health. and to lightly massage the organs or particularly afflicted areas to maintain that circulation (by any means know to you).k. Any way we can increase blood flow and lymphatic flow is going to help your detoxification programme. so that released toxins from the tissues can be carried away. A link below from the Cancer Backup web site describes MLD. bio energy healing. even if just light. www. arms
. You will be carrying a large amount of toxins in your lymphatic system. quantum touch etc.uk/Resourcessupport/Symptomssideeffects/L ymphoedema/Manuallymphaticdrainage Energetic therapies such as acupuncture. MLD can either be provided by a skilled practitioner or you can perform a simplified version yourself on your own body. and hydrotherapy (alternate hot and cold showers/immersion). Foot detox patches may also help increase the rate of draining of your lympathic system and stimulate the lymphatic circulation. This involves drums one's fists lightly over the body. Alternative hot and cold showers each morning may also help (a.org. sweating. to breathe properly. Lymphatic Drainage Massage or Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage of the lymph nodes of the body that is designed to assist in the body's drainage of excess lymph. so it is important to keep the lymphatic system moving and flowing. It is also important to maintain a good blood supply and circulation to the liver and other parts of the body. It is therefore important to take regular exercise. It should not be ignored! There is a Tai Chi exercise that involves stimulating the body's meridians. hydrotherapy .please see the Energetic Therapies page for more information). Dry skin brushing and scrubbing will also help to stimulate the lympathic circulation. and thus in aiding the removal of toxins carried in the lymphatic fluid from the body.programme. Even massaging an affected body part can increase blood flow and lymph flow to that area.g.
actively releasing toxins from the tissues and organs of the body into the blood stream. One can perform this any time. the clogging up of the eliminative organs (primarily the liver) and thus their lower function and energy is partly why their bodies cannot naturally detoxify themselves. each fist covering each 'pec'. One then drums the central axis of the forehead. This particular part of the exercise stimulates the lymph glands in the chest. down the outside of the arm onto the back of the hand. Then one drums down each arm (one at a time. One then drums the chest. Cellular detoxification.and legs. is equivalent on some level to continuously poisoning the body over long periods of time. then up the inside of the arm until one reaches the armpit. drumming the whole area left and right and up to just below the collar bone. if one greatly
. using the opposite fist to do the drumming). either side of the spine. all the way to the back of the head and the neck. the top of the head. and forcing the body the intensively undergo detoxification in an aggressive manner which can overload the liver and kidneys and deplete the body's energy levels in general. so chelation does not poison the body so much but more taxes the organs of elimination. it is wise to cleanse the body's eliminative organs on a periodic basis. it is enough to energise the liver enough to perform its detoxification duties in full. In heavily toxified patients. until one reaches the buttocks. with one fist on each buttock. they are usually in places where they are already causing a large number of problems biochemically. and also supporting the liver and kidney with the relevant chemicals and nutrients (in the right quantities) in order to function optimally. One then performs a similar routine on the legs. When undertaking a cellular detoxification programme. down the outside of the leg and up the inside of the leg. which are probably already quite stretched. In the case of Heavy Metals. It is therefore important not to 'overdo it' and in such cases. and the overall lymphatic system in general. or in effect. One then drums the whole area of the buttocks. but it is usually performed first thing in the morning to stimulate the body. back to top Balancing Liver Function and Energy Levels during a Detoxification Programme: Sometimes by increasing/strengthening the body's energy levels and electromagnetic field. One then drums down one's back. It starts on above the groin and one moves up the central axis of the torso until one reaches the chest. One must however strike a balance between gently assisting the body's natural detoxification mechanisms.
and indeed severe oxidative damage around the body and impaired respiration functions on account of the lack of antioxidant protection offered by Glutathione. or to boost those Glutathione levels by taking Glutathione precursors (e. opening up the possibilities of liver stress or damage. fatigue etc. you have to physically ensure that your intake of supportive nutrients is sufficient for the additional work your liver is being asked to carry out. sooner or later the body will run very low. the longer a cellular detoxification programme will take. This test is discussed on the Identification page. Over time.whilst continuing to support your liver and kidneys etc. or so. Probably the most important of these is Glutathione and Glucuronic acid. L-Cysteine) or to directly supplement Glutathione. It is therefore of critical importance to decrease the amount of cellular detoxification or chelation to match the available Glutathione levels. A Functional Liver Detoxification Profile (FLDP) is a useful tool to ascertain the extent of one's current liver health and efficiency. cellular detoxification will tend to deplete the energy and also nutrient reserves of these organs. and equally if one proceeds at an aggressive pace regardless of Glutathione levels. and which pathways may possibly be impaired. cease your detoxification programme.g. Detoxing solidly for several years could be considered equivalent to heavy drinking for several years in terms of the effect it will have on one's liver! As you are putting an additional burden on your liver. either orally or by injection. for a few weeks. and the
. It is equally if not more important to ensure that the energetic levels and general function of organs such as your liver and kidneys are sufficiently high to accommodate for your current level of detoxification. This is why regular breaks and pacing oneself in one's detoxification regime are very important. Every 6 or 9 months. Whether the chelating agents you are using are mainly excreted via the kidneys or liver or both will also have an effect on which organs are put under the most strain. which is partly why they got into difficulties in the first place. Increasing detoxification requirements will increase the requirement for Glutathione. whose Glutathione levels are already too low to start with. and to see how you feel with your new level of cleanliness of toxins without burdening the body with detoxification . For more information on nutrients for liver and kidney support. one is significantly poisoning oneself (to some degree) and this is why the symptoms of overdetoxing are headaches.exceeds one's detoxification capacity. The less Glutathione is available. and also to give these organs of elimination a rest. you may want to establish a baseline. Glutathione production and availability is a bottleneck for detoxification and liver function for many CFS patients.
and at other times from the bottom of the liver. specifically the top of the ascending colon.enzymatic processes involved. please see the Electromagnetic Deficiencies page and also the FIR section on this page.e. it is best to take a break from detoxification for at least a couple of weeks in any case! The sensation should then disappear. If you are lucky enough to have a lower level of toxicity or very healthy liver and kidneys. Sometimes liver discomfort can be confused with a discomfort or pain in the colon. Sometimes the exact place of the sensation may vary slightly. The ascending colon is particularly prone to abuse in this manner as it tends to clog up with stool quite easily. sometimes feeling as if it is coming from the top of the ascending colon. please see the energetic therapies page. with no intervals. You may wish to also consider the Liver Function tests on the Tests page to establish which liver pathways if any are impaired and require supporting. but your regime should give you a guide to how hard you are working it. It is sometimes hard to identify a tired liver. and protrudes from the bottom of the right rib cage. the liver is also responsible for breaking down and digesting oils. Please note that in addition to eliminating toxins from the body. The liver is a large organ. you wouldn't run consecutive marathons in one day . Your doctor or consultant should be able to advise you of the best and optimal regime for you as you go along. shifting your metabolism to a lower level of Chronic Fatigue and cellular inefficiency that is hard to recover from). then you may aggravate the lining of the colon.
. However. If you are taking aggressive amounts of fibre and/or preforming too aggressive a colonic abdominal massage (to increase stool movement in the colon). please see the Inefficient Liver Function page. then you can probably figure out what it causing it. Large amounts of oil in the diet and the consumption alcohol. you may well be able to complete your detoxification programme in one continuous programme. For more information on electromagnetic stimulation. So if you are experiencing discomfort in this area (in the right side of the middle of your abdomen). For more information about energetic treatments.you might consider a little rest and recuperation in between each one! In most cases doing so is a recipe for disaster and burn out (i. caffeine. If you are not sure then.
as well as processing them by the liver. and may vary according to the individual. If you are intending to embark on a detoxification programme. ground flaxseed. This is far from being widely accepted as fact however. Tests are a more effective method of gauging what progress you have made rather than a macho desire to be able to take larger and larger amounts of a given chelating agent etc. One learns to listen to the body and to feel when one is in the optimum/maximum comfortable detoxification 'zone' (given the limitations of the protocol one is using). This may sound complicated. In this manner. This is not something to be alarmed about. One should also note that chelation and detoxifying the tissues may require energy in general (more ATP). and one can learn when one is overdoing it or when the liver is being overburdened. but to note which metals the body is selectively detoxifying at the time of the 'snap shot' of the hair mineral analysis (which tends to show the mineral state of the tissues a month ago or two prior to the time of collection of the hair sample). Please do remember though that you want to maintain your correct omega 3 to 6 ratio in your diet. Glucuronic acid is the main nutrient involved in supporting the breakdown of fatty substances and toxins in the liver. This may not necessarily be the case however. One should also be aware of the potential risks and pitfalls with higher dosages or durations and use one's common sense. coconut oil or dessicated coconut in/with your food as well as any drugs or any kind. Please bear in mind that as you leach heavy metals out of the bone and tissues of the body in sequence that their levels may be temporarily elevated in the blood (and hence hair folicles). it would be highly advisable to cut out fried foods and to avoid eating excessive amounts of additional vegetable oil. levels of specific heavy metals may appear artificially elevated or even increase from one hair analysis to another. i. both in terms of your digestive system and your liver . to release or move toxins around the body. You don't want to be burdening your liver with your regular lifestyle and diet and then add additional heavy detoxification work on top of this. as well as the potential retoxification issues that may in general poison you or adversely affect your adrenal and mitochondrial function (causing increased fatigue).nicotene or other drugs will put a heavy burden on the liver and gallbladder. If you do this. olive oil. but it normally
. nut oils.but clearly no more or it will be detrimental to your live function and digestive function. and to consume as many good unsaturated fats as you are comfortable consuming.e. you are likely to tire your liver out rather quickly.
yeasts. unless the toxins are physically removed from the body (if present). BlackSpy advocates that invading organisms should be largely eradicated first. you have a number of choices available to you. mycoplasmas. then the next part of the treatment should focus on detoxification. bad bacteria. Assuming that you have a significant level of toxicity in your body (the definition of significant varies from individual to individual. the removal of poisons from the body (the poisons that are continually having a negative energetic impact on your body 24 hours a day). Heavy metal toxicity if over a threshold amount for a given person and his biochemical tolerance at that given point in time. such as fungus. these systems are
. in addition to taking phospholipids and having FIR Saunas. However. It just means that if you kill off the candida too quickly. that the programme should be started immediately. prior to treating any other conditions the individual has. hormonal (endocrine) function and immune function. back to top How Detoxification fits into your Overall Programme: As a general rule (if there is such a thing). As an individual approach is required. After this. which will to a large extent govern the exact detoxification protocol(s) employed. In some cases. elevated levels of mercury will target the adrenal glands and kidneys and weaken their energy. and have an intense 'die off' reaction. then the process of building the body back up again will be more effective as any poisons present will interfere with bio-chemical processes and act like brakes on your recovery. it may be best to try to build up the adrenal function prior to beginning a detoxification programme. BlackSpy recommends that you discuss this with your consultant. you may well absorb all the heavy metals that they were carrying. but that the presence of the heavy metals does not actually encourage their growth. When should you do this? There is no easy answer. the level of toxicity is so severe. in the latter case. will tend have a negative impact on the metabolic (mitochondrial) function.becomes intuitive after a few months or so of detoxification. candida. It depends on the type of toxicity present in the body. Let's say for example that you choose to use PCA-Rx and consume a small amount of Chlorella and MSM daily as part of your detoxification programme. There is evidence to suggest that heavy metals in the intestine will be absorbed by candida. parasites etc. Once these invaders have been largely killed off. In other cases. as each person varies in their ability to cope with toxic elements and compounds).
back to top Detoxification Supplements to Assist Cellular Detoxification: The rest of this page will examine cellular detoxification and associated supplements. even if the patient is not really in the ideal state for it . At other times. Immediate improvement should be seen in such cases. as they cannot understand what is going on. heavy metals or other toxins are the bottle neck. with the emphasis being on taking absorbants as soon as possible. it is critical that you begin a detoxification programme immediately. then detoxification should commence immediately.albeit very gently (but using proven and effective methods). If you have just had a mercury amalgam filling(s) removed. but herbal methods (e. There is a difference between being ready to detox and needing to detox. One has to remove the active cause of the energetic problem and provide the body with enough of the deficient nutrients before you can really achieve success in tackling the energetic effects the problems have had on the body. If one can significantly improve without detoxing. i.) support. Please see the section below for more information. then one should wait and focus on nutritional and biochemical (etc.unlikely to be coaxed into full working order by simply supporting adrenal function etc. the patient would be best waiting before commencing a detoxification programme. If the patient is in bad shape and will make little progress with any supportive protocol.g. then it may be wise to plan and schedule this into your overall treatment programme. Absorbants Overview:
. regardless of where you are with your treatment. Sometimes detoxification will be the highest priority.e. CFS patients and sufferers of related conditions often confuse energetic practitioners and many herbalists. If you are considering having your mercury amalgam fillings removed. techniques and issues. TCM or otherwise).
the blood will be cleaned of toxins. This is why absorbants are useful as they bind/absorb these heavy metals and prevent their reabsorption. Consuming an absorbant will absorb/bind with many types of toxins present in the GI tract and assist in their removal in the faeces. even when using such chelating agents. but pass through the digestive tract and bind with any heavy metals present in the GI tract. Such agents are discussed further down on this toxification page. Absorbants are necessary when using mobilising agents to minimise reabsorption. and the patient continues to consume the absorbant. and heavy metals can be readily absorbed back into the digestive tract. lymph. depending on the level of toxicity present in your intestine. The benefit of this approach is that it is very gentle and does not add any addition detoxification load on the liver and kidneys. An absorbant can be taken as your main detoxification supplement. and heavy metals will begin to be drawn from the tissues (into the blood. there will still be a percentage of toxins excreted into the gut bound to Glutathione. over a period of months. in which case detoxification is very slow and gentle and may take anything from 9 months to maybe thirty years to fully detoxify your system (of heavy metals). fatty acids (brain!) and bones of our body. so occasional use of an absorbant is really a must in a detoxification programme at the very least. Heavy metals tend to accumulate in the GI tract. your tissues and individual cells. Once the GI tract is free of toxins. These are intestinal detoxification agents. However. Heavy metals are excreted into the colon from the gallbladder in the bile. They are in essence chelating agents which cannot be absorbed into the bloodstream. then into the GI tract). Gradually. Or an absorbant can be used to 'mop up' toxins that are actively released from your tissues and cells by a chelation or clathration agent. and are not really effective in releasing and absorbing toxins such as organic-based drugs or
. the absorbant will draw toxins from the blood that passes by the capillaries around the intestinal wall. Glutathione is not a very good chelating agent however. Please note that an absorbant's ability to bind with complex organic chemicals is somewhat limited. and usually attached to Glutathione. usually in the colon. We can assist the natural detoxification processes of the body by taking an absorbant such as Chlorella or Bentonite clay. and perhaps slightly less critical when using chelating agents that are either strong binders or which are excreted via the urinary tract. as well as the blood.Absorbants or binding agents are in general terms inert substances that are consumed orally and not digested.
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Chlorella is a green algae and has the added benefit of being a source of fibre (it is the indigestible outer wall that binds with heavy metals so effectively) and a good source of nutrients.sulphur-based anti-biotics. Clearly the number and type of toxins in the body of a CFS sufferer can often be very large and diverse. Chlorella is one of the oldest food sources on the planet. Chlorella pyridosia is more nutritious and probably a better
. That is not to say that there is ever any harm in taking an absorbant under such circumstances anyway. have to pass out of the body without 'assistance' from an absorbant. Approximately 75% of each cell is digestible. and it is difficult to make hard-sticking generalisations about the exact capability and limitations of absorbants. Phospholipid Therapy etc. FIR Saunas. These are released by methods described elsewhere on this page (i.) and once eliminated into the small intestine.
which is the most common type of chlorella. The outer cell wall stays in the digestive tract and does not pass into the blood stream. BlackSpy has found that certain types of toxic element may not be as readily absorbed by orally consumed Chlorella as other toxic elements. If you purchase chlorella. and it is helpful to take additional betaine HCl tablets with your chlorella so that your (probably very low levels of) stomach acid is not neutralised (generally 500700mg of Betaine HCl per heaped teaspoon of Chlorella).absorbant than chlorella vulgaris. which is in turn a side effect of less/neutralised stomach acid). has a cold energy (c/f Traditional Chinese Medicine theory) and consuming large amounts may make the person unwell (this depends very much of course on the energetic state of the individual). and are thereby passed out of the digestive tract with the stool. fibrous outer cell wall that toxic metals attach themselves to. as with all other types of algae. It may depend on what phase of your
. make sure you know which species you are buying. Algae is also alkaline in nature. Chlorella. you may notice that you produce more pungent wind than usual (which is a sign of poor protein digestion. If you do take large amounts of Chlorella without any Betaine HCl.
It is the indigestible.
but it does have the benefit of not depleting mineral elements or interfering with general digestion of food (i. Metal Free and NDF. Pay attention to your body.Internal and External Use
. There is no reason why you cannot of course eat chlorella any time of day. This allows the chlorella to mix with the bile in the intestines and remove some of the toxins from it. can be taken with food or on an empty stomach). There it can bind with heavy metals and act like any other chelating agent. Please note that Chlorella can also be a bonafide bloodstream chelating agent. 30 minutes before each meal. However. is best taken on an empty stomach.5 to 1. BlackSpy believes that it is probably somewhat overrated as an intestinal detoxifying agent. BlackSpy has not found Chlorella particularly effective as an intestinal absorbant compared with Bentonite Clay or Charcoal. but only if it is highly processed and the cell walls are chopped up into tiny fragments. 0.e. as it is a food source.5g is probably more than enough as a daily dosage. Chlorella. that can pass through the GI wall into the bloodstream.detoxification programme you are in and what mixture of toxic metals and elements you are chelating from your tissues and thus releasing into your digestive tract. back to top Bentonite Clay . as other algae supplements. The amount you take depends on what is right for you. It's effectiveness may be related to the relative smaller quantities taken compared with Bentonite or Charcoal which are generally taken in one tablespoon doses. Examples of products that contain micronised or nano-ised Chlorella included PCA-Rx. to be removed by the kidneys.
The name 'montmorillonite' originates from the French city Montmorillon. The chemical name for bentonite is naturally occurring hydrated aluminum silicate. naturally occurring sodium bentonite. According to the Canadian Journal of Microbiology. Toxins and heavy metals are drawn into these spaces through electrical attraction and bound into the clay particles. and is stretched open like a highly porous sponge. by adding a calcium salt to naturally occurring sodium bentonite. Of course medicinal clay has been consumed by people and animals for thousands of years. K2O and CaO. When bentonite clay absorbs water. The chemical formula for Bentonite is Al2O34SiO2H2O. and is excreted in the faeces. It merely passes through the intestinal tract and absorbs toxins. Sodium activated bentonite is produced by chemical means. the actual active mineral in many medicinal clays. Wyoming in the USA.'Bentonite clay' is the name given to a clay first identified in cretaceous rocks in Fort Benton. It is not painful to consume and has no significant taste.g. many of the highest concentrations of the clay are located in the Great Plains of the USA. as well as pesticides and
. bentonite clay has been used to absorb pathogenic viruses. It is inert. Bentonite is a commercially used name for 'montmorillonite'. with varying amounts of Na2O. Although bentonite clay deposits can be found throughout the world. and is not typically used for internal use. e. where the medicinal clay was first identified. Bentonite clay is from BlackSpy's experiences much more powerful an absorbant than Chlorella. it is not digested and does not chemically react with the body. it expands and swells up. naturally occurring calcium bentonite etc.
Bottled liquid bentonite is however useful to have if you have having dental surgery (removing amalgam fillings) for drinking immediately prior and after the procedure(s).75% purity. BlackSpy has found that certain types of toxic element may not be as readily absorbed by orally consumed Bentonite as other toxic elements. The bentonite is eliminated from the body in the faeces with the toxins bound to its multiple surfaces.g. preferably at least 99. It may depend on what phase of your detoxification programme you are in and what mixture of toxic metals and elements you are chelating from your tissues and thus releasing into your digestive tract. Below are some pictures of pre-bottled liquid bentonite. to safeguard against demineralisation and nutritional deficiencies. Sonne's #7). It is recommended to buy as pure bentonite clay as you can find. Most CFS sufferers are deficient in certain mineral elements already. Bentonite clay is so effective that it can actually absorb nutritional minetals minerals from the GI tract (basically any positive ions on account of its negative electrical charge).herbicides. it is wise not to use Bentonite clay for extended periods and to ensure one is taking in a diet rich in nutritional metals/minerals and/or supplementation with chelated nutritional metal elements. Clearly there is no such thing as organic bentonite clay as it is not grown. On account of this demineralisation effect. so it is recommended to take your 'psyllium and bentonite shake' (P & B Shake) between meals. Liquid bentonite can be purchased in bottles (e. which can have serious knock on effects in biochemical terms. but it is much better and cheaper to make your own. so one does not want to exaccerbate this problem even further. Bentonite clay is however limited in its ability to absorb toxins by their electrical charge. preferably at least 1-2 hours after your last meal (or supplements) and at least 1-2 hours before your next meal (or supplements).
you need to buy a jar of bentonite clay powder. and each day. If you attempt to stir it. Do NOT stir. Then empty one heaped tablespoon of bentonite clay on top of the water. The clay particles will gradually sink to the bottom. then the clay will stick to the spoon and the bowl and it will be impossible to mix it properly. Place it in the fridge overnight.To make your own liquid bentonite (from dry bentonite clay). for example. you take a clean glass bowl and pour 4 cups of mineral/filtered (cold/room temperature) water into it. Literally tip the contents of the spoon above the surface of the water.
remove from the fridge and use in four drinks. Before use. stir with a non-metallic spoon (e.The next day. ceramic or wooden spoon).g.
e.If you only use one bentonite drink a day. You may prepare one pint glass for each bentonite drink you will consume the next day. enough for one drink and sprinkle a quarter to half a tablespoon of bentonite onto the surface and place in the fridge. Remove from fridge the next day and stir just prior to drinking.
. so that it is near to room temperature and not so very cold when consuming. then reduce the quantities of water and clay accordingly. half a litre or half a quart) i. An alternative to this procedure is to fill a pint glass with filtered water (i. Make a new batch each day (it only takes a minute). but do not keep it longer than a day.e. It is helpful to remove the bentonite mixture from the fridge a few hours before drinking.
These are used to detoxify the colon and to help remove mucoid plaque in the colon.g. back to top Charcoal
. This is examined in more detail on the Mucoid Plaque page. So if you have taken too much bentonite in the afternoon or evening. you may be up urinating all night as you will no doubt be drinking large amounts of water in the evening! Bentonite is very absorbant. Please note that although bentonite is often taken together with psyllium husks (see below). If one is having problems with psyllium (e. Bentonite Clay is often consumed together with rehydrated Psyllium Husks. in the form of a liquid. then one could either use less psyllium or just take bentonite on its own. one does not necessarily have to do so. often referred to as 'Psyllium and Bentonite Shakes' or 'P&B Shakes'. you may begin to feel slightly thirsty after a hour or two. absorbing any toxins that are released from the mucoid plaque when it is being scraped off the intestinal walls. excessive bloating). so more is not necessarily better.You may find that if you take too much liquid bentonite at once. and remain thirsty for perhaps 18 hours. and may have little added benefit over a moderate dosage. please see the Skin Cleansing section below. For information pertaining to external use of bentonite and other clays.
Charcoal is another absorbant that can be used.E. but for an adult. as it is not digested and being carbon is of course black! http://www. For emergency use. The most commonly used is vegetable charcoal. The general dosage depends on application. It can also absorb organic toxic compounds. on an empty stomach. perhaps around a tablespoon or less can be consumed.)
. It is commonly used after dental surgery involving Mercury amalgams. It may darken your stools.buyactivatedcharcoal.e. i. There are 150 types of carbon-activated charcoal that can be purchased. the maximum dosage is 1g of charcoal per 1kg of body weight. It is probably best to use a ceramic spoon whilst stirring it and for spooning it into a cup or glass. made from wood or vegetables. Charcoal has also traditionally been used in water filtration and to remove microbes and their toxins from water sources. as far away from meals or supplements as possible.com/faq back to top Diatomaceous Earth (D. thoroughly mixed with water.
In the fossilised form are 85% amorphous silica approximately. which can give the D. Many sources state that the hard. and has found that it seems to work best when mixed in with a thick medium. it does not appear to be so effective as the equivalent amount of fibre mixed in with water.) also has a high mineral content and can be used in remineralisation. A tablespoon of DE is simply placed into a glass of water and stirred. they help to scrape mucoid plaque from the small and large intestines as well as slice up any tape worms if present.E.E. cylindrical Diatom shells can catch and trap all kinds of harmful microbes including yeasts. Diatomaceous Earth (D. for a couple of months. although in farming applications it is simply sprinkled on animal feed. The outside of the fossilised diatoms are negatively charged and attract heavy metal ions in the digestive tract. DE has advantages over P&B shakes in that it requires the minimum of preparation and will likely not cause bloating like P&B shakes can if too much is taken at once or too many are consumed in one day. is best
. protozoa and bad bacteria. The insoluble fraction sipmly passes through the digestive tract. and their fossilised shells are extremely hard and extremely sharp edged. rather like a P&B shake.E. BlackSpy therefore believes that D. although this effect may be secondary and less exaggerated compared with the other properties mentioned above. BlackSpy has tried D. The DE is not digested as such. some leverage from which to actually scrape the most effectively in the GI tract. It is probably best consumed on an empty stomach. When ingested with water.Diatomaceous Earth is a type of fossilised algae called Diatoms.E. although a small amount of silica and other minerals may be absorbed. That's it. When mixed in on its own in water.
This is probably because of the scale. but Diatomateous Earth can be consumed with or immediately before meals if desired (whilst being less effective). Yeast and Parasite Overgrowth page for more information. One source of fibre is examined in the Zeolites section below. If using the latter absorbants with D. Some forms of fibre are recommended to be consumed 15-20 minutes before meals for that reason. This remains in the GI tract and is very proficient at binding with heavy metals. or mixed in with a glass of water/fibre mixture. It also helps to bind the heavy metals and absorb the toxin-laden bile. back to top Fibre Fibre (fiber in USA) is useful as part of a heavy metal detoxification programme for a number of reasons. called Modified Alginate or 'Algimate'. Firstly. Additional soluble fibre.it is best consumed on an empty stomach. It is a modified Seaweed extract molecule. reducing the time that the bile (containing various toxins and heavy metals) has to be reabsorbed into the bloodstream (either directly or via liberation by pathogenic organisms in the GI tract).E. working on a fossilised cellular level to trap heavy metals rather than a molecular level. with or without an absorbant like bentonite or charcoal. preferably prebiotic in nature. Alginate. D.. it increases the transit time of food/chyme/stool in the GI tract. D. as well as fibre rich foods.E. Please see the Diatomaceous Earth section of the Bacterial. A number of soluble fibre sources are available to supplement your diet. back to top
. Some of these are examined on the Mucoid Plaque page. does not appear to be as efficient an absorbant or binder of heavy metals as either Bentonite Clay or Charcoal. Bentonite and charcoal are best consumed well away from meals of course.consumed either in a glass of water taken with food. can be mixed with any of the absorbants above and consumed in between meals. to ensure maximum contact with the bile which is excreted when a meal is eaten.E.
as there are less bacteria to absorb the heavy metals and carry them out of the GI tract. This is why the use of antibiotics can greatly decrease the rate of excretion of heavy metals from the digestive tract.Bacteria Bacteria tend to absorb heavy metals in the GI tract and are passed out of the body in the stool. One part of this may be a release of the heavy metals they have absorbed directly into the GI tract. that they come across or that they electrically/chemically attract/actively out from the tissues.
. When killing off pathogenic bacteria and yeast infections such as Candida. A healthy GI tract with a good flora balance is important for not only movement of matter through the GI tract but also in helping to absorb heavy metals. thus helping to eliminate heavy metals (assuming bowel movements are healthy). ease of penetration of various tissue types. where it may be reabsorbed into the bloodstream unless a good absorbant or binding agent is present. Bacteria of course multiply and repopulate the stool as new stool or chyme moves into the intestines. Please see the Bacterial page for more information. ease of absorption from the digestive tract. it may be trapped inside the mucoid plaque and faeces congestion. Probiotic bacteria supplementation is generally a good idea when detoxifying the body. absorbing heavy metals and effectively retaining an ever more toxic colon. chiefly heavy metals but also some biotoxins. They vary in their properties. and even if there is a significant amount of (probiotic) bacteria present. back to top
Chelation: back to top Introduction Chelating agents are compounds that actively bind with polar toxic compounds. protein-based endotoxins are released which can contribute to adverse 'die off' symptoms. A clogged up bowel will tend to absorb and retain heavy metals. and otherwise.
The Soviets experimented with Citrus Pectin in the 1980s. Chelants are carried around the body in the blood stream and float
. which BlackSpy didn't grasp for over 18 months and still has problems remembering the correct pronounciation! Chelation and chelation therapy are defined at Wikipedia below.wikipedia.wikipedia. or are chemically synthesised amino acids.effectiveness (with individual heavy metals). Some cross the blood-brain barrier more effectively than others. The Soviet Union created DMPS and also ALA.org/wiki/Chelation http://en. then large amounts of heavy metals and toxins are drawn out of the tissues. EDTA was created during World War Two in response to Lead poisoning by naval personnel from paints used to repaint the hulls of ships. Chelation is pronounced 'Key-Lation' and not 'Chell-Ation'. and how inert they render the heavy metal prior to removal and excretion. http://en. The principle of chelation is for the chelant molecule to hit a toxic ion. DMSA was created in the 1960s as a variant of the WW1 chelating agent BAL. and it was not really until the late 1990s that a number of other more natural chelating agents appeared on the market. Chelating agents are derived from natural compounds. of plant or soil origin. back to top Mechanism If a chelating agent is taken. Chelation has historically been used for both heavy metal detoxification (including radioactive isotopes) and also for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. as a treatment for the effects of chemical warfare. into the blood.org/wiki/Chelation_therapy Chelation products first came after World War One. specifically the removal of atherosclerotic plaque (an alternative treatment to a heart bypass operation). specifically arsenic. and eventually into the liver and kidneys. which is large enough for the liver to recognise/deal with and remove from the blood and to excrete into the digestive tract for removal from the body (via one's stool). to create a larger and preferably more inert molecule.
or attract (locally or from a tissue compartment) with their electrical charge. then the more likely a chelant molecule floating around is to hit/attract one of them. of heavy metal atoms). this may well be nutritional elements and as well heavy metals. Where a chelating agent is known to leach mercury from amalgam fillings. This is why chelant dosages should be low at first. antibiotics and drugs which may be clogging up the mitochondrial membranes. Other methods are required for this. the more toxic elements/molecules you have in the body. BlackSpy is uncertain about titanium roots (for tool implants). Anal and Oral
. Do not necessarily assume that chelation is the answer to all your toxicity issues. if you balance it correctly. blood/brain barrier and bones than others. Some chelants are better able to penetrate the tissues. so they will be absorbed into the tissues to some degree. and mostly likely many natural chelating agents as well but to a slightly lesser extent. In the case of synthetic chelation agents. back to top Method of Administration: Intravenous.around until they hit something that they can bind to. they do not (in general) bind with organic toxins. but would be rather cautious in this respect. The more chelant molecules you take into the body. the more likely they are to hit/attract a toxic element and bind to it. It is all about probability (of attraction/collision). positive ions. Certain chelating agents can leach mercury from one's amalagam fillings if present. it is just that the dosages of chelant required increase slowly as you go along.e. cations. And conversely. floating around in the blood stream or attached to (inter/intra) cellular membranes. It should be noted that surgical grade 316L stainless steel is not known to be susceptible to chelating agents. Please note that although chelation products are effective at removing heavy metals from the body's fatty tissues and cell and mitochondrial membranes (i. for example light therapies and phospholipid exchange as described further down on this page. Some render the toxic elements more inert than others. as toxins are drawn out of the body. and built up slowly. it is stated in the description of each chelating agent listed further down on this page. and only increased when the toxin concentration (that the chelants can reach) in the body decreases. Chelants will go wherever the blood goes. You will be chelating the same amount of toxins from the body at the start compared with in the middle of your chelation programme. Protocols for safely removing Mercury Amalgam Fillings is found on the Toxins page. compounds.
Intravenous (I.) Chelation This is direct administration into the bloodstream via intravenous injection (usually a drip for slower release and less likelihood of adverse reactions through spiked dosages. mainly the colon.V. It is an effective method of targetting heavy metals in the digestive tract. typically in the region of 5%. e. away from meals.g. where they tend to accumulate. This is the most effective method of administration but requires reguar injections and can be costly. Chelating agents taken orally on an empty stomach. are not absorbed very well orally.
Oral Chelation This is the most common method of administration.There are three main methods of administering a chelating agent into the body. They
Anal/Rectal Chelation Certain types of chelating agent. The amount of chelating agent that gets into the blood stream is mainly dependent the rate of absorption from the digestive tract and how well absorbed that particular molecule is. EDTA.
do not occur in nature) such as EDTA. back to top Categorisation .e.What to Take and When As a general rule.u-ok. IV Chelation normally uses artificially synthesised amino acids (i. or both. although there is clearly overlap between the two in several cases. 3 nights of rectal EDTA suppositories is equivalent to one IV injection of EDTA. the blood supply in the rectum and under the tongue bypassing the liver and joining the rest of the blood circulation to the lungs. According to Dr Elena Koles. Mobilisers are however not particularly effective at maintaining the bond with the heavy metals or at protecting the body from the adverse effects of the heavy metals they bind with and tend to redistribute the
. For example. brain and other organs. but otherwise a reputedly effective method of delivery into the blood stream is via rectal suppository. or DMSA. chelators of heavy metals and mobilisers of heavy metals. and after the last excretion of the day to maximise absorption. This is what makes you feel nauseous as you are excreting your stools on the toilet momentarily as some toxins are reabsorbed.net/chelation_chicago. Anal suppositories are usually administered before retiring for the night. This is why sublingual and rectal absorption is more effective than swallowing something. DMPS. As discussed on the Mucoid Plaque page.html BlackSpy recommends that IV Chelation is probably not to be considered unless there is a very good reason for doing so. Chelators bind with a heavy metal and allow its excretion from the body either via the kidneys or liver. http://www.can of course be administered intravenously. as opposed to 5% if an EDTA capsule or tablet is taken orally. Mobilisers tend to draw out heavy metals from inside the cells. whilst the rest of the GI tract (with the exception of the mouth) is connected to the liver.Chelation vs Mobilisation . EDTA suppositories utilise this rectal absorption pathway and 95% of the EDTA is said to be absorbed in this manner. one can classify Chelating Agents into two broad categories. from the bones and from the brain (across the blood brain barrier) that most chelating agents are not able to access).
Mobilisers that cross the blood-brain barrier tend to remove heavy metals from the brain when there the concentration of heavy metals is higher in the brain than in the rest of the body. it may be best to pace oneself and take the chelating agent less frequently. the excretion rate is much lower in comparison to actual effective chelating agents. Mobilisers are best taken in conjunction with bonafide chelating agents (rather than relying on the Glutathione pathway alone). so that when you start using a mobilising agent. which is why it is recommended to take an absorbant when using a mobilising agent. Although some of the heavy metals mobilised are excreted from the body. and focus on chelation to start with. Whilst it is not strictly necessary to use a chelating agent to help 'mop up' the heavy metals released with mobilising agents. as even with bonafide chelating agents. and also in general. It makes sense when using a mobilising agent to also use a chelating agent at the same time that is effective at chelating the metals released by the mobilising agent. i. This is why it is important not to take a mobilising agent at the start of a detoxification programme. and are not generally excreted very efficiently. the Glutathione pathway will still be removing heavy metals from the body via the gut. Otherwise heavy metals can build up from being mobilised without being well chelated out of the body.heavy metals around the body (if taken in a relatively too high dosage). it is highly recommended to avoid adverse symptoms and effects. It is probably best to avoid the most powerful mobilisers until one has
. Mercury and Arsenic usually. Lead is not generally mobilised using mobilising agents. and this is why a slightly different chelation strategy is required for Lead. relying on the body to naturally liberate more lead over time (or assisting the process of displacing it from the bones out with a mineral such Calcium or Strontium). as it will take much longer to remove from the body and after the initial 'mop up' period with EDTA or other chelating agents. to ensure that the concentration of heavy metals in the body is much lower than it is in the brain. Mobilising agents rely on the Glutathione in the body to bind with the heavy metals and carry them out of the body via the liver and digestive tract. you are drawing heavy metals out of the brain and tissues at a controlled rate and not building up toxicity in an already toxified body nor carrying heavy metals into the brain (rather than out of it). so that anything they mobilise can be more effectively bonded with an removed from the body (with the minimum of reabsorption). Glutathione is a weak chelating agent and there may be some reabsorption of heavy metals in the digestive tract. but also carry heavy metals into the brain if the concentration is higher outside the brain.e.
chelated for a number of months first. a. This is essentially the same as taking a chelating agent with a mobilising agent. Examples of each of the three categories are listed below. This is essentially a product that contains both chelating agent(s) and mobilising agent(s).g. to draw out heavy metals from the tissues and to help chelate them out of the body.Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) Natural Cellular Defense (NCD) . Chelating Agents: EDTA** DMSA** DMPS** OSR** Pectasol . or unnecessariliy adverse symptoms may be experienced. and BlackSpy has labelled it 'Mobilsing/Chelating Combination Products'. which is fat-soluble (in the Methyl-form) and tends to accumulate in the cells.a. As stated above. A third category is a combination of the two categories of chelating agent and mobilising agent.a. Lipoic Acid Thiamine TetrahydroFufuryl Disulfide (TTFD)* Humic Acid Fulvic Acid Cilantro (a. Homeopathic Mercury^ Allithiamines in crushed garlic (Electromagnetic stimulating treatments/devices)^ (Phosphatidyl Choline)^^ Mobilising/Chelating Combination Products:
. tissues and organs of the body.activated Zeolite Inositol 6-Phosphate (IP6)* Mobilising Agents: Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA). Coriander Leaf) Hawthorn Leaf and Berries Chelorex (containing mobilisers Cilantro and ALA*) ThioDox (containing mobilisers ALA* as well as TTFD*) Homeopathic Detoxification Remedies. Mobilisers are mainly used for Mercury. e.k.k. it is probably advisable to use a chelating agent for a period of time before using a powerful mobilising agent or mobilising/chelating combination product. Mobilisers are generally not necessary for heavy metals such as Lead which tends to remain in the bloodstream and readily accessible compartments of the body.
usually of an organic nature.PCA-Rx (containing mobilisers Fulvic acid. created by BlackSpy (May 2010). and high dosage Vitamin C infusions have proven useful immediately following amalgam filling removal BlackSpy has therefore not included them in the above arbitrary classification. but it depends which one one is referring to of course specifically. Lipoic acid and chelators micronised Chlorella and Peptides) Metal Free (same as above) NDF (contains mobiliser Cilantro and chelator nano-ized Chlorella NDF Plus (same as NDF but also containing Fulvic Acid) Zeotrex (contains mobilser Cilantro and chelator micronised Zeolite Zeolite-AV (contains mobiliser Humic acid and chelator micronised Zeolite * = Synthetic equivalents of natural compounds. Of the mobilising agents. but may include small amounts of heavy metals. EM treatments tend to mobilise organic toxins more than heavy metals. including additional technical information. Lipoic Acid is the most powerful. One could potentially classify the amino acids N-Acetyl-Cystein (NAC). Please find below a PDF table of most of the above Chelating. ^ = Treatments that tend to increase lymphatic circulation and break down waste deposits in the lymphatic system. PCA-Rx and Metal Free which are excreted mainly by the liver and gallbladder into the digestive tract. Vitamin C is also a weak chelating agent. but they are still significant. but they are also and probably more significantly weak chelating agents. L-Cysteine. with TTFD coming a close second . MSM and LGlutathione as weak mobilising agents. but it can help to clear toxins from mitochondrial membranes. Of the above chelating agents and combination products. ^^ = Phosphatidyl Choline is strictly speaking not a mobilising agent for heavy metals. with actual 'mobilisation' from the cells being a secondary characteristic (most probably). not naturally occurring. all are excreted mainly by the kidneys apart from OSR. ** = Synthetic amino acids. Chelation and Moblising Agent PDF Table
. PC tends to increase levels of organic toxins in the blood (if there are any to be released). Mobilising and Combination Products.most probably.
as the distribution will change over time. Whilst one may criticise certain synthetic chelating agents for their toxicity. urine) are preferable to those that are primarily excreted by the liver (into the GI tract and in the faeces). as there is less reabsorption of toxins in the bladder compared with the digestive tract. in the bowel. that is all very well. One should also consider where one believes the heavy metals are at the start of a detoxification programme. and adapt one's approach as one goes along. rather than rely solely on the
. This is why good bowel movement is encouraged before and during a chelation programme so this issue can be kept to a minimum. How your body responds will provide you with a large amount of valuable feedback. resulting in an elevated concentration of heavy metals in the colon. If one is experiencing adverse symptoms with a mobilising agent. and the blood and readily accessible parts of the body? Which kinds of heavy metals? This will determine which chelating agent to use. but the other information one must figure out intuitively by oneself and with the help of one's practitioner. there is also the toxicity of the actual toxins you are trying to remove to consider.e. At the end of the day. and when to introduce a mobilising agent. and also it is easier for toxins to become trapped in mucoid plaque etc. deciding on a chelation agent or agents for use in a chelation programme should consider the efficiency of the chelating agent in question and its relative toxicity. Pay attention and try to be aware of what is going on. The passage of stool in the digestive tract takes much longer than the urine route. What are the relative concentrations of heavy metals in the brain and tissues. one is not taking enough breaks or one is introducing it too soon in one's chelation programme.Some may argue that chelating agents that are primarily excreted by the kidneys (i. then either the dosage is too high. for how long. When choosing a chelating agent. Which heavy metals you have in what approximate ratios you can ascertain using laboratory tests. one should try to do one's own research and seek professional advice. If your chelating agent is in itself relatively non-toxic. This is mitigated to some extent by the protective characteristics of the chelating agent that are bound to the heavy metals in question. Heavy metals will tend to accumulate in the colon and one will need to use some manner of intestinal absorbant. but if it is not very effective in removing the particular heavy metals that are most contributing to your toxic burden. then you are in effect leaving those metals in your system much longer than you need to and continually suffering the cumulative effect of their toxicity.
whilst often quite accurate with many other areas. only Detoxamin for Kids (EDTA) and OSR of the chelation and combination products have tested positively kinesiologically (muscle testing). and of course.) or more complex manner than AK testing is able to provide. It should be noted that just because a chelator is of a natural mineral or plantbased source. There are many variables. One might want to try bringing a few chelation products along to your practitioner and have him test them using kinesiological/muscle testing. only ALAMax CR (slow release ALA) and Thiodox (containing ALA and TTFD) tested positively. The body can be quite fussy in this respect. and of those. WhiteSpy has reported that Cilantro tested positively on him at one point during his treatment. including the majority of the products listed on this page. Whilst all chelating agents will work to some degree regardless of what works best with the body.manufacturer's claims.
. does not mean it will work well with your body at any particular point in time . perhaps dependent on the metal most in need of being removed and also what types of tissues most of this/these metal(s) are located. so you may end up inadvertently taking a mobilising agent at the start of your detox programme rather than later on as you might need to (depending on your level of circulating heavy metals and those in readily accessible parts of the body) etc. Whilst BlackSpy found that AK testing provided sensible information about chelating agent dosing and frequency. the wrong synthetic chelator may well work even worse with your body than the wrong natural chelator. a specific synthethic chelator may well work better with your body than a variety of natural chelators. in particular with reference to mobilising agents. In the same respect. but they may not be right for you at any one particular time. One may need to override the AK testing information to work the mobilising agent into one's regime in a sensible manner (with sufficient breaks etc. BlackSpy has brought a large number of chelation products to his practitioner. which are often little more than a sales pitch. Most manufacturers do not highlight the difference between mobilisation and chelation. Of the mobilising agents. as they are not 'nutrients' or 'supplements' in the traditional sense. or on the opinion of enthusiastic amateurs. Please see the Treatment Approach page for more information. Applied Kinesiological/Muscle Testing.it may well cause more problems that it solves. it did not with mobilising agents. There are many good chelating and mobilising agents. A chelator should really be chosen by the particular heavy metal that it can most effectively target that is causing the most problems in the body and needs removing as the highest priority. some may be better utilised by the body than others at a particular moment in time. does sometimes make errors in dosage or frequency.
and how it binds to the heavy metal will differ also. depending on your exact case. then BlackSpy would suggest that one takes them orally rather than IV if uncertain. It is perhaps not so important. This medium term equilibrium is clearly different for each type of chelating agent. BlackSpy does NOT personally recommend the synthetic chelating agents. and increases take a long time and are gradual. and also each seem to have an short term equilibrium. Depending on the stage in your detoxification programme. Excessive immune system response (i. the short term and medium term equilibrium is not quite so obvious. smaller amounts are required. EDTA for example. But of course. but once those compartments are cleared out. It is of course not strictly possible to compare chelating agents in this way. and to continue to take it would be financially disasterous or ridiculous in terms of quantities required. BlackSpy was able to relatively quickly double the dosage tolerated over a period of a couple of weeks. Perhaps synthetic chelators can be used when more natural methods have been tried first.e. until he hit that equilibrium. free radical damage). although they have been proven to be successful in application in many cases. natural and synthetic. i. so then it is usually time to move onto another chelating agent. and in the case of Fulvic and Humic Acid. time. depending on exactly how they work. and is likely to be shorter in the latter stages of one's detoxification programme and longer in the earlier stages.e. Thus the combination of the heavy metal and the chelating agent in the bloodstream will present a different type of molecule according to which one uses. it ultimately depends on the severity of your toxicity issue and what chelating agent works best with your body at any one time.e. If they are to be taken. then the medium term equilibrium is reached. when one takes a chelating agent for the first. The immune system will likely react differently to each of these. targetting the 'easiest' compartments or structures. as each works slightly differently. attack by white blood cells) can result in excessive levels of inflammation (i. as a first port of call for chelation. With Cilantro. with this particularly chemical approach. This time period is clearly shorter for some chelating agents than others. is probably the most effective chelating agent for Lead of all chelating agents. nor use of mobilising agents. which
. which is harder to increase from and requires time to keep working it.The body will likely react differently to different chelating agents as the size and properties of the chelating agent will differ. and unwise to your health. one may 'max out' on a particular chelating agent in a period of months.
Cilantro with absorbant. with Lipoic Acid also playing an important role at the right time. allowing you to cycle through and try various products during this time. NCD or PectaSol. If you use multiple products. it is probably sensible to do this in any case. Of course. if you do take more than one product at once. for example. how long you have been on the previous dosage level for. then simply reduce the dosage again by an increment. you may choose to take each one for a month or two. and remain on that dosage for at least a week before experimenting with a higher dosage again. two or three of the above products together (e. but ultimately much of the fine tuning is up to yourself and is something you must be self-disciplined about and take full responsibility for. at least. To take Cilantro at the peak of your toxicity levels may be slightly rougher than taking the PCA-Rx or NCD. and and perhaps only reach the maximum dosage of Cilantro after 6 to 9 months of your detoxification programme. the exact levels of any product or combination of products depends on your level of toxicity to start with. As the various techniques and products work in slightly different ways. on account of its beneficial qualities. Only increase the dosage of one product at a time.) BlackSpy would recommend that if you did.particular cellular detoxification (chelation) product you start with in your programme.
. A practitioner may be able to advise you in this area. only for the first month or so. However. which is something that is not that hard to figure out if you listen to your body's response. etc. Cellular detoxification in its entirety may take anything up to 3 or 4 years. you should perhaps start with either NCD or Pectasol etc. you need to be aware of the relative dosages to each other. before adding any mobilising agents. you may choose to use one. You may want to stay on a low dosage of Cilantro as a 'background' detoxification supplement throughout most of the latter stages of your detoxification programme. Or you may choose to take all at once. but at lower dosages. before moving on to the next one.which you should also discuss with your practitioner. perhaps changing product every few months or so . Please note that depending on your personal choice and the advice from your practitioner. as likely your detox programme may last some considerable time. be it PCA-Rx. to make your programme as varied as possible. Pectasol and/or NCD. and how energetic/clean your liver and kidneys are. BlackSpy believes that OSR and EDTA are some of the most effective chelating agents there are for cellular detoxification.g.this may allow you time to do your research and consider how to change/tweak your detox regime at the next stage . and increase it by a small increment. If you feel any of the above side effects. You may then return back to your original product again after this. how long you have been detoxing for.
for the duration that they are taken. some proponents of Low Frequent Dose Chelation (LFDC) postulate that chelating agents should be taken at regular intervals. followed by the same number of days again taking no chelating agents. back to top Low Frequent Dose Chelation . 24 hours a day. at low doses. on an empty stomach. you may well need to repeat (on a small scale) it every 6 months. and for multiple consecutive days at a time. should be avoided in their opinion. but the most benefit is often felt in the first couple of months. Thus. Lead did appear to be highest of all his remaining heavy metals. There is no fixed duration that works for everyone. and any product or programme that makes claims about fully detoxing you in a few days or a week probably has a disclaimer somewhere (in the small print)! Whilst the effectiveness of the various natural chelants BlackSpy used over 3 years is hard to measure. on account of changing methods of measurement employed and their various respective drawbacks. in between meals. They have a time and a place. This is known as Low Frequent Dose Chelation. So one should perhaps not discount chelating agents such as EDTA. if they have bound with a heavy metal but not yet reached the liver.depending on how efficiently it is performed. but these will likely be much shorter in duration compared to your first detox. which are not so readily cleared from the body than chelating agents. and indeed schedules that suggest alternate days for taking chelating agents. so that one could deduce that the natural chelating agents he used over this period were less effective with Lead that with other heavy metals. This is particularly emphasised for mobilising agents. rather than at regular intervals during the day. The sooner you start. in BlackSpy's most recent tests. the sooner you finish! After you have completed your first ever full cellular detoxification programme. then a long break at
. after which time. one can choose a slightly different approach. then the may 'dump' the heavy metal back into the blood or tissues. This works on the basis that certain chelation agents have a half-life in the body. The standard two or three times a day schedule with higher doses. every year or every few years. and the uncertainty as to how much there was in absolute terms at the start of the chelation proramme. retoxifying the body.The 'Cutler Protocol' Aside from taking a chelation agent 2-3 times a day.
although it is not really a protocol as such as so many parameters within it as fluid and flexible. but also delves a little into his own view on treatment protocols.this focusses mainly on the significance of the presence of heavy metals. However the Cutler Protocol's focus is Mercury detoxification. which is a matter of interpretation. e. or indeed on alternate days. and also from his publishing website noamalgam.com. sometimes referred to as just Andy Cutler. Cutler prefers DMSA because it chelates both Lead and Mercury. BlackSpy summarises the main points from the 'Cutler Protocol' below. He sells it direct on amazon. as BlackSpy understands it) is Andrew Hall Cutler PhD. with its imperfections and all. His version of LFDC has been called the 'Cutler Protocol'. Cutler has written a book on his chelation regime called 'Amalgam Illness: Diagnosis and Treatment' (1999). who suggest that mixing NCD (Zeolite) into a bottle of water and sipping on it throughout the day is better than simply taking one's daily allowance on two or three distinct occasions. Cutler has written another book. and is not really focussed on Lead detoxification. Cutler does not recommend EDTA. and hence recommends either DMPS or DMSA. Waiora. which it is. DMSA is however useful for removing Lead.g. shipping internationally. some manufacturers state that some elements of this approach may be useful. Whilst BlackSpy does not agree with all of it and there are a number of errors in the book. which overlaps slightly with his other book. in conjunction with Amalgam filling removal. adding his own comments and opinions also. and chelation with DMSA is often less pleasant with more adverse symptoms.night. and also from his website noamalgam. but it is widely believed that EDTA
. Of course. He states that DMSA has superceded EDTA now. The Cutler Protocol is essentially a Mercury Detoxification protocol.com. He sells it direct on amazon. BlackSpy would still recommend anyone who is about to embark on a chelation programme to read it. shipping internationally.com. BlackSpy also recommends this book. nutritional elements and trace elements. but that it may be slightly more expensive. because it is primarily a chelating agent for Lead. 'Hair Test Interpretation: Finding Hidden Toxicities' (2004) .com. Cutler states that DMPS is the more efficient chelating agent for Mercury (Hg) than DMSA. although it is not particularly brilliant at either. The most well known proponent of Low Frequent Dose Chelation (who coined the term. Cutler recommends the use of tried and tested synthetic chelating agents that are designed for use with Mercury chelation. DMPS is more targetted to Mercury than anything else and results in less demineralisation.
in order to 'mop' up any Mercury in readily accessible places in the body.
. and believe that EDTA is the best chelator of Lead there is.k. Neither of the above chelating agents used can do this. Lipoic Acid or ALA) as part of an overall Mercury detoxification programme.is a far better chelating agent than DMSA for Lead. depending on the relative concentrations inside the brain and in the rest of the body. Another possible reason is that Lipoic Acid is a large part of Cutler's suggested regime. It also has a very short half-life in the body. It is therefore critically important not to take Lipoic Acid immediately after an amalgam filling removal.a. EDTA is also probably the least discriminate chelating agent. because there is too little information and few if any studies on its consistency or performance. Many practitioners totally disagree that EDTA has been superceded by DMSA for Lead detoxification. it is not particularly effective as a chelating agent. and not Lead. Lipoic Acid can transport heavy metals both in and out of the brain. before releasing any more from the tissues and into the bloodstream. He also does not recommend TTFD. Cutler also recommends taking low dosages of ALA because higher dosages may both result in too much Mercury being released from the tissues at once (making one feel very ill) and also the possibility of redistributing it back into the brain again. BlackSpy knows that it is a reasonably good mobilising agent but not as potent as Lipoic Acid. This is why Cutler recommends frequent dosing of Lipoic Acid to maintain Lipoic Acid levels. Cutler recommends the use of Alpha Lipoic Acid (a. Cutler perhaps does not like EDTA because it has to be taken anally or injected and thus is harder to dose around the clock compared with DMPS or DMSA that can be effectively taken orally. whilst Lipoic acid is highly effective at mobilising heavy metals. and the levels drop off rather quickly. Cutler does not mention Humic or Fulvic Acid. bonding with mineral elements and causing demineralisation if preventative mineral supplementation is not used. EDTA is a rather poor chelator of Mercury compared with DMPS. as they simply 'mop up' the heavy metals that are in the bloodstream and on the outside of cell membranes (and not from the inside of the cells or indeed the internal organs). and not until one has been using a chelating agent for some months. as stated elsewhere. However. Cutler recommends Lipoic acid over any natural mobilising agents such as Cilantro. and it is mainly Mercury and Arsenic that is mobilised by this. However. so a chelating agent that is able to more effectively 'mop up' the Mercury and Arsenic is preferred (although he does state that taking a chelating agent with Lipoic acid is not strictly necessary). Lipoic Acid is a mobilising agent and helps to draw them out of the body's cells and from the brain (across the Blood-Brain Barrier).
in low dosages). as well as nutritional elements. he does not totally dismiss the use of herbs and natural products as one might think. the latter which is quite a large amount. but this is not the case in BlackSpy's experience. on recommendation from his practitioner. as it is the best method for raising them. Those with elevated blood plasma Cysteine levels and normal Glutathione (GSH) levels may find it harmful to raise their GSH levels (he states). Any GSH supplemented orally should be broken down in the digestive tract into its constituent amino acids. He cites a dosage of between 500-4000mg. William Rasmussen suggests that GSH supplementation can however raise excretion levels of Mercury. not all strictly related to detoxification. discussing what supplements to take and not to take. from his perspective.e. Cutler suggests using SAMe (the methyl-group donor) instead of Methionine. as he does not believe they are effective. It is BlackSpy's understanding that it is useful to maintain one's levels of GSH at a healthy and normal level. only in RDA doses in Mercury toxic individuals. BlackSpy is not entirely convinced that GSH supplementation is inadvisable.Whilst Cutler is against the use of natural chelating and mobilising agents. vitamins and prohormones in his book to support various other biochemical pathways. even for those who are deficient! Dr Kinghardt. with no specific problems relating to the Mn as far as he is aware. One example. as he has found it to be useful as part of his heavy metal detoxification programme (using stabilised forms such as Tyler's Recancostat. via the biliary tract (i. nervous system function. so as to not raise Cysteine or Homocysteine levels. recommends against using large amounts of NAC early on in a detoxification programme as it can migrate Mercury into the brain. but if so. BlackSpy has taken higher than RDA doses of Mn to support adrenal and mitochondrial function on and off for a number of years. Methionine and MSM. via the gut). but that the emphasis on chelation should
. he suggests that one may want to take Manganese. for example. Cutler presents on a high level a complete treatment outline. Cutler strongly advises against using any Cysteine. This is because he believes that they redistribute Mercury and do not significantly increase excretion of heavy metals from the body. Cutler instead suggests that N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) is the preferred amino acid for those who have low blood or live Glutathione levels. He states that some Mercury toxified patients have elevated Cysteine levels anyway (who should not supplement either Cysteine or Methionine. and should never be supplemented (in a Mercury detoxification programme). He suggests a number of herbs. endocrine. as it may cause problems he suggests of which he is non-specific. including mitochondrial. but that an intestinal absorbant is necessary to prevent the heavy metals reabsorption into the bloodstream.
taken at the recommended dosage was perfectly satisfactory but over that. is at least proportional to the concentration ingested. BlackSpy has at varying times taken large amounts of Glutathione. and too much would result in severe headaches. On a final note. He states that dosage levels are to be kept constant in the body because otherwise mercury can be transported into the brain. it should be noted that the use of ALA will effectively increase Glutathione levels anyway because it is a precursor to GSH and also a powerful antioxidant that helps to recycle GSH from its oxidised form. and also from the chelated heavy metals that are in transit and being processed for removal from the body by the kidneys. Further down in this section. and possibly even more. as it is the more efficient method of removing heavy metals from the system than GSH conjugates.be on a chelating agent. you already know you want to eliminate Mercury from the body. Unfortunately he provides no explanation of why it is actually important to use frequent dosing and to maintain constant levels of chelating and mobilising agents whilst they are being used (on the 'on' days). the overdetoxification effects would build up over a period of days and disappear over a few days when the dosage was reduced back to normal. One example of a supplement containing all three of these Amino Acids is Thorne Research's MediClear. It is only here that he discusses why frequent dosing is important. and not experienced any negative side effects at all. losses of energy and liver spots on the head. This point should really have been
. It is possible that higher dosages of GSH and NAC may be detrimental. or possibly when one is at the limit of detoxification capability with other chelating/mobilising agents. some of Cutler's yahoo group posts are discussed. He does state briefly that the reason low dosages are preferred is that the amount of harm from cytotoxicity from the chelating agents (the synthetic chelating agents he suggests being toxic themselves). and here it is only briefly (and somewhat flippantly) mentioned with little explanation. which can allow heavy metals to be reabsorbed into the digestive tract if one is not taking an intestinal absorbant. He examines a number of common supplements and weighs up their pros and cons as far as Mercury detoxification is concerned . but presumably if you are buying the book. Cutler goes to great length in his book to explain the background about Mercury toxicity. the danger of amalgams etc. In other words.this is very useful (although subject to his personal opinion in places). taking double the dosage of DMPS may be more than twice as toxic as taking half that dosage. However. NAC and particularly MSM (a couple of grams per day). when BlackSpy's circulating levels of Mercury were very high indeed. but usually only when the levels of circulating or readily accessible Mercury are very high. then only small dosages of these could be taken. which in the latter example.
ALA may inhibit Copper and Zinc excretion which is why regular breaks are needed so levels of these metals do not become elevated.] Follow this regime for 2-6 months.90) he states to start off with 3 days on/4 days off for both DMPS/DMSA (whichever you use) AND Lipoic Acid. We shall now examine some of the sources of information on the Cutler Protocol on the internet. Start at dosages of 25 to 50mg and slowly increase to 50-300mg [BlackSpy comment: the dosages for DMPS and DMSA are vastly different as DMPS is hugely more powerful. and explained at length in his book. which vary slightly from place to place. Also. starting no earlier than 4 days after last amalgam removal. Continue this for between 4 and 30 months.every 8 hours . it would be advisable to follow a similar regime (if you are following this protocol. Whilst this may be an issue. On-days recommendation is a few days to a few weeks. After the above mopping up phase. but take it every 3-4 hours. 2.elaborated on. He suggests that symptom exacerbation should be expected regardless of precautions taken. If you are chelating for the first time.75) Take Lipoic acid every 3-4 hours. Perhaps something for a re-edition? Cutler makes the following suggestions in his book. take either DMPS (every 8 hours) or DMSA (every 3-4 hours). post-amalgam removal. with a 7 day on/7day off cycle or 10 day on/4 day off cycle. that is something you (and your practitioner) need to figure out yourselves. starting at 25-50mg and working one's way to up 100-200mg per dosage (doubling up for every increase). Same schedule for oral DMSA if that is used instead. BlackSpy strongly believes that the danger of cumulative levels of circulating heavy metals and possible increase in inflammation is probably the most important reason for requiring breaks with ALA (and indeed any other mobilising agent). he suggests 3-14 days on/4-7 days off. Elsewhere (p. 1. or otherwise to not take any ALA at the start of your detoxification programme). Elsewhere (P. perhaps 20x so. Ultimately he suggests there are no absolutes regarding days on and days off.on a 7 day on/7 day off basis or a 10 day on 4 day off basis.
. Use oral DMPS . (P. and actual amounts of chelating and mobilising agents taken. it is time to start mobilising mercury from the tissues and to start removing it from the brain.203). with a break after each 'campaign' or cycle. as side effects diminish or are tolerated [BlackSpy comment: this is an awfully high maximum target dosage and awfully rapid rate of increase for some people].
http://home. However.livingnetwork. given how rapidly it is absorbed into the body.net/~moriam/Andy_dose_sched.za/healingnetwork/general_guidelines. on its own or with LA) for lead or mercury. according to Xymogen.html Word Document of Cutler Protocol according to Moira Merriweather (an ex-patient) www. take a break.earthlink. every 4 hours. in order to make more sense of it or to refine it further. eery 8 hours or for convenience with every other LA dose if used together) for arsenic or mercury. For example. Cutler claims it will not remove mercury from internal organs unless taken with LA. Cutler claims it will not remove mercury from internal organs unless taken with LA.
DMPS (orally. if not more. ALA is normally used up in 2-3 hours.A Cutler adherent. has created the following site with explanations of various parts of the Cutler protocol. Perhaps it is time Cutler updated his book and rereleased it. repeat) for mercury and arsenic. Moria Merriweather. The idea is to keep the chelating agent and ALA levels continuous during the chelating on days. as it is likely to spike levels just as much. It seems to differ slightly from the recommendations in Cutler's book.html Moria makes the following suggestion for her version of the Cutler Protocol: ALA/LA (orally.
DMSA (orally. Cutler in a yahoo group post excerpt states that he sceptical of slow release ALA supplements as their delivery may not be consistent and continuous.
.co. whereas their slow release formula ALAmax CR releases ALA for 4-6 hours. Merriweather states to take ALA every 3 hours (or 4 at a stretch during the night to get more sleep!) whereas Andy says to take ALA every 4 hours as it is used up after that. However it should be noted that taking immediately releasing ALA supplements every 4 hours is no guarantee of continuous levels of plasma ALA. very 3 hours for a few days.
into the digestive tract.com/group/frequent-dose-chelation/ The link below contains a number of interesting articles on the half life of organic mercury.earthlink.SAMe (S-adenosylmethionine) for antimony. NDF is 'nanoised' meaning each cell wall is chopped up into small fragments and can be absorbed into the bloodstream. regarding their interpretation of the Cutler protocol. and the half life of organic mercury in the body is 44 days. and suggest a dosage schedule for subsequent rounds.e. where approximately 10% is reabsorbed back into the body (being relatively difficult for it to pass back into the blood from the digestive tract). 3 days on followed by at least 3 days off is the norm. or alternatively 3 days on 11 days off. as Chlorella is an absorbant.yahoo. The liver and gallbladder excrete mercury in the form of inorganic mercury. A maximum of 2 weeks on is said to be the upper limit. They suggest 3 days on and 3 days off for initial rounds. http://onibasu. http://health.net/~moriam/ANDY_INDEX. He postulates also that DMSA and DMPS do not allow Mercury to cross the blood brain barrer. ALA/LA compared with DMSA and DMPS). A minimum of 3 nights and 2 days on (2.groups. namely vitamins B6.6 days on) is recommended. not a chelating agent.net/~moriam The Yahoo group 'frequent-dose-chelation' is dedicated to discussion of Cutler Low Frequent Dose Chelation. TMG (see Homocysteine Metabolism article on the Nutritional page) and Calcium will also work (more cheaply).earthlink.com/wiki/Cutler_protocol Cutler's protocol is said to work on the basis that organic mercury is converted by the body to inorganic mercury. http://home. B12. The length of the cycles is said to vary according to the individual. the group administrators. as it remains in the gut. the movement of mercury and the action of different chelating agents (i. Cutler believes that using the precursors to SAMe.html http://home. Where Cutler refers to 'Chlorella' he in fact means NDF. nor do they themselves
Zinc (3-4 times a day) for elevated Copper levels. The files section contains a number of reference sources and one is sent a number of files by TK and Linda J. but in general terms.
as stated above. so any regime that further disrupts one's sleep cycle. In addition. as failure to follow the correct protocol may result in inefficient chelation. as the body is desperately short of proper delta sleep as it is. firstly the strength of the bond between the chelator and the heavy metal atom (called equilibrium) and the frequency with which the chelating agents drops the heavy metal and picks it up again (called kinetics) . BlackSpy can also see no direct connection between the concept of half-life of organic mercury. and excessive damage to the body (free radical damage and poisoning in general). ALA is regarded as a much faster chelator. Some critics argue that the protocol. redistribution of mercury around the body and especially concentrating it in the brain. like frequent low dosing. BlackSpy believes it may have some valid advice to offer. not everyone is in agreement with the Cutler Protocol. even if not every night. Cutler devised his chelation schedule to avoid excessive damage caused by higher doses and less frequently dosing of chelating agents. but is not completely convinced about using DMSA or DMPS rather than more natural chelating agents as a hard and fast rule. there are few actual scientific trials of the natural chelating agents discussed on this page. to assist in removal of mercury from the brain. the natural chelating products mentioned are not generally subjected to different regimes.a strong bond not necessary meaning that the chelator does not 'drop' its chelant regularly. but that ALA does both of these things. is an extremely bad idea. Indeed. and the concepts of the half-life of chelating agents and their 'kinetic' qualities (ability to drop heavy metals and pick them up again). which is why it is dosed more frequently that the other chelators. Cutler asserts that there are two things to consider with a chelating agent. Manufacturers and indeed many doctors and specialists recommend using them in a 2-3 times a
. in terms of one's overall health and energy levels. This is why he recommends using ALA in conjunction with synthetic chelators. and biochemical efficiency in terms of liver function and mitochondrial function etc.cross it to remove mercury from the brain. Proponents of the Cutler Protocol believe that one should not take any chelating agents or any glutathione precursors prior to doing extensive reading on the Cutler Protocol. and indeed their 'kinetic' qualities or ability to drop and redistribute mercury. in chelation terms may be reasonably logical. He also suggests this is why ALA should not be used at least 4 months prior to a mercury amalgam filling removal. then interrupting one's sleep to take ALA doses is counterintuitive. However. which he believes contribute to redistribution of mercury around the body rather than it's elimination.
The regime felt good for the first 2 nights. every other day for 6 days then an extra day off). on account of either the redistribution of Mercury or otherwise. on the basis of muscle testing. but the DMSA felt much 'rougher'. then 11 days break (which is more or less the same dosage over 2 weeks as Culp's recommendation but taken in a different way). and making up your own mind. Jean Munro of Breakspear Medical recommended an 800mg EDTA suppository.with sufficient additional mineral intake. it might perhaps have been different. i.e. Who is right. he found it far too much and felt exhausted the following week and had a pain in his left kidney for a couple of days. However. It is hard to say whether it was the DMPS or DMSA as he took them on subsequent weeks. and afterwards. using EDTA instead of DMSA. In addition. and found that more than 2 consecutive days was very tiring on the kidneys. as there was so much Mercury in his system. This worked out quite well . BlackSpy is not entirely sure. One may want to consider a more gentle regime with fewer consecutive days if one is intent on applying the Cutler Protocol. dosing 3 times a day. T. BlackSpy found that on his 3 x Detoxamin for Kids suppositories. he was not able to take any other chelating agents. when BlackSpy had taken too much ALA. and 6 consecutive days resulted in severe kidney pain a few days later and excessive fatigue for a week.day manner. schedule and dosage of EDTA suppositories. 4 days off. and moving more Mercury into the brain. as they strained his kidneys. Michael Culp recommended BlackSpy take 3 Detoxamin for Kids suppositories (375mg) three times a week (on alternate days. If BlackSpy had taken them 3 days on. he was unable to take ALA for a month or so. Recommendations vary regarding the frequency. taken on 3 consecutive nights. It is hard to say for sure. He would not recommend such a regime even
. around the clock. BlackSpy tried such a regime with one week of DMPS and one week of DMSA. which likely had a cumulative effect of building up heavy metal levels in the bloodstream and tissues. then after that it felt rather exhausting even when he was taking the EDTA. in the blood/outside of the cells. Another possible explanation is months of high ALA and other mobilisation agent usage prior. but it can do no harm studying as widely as possible and experimenting with a few different approaches. BlackSpy tried taking a whole such 800mg suppository and did feel tired for a couple of days afterwards. BlackSpy tried an adapted version of stage 1 the above protocol. 6 nights in a row. took Detoxamin for Kids. so would imagine that 3 consecutive days would be very draining indeed. and after ceasing the ALA. as an emergency measure to remove the built up heavy metals. In short it was disasterous. Or perhaps it was a sign of the properties of DMSA. at lower dosages.
who would exercise at a low intensity 24 hours a day? For 7 or more days at a time? It might be easier for the first few hours but after a while the body would keel over through lack of sleep. OSR does come in powder form also. However. the body being a quirky thing and chelation not being an exact science. but not all. he does not believe that the product accumulates in the body over time. Perhaps Cutler's recommendations are a theoretical model that may well apply and be useful for most people. displacing the need for either DMPS or DMSA in Cutler's Protocol entirely. One could make the following comparison. As EDTA is generally regarded as being more efficient at Lead removal than DMSA. and even 7 days on and 7 days off.in an emergency. As stated above. he does make several suggestions for other chelating agents such as DMPS and DMSA. so perhaps a Cutler-esque protocl would involved taking it 4 times a day or so. Whether OSR should be dosed around the clock like DMPS. such as ALAmax CR by Xymogen. and so it could perhaps replace DMPS in terms of Mercury removal. perhaps a rest day after every on day. Please see the OSR section for more information. and it's ability to be worked more than normal for short or medium periods. perhaps the Cutler Protocol should be revised in the light of more cutting edge supplements. so it would be hard to break it up into smaller dosages. The latter schedule would presumably be far too much for most people to handle. or perhaps rest periods during each day. there is really no need to take DMSA anyway. Clearly this is not a completely valid comparison. and not just on the capability of your liver to remove toxins or on your toxic load.
. Although Boyd Haley believes it stays in the system for days. OSR comes in either capsule or powder form. Other people might prefer to go to the gym 6-7 times a week. for best effect and least problems. If you wanted to get in shape. such as slow or controlled release forms of chelating agents. The dosage and frequency may well depend primarily on your liver health. The liver may require more breaks than Cutler proposes. you might go to the gym 3 times a week for heavy aerobic sessions. but doing slightly less intensive workouts. 2 scoops providing the same dosage as 1 capsule. but there are certain parallels. Whilst Andrew Hall Cutler does not recommend EDTA. The half-life is 6-7 hours. BlackSpy is unsure. is reputed to be far more effective a chelator of Mercury than DMPS. So perhaps the dosage could be broken up in some manner if desired using the powder form. The recommended dosage is 1 capsule per day. These include 3 days on and 3 days off. A new chelating agent called OSR (Oxidative Stress Relief) by NeuroScience.
This view is not substantiated with any specific facts by Cutler (as usual). swallow).launched in 2008. even with all the precautions in place. There is no point mopping up metals in the bloodstream efficiently if your gut is full of heavy metals. prolonging the intervals between the repeat dosing. you will likely ingest some significant amount of Mercury (i. BlackSpy has used R-LA without any major issues. ALAmax CR provides ALA for up to 4-6 hours. and some even prefer it to ALA as they have had less side effects. Some may make the mistake of taking a dosing recommendation for ALA and applying it to Na-RLA which is in effect twice as strong a chelator. BlackSpy has himself experienced severe problems with ALA when dosed daily. Cutler does not mention intestinal absorbants or binding agents in his book. and at best just will not work. A large part of this Mercury can be absorbed and removed from the digestive tract by the use of absorbants like Charcoal or Bentonite Clay. more importantly. It is possible that the cases Cutler is refering to who used Na-RLA had been dosing it incorrectly and hence had experienced the severe side effects. as these chelating agents are removed by the kidneys. in his archived forum post and also on curezone. Whilst they are not strictly necessary for use with DMPS or DMSA. so much less ends up in the bloodstream. so that the use of an intestinal absorbant is really highly recommended if not essential on a regular or semi-regular basis. around the clock.com. To say that R-LA will not chelate is nonsense. There is little to gain and much to lose by simply letting it pass through the digestive tract as per normal
. Some have reported that the S-LA component of ALA is problematic and causes side effects of ALA! Please see the Lipoic Acid section for more information. Cutler advises against using R-LA instead of ALA. with few rest days over 6 months. will not work for chelation and causes very bad side effects (turning some patients into 'vegetables'). where they are being reabsorbed and making you feel ill. the S-LA component not serving a chelation function. However. Cutler's book is geared towards removal of Mercury Amalgam fillings and subsequent treatment. ALA is 50% RLA and 50% S-LA. the body will always be removing some heavy metals with its own Glutathione via the digestive tract.e. meaning less sleep interruption. which can assist in maintaining continuous levels of ALA in the blood for longer periods. Ultimately it comes down to how you use Lipoic Acid that determines whether it is useful or poisoning you with increasing amounts of mobilised Mercury. as he believes it is experimental in nature. rather than spikes every 3-4 hours. During Mercury amalgam filling removal. However. especially so when mobilising more heavy metals with ALA. or perhaps Jarrow Formulas' Alpha Lipoic Acid Sustain 300. This was on account of too few rest days and too high a dosage.
Not to stress the importance of absorbants in this application is borderline criminal in BlackSpy's opinion. Glutathione and numerous other methylated compounds. Choline. deplete your energy levels and put unnecessary strain on your liver and kidneys. MTR cannot be formed in sufficient quantities if one or the other of these ingredient vitamins is deficient (therefore usually
. Folate (5MTHF) and Methyl-B12 combine to form the MTR enzyme. Strictly speaking. but still. In many cases. Folate and B12 are all cofactors in the remethylation of Homocysteine back into Methionine. on P.e. Whilst this may be true up to an optimal dosage. Cutler is half right but also half wrong. TMG. Folate and B12 as examples of methyl donors and compounds as 'all having similar effects via methyl metabolism. Cutler is not too bothered in his book about exact dosage suggestions for DMPS. and regular testing. Cutler makes the highly dubious statement in his book that it does not matter per se what the exact dosage is of the chelating agent or ALA. Of course it depends to some extent on the body's sensitivity to Mercury. Choline and Phosphatidyl Choline (PC) are product of methylation. as a rigorous detoxification programme requires careful balancing and also monitoring. and are manufactured from Cysteine (at some point). if you go over that dosage. Cysteine is manufactured by methylation. Cutler also mentions that it does not matter if you cannot find a doctor initially who subscribes to the protocol. DMSA or ALA. PC is created by the methylation of Phosphatidyl Ethanolamine (PE). This is rather misleading to compare SAMe with these other compounds. absorbing more into the body.food transit. which is the actual methylating agent that remethylates Homocysteine back into Methionine. unlike the internet writers and groups that discuss his protocol and refine it. BlackSpy would care to differ here also. and a second pair of eyes. too high). which is understandable.159 regarding 'methylating donors and compounds'. There are a number of minor errors in Cutler's Amalgam Illness book. then Cutler's suggestion of 24 hour regular consumption of chelating and mobilising agents can become round the clock poisoning. TMG. Unlike other chelation schedules that allow for rest time each day. not a methylation donor. The latter type of schedules however may not rely on so many 'rest' days or 'off' days as Cutler's LFCA. and having to remove it with synthetic chelating agents later on. using SAMe. SAMe is a methylating agent and is used to create Cysteine. it should be noted that if you get the dosage wrong (i. as long as you are taking it in the right schedule and at the right time. cause excessive inflammation. One will likely end up much more ill than one needs to be. For example. he cites SAMe. then you will likely experience severe side effects. However.
com) writes in his PDF document Recommended Detoxamin Protocol about taking Detoxamin (EDTA) 3 times a week. He discusses this regime in his review of his own book on amazon. but it is possible that one requires more mobilising agent than is in NDF as one progresses through one's chelation programme. he would follow Cutler's suggestions. BlackSpy would also adapt the approach to more natural chelating agents which Cutler does not believe are effective. Cutler states that it is not strictly necessary. TMG is an alternative pathway to remethylating homocysteine back into methionine. William Rasmussen. but chooses to use Cilantro instead of Lipoic Acid. Rasmussen says that he disagrees with Cutler in that he absolutely insists that a chelating agent is used with ALA. and the importance of taking regular breaks.based
. and also ALA (3 times a day) and MSM. Neither vitamin serves any other biological purpose (in this form . Such inappropriate remarks are really out of place in a book that seeks professional recognition and attempts to be serious in its remit. B12 and TMG are not interchangeable to SAMe in their biological functions in any way. Assuming one gets the dosages right in LFCA. and NDF instead of either DMPS or DMSA. and when to dose ALA. It seems that Cutler rushed some parts of his book. albeit with the use of slow release ALA supplements. The above however is particularly ironic as Cutler himself criticises others for their lack of understanding of chemistry in the section on Cysteine on P. subscribes to some of Cutler's concepts regarding low frequent dose chelation. Criticisms aside.Adenosyl-B12 is involved in metabolism). on alternate days. author of Lead Detoxification Naturally and Natural Mercury Detoxification. to actual excrete the mobilised heavy metals from the body.oradix. Folate. please see the Nutritional page. Taking less more often is clearly gentler on the body than higher dosages less often. NDF does contain Cilantro anyway. there are many positive aspects to Cutler's LFDC. and if BlackSpy was going to take DMPS or DMSA again. Part of it reads rather conversationally with double exclamation marks etc. or wrote it from memory in places.supplemented together). if appropriate (depending on how practical this is considering the format of the chelating agent and also the estimated optimal interval .149: 'some physicians who squeaked by in chemistry class many years ago don't understand biochemistry well enough to realize that this will redistribute mercury in teh body rather than cause its excretion'. Dr Thomas Janossy (www. For more information on methylation. but states in his recommended schedule to use a chelating agent with ALA.com. BlackSpy agrees with Cutler's suggestions regarding ALA dosing.
then it may be a good time to do so then. and to prevent cell clumping on account of Calcium deposits.org/wiki/Edta
. They include natural compounds such Cilantro (Chinese Parsley / Coriander Leaf) etc. if a waking moment or bathroom visit coincides with the time to dose the chelating agent or mobilising agent. and if so. patients are likely to wake up frequently during the night anyway. and include intestinal cleansing and absorbants as part of the regime. without disturbing the sleep they do have. and is also used in various medicine applications e. Patients are likely to have too little Delta wave/deep sleep as it is. or perhaps even Mitochondrial support supplements. EDTA exhibits low acute toxicity in laboratory rats. 5-HTP and/or L-Theanine. http://en. One caveat to the ALA dosage however is that BlackSpy found that taking any more than 150mg of ALA during the night made him wake up and feel euphoric. with less emphasis on synthetic chelating agents.not yet FDA approved). Whilst BlackSpy believes the dosing schedule is beneficial. EDTA is a powerful antioxidant. However. And also include artificially synthesized amino acids (that do not occur naturally). or rather a gentler way of dosing than less often. such as EDTA (EthyleneDiamine TetraAcetic Acid).wikipedia. then one could also take one's ALA then etc. he does not believe that one should wake oneself up during the night to take one's scheduled dosage. EDTA is found in a variety of skin and bathroom products. DMSA (DiMercaptoSuccinic Acid) and DMPS (DiMercapto-Propane Sulphonate .The chelating agents reviewed on this page mainly consist of natural plant and soil extracts.on less data than for DMPS or DMSA of course). If one takes supplements during the night to help with sleep. and make it very difficult to get back to sleep again. back to top Toxicity of Certain Synthetic Chelating Agents Chelation agents vary greatly. Everyone is different and it depends also on whether there is a mitochondrial requirement for ALA or not that might generate such a sensation. It is classed as a persistent organic pollutant. be they Melatonin.g. as a blood anti-coagulant in blood samples. and has been found to be both cytotoxic (toxic to cells) and weakly genotoxic (toxic to genetic material) in laboratory animals. No such data exists for humans as far as BlackSpy is aware.
dmsa-chelation. http://en. however to what extent this actually occurs is debatable.info www.shtml D-Penicillamine (e. The protocols reflect many of the concepts on this page.htm A web site examining the application of DMSA and other protocols for targeting specific heavy metals can be seen at the link below. DMSA is used mainly for chelating Mercury and Lead. This document examines chelation in general and the effects of heavy metal toxicity.com/articles/bloodbrain.org/wiki/DMSA www. EDTA. The document also reviews the pros and cons of the usage of DMSA.lef. http://en. although they rely on synthetic chelation agents. reputedly 3 times less than that of DMPS. It has a relatively low level of toxicity.org/wiki/Penicillamine back to top Comparative Studies and Reviews of Chelating Agents: The pdf document 'Treatment Options for Mercury/Metal Toxicity in Autism and Related Developmental Disabilities: Consensus Position Paper February 2005' by the Autism Research Institute can be read by clicking here. It is another pharmaceutical chelating agent.wikipedia. DMPS and DMSA are all excreted via the kidneys. mainly for mercury poisoning.wikipedia. .org/protocols/prtcl-156c. but it is less commonly used. on account of a variety of potential side effects. The dosage of DMSA compared with DMPS is however usually around 10-20 times higher. DMPS and TTFD. Dr Mercola stipulates that DMPS is a much more effective chelator
. which is less adept at crossing the blood-brain barrier.DMSA is known to cross the blood-brain barrier in humans. This may perhaps be why DMPS is 'smoother' to use than DMSA as it does not cross the blood brain barrier and the effective toxicity from the chelating agent at that given dosage is lower than it is for DMSA. trade names Cuprimine and Depen) is a metabolite of the Pencillium fungi. http://www. but arguably a better chelator of Mercury.g.chelationtherapyonline.
www. back to top Targetted Chelation by Heavy Metal Some chelating agents are better at binding with some heavy metals than others. Cilantro and other natural chelating and mobilising agents are examined in more detail further below on this page. If not used sensibly and in accordance with a mineral supplementation programme. and some mineral-based chelating agents.shtml A comparison of IV and oral chelation methods by James C.com/default.than DMSA. A web site that examines the pros and cons of DMSA and DMPS is shown below.zimbio. then you may be taking high dosages and be under the impression you have finished
. Roberts MD FACC can be found at the link below. it could be argued that a natural approach should be at least tried first. reaching the opposite conclusion to Dr Mercola! Perhaps this is based on the strength/effectiveness of DMPS compared with DMSA with respect to its ability to chelate mercury . and described below. www.com/Zeolite/articles/15/Chelation+therapy+EDTA+DMPS +DMSA+Zeolite+Let Synthetic chelating agents. So if you are trying to remove a particular heavy metal that the chelating agent is not best suited to. this can result in demineralisation. which in extreme cases can be lifethreatening. This web site postulates that DMSA is preferable to DPMS. The chelating agents considered for use on this page. The web site however postulates that DMSA is less preferable than natural methods like Cilantro.dmpsbackfire. are in the context of oral usage (and anal in the case of EDTA).i. Whilst some of the artificial drugs have proven to reasonably effective. and are known to bind with nutritional minerals as well as heavy metals. are charge specific.e. it is easier to make a mistake in the dosage. Cilantro has been proven to be effective at safely removing close to 100% of heavy metals and toxins from the body. This is explored more in the Demineralisation section below.
but not as effective for Mercury. although DMPS is by far the most powerful of the two (meaning you should not take it if you still have mercury amalgam fillings).DMSA is reasonably effective at chelating lead. Nickel and Copper. EDTA will also work for Iron. One can't really take too much absorbant (although it is physically possible). and if heavy metals do build up in the colon. most neurotoxins are reabsorbed on the way down the small intestine by the multitude of nerve endings of the enteric nervous system.IP6 is the chelating agent of choice for Iron. EDTA is most effective taken anally rather than orally as it is not effectively absorbed in the GI tract. which is most effective at chelating out Lead from the tissues. rather than metals such as Lead. If no absorbant is taken. Food and waste takes a long time to pass through the GI tract and colon. EDTA will also remove minerals such as Iron. so that any toxic substances that are deposited into the GI tract by the liver are binded with and rendered less harmful and unlikely to be reabsorbed back into the body. Some absorbants absorb nutrition mineral elements so one has to be careful to take them apart from mineral supplements and
. such as chlorella or bentonite clay. which generally speaking does not require such mobilisation to be reached by chelating agents.Lipoic Acid and other mobilisers are mainly used for mobilising Mercury and Arsenic (as stated above in the Categorisation section). EDTA will also chelate Aluminium. Examples of such synthetic chelating agents are: . . .EDTA. you are just using the wrong chelating agent. probably more effectively. . when in fact you haven't.chelating. http://purebulk.com/edta-calcium-disodium . DMPS and DMSA are most effective at chelating Mercury from the tissues. they may be reabsorbed and retoxify the patient.Citric acid in high doses may also help in the excretion of Aluminium. back to top Use of Absorbants in Parallel It is also extremely important to also consume an absorbant in conjunction with a chelation programme.
which of course has knock on effects in terms of the medium term and long term outlook. This is discussed more in the Balancing Liver Function and Energy Levels during a Detoxification Programme section above. but you have to consider the short term . as they are usually just guess work. depending on how well the chelation agent 'masks' the toxin.g.your short term energy levels . It is not the same effect as ingesting a large relative quantity of that same heavy metal. This is why it is advisable to let the body work at the rate it is comfortable with and not to increase the level of circulating toxins to more than it can handle. Chelation is a balance of considering the short term and the long term. occurring over a prolonged period. promoximity to light bulbs or TV sets when in use. and not releasing too many 'new' toxins into the blood in one go that the liver is not able to process comfortably in one go. When one takes too much chelant. computer usage etc. listen to the body. This may include other sensitivities including (food) allergies or immune-mediated intolerances.) This release of metals results in an increase in circulating levels of (chelated) heavy metals which mimicks the effects of the toxicity of the singular heavy metals themselves. There is almost always a worsening or sensitisation of the body to its 'normal' symptoms when the heavy metals are released from their previous locations in the body. and learn to safely adapt this over time without being too impatient or too cautious. a balancing of releasing chelated toxin molecules into the blood stream. You have
. or sensitivies to Electromagnetic Fields (e. Arbitrary dosage recommendations are to be taken with a pinch of salt. back to top Balancing Chelation Chelation in general is a fine art. then one is effectively 'poisoning' the whole body and it certainly feels like this.and not overdo it too much as to send your energy levels and liver function crashing down.not take such absorbants too often. is akin to a form of very mild but controlled poisoning. over and above what you liver normally has to deal with (in terms of digestive functions and breaking down toxins). headphone usage. and find the best dosage for oneself for a given point in time. as the metals released are chelated or bound to a chelating agent and are thus slightly less reactive or poisonous. You want the long term benefits of a decreased toxic burden in the body. and ultimately one has to detox by the 'seat of one's pants' or rather. Chelation.
Chelation and detoxification in general can be very taxing. then you do not put your usual stressors on the body or engage in your usual stressful activities or draining activities. at high dosages.with sufficient breaks. via the liver and kidney pathways. skin and breath excretion). Certain chelating agents also remove nutritional mineral elements from the blood and tissues as well as toxic mineral elements such as heavy metals. have sufficient breaks. to pick a rather strange metaphor. Any 'idiot' can make himself extremely ill. and that any chelation you do is increasing the amount of excretion demanded of these organs. and as such may result in critically low levels of potassium. and even result in cardiac failure is managed incorrectly (in extreme cases). There is nothing particularly clever about engaging in an over zealous chelation regime. magnesium or calcium if not managed correctly. as the
. it is not really any use to you. for example. but in terms of the body's total increase in excreted heavy metals (combined kidney. Whilst in general detoxification is a good thing. such as DMPS. liver. and whether it is indeed appropriate to undergo a chelation programme at that point in time. one must pace it correctly.. with Glutathione etc. this is not a skill! Nor particularly constructive. It depends if toxicity is on the critical path or not in relative terms. it may only be an increase of around 40%. in the urine and faeces. that is still putting a significant burden on the body. it is all well and good having clean shoes. with few if any breaks. In the case of DMPS. they should be used carefully and sensibly . but even so. However. it is likely to increase urinary excretion of Mercury 3-4 times. The competitor in a 1500m race who starts off running as if he is in a 100m race may think he is clever when he is in the lead. If one does undergo a chelation programme. if applicable. It is important to bear in mind that the body is excreting heavy metals all the time. and be wary of the dosages.to pick a pace of chelation that is sustainable. but if you have been shot in the head. and it may be recommended that if you are engaging in this activity. It may for instance be wise to delay it until one is in better shape. but won't be feeling so clever when he burns himself out too soon and the other competitors overtake him and finish much sooner than he does as he spends half of the race walking as he is too tired to run. This chiefly affects synthetic chelating agents. and making oneself extremely ill. but still applies to a lesser extent to some more natural chelating agents. one needs to consider one's overall energy levels. This page is chiefly concerned with natural chelating agents. It is critically important to note that chelation can be very detrimental to your health and be very destructive to your treatment programme. For example. DMSA and EDTA.
It is extremely important to ensure that the energetic levels of organs such as your liver and kidneys are sufficiently high to accommodate for your current level of detoxification at any particular time in your detoxification programme.combination of doing with in conjunction with chelation or cellular detoxification will put a much greater burden on the body than those activities alone. This is perhaps based on inappropriate chelation regimes. This may alleviate the strain on one particular organ if taken over a long period of time. These are examined in more detail on the Energetic Therapies page. and a large number of people who use this therapy arguably tend to abuse it rather than follow a
. More comprehensively. Over time. during a detoxification programme. nutritionally. In addition. a blood microscopy can reveal if the liver has become stressed by too much detoxification. However ideally sufficient rest periods and a manageable dosage employed so that this does not occur. and by other means. Bio-Energy Healing or oriental medicine may be to ascertain the energetic health of your kidneys and liver. You may wish to consider alternating between chelators that are primarily excreted by the liver and those that are primarily excreted by the kidneys. if you are not careful and pace yourself properly. Therapies such as Quantum Touch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/chelation. This may perhaps merely be a TCM explanation for levels of liver Phase I and II compounds required for proper liver function. back to top Critics of Chelation Therapy Many doctors believe that chelation therapy is of little therapeutic use in the treatment of CFS.quackwatch. www. cellular detoxification will tend to deplete the energy of these organs. You should be supporting the liver. resulting in a gradual decline in your energy levels and your adrenal function. and conversely is harmful to patients.html http://onibasu.html Chelation therapy can of course be extremely detrimental to your health if not performed properly.com/archives/am/2239. an LFDP test would probably provide the most information.
then you do so at your own peril and should do your research properly before commencing. The fact that opinions on how to chelate in relative safety vary so considerably does not help. back to top Demineralisation and Mineral Supplementation
. but BlackSpy believes this is a rather one sided view as there are many success stories amongst the horror stories.sensible regime. At the end of the day. if you decide to use chelation therapy. but are effectively flushed out of the body as quickly as possible in the urine by the kidneys. Critics may have a point. back to top Proper Hydration
Chelation requires the patient to consume very large amounts of water to ensure that the toxins are released from the tissues are not allowed to accumulate in the bloodstream and retoxify the body. to avoid rather unnecessary mistakes.
g. Chromium. and taking mineral supplements on the next day. Zinc. and alternating in this manner. If not used sensibly and in accordance with a mineral supplementation programme. this can result in demineralisation. but also nutrient minerals (cations) such as Magnesium. do not bind with vitamins. EDTA for example. EDTA molecules will therefore float around the body and bond with anything that has a +2 atomic charge. Lead. So as part of the chelation procedure you need to add more +2 nutrients back into the body.com/edta-calcium-disodium There are however protocols for taking chelating agents such as DMPS and EDTA. e. Manganese.Synthetic chelating agents. Cobalt. Copper. Selenium and Calcium ions. and are known to bind with nutritional minerals as well as heavy metals. additional antioxidants or
. Iron. the results decrease in effectiveness and reach an equilibrium where most of the heavy metals have been removed from your body (but not all). As treatment progresses. as they are continually being removed by the EDTA. is charge specific. which in extreme cases can be lifethreatening. and each molecule has an atomic charge of -2. are charge specific. which involve basically taking the chelating agent on one day. This includes heavy metal atoms. and some mineral-based chelating agents.g. DMPS and EDTA etc. and additional EDTA just removes nutrients from your body and removes no more heavy metals. only minerals and so will not affect any vitamin supplementation you are undergoing (e. http://purebulk.
It is important to regularly check one's mineral levels during a chelation programme. 3 times a week. cyclical breaks are recommended in a chelation programme. that you will greatly increase the rate of demineralisation. we mean above and beyond what you would normally take for nutritional support. as the chelating agent is much more likely to come into contact with a nutritional mineral element than it is with a toxic metal element. and for the body's mitochondrial function to recover from the release of many toxic metals from the tissues during chelation 'on' periods. taking less chelating agent each time and/or having more 'off' or 'rest' days in your chelation programme relative to 'on' or 'chelating' days. It should be remembered that although you may require higher doses of particular chelating agents to achieve the same excretion rate of heavy metals towards the end of your chelation programme. To simply take your normal nutritional support level of additional Magnesium and Potassium etc. This especially critical for those with some level of existing nutritional deficiencies. despite a mineral supplementation programme. This is one reason why regular.B-vitamins). is probably not going to be sufficient. If you are experiencing some degree of demineralisation. as regular chelation may result in dangerously low levels of specific essential minerals very quickly. DMPS or DMSA (probably less so with natural chelating agents with the exception of zeolite-based chelants and also absorbant clays like Bentonite). Whilst this is generally more applicable to synthetic chelating agents. it is still applicable to some extent to natural chelating agents (for which few or no studies in this area exist to confirm with certainty to the contrary). When we talk about supplementing minerals during a chelation programme. as the chelating agent will likely suck most of these straight out without them having been absorbed into the tissues. especially if you are using EDTA. you may want to consider either taking additional minerals. BlackSpy embarked on a chelation programme in November 2009 using Ca-Na2-EDTA (Detoxamin) but in low dosages. This seemed to be removing the heavy metals from his body very well
. Clearly you don't want to take both the supplement and the chelating agent at the same time. The breaks also give the liver a chance to 'rest' or fully recover. to allow the body to absorb nutritional mineral elements undisturbed and to give the tissues a chance to get their mineral levels back to normal. but to take these additional amounts of mineral supplements (above and beyond your usual amount) on the 'off' or 'rest' days in your chelation programme. as opposed to continuous chelation for months or years at a time.
The depletion of calcium would not have occurred if Calcium Disodium (CaNa2) EDTA had been used instead. He had been experiencing muscle twitching (mainly in the eyelids) which is a sign of Potassium depletion and decided to supplement additional Potassium and Calcium. This is one of the dangers of extreme demineralisation when too high dosages are prescribed or administered through error or oversight. However. And indeed more importantly. Mary Jean Brown. BlackSpy has thus included this case study to illustrate the above point. together with Taurine (to enhanced absorption) and the cardiac symptoms of chest pains and palpatations disappeared largely within hours. his cardiac symptoms got worse. He was taking additional Magnesium (Jarrow Formulas Magnesium Optimiser) as well as an all around detoxification and nutritional support protein product called MediClear Plus by Thorne Research. After 2 months of generally improving a little. so started taking large amounts of Magnesium in the form of Citrate and Malate. The NADH that usually helping with this did not seem to be doing so much anymore. then Mg (Magnesium) must surely also be too. A case study of a child patient that was prescribed DMSA resulting in a total loss of speech for 3+ years is described (slightly erratically) in
. Calcium Disodium EDTA is the safer form of EDTA salt for use with chelation and is found in the vast majority of EDTA-based chelation supplements. whilst the eye twitches disappeared largely. The Star Trek 'Salt Vampire' is pictured above to illustrate this point. if a lower dosage had been administered or the same dosage had been administered in several goes. BlackSpy finally figured out that if K and Ca are depleted.and he started to feel well. but significantly increased his mineral intake. Disodium EDTA is the potentially dangerous type of EDTA (as it readily depletes Calcium from the body). he started to experience a worsening of cardiac symptoms. BlackSpy followed a similar regime of 3 EDTA suppositories a week. both essential and trace minerals. http://abcnews. A five year old Autism sufferer died after being given IV Disodium EDTA as it effectively sucked all the Calcium from his bloodstream. in an amusing manner. Dr.go. chief of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch of the Atlantabased Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. states also that Disodium EDTA should never be used for chelation.com/Health/Autism/wireStory?id=4798504 This news story is discussed on Dr Mercola's web site. that one needs to supplement minerals above and beyond what one normally does. thereby stopping his heart. and did not experience such demineralisation effects. then the death would likely not have occurred.
one might want to consider also taking additional minerals to protect the body from the effects of the
. and increasing care should be taken when dosages are increased for the above reasons. or rather bind with nutritional mineral elements (e. but if the chelating agent matrix comes into contact with a heavy metal. Zeolite. Increasing the number of breaks and the duration of breaks. This appears to have been a result of being administered far too high a dosage of DMSA.g. Those (published) trials that do exist tend to be those focussing on low to medium dosages over a period of weeks or months. As a general rule. Humic Acid. Some detoxification agents work in a different manner. This is one reason why continuous chelation is never recommended for weeks and months at a time. i. and decreasing the 'on' days may well be a sensible strategy towards the end of one's chelation programme as one continues to increase the dosages of chelating agents. which may become significant when dosages are actually increased. with guidance from one's practitioner of course. phospholipids so are only of concern for some of the above reasons. if one is taking a chelating or clathration agent. resulting in a likely case of severe demineralisation and liver toxicity. http://onibasu. and not high dosages over many years. There are detoxifying agents that we know remove nutritional mineral elements. Whilst this is all very well and not of any great significance when chelating using low dosages. the heavy metal knocks out the nutritional mineral element back into the blood stream. and off days are recommended or even mandatory. when one has removed most of the heavy metals from the body. Fulvic Acid). lowing one's energy levels. Those chelating agents that are claimed not to do this may however do this to a small extent. then one has to use one's common sense. to remove heavy metals from the body.e.a forum archive post below. clearly the changes of each molecule of chelating agent of actually coming into contact with a heavy metal ion or atom becomes increasingly smaller and so the likelihood of it simply binding with a mineral element and being removed from the body are very high. It is also taxing on the liver and requires energy. but not because of demineralisation which is highly unlikely. Chelation therefore is not to be taken lightly or in a casual manner. to allow the body to go about it's normal business without potentially having its vital mineral levels tampered with. and may 'poison' the body.html Because of the lack of clinical trials of the natural chelating products as opposed to their synthetic pharmaceutical 'relatives'. it may become a major issue when using large dosages.com/archives/am/107359. Demineralisation of specific nutritional elements can thus occur. At this stage in one's programme.
Vitamin C has also been shown by Doctor's Data in preliminary studies to increase faecal lead excretion.temporarily elevated levels of heavy metals. However. depending on the proteins in question. whether you decide on a chelation or clathration agent to use as part of your detoxification programme. but in a different periodic group to Lead. as they compete with each other for absorption (when taken in high dosages). with a very low dosage. You need to find the natural balance yourself. A gentle detox is preferable to an aggressive detox. vitamin A. potassium. Both minerals are involved in bone structure and Stronium adds strength to the predominantly Calcium structure of the bone. back to top Dosage As a general rule. calcium and iodine which may become depleted/displaced. Lead (Pb) is a +2 charged element in ionic form. DMPA or DMSA. when used in conjunction with a chelating agent such as EDTA. Build up the dosage over a period of weeks or even months. I. Do not feel that you have to reach the recommended dosage stated by the manufacturer or consultant necessarily. the lower the levels in your body the higher the dosage of the chelation/clathration agent that can be tolerated. using your sense of wellbeing. they do seem to be useful in displacing lead from proteins.g. should not be taken at the same time. Calcium and Strontium are also +2 ions. Do not go for the maximum dosage from day one! Elimination of toxins will be gradual and in a general sense. Both minerals tend to be very useful when taking during a chelation programme. especially when using EDTA to remove the heavy metal Lead.V. Always start slowly. Calcium tends to be the most commonly used for this purpose (a protective mineral) but Strontium may be favoured over Calcium. both Calcium and Strontium may be useful to take during a chelation programme: Calcium (essential mineral) and Strontium (trace element) supplements. if taken. a little like a metal alloy can be stronger than iron. BlackSpy recommends the following guidelines. They should be taken at different times of the day. but also magnesium. besides the obvious choices of chelating agent such as EDTA. the hardness of your stools and your skin
. primarily zinc and selenium and other antioxidants (e. As stated on the Nutritional Deficiencies page. Natural dietary sources of Calcium tend to include trace amounts of Strontium also. C and E and/or plantbased antioxidants).
You will be likely detoxing something. boils (perhaps the immune system attacking the partial detoxification products or otherwise being distracted by them. BlackSpy tried using various natural chelating agents heavily for 3 years and still was not able to remove his lead and to a lesser extent mercury. severe skin rashes. More information on the relative effectiveness of chelating agents shall
. If you overdo it. depending on your level of toxicity and your liver function. Start off with a very small amount of chelation agent and build up very slowly. You will need to build up to this maximum dosage and will likely not be able to achieve this from the outset. and patient putting his body under unnecessary strain. and in extreme cases. or the first time you take a particular type of chelating agent product. It may take several months. it is not necessarily guaranteed that you will be effective in removing that heavy metal either. permanent liver or kidney damage can occur. headaches. if the bowel movements do slow down too much. Symptoms of over-detoxification include severe constipation. and repeat the same process there. The danger of chelation is that if too much of the chelating agent is taken over a period of time.condition. you will likely experience fatigue. When beginning a chelation programme for the first time. as well as your own common sense. in terms of the types of tissues it can target and which types of heavy metals it most effectively bind with. then it is likely that you have reached the limits of what that particular chelating agent can do. you should be very conservative and cautious and start with a dosage of 2-5% of the maximum/recommended dosage. allowing bacteria to wreak more havoc in the interim) and terrible headaches. rashes/acne and/or liver pains. you don't really know for sure. but only moderately reduce the levels of a heavy metal like Lead. Being able to take large amounts of a chelating agent does not necessarily mean you are 'Heavy Metal' free! It is quite possible that you can remove certain heavy metals from certain tissues. depleting his energy. but without effective and measurable and reliable test results. Simply continuing to take very high dosages may have a detrimental effect on your mineral levels and not necessarily provide so much more benefit in terms of chelating ability. noticing the effects on the body. the liver and kidneys can easily become overburdened. In addition. liver health and other factors to tell you when you are overdoing it. starting with a low dosage and working your way up. Even if you move onto another natural chelating agent. then retoxification through reabsorption of toxins through the bowel wall increases greatly. If you build up over a long period of time to a point where you are able to take large dosages of a given chelating agent.
One cannot rely on dosage and liver function alone to determine its effectiveness. Therefore if one takes too much chelant for whatever amount of toxicity one has in one's system (either taking too much initially or increasing the dosage too quickly). back to top Over-Detoxification Side Effects The liver is only able to process so many chelated toxic elements or molecules in one go. and/or change chelating agent. Never take a chelation agent (i. and that to remove more heavy metals. and is harsher and more damaging to the body. What may well be happening is that you have reached the liver's limit of removing the chelating agent from your bloodstream. then the liver will be tasked to process whatever it can cope with. which are discussed below.follow. It could likely be that the chelating agent has binded with as much as it can in those places in the body that are accessible to it. This is effectively a mild form of poisoning. It is better to err on the side of caution and be conservative in your approach. giving one adverse detoxification symptoms. Taking aggressive amounts of chelant is not necessarily more effective or efficient or clever. it may not necessarily be effective at attracting toxic metal ions or complexed ions and binding with them. and the rest will simply float around the blood and likely be reaborbed by the tissues or brain. If you are able to take large amounts of a chelating agent. and depends on the amount and type of toxins you have in your body and whether you have taken this particular product before or not. One cannot make any assumptions about the performance or effectiveness of a course of chelation without actually testing and measuring it. The same applies to the kidneys. such as Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) or Cilantro. and notice the
. There are however a few exceptions. and only a small proportion of it is actually binding with heavy metals (or perhaps more likely to be nutritional mineral elements). and build up the dosage incrementally. Cilantro.) whilst you still have mercury amalgam fillings in your mouth as it may actively leach out mercury from your filling into your body.e. one has to either continue to take that chelating agent together with a mobilising agent. Lipoic Acid or a synthetic chelating agent such as DMSA or DMPS etc. The liver will also be excessively and unnecessarily stressed. Determining the starting dosage is a matter of guesswork and following recommendations from your practitioner and/or the manufacturer.
If you have become constipated. Some of these toxins will create visible inflammatory responses which is what one sees in liver spots or rashes. although clearly there is room for experiencing both at once. You may well notice very subtly different types of headache! This is not unusual. Please see the Peroxynitrite page for more information. If your stools do firm up too much. then try to avoid taking your dosage of your clathration/chelation agent so late in the evening. A gentle approach is therefore recommended. It is a sign that one needs to take less chelating and/or mobilising agents so one can detoxify the body within the capabilities of the liver and kidneys. to help get your bowel movements
. especially heavy metals. usually on the head or neck. flu-like headache is normally associated with excessive free radical production and inflammation. Liver spots are another potential symptom. more toxins will tend to work their way out through the skin. as a response to elevated toxin levels. acne or minor red swollen areas. then back off the dosage of the chelation/clathration agent immediately and drink more water during the day. Toxins are carried out of the lymph into the skin through the sweat pores in very tiny amounts in normal situations. depending on where exactly the inflammatory response takes place under the skin. which is a back-up detoxification organ. Take some more absorbant. The type of over-detoxification headache that you may experience may well vary according to what phase of the detoxification programme you are in and thus what mixture and ratio of different toxic metals are being chelated at that point in time. If you find that you cannot sleep at night. A fuzzy. A rash is another symptom. you experience excessive skin rashes or you experience extreme and throbbing headaches.changes if any it has on the body and in terms of side effects. It is therefore extremely important that any individual underdoing a complete detoxification programme do so in conjunction with a professional consultant. Over-detoxification headaches can be split into two broad categories. into the bloodstream and a 'poisoning' effect. Try taking your last dosage in the mid afternoon or earlier. in the form of boils. A sharp or stabbing headache is normally associated with excessive release of toxins. but it may happen from time to time. These are the body's inflammatory responses. but when the capacity of the liver has been reached. Ideally though you won't over-detox at all.
An example of a bad. do not use the magnesium regularly to disguise the fact that you are taking too much chelation/clathration agent and that your stools are too firm or that you have constipation. The best way to deal with such an over-release of toxins into the GI tract is to take liquid bentonite if you are not already doing so. However. Critics of chelation therapy state that chelation is highly dangerous and should not be attempted by anyone bar those with exposure to radioactive material. perhaps with the exception of excessive consumption of antimicrobial herbs or
. BlackSpy believes that such critics have a point. as improper chelation is one of the most destructive things you can do to your body. This is the most effective absorbant and will most likely cure the re-toxification headache within an hour or two. Otherwise the headache may take a day or two to go away (with correspondingly more cellular retoxification) assuming that you have actually lowered your dosage of cilantro.going. and your gall bladder has released a large amount of bile into your intestines with a correspondingly large amount of heavy metals such that you have a splitting and throbbing headache. throbbing headache:
Improper or overly aggressive or macho detoxification regimes are not clever and to chelate as much as physically possible is not some kind of perverse sport. And indeed for symptoms of reduced energy etc. see the nutritional section). you can take additional magnesium (on top of what you may already be taking for magnesium deficiencies. Drinking huge amounts of water probably won't help either. then taking additional chlorella to compensate probably won't help. You can also take ground psyllium husks or ground flax seed (see above). Take more breaks or lower dosages to get back to a stable baseline. perhaps up to 300mg at a time (once or more times per day). One must be mindful of instigating inflammation through excessive chelation and always monitor the body for such symptoms. If for example you have taken too high a dose of cilantro.
for a few months or so. However. with respect to chelating agents such as DMPS and EDTA. Taking more than one at a time is of course more complicated as one has to manage the dosages of two products rather than one. in order to prevent demineralisation (nutritional mineral depletion). One may consider what the optimum regime is in terms of chelation and how many days break one should have. then taking a few weeks off. Bear in mind that it is better to be proactive than reactive. It depends on the individual and at what stage in one's detoxification programme one is at. back to top Frequency of Administration Chelation agents are typically taken 2-3 times a day. it is suggested that one sticks to using one at a time for simplicity's sake. in the sense that it is better to be prevent problems from happening than reacting to problems that one creates. before switching over to another for a few months. when performed properly and relatively safely. Others may have rounds of 5 days on. and a worsening of mitochondrial and liver function. Do not just slavishly follow the manufacturer's instructions on the packet or
. 2 days off. Think marathon rather than 100m sprint. One can of course mix things up. excessive free radical damage. It is less taxing and more gentle on the body and on one's energy reserves. on an empty stomach. etc. Some practitioners recommend chelating solidly for a few months. it can be extremely useful in removing many causative factors in one's condition. and there is no harm in taking one type of chelating agent first thing in the morning and then another type between lunch and dinner. For beginners. for example. Some prefer to stick to one type of chelation agent at a time.compounds for bacteria/candida/parasite treatment (another form of poisoning). It is always best to think sustainable and limit the amount of damage one does to one's body as much as possible. You should discuss this with your practitioner and also perhaps experiment a little to find the regime that suits you best. Jean Munro of Breakspear Medical recommends 3 days on and 11 days off. Others recommend rounds of 3 days on. It is not always more efficient to chelate non-stop for 6 to 9 months as the liver becomes increasingly more inefficient and then requires weeks or more to recover. Chelating agents put an additional burden on the liver and kidneys (depending on how they are excreted). See also the section on monitoring liver health above. and have often. 3 days off.
back to top Measuring the Progress of your Chelation Programme
.bottle as they usually only discuss 'average' daily dosages and not frequency and round regimes. You wouldn't run consecutive marathons in one day . with respect to which to use and in what manner. then you may need to take breaks in the programme to allow your organs to recover or to not get so depleted in the first place. Universal agreement is unlikely and your exact chelation regime must be something for you to decide with your practitioner. whether the kidneys or liver. There is as has been noted above considerable controversy and disagreement over chelation protocols. liver and gallbladder function. in addition to their normal duties they have to perform for your health and survival. or both. You may need to include 'breaks' into your detoxification regime to pace yourself. back to top Supporting Liver and Kidney Function Please note in the section above on Balancing Liver Function and Energy Levels during a Detoxification Programme of the importance of consuming sufficient nutrients to support kidney. you may well be able to complete your detoxification programme in one continuous programme. BlackSpy strongly believes that the danger of cumulative levels of circulating heavy metals and possible increase in inflammation is probably the most important reason for requiring regular breaks in chelation therapy. However this is rarely the case and is a recipe for disaster for most people. on account on the additional work they have to perform with chelated heavy metals being sent their way for excretion. will clearly have a big impact on this. The main route of excretion of the chelating agent you are using. especially with mobilsing agents. with no intervals. If not.you might consider a little rest and recuperation in between each one! Your doctor or consultant should be able to advise you of the best and optimal regime for you. If you are lucky enough to have a lower level of toxicity or very healthy liver and kidneys.
NCD is based upon activated zeolites. BlackSpy personally recommends the Urinary Porphyrins test. the second best test for heavy metal toxicity is probably the Provoked Urinary Metals Profile. these are generally not particularly reliable. The zeolite used in
. Whilst there are many methods available including hair mineral analysis. as described on the Tests page. This test aside. which provides information about the biochemical effects of heavy metal toxicity in the body. rather than the absolute levels. urine tests and blood tests to measure absolute levels of heavy metals. Zeolites are naturally occurring crystalline minerals produced over millions of years by crystallisation of volcanic ash in the ocean or fresh water lakes. One may want to exercise caution with the latter. which for some people may be way too high a dosage. For example. which involves taking a calculated dosage of a chelating agent to provoke the release of heavy metals into the urine. called Natural Cellular Defense (NCD). which can be tolerated better by some people than others. whole blood analyses of lead can only be expected to reflect recent exposures and do not correlate very well with the total body burden of lead. which is really what we are interested in.There are a number of different tests to measure toxicity in the body. back to top Chelating Agent Reviews: back to top Activated Zeolites (Natural Cellular Defense or NCD)
BlackSpy also has experienced excellent results with another cutting-edge product by Waiora.
however. It has been used for over 800 years in traditional medicine in its dry form. i. It is therefore not necessary to take an absorbant in conjunction with NCD. in aqueous solution. via the kidneys. but only toxins and heavy metals. One possible draw back to NCD is that in heavily toxified individuals. as nutritional metal elements are absorbed into the cage. The zeolite's chemical formula is 4.e.NCD is clinoptilolite. but is similar to clathration in its action of enclosing toxin molecules in a matrix (in this case at the centre of the zeolite molecule). trihyrdate. to aid the detoxification process via the gastro-intestinal pathway. NCD is excreted mainly through urinary excretion.g. This may produce some temporary detoxification symptoms. some toxic molecules may be freed from sequestration and may exchange in and out of the cage (e. besides chelation. NCD has several other benefits. is claimed not to absorb any nutrient minerals into its 'cage'. this is not strictly true.5 di-cyclo. In other words heavy metal ions are preferentially absorbed or trapped. Heavily toxified users of NCD could perhaps take an absorbant during the early stages of their usage of NCD to help counter these effects. However. If one is taking very high
. NCD. a Cadmium atom may displace a Lead atom from the cage. oxyo. Waiora's product isolates this zeolite from any naturally occuring toxins in the raw material and provides it in an 'activated' form. disilico. The zeolite have a 'cage' like structure and are able to absorb and surround a toxin molecule with the cage and render it relatively harmless. thereby re-releasing the Lead back into the body). These include pH regulation (absorbing high concentrations of H+ ions and depositing them where there is a lesser concentration of H+ ions) and the removal of harmful ammonium ions from the gastro-intestinal tract (produced during the deamination of protein during protein digestion). dialumino. and are effectively knocked out and replaced by heavy metal elements when the Zeolite matrix comes into contact with a heavy metal. these will vanish with continued use of the product and continued removal of the more powerfully bonding heavy metals. unlike synthetic chelation agents such as EDTA. although it is not necessarily a bad thing to do so anyway. dimagnesium. It is technically speaking a chelation agent.
one can take 1015 drops every hour. with a little water. it is probably best to start with 1-3 drops. You may want to perhaps start with PCA-Rx and then move onto NCD after this. For example. and so requires the user to drink large quantities of water. but that in extreme cases or when chelating at high doses at the end of your detoxification programme. always consult with your specialist and follow your specialist's recommendations. It may be optimal to take smaller doses but more often.dosages or one has very low levels of heavy metals in the body. Please see the links page. Rik Deitsch has said that there is no point taking more than 10-15 drops at once as it is not necessarily much more efficient to do so. As with other chelating or clathration agents.com/products/item26000-NCD. taking the product late in the evening may inhibit full sleep. The Waiora web site's NCD page is also listed below for convenience.waiora. One may want to consider taking additional nutritional minerals to compensate for this potential effect (as one woudl do with synthetic chelating agents such as EDTA and DMSA etc. and then pour your cups of water that you drink during the day from this bottle. with the dosage as normal increased slowly and built up to 10 drops 3 times a day. then there may be some possibility of demineralisation of nutritional metals from the body. add your daily dosage to a large bottle of filtered/mineral water. for example 4 times or day.php
. It is generally more effective to take a lower dosage for a longer time than a high dosage for a short time in chelation terms in any case. which one is likely doing in any case. http://www. 2 times a day can be taken. NCD zeolite has a large affinity to water. However.). NCD is slightly cheaper than PCA-Rx and may even be more powerful. NCD stays in the system for 5 to 7 hours after taking it. mix. However it is difficult to comment as packaging sizes and concentrations may vary. Information about this product and videos can be found on Waiora's web site. which may not be reflective of the actual potency/power of the respective molecules contained therein. In terms of dosage. or even continuously during the day. NCD can be taken whilst amalgam fillings are still in place.
a trial of 60 participants conducted by Dr Gabriel Cousins at his Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Arizona.treeoflife.html A product review/endorsement by Dr Gabriel Cousins can be found at the link below. How much of this was down to the NCD and how much was down to the juice fast has not been established.Alternatively view the NCD White Paper below for more detailed information (simply left click. www. or right click and select 'Save Target').04. with extremely favourable results in terms of toxin level decreases. USA. please click on the link below (simply left click.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html To read the patent on NCD.07b.
. please click on the link below (simply left click.nu/zeolite A comparison of NCD to synthetic chelation agents by James C. If you do not have this. Roberts MD FACC can be found at the link below.com/feature/side_6. or right click and select 'Save Target'). NCD Patent Viewing the above pdf documents requires Adobe Reader.litmuszine. www. please download it from the following link. Subjects took NCD in conjunction with a greenjuice fasting diet for a week. Interview with Rik Deitsch pdf file An Interview with Rik Deitsch by Jake Reimer from 4th June 2007 can be read at the link below. www.com/Waiora A description of the O-Ring Test.adobe. Waiora Natural Cellular Defense White Paper pdf file To read an in depth interview with Rik Deitsch of Waiora regarding NCD. http://www. or right click and select 'Save Target').bizzyblogz.
It is relatively inexpensive.' General information about taking NCD and some of the above reference documents can be found at the site below.html The form of clinoptilolite in Waiora's NCD is therefore claimed to be a proprietary form.com/minerals/silicate/clinopti/clinopti." www. http://en. The process used to purify (in effect to 'activate') the zeolite is proprietary to myself and my manufacturer.org/wiki/Clinoptilolite http://mineral.e. DMSA.zimbio.liquidzeolite. fertilisers and animal feeds. and we do not have a long-term track record with the use of Zeolite in chelation therapy.www. mediocre) health. It took several years to perfect this process and yields a completely safe and very active product. or Cancer (detoxifying here is an immediate matter of life or death). Zeolite makes chelation therapy affordable to everyone. whether suffering from CFS.04.org BlackSpy would recommend that everyone should try this product as well as PCA-Rx.litmuszine. Multiple Sclerosis. BlackSpy does not recommend undertaking an unsupervised detoxification programme. but don't take his word for it.and are not usually specifically marketed for human consumption or for heavy metal
.com/feature/side_6. Autism. related conditions.h tm Rik Deitsch of Waiora claims that "I use naturally-occurring clinoptilolite for the NCD.wikipedia. but this material appears to be quite safe. and DMPS.galleries. The Zeolite Clinoptilolite is used in a variety of applications such as in water filters. Other zeolite formulations tend to contain 'regular' clinoptilolite zeolite and are significantly cheaper . or whether in 'normal' (i.07b. www.com/Zeolite/articles/15/Chelation+therapy+EDT A+DMPS+DMSA+Zeolite+Let 'Zeolite is less potent a chelator than are the chemical agents such as EDTA. always consult with a health professional.
but suspects it is the former. a smaller proportion is absorbed into the bloodstream.detoxification. http://www.com
Another Zeolite product on the market is the Global Healing Center's Zeotrex. back to top
.zeolite. Jean Munro of Breakspear Medical claims that Zeolite. This contains organic volcanic Zeolites (clinoptilolite) as well as an Angstrom colloid blend (including organic Cilantro leaf and blue-green algae). and is thus is a passive absorbant rather than direct chelator throughout the body. www.ghchealth.com. naturally occurring clinoptilolite? It would be interested to see some comparison data from Waiora. does not actually pass into the bloodstream. you cannot take too much. and is excreted by the kidneys. Thus she argues.php BlackSpy is not certain whether this product contains 'regular' clinoptilolite or whether it is a proprietary formulation. who state that zeolite is absorbed into the bloodstream. unless one considers the potential demineralisation effects of higher dosages. being a very large molecule. but stays within the digestive tract. How much better is Waiora's proprietary form of clinoptilolite compared with normal. Rik Deitch claims that whilst most of the NCD Zeolite stays within the digestive tract. This is not the view of the supplier Zeolite.com/zeotrex. can cross the blood-brain barrier. rather like other absorbants like Bentonite clay.
rich in the sugar galactose. and has been recommended in eliminating radiation poisoning from the digestive tract in sufferers of the Chernobyl disaster. F. oranges and tangerines.removes heavy metals and toxins .chernobyl. Citrus pectin is very bioavailable and has a galactose rich make-up. Both Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) and Modified Alginate
.Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) . pectin is a strong binding agent. which directly relates to its tremendous detoxification and cholesterol lowering properties. Le Galla. Structurally. www.'Algimate':
Citrus Pectin is a plant fiber obtained from the rind and peel of citrus fruits such as lemons.info/index. grapefruits.'PectaSol' / Modified Alginate Complex (MAC) . Ansoborlo. complex polysaccharide.-C. Renaulta.promotes normal cell growth Fruit Pectin has been shown to have chelating properties. Taranb. At a molecular level. J. D.promotes cardiovascular health . pectin is classified as a water soluble.php?navID=578 Click here to read the 2006 paper 'Comparison of Prussian blue and apple-pectin efficacy on 137Cs [Caesium] decorporation in rats' by B. Wilka and E. giving it the ability to deliver the following extraordinary benefits: .
i. urine) but some is excreted by the liver into the digestive tract. MAC according to Jarrow Formulas is reputed to remain in the digest tract and increase rates of binding of excreted heavy metals in the digestive tract. Alginate is derived from seaweed. They are Polyuronides.e. i. MCP is harvested from the inner peel of citrus fruit. to prevent their reabsorption. arranged in adjacent blocks. but also perhaps to a lesser extent to bind with any heavy metals introduced into the digestive tract by MCP bound to metals excreted by the liver. MCP on the other hand has been modified so that they can be absorbed into the bloodstream from the digestive tract (allegedly over 5-6 hours providing prolonged/slow rate of absorption into the blood).Complex (MAC).e. Pectin and Alginates in their natural form cannot be absorbed from the digestive tract into the bloodstream and thus only act to detoxify the digestive tract of heavy metals (collecting heavy metals that have been excreted previously through the biliary tree. 'PectaSolÕs modified citrus pectin (MCP) has a unique chemical structure and optimized molecular weight that allows for maximized absorption. The main pathway of excretion of MCP is via the kidneys (i. are patented products by EcoNugenics. The highest binding affinities are reputedly found in pectins with a low degree of esterification and alginates that are high in guluronic acid. the liver). Alginate is made of linear chains of Mannuronic and Guluronic Acid. The toxic metal binding properties of polyuronides depends on their level of esterification and the exact molecular structure of the pectin or alginate molecular chains.'
. complex natural sugars. naturally occurring types of complex polysaccharides. and facilitation of their removal. systemic chelation of toxic metals. and is a soluble dietary fibre composed mainly of repeating Galacturonic Acid units. Presumably the MAC is there primarily to bind with heavy metals already in the digestive tract from the body's natural detoxification processes (Glutathione conjugates of heavy metals etc excreted from the liver into the digestive tract) and also historical accumulation of heavy metals in the stool and mucoid plaque in the colon.* PectaSolÕs modified alginate complements MCP by chelating toxic metals within the digestive tract and preventing their reabsorption. to enable chelation to occur in the body itself.e.
MAC is claimed to chelate Mercury primarily and other heavy metals secondarily. Chelation study PDF A view on Dr Isaac Eliaz's web site can be seen at the link below. as experience with PCA-Rx and NCD points to them considerably reducing these effects. with 'no side effects'. but not completely eliminating them.Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) and Modified Alginate Complex (MAC) appear to function in a similar manner to the other natural chelation/clathration agent mentioned below. i.e. Elaine Weila and Barry Wilkb can be viewed in pdf format by clicking on the link below. It also studies the effects in (just) five case studies using either just Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) or a combination of MCP and Modified Alginate Complex. there are no reported effects of removing nutritional elements from the blood stream that can happen with synthetic chelation agents as described above. NCD and Cilantro. discussing MCP and
.org/hot_topics/index/removing_dangerous_toxic _metals_from_our_bodies An audio file interview of Dr Eliaz with Mike Adams (aka 'Health Ranger') of NaturalNews. BlackSpy takes the claims of 'no side effects' and the extent to which such molecular structures shield the liver and tissues from any harmful effects of the toxic metals held therein with a pinch of salt. which includes a video.com. As with PCA-Rx. the peptide-based PCA-Rx. become highly water soluble and are more easily eliminated by the kidneys and liver.dreliaz. MCP is excreted mainly via urinary excretion. It reviews the positive and negative effects of common synthetic chelation agents such as EDTA and DMPS. www. MCP is claimed to chelate Lead primarily and other heavy metals secondarily. The 2007 paper 'Integrative Medicine and the Role of Modified Citrus Pectin/Alginates in Heavy Metal Chelation and Detoxification: Five Case Reports' by Isaac Eliaz (the chief chemist responsible for formulating the 'PectaSol' chemistry). It is claimed to form an 'egg box chelation structure' where toxic metals become trapped in the chelation complex. via the kidneys.
htm#MCP 'PectaSol' is the registered trademark of a chelation product based on the use of Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP).' www. Hence.html MCP has also been shown to help inhibit cancer cell growth. Secondary tumours develop through the adhesion of roaming cancer cells to each other and to other organs by means of Ôsticky' protein molecules.com/podcasts/DrIssacEliazCitrusPectinPo dcast2008. Some small and uncontrolled human studies have also shown that MCP may inhibit the spread of melanoma and prostate cancer. known as galectin-3. Under the influence of MCP.org/cancertreatment2_1.freepatentsonline. www. the metastasis of all cancers that spread by means of galectin-3 may be inhibited by MCP. concerning breast and colon cancer.self-helpcancer. These are sold by EcoNugenics or under licence by Source Naturals and Jarrow.mp3 Other documents relating to the use of Alginates for chelation can be found below. MCP inhibits this sticking process by preferentially binding to the sticky molecules.html www.com/Health/EcoNugenics/pectaSolChelation-Complex. At the time of writing (June 2008). In 1992.com/5292525. MCP has no effect on the growth of primary tumours. there are currently 2 main products on the market containing PectaSol. 'MCP is a chemically modified form of pectin.Chelation. which indicated that MCP Òsignificantly decreasedÓ the spread (metastasis) of melanoma and prostate cancer cells in rats. cancer cells lose their stick. PectaSol Modified Citrus Pectin
. harvested from the inside of citrus fruit peel. BlackSpy has not yet tried this particular method out so cannot comment. Similar results have subsequently been obtained from other animal studies. can be found at the link below.naturalnews. www. researchers at the Michigan Cancer Foundation published the results of a study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.heartfeltmedicine.
The main active chelation ingredient is Modified Citrus Pectin (i. particularly at the end of one's detoxification regime when larger quantities are taken.The first product is called 'PectaSol Modified Citrus Pectin' (MCP). According to the author William Rasmussen. the latter being much more cost effective. This is a chelating agent that can be absorbed into the bloodstream and remove various types of heavy metals. NOW appears to be the cheapest brand. 'PectaSol'). and the manufacturer nor resellers have made such a statement.however this does not seem to be corroborated elsewhere from what BlackSpy can see. European buyers will save money if they buy in bulk from the US. It is available in both capsule and powder form.e. and under licence by Now Foods and Source Naturals. Pectasol MCP is sold by EcoNugenics. including both Lead and Mercury. The powder form is 100% PectaSol MCP.
. but can also chelate other heavy metals . it is primarily targetted at removing Lead from the body. The PectaSol MCP capsules contain 800mg of PectaSol MCP each.
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which refer to it as a selective intestinal absorbant. PCC is sold by EcoNugenics and under licence by Jarrow Formulas. providing the chelating agent PectaSol MCP and also the intestinal heavy metal absorbant Modified Alginate Complex. i. The EcoNugenics product is called 'PectaSol
.PectaSol Chelation Complex
The second product is called 'PectaSol Chelation Complex' or 'PCC' for short. but this is not corroborated elsewhere and BlackSpy is sceptical about this claim which does not match manufacturer or reseller statements. PCC is only available in capsule form. and is the more potent of the two types of product. This contains both Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP. According to William Rasmussen. These two ingredients are collectively known as 'PectaSol Chelation Complex'. 'PectaSol') and a Modified Alginate Complex (MAC . MAC seems to be the more powerful chelator from BlackSpy's experiences. They are both exactly the same product. This product is a combination product.using the trademark 'Algimate'). Each PCC capsule contains 300mg of PectaSol MCP and 450mg of Algimate MAC. Algimate is a chelating agent that is absorbed into the bloodstream and that is primarily targeted to Mercury chelation.e.
Milk Thistle and Cilantro leaf. It appears PectaSol is a brand name for a range of products by EcoNugenics. ALA. European buyers will save money if they buy in bulk from the US. one should really have been taking these all along. MCP and MAC) per capsule to EcoNugenics own 'PectaSol Chelation Complex' capsules product. Sulfur. glutatione precursors.e.econugenics. and may not necessarily want to take more of the antioxidants or precursors than one
. some of which contain PectaSol and some don't.com/products/datasheets/datashee t_6342. PectaSol Detox Complete is basically a mix of various antioxidants and. This is explained more in the Cilantro section.pdf Jarrow Formulas' 'ToXguard Heavy Metal Detox' contains an equivalent amount of 'PectaSol Chelation Complex' (i.p df BlackSpy's view on the PectaSol Detox Complete product is that rather than wait until one has finished the bulk of one's heavy metal detoxification to start taking these antioxidants and glutatione precursors. www.jarrow. as it is a powerful chelator. and also the name of the trademarked active chelating ingredient 'PectaSol'. www.Chelation Complex' (probably as you would expect!) www. This is called 'PectaSol Detox Complete'.econugenics. Contrary to the name. it is likely cheaper and more convenient to buy bottles of Cilantro tincture rather than rely on a pre-fabricated (value added) supplement like this. BlackSpy in general thinks it is best to focus on using Cilantro after one has done at least a bulk of one's chelation as it can be a little 'rough'. However.com/product-428 EcoNugenics recommend a 'stage II' product. after the use of PCC for one to six months. It is slightly cheaper than the EcoNugenics branded product. BlackSpy strongly believes that the chelator Cilantro should be used in every heavy metal detoxification programme.com/products/datasheets/datasheet_6350. It is pictured above. This is particularly relevant when one tailors one's Cilantro dosage as one goes along. in order to get the concentrations of Cilantro that one is after. it does not actually contain any Modified Citrus Pectin.
normally does as one increases the Cilantro dosage. If you are taking a capsule such as the one above, then taking high Cilantro dosages would therefore become highly expensive and would result in taking very high dosages of the other associated ingredients. BlackSpy prefers to take them individually and be in control of the dosages himself. This is not to say it is not a convenient product however. PectaSol (MCP) powder appears to be negative charged, which one can feel when one opens the jar, and indeed can notice if one uses a metallic spoon. When serving the PectaSol powder, it is probably best to use a non-metallic spoon, such as a ceramic or plastic spoon. BlackSpy presumes that the capsules of PectaSol Chelation Complex (MCP and Algimate) are similarly containing negatively charged powder. BlackSpy has briefly trialled Modified Citrus Pectin and Modified Alginate Complex (the Jarrow Heavey Metal Detox product described above). The recommended dosage is 1-3 capsules twice a day on an empty stomach. BlackSpy took approximately 7-8 capsules three times a day. He felt no adverse side effects until he took 24 capsules per day, when he experienced a slight headache. He was able to take such high doses as he had been chelating and detoxing for 2.5 years previously and so his heavy metal levels were relatively low. BlackSpy used 4 bottles of 90 capsules in approximatley 30 weeks. He felt the product working OK although there was only slight constipation at the very beginning (a usual sign of detoxification occurring). Before having trialled the MCP MAC product, he had reached a 'wall' with regards to his Cilantro tincture intake, at 100 drops, 3 times a day. This is a very high dosage, achieved by BlackSpy after 2.5 years of cellular detoxification. BlackSpy had been unable to increase this dosage after 3 weeks or so at this level. After having taken the MCP MAC product for 3 weeks, going back to Cilantro, he noticed he was able to increase his Cilantro dosage again comfortably by at least 20%. This is probably at least equivalent to if not more than he would have achieved if he had been taking Cilantro during this trial period instead. BlackSpy will return his final verdict when he receives his next hair analysis test results although it is probably not fair to judge the product on such a brief usage period. BlackSpy tried NOW PectaSol Powder for approximately 3 to 4 weeks - after a similar period using PectaSol Chelation Complex, as described above. The recommended dosage is
5g to be taken 3 times a day, on an empty stomach. BlackSpy started off with 10g three times a day which was fine (at his stage in his detoxification regime - not recommended for beginners). He gradually increased this to just over 60g three times a day over this period, to stay in the ‘optimal zone'. During this 3-4 week period he used six jars of powder, each containing one pound (454g), using thus approximately 3 kg (6 lbs) of PectaSol powder! Tweaking the dosage was a case of estimation and guesswork, and if he overdid it, he did experience headaches (like a general malaise in the head as opposed to a sharp and painful headache). After this 3-4 week period, he went back to using Cilantro again, and found that he could increase his former dosage from 120 drops three times a day to 180 drops three times a day, so the % increase was even greater from having used PectaSol Chelation Complex (perhaps more even more so on account on the quantities taken and slightly longer duration). BlackSpy is shortly going to have a hair analysis performed, which would cover his whole PectaSol chelation period, to provide more concrete data, but his opinion is that it was extremely good and recommends it for a relatively headache-free chelation. Towards the end of his detoxification programme, he was able to take up to 70 capsules of Jarrow Toxguard Heavy Metal Detox (PCC) in one dosage, once a day, without experiencing any excessive diarrhoea (discussed below). This is probably about the maximum dosage that he could take in one go, if taken once a day, and slightly lower dosages could be taken three times a day (e.g. 60 capsules, 3 times a day). However, these are very advanced dosages and not recommended for the beginner. One downside to PCC only being available in capsule form is that it can be extremely unpleasant to swallow so many capsules, and a large amount of water is required to swallow them all down, so that they do not stick in the throat, which can be extremely uncomfortable to say the least! BlackSpy almost threw up one time as a number of capsules had blocked his oesophagus! Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) is of course a form of pectin, i.e. (a modified) natural sugar. 5g of MCP consists of 4g of carbohydrate. It functions as a chelant as it is small enough to easily permeate the digestive tract and into the blood stream to function systematically; and also because each molecule is a tiny fibre, which can bind to heavy metals and other toxins. 5g of MCP contains effectively 3g of soluble fibre. The upside is also itÍs potential downside, but only when taken in VERY large
quantities. This is only really relevant for those at the end of their detoxification programmes, who need to take very high dosages of chelants to flush out the last of their heavy metals from their tissues. Taken in very large doses, it may induce very loose stools or diarrhoea and also excessive wind. To offset the effects of the diarrhoea, one should perhaps cut down on oneÍs Magnesium supplemental intake whilst taking high doses of MCP. However, as one approaches one's maximum limit of chelant, the stools may start to firm up again, on account of the additional bile produced and so on. The wind is caused by the very high pectin intake, if one is taking, for example 100g a day (a very advanced dosage), which feeds the (good and bad) bacteria in oneÍs colon, producing large amounts of Carbon Dioxide (wind) during the day and night. In addition it may also result in a little insomnia if one is taking it too late in the evening (being a sugar). If one is taking MCP at this dosage, then one should not perhaps do so for more than a couple of months maximum as it may upset one's bacterial balance in one's colon. Taking Pectasol powder in very high dosages may also 'fill one up' a little, and take the edge off one's hunger for a couple of hours. So whilst being an excellent product, there are a few considerations when at the very tail end of oneÍs detoxification programme. Other chelants, such as Cilantro, do not have this problem. Every chelant has its pros and cons. So to sum up MCP and PCC are excellent chelants, but they work best at low to medium dosages. One can only increase the dosage up to a certain level before the laxative effect of all the dietary fibre becomes too unbearable. Other chelant agents do not have this problem and can be taken in high dosages without such side effects. BlackSpy has found that PCC capsules are roughly 50%+ as strong as the PectaSol MCP Powder if one considers the relative amount in each serving. At very high dosages, even though slightly dearer, it may be worth taking the PCC capsules instead as the relative laxative effect will be less (i.e. requiring less weight of MCP/MAC per serving). Do not even think about taking more than 70g of PectaSol Modified Citrus Pectin in one go, three times a day, as the laxative and wind effect becomes totally debilitating in BlackSpy's experience. When one gets to this ultra-advanced level of chelation at the end of one's program, it is best to swap to another chelation agent, for example, cilantro; or simply take a lower dosage of MCP powder of PCC capsules and take another chelator in combination, e.g. Zeolite or Cilantro, or combine it with another type of detoxification
therapy such as FIR saunas etc. back to top Detoxamin (EDTA Suppositories):
EDTA (EthyleneDiamine TetraAcetic Acid) is an FDA approved chelating agent, invented in the 1940s. EDTA exhibits low acute toxicity in laboratory rats, and has been found to be both cytotoxic (toxic to cells) and weakly genotoxic (toxic to genetic material) in laboratory animals. No such data exists for humans
Despite the 'bum bullet' shape. EDTA is found in a variety of skin and bathroom products. EDTA is a powerful antioxidant. The top selling EDTA product is called Detoxamin . it is better to insert the flat end into the rectal opening. One pushes it into one anus with one's finger. http://en.as far as BlackSpy is aware. the flat end going into the anus. and is also used in various medicine applications e. EDTA suppositories) for this particular molecule. It is classed as a persistent organic pollutant.wikipedia. as a blood anticoagulant in blood samples. so that once in the anus.an EDTA suppository which is strictly speaking rectal chelation and not oral chelation.g. and to prevent cell clumping on account of Calcium deposits.g. oral EDTA supplements) compared with absorption through the rectum (e.org/wiki/Edta Absorption of EDTA is quite poor when taken orally (e. Detoxamin is an anal (rectal) EDTA suppository in a cocoa butter base.g. past the tight muscle of the sphincter. It is shaped like a long bullet. it is likely to go further into the rectum because rectal pressure applied to the lower side (the pointed end) of the suppository will result in more forward/upward motion than pressure on the flatter end.
net/chelation_chicago. i. This is what makes you feel nauseous as you are excreting your stools on the toilet momentarily as some toxins are reabsorbed. After inserting the suppository. However. According to Dr Elena Koles.each suppository contains 375mg of Ca-Na2-EDTA. It is reputed that if taken orally. This can be uncomfortable. only 5% of EDTA is absorbed. a children's version called 'Detoxamin for Kids' . especially if you need to pass wind. it starts to melt and you will likely have s slushy. but is actually excreted via urinary excretion. This is partly why they are taken at night . The first 'dump' of the next day is normal. Although EDTA is absorbed readily though the rectum. BlackSpy can
. by the kidneys. brain and other organs. so it is recommended not to pass stools within this time. except for a little slime on the end of the first 'log' to come out. The EDTA suppositories utilise this rectal absorption pathway and 95% of the EDTA is said to be absorbed in this manner. As discussed on the Mucoid Plaque page. slimey liquid in your sigmoid colon for a few hours after taking it. to help absorption. as opposed to 5% if an EDTA capsule or tablet is taken orally. http://www. whilst the rest of the GI tract (with the exception of the mouth) is connected to the liver. This is why sublingual and rectal absorption is more effective than swallowing something. it is not excreted via the liver and into the digestive tract for removal. which is best avoided or performed extremely carefully! It is best to have squeezed out all the stools one can before using it too. the blood supply in the rectum and under the tongue bypassing the liver and joining the rest of the blood circulation to the lungs.html Detoxamin suppositories are available in 3 strengths/sizes.u-ok. when taken rectally.The best time to take Detoxamin suppositories is before one goes to bed. The adult sizes come in 750mg and 1000mg versions. the rate of absorption is reputed to be considerably higher and more gradual in delivery. The suppositories are meant to have most of the EDTA absorbed through the wall of the sigmoid colon (going directly to the liver) in around 80 minutes. 3 nights of rectal EDTA suppositories is equivalent to one IV injection of EDTA.less interference from passing stools like during the day and less need to consciously 'hold in the goo'. going straight to the liver and bypassing the stomach and small intestine.e.
Jean Munro of Breakspear Medical recommended an 800mg EDTA suppository. on the basis of muscle testing. and the uncertainty as to how much there was in absolute terms at the start of the chelation proramme. in BlackSpy's most recent tests.com/faq BlackSpy was kinesiologically tested for two brands of EDTA suppositories. On those occasions when BlackSpy had a slight headache after taking EDTA. then 11 days break (which is more or less the same dosage over 2
. Whilst there is debate over their effectiveness as a method of chelation. several more natural treatment-oriented practitioners also recommend it for chelating Lead from the body over other methods. so that one could deduce that all of the above natural chelating agents are less effective with Lead that with other heavy metals. this was down to taking too much Alpha-Lipoic Acid around the clock. as well as its chelating abilities. BlackSpy has been recommended to take Strontium to assist in the process of removing lead from the body by displacing the Lead from its protein sites etc. he actually felt slightly euphoric after taking the EDTA suppository. taken on 3 consecutive nights. Whilst the effectiveness of the various natural chelants BlackSpy used over 3 years is hard to measure. almost like an Acupuncture session. there are clinical studies on the Detoxamin web site. Recommendations vary regarding the frequency. as it would mobilise additional heavy metals.detoxamin. www. schedule and dosage of EDTA suppositories.vouch for the effective rate of rectal absorption of EDTA suppositories. Michael Culp recommended BlackSpy take 3 Detoxamin for Kids suppositories (375mg) three times a week (every other day for 6 days then an extra day off). resulting a higher than optimal level of circulating heavy metals for the body to clear at once. He felt like he had more energy. Lead did appear to be highest of all his remaining heavy metals. before it finally mixes in with the stool ready for excretion. This worked out quite well. on account of changing methods of measurement and their various drawbacks. T. Detoxamin and also College Pharmacy. and in addition. BlackSpy found that unlike with any other chelating agents. Clearly the longer you leave it up there the better. presumaby on account of its effects on the nervous system. This would wear off after 12 hours. whereas the Detoxamin for Kids tested positively. and the adult versions of both did 'nothing'.
which reputedly utilises the same (source of) ingredients as Detoxamin. so it is important to consume foods rich in these minerals and to supplement these minerals to avoid inducing nutritional deficiencies.chelationbysuppository. However this is offset by the inclusion of an oxidative catalyst that is said to oxidise the SH-group bonds that bond very strongly with heavy metal ions. so would imagine that 3 consecutive days would be very draining indeed. EDTA is known to deplete the body's nutritional minerals. he does make several suggestions for other chelating agents such as DMPS and DMSA. He would not recommend such a regime even in an emergency. BlackSpy found that on his 3 x Detoxamin for Kids suppositories. but contains 900mg of CaNa2 EDTA per suppository. As stated above. then after that it felt rather exhausting even when he was taking the EDTA. BlackSpy has not personally tried Bio-Chelat and cannot comment on its effectiveness. and after ceasing the ALA.
. Whilst Andrew Hall Cutler does not recommend EDTA. Bio-Chelat comes in 100ml bottles and contains relatively speaking a very small amount of EDTA.weeks as Culp's recommendation but taken in a different way). he was not able to take any other chelating agents. Kelatox is a rival product to Detoxamin. allowing the EDTA to effectively bond with the heavy metals for removal by the body. Some may argue that despite this. The latter schedule would presumably be far too much for most people to handle. as an emergency measure to remove the built up heavy metals. because it is taken orally. These include 3 days on and 3 days off. will not be effective on account on the rate of low absorption of EDTA in the digestive tract.ht ml Another highly regarded EDTA product is called Bio-Chelat. In addition. when BlackSpy had taken too much ALA. Oral EDTA supplements are generally not very well absorbed. 6 nights in a row. BlackSpy tried taking a whole such 800mg suppository and did feel tired for a couple of days afterwards. he found it far too much and felt exhausted the following week and had a pain in his left kidney for a couple of days. as they strained his kidneys.com/faq_chelation_suppository. www. took Detoxamin for Kids. This is an oral chelation product. The regime felt good for the first 2 nights. and even 7 days on and 7 days off.
introduced by Prof. Boyd E. Mercaptamine Hydrochloride) . and Isophthalic Acid. is a new chelating agent for Mercury. It has the code name or catalogue number 'CT-01'.an animal feed additive and new drug for cystinosis (a kidney disorder). This is a combination of Cysteamine Hydrochloride (a. The active ingredient in OSR#1 is 100mg of N1.Oxidative Stress Relief
Oxidative Stress Relief (OSR) by NeuroScience.N3-bis(2-mercaptoethyl)isophthalamide. One might perhaps abbreviate this to BMEIP or just call it OSR (a somewhat misleading name).a.
.k.back to top OSR#1 . Haley's company CTI Science in 2008. a chemical used in the manufacture of resins and industrial coatings.
It is non-toxic to rats. It is lipid soluble and is able to cross the blood-brain barrier. The bond it forms with the heavy metal is very strong so little reabsorption occurs in the digestive tract.3benzenediamidoethanethiol (BDETH2 or MetX). BDETH2 was never intended to be used on humans. this thiol group on
. Atwood. Isophthaloyl Dichloride and Triethylamine.facebook. Haley however marketed it as a commercial product in the Autism community initially.php?uid=44216634847&topic=6153 'OSR is likely not effective at removing metals that EDTA would be useful for. Has a long holding time in body and contains two thiol groups (-SH).' 'OSR goes into lipid/fat stores. most likely relatively safe. If there is a hydroxy free radical from metal toxicity or any inflammatory process.com/topic. OSR is not believed to cause demineralisation of minerals such as Copper and Zinc. and it is not so capable at bonding with heavy metals such as Lead. but the long term toxicity of OSR has not been established as it is so new.OSR is reputed to be very similar if not identical to a chelating agent developed in 2003 by Prof. the patent for which is owned by the University of Kentucky Research Foundation. Boyd E. BDETH2 is synthesised using Cystamine Hydrochloride. ItÕs not rapidly excreted. David A. OSR is primarly designed to chelate heavy metals such as Mercury and Arsenic. Brock S. OSR is excreted via the liver/gallbladder into the digestive tract. etc. mitochondria. One assumes this is not simply a hyperbole. Both compounds are prepared slightly differently but the end molecule structure is identical. http://neurodiversity. www. called 1.com/weblog/article/168/ The bond it forms with heavy metals such as Mercury is reputed to be one million times stronger than DMPS or DMSA. and is believed to have a low toxicity in humans. Haley PhD states in an interview from an unknown date. One can consider it an experimental treatment. EDTA would be useful for detox in ways that OSR is not. Howerton and Matthew Matlock.
when they also take Lipoic Acid (a Glutathione precursor). which is a highly purified dietary supplement that helps maintain healthy glutathione levels.g.500. Both OSR#1 and glutathione scavenge free radicals.e. Thus CTI Science is not able to be completely forthcoming about how it works on their official literature and web site! A rather ridiculous situation perhaps.e. 18/12/2009 via Twitter: 'OSR#1¨ crosses the blood brain barrier and peaks in the brain tissue at 2 hours post ingestion.the OSR will react with it and scavenge it.pdf 'CTI Science. so it does not have to go through FDA testing and be restricted in supply (and possibly not be available for a large number of years). or rather recycle oxidised Glutathione to its reduced and active form. OSR#1. This is perhaps why Haley explains how it actually works in interviews etc. rather than a Chelating Agent (i. Inc.' Haley states that OSR is lipid soluble but it able to become water soluble when coupled with Glutathione. Hence the rather understated description from the instructions below.' OSR has an ORAC value of 192. and focus on the antioxidant capabilities of OSR. https://www. For legal reasons. it is marketed as a Free Radical Scavenger and Glutathione promoter (i. OSR is said to bind to the Glutathione conjugate of Mercury. Other synthetic chelating agents such as DMPS. a dietary supplement). Perhaps this is why some patients fare better with OSR (less detoxification symptoms) when their Glutathione levels are higher (e. All antioxidants can be said to boost Glutathione levels. offers an antioxidant product. allowing the body to maintain its own natural detoxifying capacity. a drug).com/CTIScience/pdf/osr1-packageinsert-0609. It is currently available through practitioners only. BlackSpy has also heard that negative interactions with Lipoic Acid are possible (on account of its Sulphur content). DMSA and EDTA are also antioxidants. Presumably this is the mechanism by which it is excreted from the body in the digestive tract. but information
. This scavenging of hydroxyl free radicals salvages glutathione.400! Acai fruit has an ORAC value of 18.ctiscience.' According to Boyd Haley.
https://www. http://health. people with suspected yeast problems and people who are on antifungal medications should not take OSR#1 until their yeast conditions are under control. OSR is contraindictated with Candida infections: 'OSR#1 will attract and bind disulfide compounds. taken together with a probiotic Securil (based on kinesiological testing). with one capsule (100mg) as a recommended adult dosage per day.com/group/OxidativeStressRelief Below is an interivew with Boyd Haley on Mercury. https://www.htm http://curezone. OSR#1 may theoretically bind to them.asp?i=1386716 An OSR Forum on yahoo groups can be found at the link below. A powder form variant is also available. thus helping to eliminate heavy metals (assuming bowel movements are healthy). Because Candida albicans (a common yeast/fungal condition in humans) is known to release by-products that contain disulfide bonds. BlackSpy was suggested one capsule three times a week. As a precaution. Autism and OSR.groups. Bacteria tend to absorb heavy metals in the GI tract and are passed out of the body in the stool. It can be taken on an empty stomach or with meals.yahoo. According to the instructions.com/CTIScience The old cached FAQs page from the CTI Science web site has been reproduced here. Please see the links below for more information.com/osr/MoreInfoOSR.about comparative ORAC values are not available at this time.
BlackSpy is currently trialling this chelating agent. OSR does seem to remain in the system much longer than any other
.com/forums/fmp.' OSR comes in capsule form.ctiscience.neurorelief.
cancer etc.which is known to be the 2nd most toxic element in the known Universe. After 3 months of use. Please see links below for more information.7088247.chicagotribune. and has a blood plasma half-life of 6-7 hours. and sticking to FDA-approved methods.story www. and leaving the Mercury in the body for much longer than is necessary. OSR will no longer be available . Body Haley has stated that it stays in the system for several days. There are also many drugs that have passed FDA approvals that are really unhealthy and dangerous to one's health.chelating agent he has taken.com/health/ct-met-autism-chemical20100623. meaning he has to stay off adding Lecithin granules to his regime even up to 36 hours afterwards (to avoid overdetoxification symptoms). As of 29th July 2010. with neurological symptoms subsiding and no adverse side effects experienced at his low dosage. none seem to be as effective or problem-free in the short-term as OSR from BlackSpy's experience. Most users would rather take their chances with OSR than with the Mercury . would be 'safe'. Whilst there are many chelators for Mercury. BlackSpy believes that it is the best chelating agent for Mercury he has used. but in this case. it appears that the FDA have pushed CTI Science into a corner and CTI halted sales of OSR#1 on the grounds that it is a drug not a nutritional supplement. The FDA is an American government body and does not represent the international medical regulatory bodies or industry and it is not unknown to get things badly wrong. unlike any other 'natural' or modified natural chelating compounds. so this method of dosing is most likely appropriate.com/2010/07/26/following-fda-warningpharmacies-stop-selling-purported-autism-treatment/
.aspx www.unless it is manufactured outside of the USA or achieves FDA-approved drug status in a few years time. This is a major blow to the chelation community and typical of the FDA. and one might ask if avoiding OSR. http://www.com/news/2010/06/fdawarns-cti-science-on-drug-claims. It also tested positively with Applied Kinesiology testing. Once existing stock has been sold at stockists. Mercury can cause neurological damage. BlackSpy strongly believes the compound is actually safe to use.naturalproductsinsider.theautismnews. One can see that the FDA has a point. This is of course not likely to be taken very seriously by the FDA.0.
and an antioxidant. that ship internationally. The denomination Phytates also includes the salts of related acids IP3 (Inositol Triphosphate). If taken in its salt form.com/prodinfo.forresthealth.forresthealth. also known as Phytic Acid. The salt form is therefore preferable to take as an oral supplement.html back to top IP6:
Inositol Hexakisphosphate (IP6). As well as being a source of dietary Phosphorus.At the time of writing on July 31st 2010. http://shop. IP6 is used for chelating excess iron from the body in cases of haemochromatosis . but would not necessarily recommend this route. or Phytate when in the salt form. IP6 is also one of the few chelating agents used for Uranium removal. it is also an excellent chelating agent.e.startlivingwelltoday. It readily chelates Calcium and Magnesium in it's acid form. is a form of Vitamin B8. IP4 (Inositol Tetraphosphate) and IP5 (Inositol Pentaphosphate). It is the principle store of the element Phosphorus (P) in many plant tissues. i.asp?number=OSR %20CAPS www.com/osr-1-powder-3-pack. Calcium-Magnesium Inositol Hexaphosphate. it is already combined with Calcium and Magnesium and will not chelate these out of the body.html www. especially bran and seeds.there being no natural mechanism for removing excess iron from the body (besides menstruation in women). a vitamin promoting the immune system's natural NK-cells. although BlackSpy is sure that other natural
. without a practitioner's advice and recommendations.com/osr-1-30-100mg-caps. BlackSpy has found two internet stores that have remaining stocks of OSR.
http://en.advance-health. as this may result in various biochemical and cellular problems. and to ensure that one's Iron levels do not drop too much during the course of taking it.chelators work well also.com/inositol. It may be as well to ensure one is supplementing sufficient Calcium and Magnesium with meals also.wikipedia.html back to top
Mobilising/Chelating Combination Product Reviews: back to top
Fermented Peptides and Micronised Chlorella back to top PCA-Rx:
. IP6 has also been used in cancer treatment and in antioxidant therapy. IP6 is generally recommended to be taken on an empty stomach.org/wiki/IP6 http://www.
Information about this product can be found on Maxam's web site. Any toxins that are attached to tissues are removed and dealt with in a similar fashion. and are removed by the liver as normal. although it is not necessarily a bad thing to do so anyway. mycoplasmas. http://www. known as PCARx.com/ In essence. arterial plaque and PCBs (printed circuit board chemical). A link to the Maxam Labs's PCA-Rx web page is listed below for your convenience. cutting-edge product by Maxam Labs. unlike chelation
.maxamlabs. to aid the detoxification process via the gastro-intestinal pathway. The product can be used prior to mercury amalgam filling removal.BlackSpy has experienced probably one of the best and most convenient results for heavy metal detoxification with a new. whereby natural peptides seek out and bond with any toxins in the blood and surround them in a matrix. Retoxification (reabsorption of toxins from GI tract into the blood stream) is largely not an issue as they are firmly bonded into a peptide matrix. it uses a process known as clathration. In addition to removing heavy metals. the product also removes renegade proteins. It is therefore not necessary to take an absorbant in conjunction with PCA-Rx. Perhaps these peptides work in a similar way to the peptide Glutathione (GSH). rendering them less harmful. Please see the links page.
and gently removing heavy metals from the GI tract. The NAC and Glutathione also help mobilise heavy metals and draw them out of the tissues and brain. Glutathione. Phytoplankton. which produce the enzyme peptidyl
. the mechanism is technically speaking still chelation. Acetylcysteine. However. are excellent chelators and mobilisers of Heavy Metals. Phospholipids. Algenic. such as cilantro or DMSA. Streptococcus Thermophilus. Maxam labs are a little vague in their exact definition of the ingredients and mechanism of delivery. working in parallel to the effects of PCA-Rx. The main chelators that bind with the heavy metals for convenient removal from the body are Peptidylgluconase and Chlorella.' Two of the organic acids in PCA-Rx (and Metal-Free). Multiple Beneficial Flora Ferments Including: Lactobacillus Bulgaricus. Hyaluronic Acid. organic and amino acids and algae extracts that are micro-fermented with probiotic bacteria. Fulvic acid and Lipoic acid. Amino Acid Complexes. Hydrated Colloidal Silica.agents. Glycine. presumably to mark PCA-Rx out from other chelation agents. Acidophilus Salivarus. Chlorella. All In A Cultured Medium Of Oligopolypeptides. The term 'clathration' is used. So what is PCA-Rx? What is the active ingredient in PCARx? Maxam states that the ingredients are: 'Purified Water. described below. Ferulic And Lipoic Acids. Vitamins And Minerals. Peptidylgluconase. Blue-Green Algae Extracts. Please note that the use of absorbants such as chlorella or bentonite are not necessary whilst using PCARx. they can still be used. We have however referred to it as clathration. but BlackSpy understands it to be a mixture of peptides. Fulvic. However. Chlorella normally does not leave the digestive tract but here it is micro-fermented to allow it to be absorbed into the blood stream and act as a chelating agent. in that it shields the user from reabsorption of toxins to a greater extent. Ionic Sea Minerals. PCA-Rx in many ways shares most in common with NCD. Micro-Fermented Peptides Of Glutamic Acid. They are discussed in the sections below. Glycoproteins.
Further information relating to PCA-Rx can be found on the Maxam web site. It is probably best to start off with a dosage such as one
. Detoxification using cilantro is like a raging bull compared to using PCA-Rx which is more like a well-behaved mouse.e. although proper hydration is of course important (regardless of whether one is detoxing or not). EDTA. if passing faeces becomes too hard/infrequent or a person's skin rash worses significantly.com/Downloads/PCA-Rx_Booklet. Everyone experiences slightly different detox symptoms. that can occur using chelation agents. NDF (Nanocolloidal Detox Factors containing Cilantro and Chlorella) and PCA-Rx.gluconase. the patient may notice usual signs of detoxification such as slight hardening of faeces and/or a skin rash. Below is a link to a PCA-Rx pdf booklet. which is excellent for a detoxification product. via the liver and into the digestive tract. DMSA. and secondarily through urinary excretion via the kidneys.e. This is likely to be an indirect mechanism on the immune system of eliminating heavy metals.pdf PCA-Rx is removed from the body primarily through biliary excretion. then the patient should not notice any headaches etc. A skin rash is a sign of over-detoxification (i. If the dosage is correct. BlackSpy takes claims about PCA-Rx's ability to combat mycoplasma with a pinch of salt however. Of course. which binds to these components and allows them to be absorbed into the blood stream and reach within the cells where the ingredients can bind with heavy metals and other toxin molecules. i. too high a dosage). You are unlikely to experience any headaches whatsoever if you build up the dosage SLOWLY. and introduce a little cilantro gently at the end of your detoxification programme to aid in the final stages of detoxification.maxamlabs. including a comparison between DMPS. Using PCA-Rx. Detoxification symptoms are much less mild than with cilantro and it is not necessary to drink such abnormally large amounts of water as it is with cilantro either. www. then it is a sign that the patient should reduce the dosage of PCA-Rx. That is not to say you cannot use PCA-Rx as your main detoxification agent.
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Another manufacturer that also sells a spray bottle microfermented peptide complex is BodyHealth . and you may reach the maximum dosage towards the end of your detoxification programme. Do not however feel that you need to reach the maximum dosage of the product. although because of the lipoic and fulvic acid it contains.e. Don't wave the white flag and give up on your health until you have tried this! BlackSpy would recommend that everyone should try this product. Autism. but don't take his word for it. it has received excellent reviews. whilst the fillings are in place. BlackSpy does not recommend undertaking an unsupervised detoxification programme. PCA-Rx can be taken whilst amalgam fillings are still in place. it may be sensible to use another agent such as MCP or NCD which does not. Whilst BlackSpy is aware that there are limited clinical trials with this product. as detoxing more gently is easier on your liver and kidneys. whether suffering from CFS. up to a maximum of 8 sprays twice a day. and slowly increase by one daily spray every 5-7 days. or whether in 'normal' (i. It may take many months to work your way up to this dosage. Multiple Sclerosis. or Cancer (detoxifying here is an immediate matter of life or death). mediocre) health. related conditions.spray per day. and he has personally tried it and can testify that despite the far fetched claims. always consult with a health professional.the product is called 'Metal-Free'. they
. it does indeed work and is probably one of the best methods of detoxification currently available. Upon close investigation of the respective ingredients of PCA-Rx and Metal-Free.
with very similar sounding manufacturing and fermentation processes. hyaluronic acid. Metal-Free seems to be sold mainly directly by BodyHealth and available from a few selected resellers at a nominal discount. BodyHealth are reputed to have brought out their product first. lactobacillus and bifidus extracts. although BlackSpy is not certain of the respective product launch dates. Watch this space! www. ionic sea minerals. www. If favourable. whilst also available direct from Maxam. fulvic acid.metalfree. chlorella. and both have an almost equivalent retail price. Maxam have in the past used some of BodyHealth's product research in connection with PCA-Rx. back to top NDF:
. listed below. lipoic acid.
Both PCA-Rx and Metal-Free are available in a standard 30ml spray bottle size.html The active ingredients of Metal-Free are listed as: Microactivated algae. However. peptidylgluconase.com/home. ferulic acid.metalfree. and acetylcysteine. hydrated colloidal silica. it is his intention to try out Metal-Free and provide some kind of feedback on this Detox page. It is likely that Maxam would claim that Metal-Free is a copy of their product however or perhaps not acknowledge it at all. is more widely available from resellers. at significant discounts.html The fermentation process is broadly defined on the MetalFree web site. although later this was apparently withdrawn for legal reasons. PCA-Rx on the other hand. and it would perhaps have been optimal if he had done so at the start of his detoxification programme in 2005 when he first used PCARx. BlackSpy is to to try out Metal-Free. vitamin C.com/characteristics_micro. glycine.appear to be virtually identical. a new section will be created for Metal-Free. glutathione.
although there are references and comparisons with NDF on the Maxam site. it is not regarded as the same by Maxam Labs. However. and their licence was revoked. but it was found that the peptide content was very low. and indeed BlackSpy recalls (from memory) that NDF was initially marketed as equivalent to PCA-Rx under licence. but which contains Cilantro and Chlorella (perhaps as Cilantro is a known quantity in cellular detoxification as opposed to their PolyFlor.
. so they have made a 'similar' product. Please see the Cilantro section below for more information about the Cilantro component. The article about NDF appears to have been withdrawn from Maxam Labs web site.The PolyFlor ferment (MIER) in BioRay's NDF could be said to sound similar to that used in Maxam Lab's PCA-Rx and Metal-Free.
. BioRay's site is shown below. Silica.aka NDF . The product is available as NDF and also NDF Plus.' NDF Plus could be said to have a stronger mobilising capability.com NDF works on the basis of binding heavy metals with the MIER for removal from the body in the kidneys (i. 18% grain neutral (gluten free) spirits. 3 strains of cell wall broken bifidobacterium. urine) presumably as well as the Cilantro and Chlorella binding with the toxins for removal also by the live. milk thistle seeds. 18% grain neutral (gluten free) spirits. 12 strains of cell wall broken beneficial lactobacillus. ganoderma lucidum. Nanocolloidal Organic Cilantro. www. containing both Mercury and Arsenic mobilisers Cilantro and Fulvic Acid. Silica. one is probably better waiting to take NDF Plus later on after having used NDF for some months prior. 'NDF Ingredients: Nanocolloidal cell wall decimated Yaeyama Chlorella. NDF Plus Ingredients: Contains all of the above ingredients plus.e.is a cellular detoxification product by BioRay that contains ‘nanocolloidal' cell wall cracked Chlorella Pyrenoidosa.bioraynaturaldetox.Mucopolysaccharide Ion Exchange Resin (MIER) NanoColloidal Detox Factors(NDF) . so if one is going to take NDF. 'nanocolloidal' Cilantro and ‘nanocolloidal' PolyFlor (a complex ferments and cell wall lysates and enzymes from beneficial bacteria). horsetail herb. fulvic acid complexes and concentrates of PolyFlorª predigested agaricus blazei.
www.htm back to top Heavy Metal Nano-Detox:
. and their licence was revoked.com/q-machine/heavy-metal-detox. however NDF Plus is considerably more expensive. NDF is approximately half to two thirds the price of PCA-Rx and Metal-Free.drkaslow.html http://toothwisdom.webdeb. However. The article about NDF appears to have been withdrawn from Maxam Labs web site. it is not regarded as the same by Maxam Labs. and indeed BlackSpy recalls (from memory) that NDF was initially marketed as equivalent to PCA-Rx under licence. so they have made a 'similar' product.com/html/ndf_mier_chelating_drops.html www.The PolyFlor ferment (MIER) could be said to sound similar to that used in Maxam Lab's PCA-Rx and Metal-Free. but which contains Cilantro and Chlorella (perhaps as Cilantro is a known quantity in cellular detoxification as opposed to their PolyFlor. but it was found that the peptide content was very low. Please see the PCA-Rx section above for more information.info/detox_mobilization. although there are references and comparisons with NDF on the Maxam site.
Lactobacillus Species (acidophilus. a. infantis. infantis ss. and is thus classifiable as a chelating agent. Enterococcus Species (faecalis TH10. Streptococcus thermophilus.casei. and whose outer shell that binds with heavy metals cannot leave the digestive tract. pyrenoidosa). casei ss. faecium). broken cell wall) (C. in nano-form. Bifidobacteria Species (breve ss. fermentum. 'HM Nano-Detox'.Another product that contains 'nanoised' Chlorella is by Premier Research Labs (PR Labs). jagurti. it is able to be absorbed into the blood stream. called 'Heavy Metal Nano-Detox'.5ml) per bottle: about 95 Each 1/2 teaspoon (2. Clearly whilst Chlorella is just an absorbant. bulgaricus. certified organic alcohol. 'Ingredients: Servings (2. breve.k.5ml) serving contains: Proprietary blend (2. Other Ingredients: purified water. longum). plantarum). helveticus ss.a.5 ml) of: Grade A Chlorella (whole. Preserved with certified organic alcohol (no detectable pesticide or heavy metal residues). This is probably the cheapest of all of the above.
This also contains Zeolite and is discussed in the NCD . back to top
Mobilising Agent Reviews: back to top Lipoic Acid:
.back to top Zeotrex:
Another Cilantro-based product is Global Health Center's Zeotrex.Activated Zeolites section above.
http://en. the S variety. Lipoic acid is however active in both lipid (fat) and aqueous (water) phases and so is an excellent chelator with the ability to cross the blood brain barrier and penetrate lipid compartments. and the second enantiomer. which occurs naturally in the body.Lipoic acid (1.wikipedia. neutralising free radicals at the moment of formation. Other sulphur containing substances are known for their ability to bind with toxins in the body. for example.2-dithione-3-pentanoic acid) is a sulphur containing antioxidant and organic acid. NAC. and for this reason is known as a 'universal antioxidant'. R-Lipoic acid. as seen in the above sections. As Lipoic Acid is both water and lipid soluble it is able to provide antioxidative protection in both water and lipid phases. Lipoic acid exists as two enantiomers (one of two stereoisomers non-superimposable mirror image molecule structures). MSM. The first enantiomer is the R variety.org/wiki/Lipoic_acid Lipoic acid contains two thiol groups (a sulphur atom linked to a hydrogen atom) which enable its chelation qualities. is synthetically produced and does not occur naturally. Glutathione and food such as Garlic.
. S-Lipoic acid.
Lipoic acid. This is examined in more detail on the Heart Insufficiency page.a.com/nutrceut/lipoic. Lipoic acid (LA) should not be confused with Linoleic Acid (LA) which is an Omega 6 Essential Fatty Acid (EFA). www. a. Both Lipoic Acid and DHLA are both good chelators. with slightly different chelating qualities.yourhealthbase.htm 'A very recent study of children living in the area affected by the Chernobyl disaster showed that ALA prevents radiation damage. Alpha Lipoic Acid or Thioctic Acid.k.e. www.com/lipoic_acid.html R-Lipoic Acid has been shown in studies to be between 2 and 20 times stronger and more effective than Alpha-Lipoic Acid. There is also evidence that ALA could play a role in minimizing the adverse effects of smoking and may be useful in the treatment of mercury and cadmium poisoning. muscle testing may assist in ascertaining which form works best with the body. Alpha Lipoic Acid (sometimes annotated to ALA) should not be confused with Alpha Linoleic Acid (ALA). that may otherwise potential form the powerful oxidising agent peroxynitrite. It is debated whether the S-enantiomer is actually beneficial or not when mixed together with the R-variant.benbest. Lipoic acid (LA) is the oxidised form of DiHydroLipoic Acid (DHLA). Lipoic acid has been used in conjunction with
. However. any product labelled Alpha Lipoic Acid) and take just the natural RLipoic Acid form (if taking such a supplement). the Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acid (EFA). is generally used to describe those supplements that contain a mixture of both R-Lipoic Acid and S-Lipoic Acid. As R-Lipoic Acid (aka RLA or RALA) is natural and is actually produced by the body. DHLA is however a pro-oxidant and may exaccerbate free radical damage. as some scientists have noted positive synergistic effects and other antagonistic effects. and the fact that it is a better chelator than SLipoic Acid. this is probably reason enough to avoid the S-form (i.' Lipoic acid has an important role to play in the body in breaking down any Superoxide that leaks out of the mitochondria of the body's cells.
Glycolysis is the first step in converting blood sugar (glucose). Alpha lipoic acid is a cofactor in the multienzyme complex that catalyzes the last stage of the process called glycolysis. but levels tend to also drop off very quickly. heart. promotes the incorporation of cysteine into glutathione and combines synergistically with other antioxidants for greatly increased benefits.. it also increases the secretion of bile and nonprotein sulphydryl groups. depending on relative concentrations of heavy metals in the body and brain. to assist in recycling Glutathione. Alpha lipoic acid recycles both water and fat soluble antioxidant vitamins. High levels of R-Lipoic acid are found in foods such as liver. Lipoic acid also has the effect of binding with heavy metals and carrying them out of cells and across the Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB) (both ways). This may result in darker stools and some irritation to the anus and may potentially exacerbate gallbladder problems (if present). R-Lipoic acid is used in Glucose metabolism in the Krebs cycle as well as a universal antioxidant. According to author William Rasmussen. and as mentioned above. According to Andrew Hall Cutler. yeast and spinach. It can also be taken in supplement form. 114(1):88-96. It is therefore frequently referred to as the ideal or universal antioxidant and free radical scavenger. into energy in a form that the body can use. improves sugar metabolism and energy production. and if taken in excess or over a long period of time. Lipoic acid is absorbed very quickly by the body. According to a study by Gregus Z. 'Effect of lipoic acid on biliary excretion of gluathione and metals' from Toxicology & Applied Pharmacology 1992 May. In addition. ALA may inhibit the binding and removal of methylmercury by Glutathione. on account on increased bile excretion. possibly even to dangerous levels (perhaps Copper supplementation is therefore not necessary!) Andrew Hall Cutler in his book 'Amalgam Illness' suggests rest periods when taking Lipoic Acid on account of the potential for Copper build up in
. it is also suggested that it may reduce Copper excretion from the body. may elevate copper levels dramatically. is found in the chelation products PCA-Rx and Metal-Free. if greater than normal quantities are required for a particular patient. R-Lipoic Acid is a cofactor in energy production. which is obtained from carbohydrates and proteins.Mercury chelation and also to treat AIDS patients. R-Lipoic Acid is active in all the tissues of the body and in its cellular compartments. helping to regulate glucose metabolism. supplementing Lipoic Acid can raise cellular Glutathione levels by 30 to 70%.
Tests on rat livers suggest that lipoic acid supplementation may reduce the activities of biotin-dependent carboxylase enzymes (responsible for amino acid conversion) in rats livers: 'Lipoic Acid Reduces the Activities of Biotin-Dependent Carboxylases in Rat Liver'. BlackSpy is unsure if any particular pathway of ALA is more dominant than others if taken in low dosages. mobilised from the tissues. Cardiac patients may well take Lipoic acid continually. and oral intake may exaccerbate yeast overgrowth in the body if present. and if levels are depleted. It is probably best to have regular mineral level checks (e.g. However. One should therefore consider additional supplementation with Biotin over and above what is found in Lipoic Acid supplements. flatulence
.which are responsible for the production of biotin required by the body as opposed to dietary sources). then one can argue that if one is only supplementing ALA back to normal levels then this type of phenomenon mentioned above may not occur. Mock.nutrition.g. any excessive perhaps resulting in further chelation. as it may still end up with hugely elevated Mercury levels. so if one is taking Lipoic Acid. low levels of probiotic bacteria . http://jn. Perhaps it depends on whether any pathways in the body are impaired and in chronic need of Lipoic acid or not. Janos Zempleni. involved in Glutathione regeneration and in the Krebs Cycle. Lipoic acid is a nutritional requirement of the body. diarrhea. This is perhaps one reason why most ALA supplements contain the B-vitamin Biotin. but taking EDTA with ALA or Na-RLA is not an excuse to dose Lipoic acid constantly without breaks. hair mineral analysis) when taking ALA. The chelating agent EDTA is able to chelate copper from the body (as is IP6). Timothy A. nausea. It is also reputed by the Autism Research Institute to be a food for yeast. Trusty. Some potential adverse effects of high dosage Lipoic Acid supplementation include stomach upsets. and Donald M. one should also be taking supplemental Biotin.the body. if one believes one is potentially deficient or prone to deficiency (e. 1997. This is also explained by manufacturers as helping to restore the activity of ALA. See page 19 of the document here. One may argue that function of ALA in the body depends the circumstances it is taken in and the amounts.org/cgi/content/abstract/127/9/1776 Martin Pall in his book Explaining Unexplained Illnesses (discussed on the Nitric Oxide page) claims that it is well known that Lipoic Acid supplementation depletes Biotin levels.
includes the B-vitamin Biotin. ALAmax CR is reputed to increase levels of glutathione by 30%. should not be chewed or kept in the mouth.
.or possible allergic reactions if applicable. as it is a acid solid. According to Xymogen. It is a controlled-release form of Alpha-Lipoic Acid.xymogen. BlackSpy hopes to do a comparison between ALAmax CR and an R-LA supplement using muscle testing soon. as with some other Lipoic acid formulations. and is in concentrated form. Watch this space. and the above form was shown to be the only form of those tested that could be effectively utilised by the body. BlackSpy was muscle tested for various forms of Lipoic Acid.asp?code=000143 In June 2009. ALAmax CR allows the body to keep continual blood and cellular lipoic acid levels up during the day. It should be swallowed with water. Lipoic Acid has a brief blood plasma half life of 27 minutes.
One advanced formulation of Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) of note is ALAmax CR by Xymogen's EP (Exclusive Patented) range. and if taken in tablet form. and will tend to attack the mucus membranes of the throat and cause a burning sensation and sore throat. www.com/2008/formula. Lipoic acid has a warming quality to it. which is insufficient time to provide any meaningful protection to one's cells if taken once a day. ALAmax CR.
e. e. in the latter stages of his detoxification regime was approximately equivalent to 17 capsules of Complete Metal Cleanse 85mg Humifulvate. as dosages are not spiked as they are when taken in its 'normal' form. in between meals. BlackSpy trialled the Doctor's Best R-Lipoic Acid during the latter phase of his detoxification regime in 2008. It is based on 'Bioenhanced Na-RALA' or Sodium R-Alpha Lipoate. representing a powerful and cost effective chelating agent. Na-RALA is said to be a stabilised form of RLA that is said not to degrade at high temperatures (not really an issue if stored correctly). or one can elect to take (a higher dosage of) ALA/RLA. a much lower dosage is probably more appropriate. on an empty stomach. with ordinary ALA or RLA supplements. the sodium salt of RLA. RLA is also available in 50mg capsules. However. 143mg Na-RALA).BlackSpy has trialled RLA quite late into his detoxification and chelation programme. With a slow release ALA supplement such as ALAmax CR. this is less of an issue. to be more bioavailable than regular RLA and with no solvent residues. One can elect to either take smaller amounts of ALA/RLA with meals. it seems extremely effective. BlackSpy had finished his
. 50-100mg at a time. Doctor's Best 'Best Stabilized R-Lipoic Acid' is a form of R-Lipoic Acid that comes in 100mg capsules. Clearly when starting out on one's detoxification regime. Each capsule contains 143mg of Na-RALA which is equivalent to 100mg of R-Lipoic Acid.g. as one's main chelation agent.g. to supplement one's existing chelation regime. As mentioned above. e. building up slowly from there. It is highly recommended to read the Oral Chelation section above for related issues with half-life and dosing. a slow release or controlled release Lipoic Acid supplement may be preferable for chelation purposes. and one does not have to think so much about repeated dosing to prevent the lowering of Lipoic acid levels in the blood and subsequent 'dropping' or 'dumping' of any chelated metals the Lipoic Acid is carrying. for example. if taken in a sufficient dosage. based on his observations to date. BlackSpy has found that approximately 8-9 capsules of 100mg RLA (i.
it should not be taken at the start of a detoxification programme. there will be an effect of mobilising of heavy metals at whatever dosage you take it at.g. Those with cardiac symptoms who have particularly low mitochondrial function may wish to consider taking Lipoic Acid for this. in conjunction with Magnesium and Vitamin B1. antioxidative protection and also chelate any heavy metals out of the tissues too. Those with a high demand for ALA (i. Hawthorn to lower blood pressure. so that taking ALA again after that will be manageable. It is impossible to reach 'zero' heavy metal levels. and in some deficient individuals. As Lipoic Acid is a mobilising agent primarily. however large or small. Slow release ALA is probably best. but the amount of heavy metals mobilised increases with the amount of ALA taken.e. mitochondrial impaired) may be able to take slightly more ALA than those who do not have a biochemical (generally mitochondrial) requirement for it. It is produced in very small quantities in the body. and should ideally be taken in conjunction with another chelating agent to bind with the heavy metals that are mobilised/drawn out of the blood and tissues. it is generally not a good idea to take more than 50-100mg in one go. However. which there pretty much always are. the patient must decide whether he shall just take small amounts around the clock. However. particularly more in the body than the brain. or whether to stop taking ALA entirely for a period of time. There are other compounds or herbs that have chelating properties too. Please see the Chelation vs Mobilisation section and the Low Frequent Dose Chelation section regarding the best time and manner in which to use Lipoic Acid. which he was taking to improve Mitochondrial function. but if they have a significant toxic metal load in their body. However. as Lipoic Acid is such a useful compound. then taking Lipoic Acid may make them feel more ill. if there are any heavy metals to chelate out. Clearly with ALA. e. but be used in the latter half of a chelation programme. by the nature of concentrations and probability.detoxification programme by the time he started trying ALAmax CR. In such cases. it will also assist in glutathione production. the minimise the effect of releasing additional heavy metals into the blood stream. and use a chelating agent to mop up what is extra cellular. Lipoic Acid as mentioned above is a necessary cofactor in energy production and the utilisation of Glucose. to some degree. to achieve the right
. then more will clearly be around to recycle/create Glutathione etc. the amounts produced are simply insufficient. to avoid spikes of dosing with regular ALA supplements. If less is used up. so chelation detoxification is always going to occur to some extent when supplementing with it. which can be an added benefit or factor to bear in mind when dosing with them.
and are suffering from sharp headaches. and increased neurological symptoms and inflammation. you would not take ALA straight after an amalgam filling removal. Consider such a toxification episode to be a new starting point and act accordingly (i.g.e. too high) dosages of ALA. so as to avoid Copper built up on account of ALA's supression of Copper excretion pathways. To speed up the recovery from over-toxification from too much ALA. However. it is likely that you have released too many heavy metals at once from the tissues. In other words you have drawn heavy metals out of the tissues and into the bloodstream and readily accessible compartments of the body faster than the body can remove them. chopping up a Xymogen ALAMax CR tablet which contains 600mg of ALA in each tablet).dose.g. which are circulating in the bloodstream.) BlackSpy has found anal EDTA in his personal experience to be the most effective at performing this job. so don't do it here). back to top Thiamine tetrahydrofurfuryl disulfide (TTFD):
. wait for all the symptoms to subside. and resume after that.e. EDTA or a natural chelating agent such as Pectasol Chelation Complex etc. the remedy is to simply stop taking Lipoic acid for probably at least a month or two. it may be necessary to take fractions of an ALA tablet. and over time they have accumulated and resulted in the effect of being 'poisoned' a little like having an amalgam filling out! Taking even small doses of Lipoic acid in this condition may result in worsening of these headaches. Andy Culter suggests that one should take Lipoic Acid a couple of weeks on and a couple of weeks off. If you have overdone it and taken too much Lipoic acid. and/or have carried heavy metals across the bloodbrain barrier (BBB). You need to remove the bulk of the readily accessible heavy metals from the body before continuing again with your ALA dosing. Assuming you should be taking Lipoic acid in the first place. there he is talking about preventative breaks rather than reactive strategies to deal with incorrect (i. measured using digital scales (e. but starting off with a very low dosage and building up the dosage slowly over time to reach your previous 'sustainable' dosage. you may want to take intestinal absorbants to mop up any heavy metals in the digestive tract and also chelating agents (NOT mobilising agents) to mop up the heavy metals that are readily accessible and causing problems in your bloodstream and the outside of cells (e.
. one may want to consider cutting up tablets into small parts. it does have a strong mobilising effect on heavy metals in the body. he found it much harder to take Thiodox compared with an ALA supplement with the same amount of ALA in it. the naturally occurring form of vitamin B1 formed enzymatically in garlic when it is crushed (the act of crushing garlic creates the compound resulting in the more flavoursome taste of crushed garlic cloves).nutricology. One case study from a practitioner cites significant improvements with child chelation using TTFD as opposed to DMSA etc. as well as other cofactors and amino acids.Thiamine Tetrahydrofurfuryl Disulfide (TTFD) is a synthetic counterpart to Allithiamine.php?showtopic=243 TTFD can be found in the Nutricology/Allergy Research Group supplement (Thiodox) Glutathione Complex. Whilst not strictly speaking a chelating agent.org/forums/index.html TTFD can also be found in Ecological Formulas' product Allithiamine (Vitamin B1). This contain both the mobilising agents TTFD (5mg) and Lipoic Acid (150mg). BlackSpy found this supplement to be perfectly satisfactory for many months. BlackSpy is uncertain what component of Thiodox makes it so potent.com/Glutathione-Complex-90-Tabs-p16484.latitudes. containing a more substantial 50mg of TTFD. It is not yet FDA approved as a therapeutic agent or chelating agent. but slowly as he become more sensitive to ALA (presumably on account of mobilising too many heavy metals). but perhaps it is a combination of the ALA and TTFD. http://www. If necessary. http://www.
in cream form. It comes in a two 2 ounce tube.TTFD can also be found absorbed transdermally. Inc. Authia Cream by Westlake Laboratories. http://westlake-labs. contains 50mg/ml of TTFD and 500mcg/ml of Methyl-B12. It also contains a trace amount of Lipoic acid (Thioctic acid). For example.com/products/authia-cream back to top Fulvic Acid and Humic Acid:
Both humic acid and fulvic acid are excellent chelators and powerful antioxidants. coal upland streams. Fe3+. make solution in other media) positively charged multivalent ions (Mg2+.
. Humic acid is normally found in the form of 'humate' (the salt of humic acid). These are dark brown constituents of humus found in soil.e. Humic acid and Humin. Humic acid/humate is a much larger molecule than fulvic acid/fulvate as can be seen from the diagrams above and below. fulvic acid bound to a nutritional mineral element. Fulvic acid. which endow these molecules with the ability to chelate (bind) (precipitate in some media. Ca2+.wikipedia. Fe2+.org/wiki/Humic_acid
'A substantial fraction of the mass of the humic acids is in carboxylic acid functional groups. contributing to the qualities of soil and are precursors to fossil fuels.Fulvic Acid is belongs to a group of organic substances called Humic substances. Fulvic acid is normally found in the form of 'fulvate' (the salt of fulvic acid). Humic substances are classified into 3 different categories. humic acid bound to a nutritional mineral element. dystrophic lakes and ocean water. They are also found in peat. http://en. i. i.e.
Many nutritionists recommend Fulvic Acid as an electrolyte (to increase cellular electrical efficiency) and supplement to take in combination with trace mineral supplements. Most products however are based on processed humate. Humic and fulvic acids may act in a similar manner to some synthetic chelation agents.' Humic acid and fulvic acid have been the subject of many years of scientific study.e. such as Cd2+ and Pb2+. on account of its role in soil and plant biology. as well as other ions that have no positive biological role. as well as being an excellent chelator. The Fulvic Acid bonds with these minerals and as it is a small molecule and easily able to pass through cell membranes.most other "trace elements" of value to plants. except that they bind only with double valency positive cations.) This chelation of ions is probably the most important role of humic acids with respect to living systems. As fulvic acid/fulvate is the smaller molecule. They may be separated from humic matter by alkaline extraction. to assist in the uptake of them by the body. They are therefore not likely to (significantly or in any way) deplete one's mineral levels. Taken from www.humate. containing large amounts of nutritional cations already bound into the matrix. they facilitate the uptake of these ions by several mechanisms. one of which is preventing their precipitation.net: Terminology of Humus Materials: Humus is the product of the decay of organic matter. Humic acids (plural) is the collective name for the acid radicals found in humic matter. and is regarded as an excellent method of delivery for trace elements and nutrients into the body. with favourable statistics. taken from high quality soil sources. nutritional elements and/or heavy metal ions. By chelating the ions. It is likely that a heavy metal ion will displace a lighter. it is more easily absorbed into the cells. allows delivery of the minerals efficiently into the body's cells. but also with respect to its chelation application in humans for removing heavy metals from the body. It contains both humic and nonhumic material. i. nutritional metal ion and bind with the humate or fulvate. Humic acid (singular) is the acid radical found in humic matter which
. another seems to be a direct and positive influence on their bioavailability.
Other products that contain Fulvic acid include Global Health Trax's Oxygen Elements Max (Fulvic Acid) and Life Science Products' Body Biotics (an SBO probiotic formula containing Fulvic and Humic acids). PCA-Rx and Metal-Free are taken in a spray form under the tongue (sublingual).humifulvate. These are harvested from a springfed. collectively. Lignite is a type of soft coal. and methyl alcohol. www. methyl ethyl ketone. PCA-Rx and MetalFree contain Fulvic acid as one of the ingredients. or the salts of humic acid specifically. on an empty stomach.)' Chemical processing allows the nano-extraction of fulvic acid from humus. Humin is the alkali-insoluble fraction of leonardite. acid. (The usage of this term does not correspond exactly with the usage by other workers. which can be used in chelation products.ca Enzymatic Therapy have stated about their Complete Metal Cleanse
. Humifulvate contains a purified. The amounts of fulvic acid in PCA-Rx and Metal-Free (described above) however are quite low.ca/ www. Humates are the salts of humic acids. There are also dedicated Humifulvate (registered trademark) products (in capsule form) such as Enzymatic Therapy's Complete Metal Cleanse Humifulvate or Life Flo Health's Metal Detox capsules. Leonardite is a soft brown coal-like deposit usually found in conjunction with deposits of lignite. and methyl alcohol. peat deposit from the northern shore of Lake Balaton in Hungary.pharmanutrients. methyl ethyl ketone. Fulvates are the salts of fulvic acid. fulvic and phenolic acids.) Fulvic acid is the acid radical found in humic matter which is soluble in alkali. (The usage must be determined from the context.is soluble in alkali but insoluble in acid. Humifulvate is processed by PharmaNutrients Botanical Corporation and is used under licence by Enzymatic Therapy and Life Flo Health in their respective products. propretiary complex of humic.
and perhaps not a high fibre meal according to their recommendations. Enzymatic Therapy's Humifulvate product should probably also best be taken on an empty stomach and a few hours prior to one's next meal.' Perhaps this implies that taking any fibre too close to the humifulvate will simply mean that it is flushed through the digestive tract quicker. at least 3 hours beore and after each dose. depleting whatever metal it comes across. Complete Metal Cleanse may lose its effectiveness and miss some toxins. and indeed that the fibre may absorb some of the humifulvate. rather than it being so readily absorbed from the GI tract into the blood stream. which implies that humifulvate does not behave like synthetic chelation agents. Enzymatic Therapy have also stated that the humifulvate-based product requires an avoidance of fibre close to taking it.product that it helps to 'lessen the amount of heavy metals in your body without depleting beneficial minerals'. They state that 'in the immediate presence of fiber. heavy or nutritional.
Pectasol or PCARx. albeit quite late into his chelation programme and for a short time. The dosage taken was 17 x 75mg Humifulvate capsules. it had a similar chelating effect to taking 70 capsules of Jarrow Toxguard Heavy Metal Detox or 60ml (4 tablespoons) of Cilantro Tincture. It seemed to work rather well.aspx?p=08643 BlackSpy has trialled Enzymatic Therapy's Complete Metal Cleanse.Categories/Product-Details. It can therefore be considered quite a potent chelating agent. which is of course extremely high. It is doubtful that is has any of the 'protective' or 'encapsulating' qualities of other chelating agents described above such as Zeolite. Garden of Life's Primal Defense and Primal Defense Ultra. By BlackSpy's calculations. which is in line with the manufacturer's recommendations.
. an SBO probiotic formula. is another product that contains Humate. The capsules are small and containing a brown mixture. extrapolating his dosage of other chelants and the dosage he first started taking them at. but after nearly 3 years of chelation and other detoxification protocols. At that stage in BlackSpy's detoxification programme. the Humifulvate dosage that someone at the beginning of his detox programme should be around 1-2 capsules.
e. from various suppliers. It is therefore recommended to find a source of Fuvlic and/or Humic Acid that is low in Heavy Metals. Fulvic acid and humic acid are not just marketed as chelating agents but also as nutritional products. Humic Acid or mixtures of both in various bottle sizes. mentioned below.e. This can be ideal when wishing to buy a chelator in bulk volumes towards the end of one's detoxification programme. but agricultural/horticultural sources no doubt do not need to be so stringent about the heavy metal levels in the acid (i. some sold for agricultural or horticultural use and others sold specifically for human consumption (i. in much large concentrations) very low heavy metal levels are required.One can also buy pure liquid Fulvic acid.e. as they contain a wide variety of
. whereas for direct human consumption (i. The exact difference BlackSpy is not fully sure of. depending on the soil source) or soil quality. A search on the internet may reveal different sources of Fulvic and Humic acid. as a health supplement). and indeed it may be extremely diluted.
vitamins and enzymes etc. presented in the same ratio as they are found in the soil. Silicates and various metals are well known to dissolve in Fulvic acid. some are toxic elements and heavy metals. Whilst the vast majority of the elements present in these Humic and Fulvic Acid solutions are essential or trace nutritional elements. but because of the Fulvic and/or Humic Acid. One can equally buy Fulvic and Humic Acid separately and consume both or mix it oneself.htm The most common extraction method is chemical processing. the Fulvic and Humic acids also have a chelating property. but for short term usage. enzymes. It is stated by manufacturers that Humic acid is more nutritious that Fulvic Acid. Clearly it depends on the soil source. these heavy metals may be bound to by these organic acids and thus carried easily into the body's cells (in a highly bio-available form) and even past the blood-brain barrier. they are present in a very low concentration. they are of course carried out or if dumped in the cells. The processing also draws out the minerals. www. producing a rich nutritional supplement.minerals (usually). present in the Humus. and as easily as the Heavy Metals are carried in. as it contains a wider variety of larger molecules and associated nutrients.com/humic_acid_research. vitamins. However. level of heavy metals present and also nutritional quality.beta-glucan-info. fulvic acid and humic acid are also known to be anti-viral. are equally carried out by other Fulvic acid molecules. BlackSpy does not believe that it is an issue at all. There is however no aluminium. In any case. DNA and are powerful antioxidants and electrolytes. lead or mercury present in these solutions. Supreme
. as in other soil-based mineral products.g. The exact source of the soil extracts will clearly determine its purity. and in fact the nutritional element levels are a positive attribute. but the most common and high quality solutions do not contain these specific heavy metals. One may want to consider the potential effects here of consuming large volumes of Fulvic or Humic acid containing soil minerals over a period of many years. arsenic. This is why some manufacturers sell Fulvic and Humic Acid premixed. Some argue that the ionic forms of the metals present in soil (e. it is even believed they are also antimicrobial and anti-fungal. insoluble metallic oxides) cannot be absorbed by the body. The optimum ratio is reputed to be 2 parts Fulvic to 1 part Humic according to Nano Health Solutions. Humate. so perhaps the argument is circular. Manufacturers claim that they can be taken to compensate for diets based largely on crops grown from depleted soils.
g.' This is in contrast to their Fulvic acid product which is said to contain 'Fulvic Acid 100% in solution' as well as the same deionised water. the exact ratio being proprietary. on an empty stomach. it is probably the better chelator and can more easily cross the bloodbrain barrier. Such a Fulvic Acid solution has potentially a higher chelating ability on account of all the Fulvic Acid being unbound when it is consumed. whereas Humic Acid slightly more of a flavour and is black/brown in colour (no jokes about staying off the brown acid please!) As Fulvic Acid is a smaller molecule than Humic. and indeed the poor absorption from the digestive tract in any case. which results in pure Fulvic Acid solution being produced. odourless. somewhat tasteless and slightly golden coloured. The general recommendations that BlackSpy has seen from suppliers of Fulvic and Humic Acids is that one should consume approximately 1 to 2 ounces per dosage. the blend being reputedly slightly higher in concentration of such nutrients. however a combination of the two acids may also be beneficial from a nutritional standpoint and to benefit from two slightly different chelation mechanisms. this is unlikely to be an issue in BlackSpy's opinion.e. at least 30 minutes prior to a meal or nutritional
. but specific minerals in specific quantities. and consuming 'too many' of particular elements may result in less than optimal ratios of nutritional elements in one's blood and also potentially toxic levels of these elements (which become toxic at certain high concentrations). which contains no minerals of any kind in it.Fulvic claim not to simply mix pre-produced Fulvic and Humic acid together to produce their combined Fulvic & Humic Mineral Complex. for CFS patients. i. and Humic Nutrients 100% in solution. However. BioAg. consuming a broad spectrum of nutritional elements. Fulvic acid is transparent. and the effect of mineral content is likely to be minimal given the lower volumes that Fulvic and Humic acids would be consumed in (on account of the chelating properties). Both products however contain the same mineral profile. mineral levels all being very low. BioAg offer a Fulvic Acid product which is produced not from chemical processing but from a natural fermentation process. Some suppliers. argue that one should not supplement minerals in an arbitrary manner. and Deionised carbon-filtered reverse osmosis water. The ingredients are listed as 'Proprietary blend of bioavailable: Fulvic Nutrients 100% in solution. e. as the body may not require all. but create their own Humic acid from humate. unlike sources described above that contain Fulvic Acid bound to minerals already in the Fulvic Acid solution. with approximately 6-8 ounces of nonchlorinated water (although it can be drunk relatively undiluted also).
whereas some manufacturers on the market sell a 2-
.supplement intake.supremefulvic.e. in South West or West of the US).fulvic.com/fulvic.php Nano Health Solutions make ambiguous claims that imply that their Fulvic and Humic Acid products are close to 100% solution concentration. and so one may want to offset this with an alkaline food or supplemental intake. i. mineral water or water that has gone through a purification system that removes the chlorine from the water.supremefulvic. As fulvic and/or humic acid are both acidic (!). on a regular basis. i. Another factor to bear in mind if drinking large quantities of fulvic and/or humic acid is that it will tend to slightly lower the body's pH.e. so it is better value for money to use non-chlorinated water to get the full benefit in any case.org/html/nano_humic___fulvic__acid. then mixing it immediately with chlorinated water will reduce the effectiveness of the product (i. Presumably this oxidation would occur in the body in any case when the acids can into contact with free radicals anyway. then if drinking them undiluted.com/fulvic-humic.fulvic.e. www. The emphasis is on drinking the Fulvic or Humic Acid with a non-chlorinated water source.php www. www. Nano Health Solutions stated that their Fulvic and Humic acids come from 'Native American land in Western America'.php www.supremefulvic.org www.com/ingredients.html Supreme Fulvic claim that their Fulvic and Humic acids come from (what used to be) an ancient freshwater lake in northern New Mexico in the 'Fruitland Formation' geological area (i. Chlorine is of course added as it is an oxidising agent and helps to kill off the microbes in the water (as well as slightly lowering the tap water's pH. oxidising the antioxidants before they even go into the body) and there are very woolly references to it producing a bad byproduct. one may want to brush one's teeth afterwards to avoid excessive acidic erosion of the tooth enamel. This is somewhat different from the recommendations of Humifulvate as described above. making it more acidic). Tap water typically contains chlorine. As Fulvic and Humic Acids are very high in antioxidants.e.
because 100% solution means that every molecule in the solution is a Fulvic Acid molecule. www. between 1 in 5 and 1 in 2 molecules would be the molecule in question. No reputable suppliers of Fulvic and Humic acid dilute their products after the production process to increase profits. This is however clearly grossly exaggerated.) However they have stated that they do not dilute it in any way.5% solution. One may therefore wish to take concentration claims with a pinch of salt. BioAg Humic & Fulvic Solutions are suppliers of bulk quantities of Wu Jin San Pure Fulvic Acid. proprietary fermentation process. Therefore.e. the most important consideration is probably the source or 'nutritional quality' of the humic material from which the product is derived. i. but this is of course a gross generalisation. It has been proven on numerous occasions that when testing the same sample of fulvic acid. It is described as 'Fulvic Acid Solution Herbal Supplement' and containing 'Concentrated Fulvic Acid in Pure Rainwater from the Sea'. so it is not actually pure at all. The source of BioAg's Fulvic and Humic extracts is also in the South West of the USA. but sell it as it is supplied from the miners/producers.a slow. if ten samples of the exact same source of fulvic acid are bottled up and sent off to ten different independent laboratories for analysis. solutions of between 20-50% of any chemical tend to be very thick and viscous (i. there is no water present! In general. one will obtain different concentration percentage results.com
.e. Direct comparison is clearly difficult on concentration terms. So concentration claims with no universal standard or citation of methodology used are basically totally meaningless. enzymatic. the results will vary from lab to lab. developed in China 500 years ago' . The results may vary from 1% to 40% depending on the test methodology. an unpolluted area. and BioAg uses filtered water from Crater Lake in Oregon. i. They have also stated that there is no universal (national or international) standard for measuring fulvic acid percentage (or content).bioag. One could therefore make a subjective comparison by observing the results of different products.e. All miners/producers will use some water in the extraction process. Try a few different brands and see which you like best. Supreme Fulvic market their Fulvic acid product as a pure Fulvic acid solution (but which contains minerals and vitamins etc. To produce 100% Fulvic Acid liquid with no water content is not possible. It is made using 'the complex traditional way. the rest being water molecules). by changing the type of testing extractant or the concentration of the testing extractant. This applies to whether the product is a liquid or powder.
and was advised that the company World Health Mall could supply the exact same product for export. and assuming that the Fulvic
. as well as green tea. using a culture developed by Dr. Reishi.S from ancient humic mineral deposit.com/teamfulvic/fulvicresearch. or when soaking sore muscles and joints to use a 1:10 dilution. a powder which contains fulvic and humic acids. and as a tonic to increase energy and well being (Chi). King Trumpet. in the Materia Medica Pharmacological Compendium. BlackSpy has tried out three different types of Fulvic Acid. World Health Mall and BioAg. to relieve pain. BioAg also sells a product called Fauna Mana. Cordyceps.bioag. he was unable to purchase directly from Nano Health Solutions.' 'Used since antiquity in China as an anti-inflammatory medicine.html 'Fulvic Acid has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over 1200 years. Li Shi Zhen. or slow fermentation.bioag. undiluted.' 'In the 15th century during the Ming Dynasty.com/buyhealthproducts/wujinsanfulvicacid.www. recorded incidents of the use of "Wu jin san" (golden medicine). Turkey Tail. and also one Humic/Fulvic mixture and one Humic Acid solution. ashwagandha and 8 certified medicinal US-grown mushrooms (Maitake.' BioAg state that Wu Jin San can be used externally. Brown Beech. It's benefits are just now being discovered by western medical societies. The technology is based on an updated method of a centuries old Chinese process developed in the Ming Dynasty. Himematsutake and Shiitake). to assist in the cessation of bleeding or to heal burns and cuts. Now made in the U. Based on BlackSpy's crude calculations. At the time of writing. The brands he trialled were thus Supreme Fulvic. which will circulate around the body in the blood stream anyway. where it is referred to as 'gold medicine' or 'Wu Jin San'. The latter usage to BlackSpy seems a waste of Fulvic Acid. Faust in Hawaii. containing Fulvic Acid as the active ingredient in the treatment of infectious ulcer growth and female hemorrhage diseases.html www. as one presumably may as well just drink it instead.' 'For our [WuJinSan] liquid fulvic we use a complex enzymatic process.
Acid in Supreme Fulvic is as effective a chelator mass for mass as the Humifulvate (i. Whilst 2-3% does not sound like much it is in fact quite strong. Fulvic Acid solution).
BioAg's Wu Jin San was approximately 25% stronger in chelating terms than all the other solutions tried. both World Health Mall and Supreme Fulvic Products were the same price per gallon. BlackSpy tried drinking both separately and both mixed together.8 litres). This is however a subjective evaluation. whereas BioAg's Wu Jin San was 12.e.e. Enzymatic Therapy's Complete Metal Cleanse) previously trialled (see above). that Supreme Fulvic is approximately 2-3% in concentration (or at least in that order of magnitude).e.in terms of volume required to produce the desired effect.5%
. then BlackSpy estimates that given the relative volume of Supreme Fulvic required to produce the same chelating effect (in terms of sensation) as Humifulvate. BlackSpy can however state that Supreme Fulvic is hugely better value for money than Humifulvate. Humic acid solution) was approximately equivalent in chelating strength as its Fulvic Minerals X-1 Gold (i. Sea water is itself is considered extremely salty and it is 3-4% in concentration (of NaCl). At the time of writing (February 2009). The chelating strength of Supreme Fulvic was (initially) approximately 70% of that of the pre-purchased and homemade Cilantro tincture that he had been previously been using . and based on a number of debatable assumptions and equating two different substances as equivalent. in 1 US Gallon sized bottles (3. BlackSpy found that: Supreme Fulvic & Humic Mineral Complex and it's Supreme Fulvic product were approximately equivalent in chelating strength.
World Health Mall's Humic Minerals X-1 Earth (i.
World Health Mall's Fulvic Minerals X-2 Gold and Supreme Fulvic's Fulvic Acid were approximately equivalent in chelating strength.
BlackSpy noticed that when consuming the different products. But for short term. and most offer free shipping. Which product is the cheapest my well come down to shipping policies. chelation occurring clearly dosage dependent). All were fairly tasteless. with a very slight headache following an hour or two later (i. To what extent the mineral content of the other products contributes to their reduced chelating power. Each manufacturer/supplier claims to have a unique selling point. and found this particularly pleasing. Of course. is a matter of debate.e. it depends what one is after and whether one wants mineral content or not. BlackSpy would personally be comfortable using any of these products. For export. he felt a slight increase in wellbeing within 5-10 minutes of consuming the Fulvic(/Humic) Acid. It is likely that both the chemical extraction method and also the natural fermentation method are only able to extract so much fulvic acid into solution. BlackSpy would probably recommend using Wu Jin San on account of its claimed zero mineral content. given Wu Jin San's superior chelating abilities.dearer. BlackSpy is rather sold on the idea of Fulvic and Humic Acid mixed together. Because of the heavy metal content. drinking sizeable volumes daily. but perhaps it was more psychological. it is the better value product. The sense of well being is probably mainly from the electrolyte properties of the Fulvic/Humic Acids rather than the mineral content. as it has no mineral content. and perhaps also the antioxidant properties to a lesser extent (although BlackSpy was taking huge amounts of antioxidants anyway and did not have an inflammation problem that he was aware of) All products had a slightly different taste. Information about Fulvic and Humic Acid suppliers and their shipping
. even though the levels are very low in the other two products. However. for long term usage. Chelating ability aside. Supreme Fulvic offered free shipping whereas the other suppliers currently offer rather costly shipping options (at the time of writing). Perhaps it is a little of both. low or even high volume usage. and that what one buys is the maximum strength available. That is just BlackSpy's personal preference at this point in time. Wu Jin San is probably the best bet. not necessarily in terms of effect. But for US buyers. It is unlikely however that one will 'go wrong' with any of the above. whereas the other products do. It is however different from the other products on review here.e. but none were unpalatable by any means. and to what extent Wu Jin San actually contains a higher concentration of Fulvic Acid than the others. i. but most likely more of the former than the latter.
when one takes a chelating agent for the first. Comparing Fulvic Acid and Humic Acid to Cilantro Tincture. but be used in the latter half of a chelation programme. which is harder to increase from and requires time to keep working it. if he paid for the shipping.policies can be found on the Links page. When consuming large volumes of Fulvic and/or Humic Acid. As Fulvic and Humic Acids are poweful mobilising agents. and in the case of Fulvic and Humic Acid. ready made Cilantro tincture (available in small 50ml or 100ml bottle sizes) is volume for volume massively more expensive than either Fulvic/Humic Acid or making your own Cilantro tincture. with this particularly chemical approach. one may not elect to take them at the start of a detoxification programme.Chelation vs Mobilisation section and the Low Frequent Dose Chelation section above regarding the best time and manner in which to use Fulvic and Humic Acid. However. there is one benefit over Cilantro is that they do not contain alcohol. and should ideally be taken in conjunction with another chelating agent to bind with the heavy metals that are mobilised/drawn out of
. This medium term equilibrium is clearly different for each type of chelating agent. then BlackSpy can conclude that if using home made Cilantro. But BlackSpy would like to make it clear that the free sample in no way affected his own judgement in the course of this review. and also each seem to have an short term equilibrium. However. the short term and medium term equilibrium is not quite so obvious. so in the end. but once those compartments are cleared out. the shipping cost was about the same as the cost of the WuJinSan bottle. As it turned out. smaller amounts are required.e. It is of course not strictly possible to compare chelating agents in this way. then Fulvic/Humic Acid are approximately 50% at best and the same price at worst. With Cilantro. until he hit that equilibrium. it was not that much cheaper for him than with the cheapest of the others. targetting the 'easiest' compartments or structures. which the company offered to send to BlackSpy for free. then the medium term equilibrium is reached. Please see the Categorisation of Chelating Agents . alternating and making the most of the properties of all different types of chelant mixture is probably the wisest strategy. as each works slightly differently. and if using large volumes of Cilantro tincture. which is time consuming. BlackSpy was able to relatively quickly double the dosage tolerated over a period of a couple of weeks. with the exception of WuJinSan. BlackSpy paid for all the products and shipping to the UK himself. time. from BioAg. one may have to heat it up to evaporate most of the alcohol off. and increases take a long time and are gradual. i.
back to top Cilantro (Coriander Leaf) back to top General: Certain herbs also help to increase bile production by the <"a href="toxicity1. liposomes and mitochondria etc. such as peppermint and milk thistle. Those who have just had a Mercury Amalgam filling removed or have been overdoing mobilising agents in the recent past. This herb is capable of mobilizing mercury. lead and aluminum in the bones.
. rather than large doses. Mobilising agents work best when taken in small doses regularly. including Humic or Fulvic Acids. although this is not strictly necessary. cadmium. NCD and PCA-Rx (both described below) are probably the only effective chemical agents in mobilizing mercury stored in the intracellular spaces of the body (e. brain.g. attached to tubulin. Because cilantro mobilizes/releases more toxins than it is actually to attach to and carry out of the body itself. how many heavy metals are freely circulating in the blood and are in the more readily accessible tissue compartments. should not use any mobilising agents. that were previously locked into 'safer' (less immediately damaging) hiding places. it may well flood the connective tissue (where the nerves reside) with metals. and the central nervous system. Cilantro.the blood and tissues. Cilantro is claimed to actually leach heavy metals from the bones themselves. It depends ultimately on the patient.) and inside the nucleus of individual cells (helping to reverse DNA damage from mercury toxification). This retoxification can be avoided to an extent by taking an absorbant such as chlorella or bentonite clay. but the most important herb is cilantro.html#gallbladder">gallbladder. the level of toxicity in their body. and are quite poisoned with Mercury.
and BlackSpy hopes this alleviates rather than perpetuates confusion! It is the leaves that possess the chelating benefits. In Europe. and their primary use is in cooking. and not the seeds.The leaves of the Coriandrum Sativum plant are usually known in the USA by their Spanish name. Cilantro. and may prove too much on a daily basis. we shall use the term 'cilantro' when referring to the leaves of the Coriandrum Sativum plant (i. the leaves are simply known as Coriander leaves. Throughout this web site. fungus and insect larvae in stored foods. and can help to prevent animal fats from turning rancid as well as helping to kill off bad bacteria. such as Dhania. They are also called by other names. A tincture may therefore be more convenient for those who do not like the taste or for those who do not wish to prepare cilantro every day. The quantity of cilantro required to provide an equivalent strength to 10-15 drops of cilantro tincture is quite large and may be enough to kill the taste of your meal.e. One can buy the leaves from a supermarket. grow one's own or purchase a cilantro tincture. coriander leaves).
. The leaves (cilantro) are also a very strong anti-oxidant. The reason people tend to use different names for the leaves and seeds is that they have a different taste. Chinese Parsley or Mexican Parsley. This is why some Europeans may be confused as to why it is difficult to buy 'cilantro' outside of the Americas! The seeds or ground seeds of the plant are usually referred to as 'coriander'.
Another form which can be purchased is in the form of a pesto sauce.similar to vodka strength) prior to addition of the herbs. Tinctures may be made with either fresh herbs (ideal) or previously dried herbs. e.g. which means that for every ounce of Coriander leaves (by weight) one is using 3 fluid ounces of alcohol (by volume). The 45% signifies the strength of the menstruum (alcoholic solution . Menstuum literally means a 'substance that dissolves a solid or holds it in suspension'.The above Herbs of Grace Coriander leaf tincture is 1:3. One thing to bear in mind about the Pesto is that it contains whole leaves (ground up naturally) rather than just the Coriander leaf's active ingredients that a tincture would. Sacla Coriander (leaf) Pesto. so
30-60 drops at a time. but if you do so. So to begin with. only after 2. was BlackSpy able to take 60 drops 2-3 times a day. according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. be wary that sometimes two drops may emerge from the dropper bottle at once but may form one (large) droplet as they fall down. As one slowly increases the dosage. or grind them with a mortar and pestle. increase very slowly and notice the effects it has. if not heated) but it also contains Cheese.g. such as soup.
To begin with. In addition.the Pesto will be naturally more 'hot' in its nature. one can take it daily without a break and build up to a maximum of ten drops two or three times a day. Cheese is also 'hot' in its properties. e.5 years of heavy detoxification. sometimes stated as the recommended dosage on cilantro tincture bottles. and you are taking it 3 times a day. When you are taking a large dosage at once. Repeat as necessary. you can either add them to food. Be aware of how many drops are really going in. such as two drops twice a day of tincture. if you take a high level at the beginning you may become quite ill. then take two weeks off. then you may well exceed for comfortable detoxification capacity. it can be very useful to take additional Coriander in this form (within one's limits). Pesto is quite oily (vegetable oil . which is an excessive dosage. If this occurs with half of your drops.a good thing. Those issues aside. Depending on your level of toxicity. e. If you are using the leaves themselves. use cilantro for one week. Towards the end of your detoxification programme you may like to increase the dosage slightly. which some may have a Food Sensitivity to.g. Droplets may be smaller when you first use a
. one should start with a very low dosage.
.bottle and become a little larger as the level of liquid goes down . the exact detoxification symptoms may vary. At one stage they may take the form of a slight skin rash. liver pains and constipation. The idea is that the cilantro stimulates increased bile release. mixed in with one's food. If these symptoms become unbearable then reduce the dosage of course. whilst increasing your water consumption. then you are starting to retoxify yourself. which then mixes with the cilantro/bentonite clay in the intestine. constipation etc) be very careful to monitor your water consumption. minor swellings or boils on the scalp. fatigue. Maintain at least the same level of water consumption every day. which of course is counter productive and will simply drag out your chelation programme rather than speed it up. A pipette build into the lid of the bottle will of course dispense the same volumes regardless of the liquid level in the bottle. the symptoms may take the form of acne. You also run the risk of liver damage. During this 'retoxification' period. but otherwise just ignore them and carry on. It is best to take cilantro 30 minutes after taking chlorella/bentonite or just before a meal. whilst experiencing these sings of over-detoxification. you may also wish to temporarily decrease your cilantro dosage slightly. and are not experiencing any side effects (headaches. then it is likely that you will 'burn out'. and be forced to take several weeks or months break before recommencing your chelation programme. If you continue to take too high a dosage for you at that point in time. If you are taking your maximum comfortable level of cilantro. fatigue. you may experience severe fatigue and a gradually increasing headache. usually on the face or cheeks. If you experience any of these.this may of course vary according to bottle and dropper design. then you have either taken too much at once. in particular within a hour or two after taking the Cilantro. Depending on the exact toxic elements being removed from your tissues at any one time/stage. and you need to immediately drink more water. If your routine changes and you neglect to drink enough water for just a day or two. which helps to absorb all the toxins and metals present in the increased volume of bile. If this is the case. The symptoms should disappear once you water consumption is back to what it should be. both in terms of your general energy levels and also your liver's energy levels. or too many times within a 24 hour period (at that dosage level) or you took it on an empty stomach and did not follow it shortly after with food. It is important to try to take the Cilantro immediately before a meal or if in leaf form. Signs of over-detoxification include headaches. Later on.
. Please see the Recipes page for more information. towards the tail end of your chelation programme. Or you may choose to take all at once. if you do take more than one product at once. It just requires a little leg work. Then it is simply a case of throwing the rinsed herbs into a volume of alcohol in a suitable receptacle (e.e. you may well find that you can take a high dosage in the evening (i. but at lower dosages. If stalks are provided you may want to consider picking the leaves off and just using the leaves. you need to be aware of the relative dosages to each other. You can get around this by putting the Cilantro tincture drops into a cup.pre-chopped or crushed or not .this does not have to be local but could be mail order. Please note that depending on your personal choice and the advice from your practitioner. or any tincture or combination of tinctures for that matter. Please note that the herb cilantro has a warm/hot energy component according to Chinese Medicine and with prolonged use will create an energetic imbalance in the body (with excessive heat). then adding a couple of fluid ounces of boiling water and leaving for a few minutes or so.g. This is especially important if you are chelating already. you may find that you cannot sleep (that night) if you take the chelation agent too late in the evening. This effect may be slightly less when using a tincture as opposed to the leaves themselves. which is something that is not that hard to figure out if you listen to your body's response.and keeping the jar somewhere warm and shake it a couple of times a day. to find a local (organic) farmer's market and a grower who can sell you a kilo or two of organic Coriander leaves. then you may want to consider making your own.g. empty vodka) bottle and discard the leaves. when the liver does not want additional alcohol to have to process/destroy. you may choose to take each one for a month or two. It isn't so important if you have enough alcohol volume to work with. If you are using large quantities of Cilantro tincture (which is very much inadvisable). as it is far cheaper. However. just before your dinner) and feel no ill effects.g. You may wish to leave the leaves in there for a few weeks and at the end of it strain the liquid away into a (e. PCA-Rx and/or NCD). two or three products together (e. You may find when consuming significant numbers of drops of Cilantro tincture. This will evaporate off most of the alcohol. that the alcohol volume may be a little high for you. Cilantro with absorbant. a sealed kilner jar) . you may choose to use one. However. before rotating to the next one. If you use multiple products. You also need to find a supplier of grain alcohol .At the beginning stages of a chelation programme.
As Cilantro is a mobilising agent primarily. This could possibly be it's chelating abilities. other important chelating herbs include: Hawthorn
Yellow Dock Root
. BlackSpy is unaware of any specific scientific studies to actually verify this.us/archives/000464a_question_about_cilantro. BlackSpy personally likes to take most of his tinctures this way anyway as it eliminates most of the alcohol content. and if they do have toxic metals in their system. www.php Please see the Chelation vs Mobilisation section and the Low Frequent Dose Chelation section regarding the best time and manner in which to use Cilantro. some report a revulsion to its smell even.whoknew.William Rasmussen stated in his book Natural Mercury Detoxification that Cilantro contains a toxic enzyme that is destroyed by heat. although some people do have an adverse reaction to Cilantro. A link discussing this issue is listed below. and recommends putting Cilantro tincture into a cup of freshly boiled water or tea prior to drinking. Cilantro leaves eaten with food may be best cooked if eaten in any quantity. This may be psychological possibly. it should not be taken at the start of a detoxification programme. back to top Other Chelating/Mobilising Herbs: Besides Cilantro (Coriander Leaf). then they may feel unwell. namely boiling water. but be used in the latter half of a chelation programme. However. and should ideally be taken in conjunction with another chelating agent to bind with the heavy metals that are mobilised/drawn out of the blood and tissues.
there are a
. Hawthorn is discussed on the Cardiac Insufficiency page. as a break from Cilantro in one's detoxification regime. which contains all of the above dried herbs (except for Cilantro) in dry capsule form. for example. or on their own. back to top Mobilising Products containing Cilantro: Besides using a Cilantro tincture or making your own. in addition to one's normal chelation dosage of another chelant product or herb can result in over-detoxification symptoms. in conjunction with any chelation agent. such as Hydrangea Root and Gravel Root. Some Cilantro tinctures. These herbs may well be worthwhile taking in conjunction with Cilantro. Taking significant quantities of these herbs. and the temporary elevation in hair heavy metals levels when using Hawthorn regularly. such as Chlorella.Carrageenan (sulphated polysaccharides from red seaweeds and Irish Moss) Other herbs to assist in blood cleaning and circulation include: Red Clover
Blue Flag These may be taken in tincture form or as fresh/dry herbs. Remember of course to use an absorbant. One dried herb formula is Herbs of Grace's Heavy Metal Purify. also contain Yellow Dock Root. Certain herbs. Judging from BlackSpy's hair analysis results. he believes it might even be a more effective chelator of Lead and Mercury than Cilantro or Humic Acid. One may choose to alternate the herbs used in order to utilise the different chelating abilities of the compounds contained in these herbs. also appear to have chelating qualities from BlackSpy's experience. One can also use a dedicated Yellow Dock Root tincture. commonly used to dissolve Kidney Stones.
and even those which combine Cilantro and Chlorella into one product. Chlorella. MSM. Lipoic Acid. www. Chelorex is available in both capsule form and in liquid form. and whilst they may be convenient and highly effective.scienceformulas. they are certainly MUCH more expensive . L-Glutamine and a variety of minerals and vitamins. Chelorex:
Science Formula's product Chelorex is a mixture of Cilantro.number of products on the market that contain Cilantro as well as other herbs. BlackSpy has not yet tried these latter alternatives. an ideal
.html "Q: What is the best Chelating agent? A: In addition to the ability to bind and remove toxic metals.and are they really any better than using a Cilantro tincture and Chlorella tablets? If they contain other chelating agenets.com/primer. they may utilise the 'mobilising' property of Cilantro with the chelating properties of other chelating agents for a smoother and more effective detox.
Following a course of chelation. leading to severe side effects.chelator can do so without producing adverse effects. Q: Why do you prefer natural chelators? A: Synthetic chelating agents have a higher incidence of adverse reactions because they release toxic metals in persons whose antioxidant defenses are sub optimal. 1) Synthetic chelators must be detoxified.com/text/how_text_07. levels of toxic metals. www.com/misc_images_07/chelorex_supplement_fa cts.scienceformulas. what was needed was an effective chelating agent for all toxic metals." Chelorex's ingredients are examined below. Some chelators have an increased risk of adverse reactions for four reasons.html Science Formula's web site contains a comparison of chart of EDTA.com/oral-chelation-greenberg-study-page-1. Using my background in biochemistry and my clinical experience. based on natural ingredients that penetrates the blood brain barrier and can be taken safely for an extended period of time at a reasonable cost with minimal or no side effects. especially lead. Clearly. 2) Synthetic chelators cause excessive toxic metal release in persons whose antioxidant defenses are depleted due to chronic metal poisoning resulting in immune suppression and free radical damage to the body. www. 4) Chelators can cause significant essential trace metal depletion. I formulated a combination of individual natural ingredients that performed well on individuals without adverse side effects.detoxhealth.scienceformulas.html
.scienceformulas.html Alan Greenberg Chelorex study can be found at the link below. Using the most cost effective natural chelators available.com/compare. we performed clinical testing which thus far has exceeded expectations with removal rates on 16 toxic metals in the normal reference range as high as 98% for a (90 dose 45 day) regime.jpg www. 3) EDTA has been shown to form a toxic complex with mercury which can damage the brain. DMPS and Chelorex at the link below. A high portion of people have inefficient glutathione dependent detoxification mechanisms and are already chemically sensitive. DMSA. www. tend to rebound after an initial decrease because of ongoing release of lead from bone or recurrent environmental exposure.
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back to top Role of Phospholipids:
.com/how.pdf Science Formulas list their own studies on Chelorex's effectiveness on their web site below.detoxhealth.A review of Chelorex by Morten Walker in the Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients Aug/Sept 2005 can be found at the link below.
Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids help to constitute healthy cell membranes, including the mitochondrial membranes. The uptake in many individuals may however be very poor. However, one of the major constituents of inter- and intra-cellular membranes are phospholipids. Phospholipids are to be found in all the cells in the body, and in particular the inter and intra cellular membranes. They make up a substantial proportion of the body's total mass (besides water). The brain cells are made up of 70% phospholipids and 30% proteins. The cells of the nervous system are 25% phospholipids and 75% proteins. Cells in the body are being continually regenerated, and all the cells in the body are replaced on average every few months. However, if the body does not have the proper and sufficient quantities of building materials, then the body will never rebuild itself properly. The body naturally produces phosphatidyl choline by a process of Methylation and if methylation is impaired (which it frequently is in individuals with CFS, ME or FMS), then phospholipid production in the body will consequently be imparied too. This is why a course of phospholipid supplements may indeed help with proper cell membrane construction and composition. Phospholipids are absorbed by all cells, and it is believed that those cells that lack phospholipids can absorb them from adjacent cells. It is therefore believed that they can be absorbed from the GI tract and be redistributed throughout the body as required. http://researchednutritionals.com/FactSheets/NT%20Factor%20Energ y%20PowerPoint.pdf There are four major phospholipids that help to constitute cell membranes in the body. These are Phosphatidyl Choline (PC), Phosphatidyl Ethanolamine (PE), Phosphatidyl Serine (PS), and Phosphatidyl Inositol (PI). The body in normal circumstances produces these in the relevant proportions required. Phosphatidyl Choline is by far the most important of these, constituting up to 50% of the cell membrane, Phosphatidyl Ethanolamine being the second most important, constituting up to 35% of the membrane. This is why most Phospholipid Therapy programmes concentrate on Phosphatidyl Choline (or indeed Lecithin extract which contains both of these compounds). However, supplementation with other phospholipids or their precursor is also important. In many individuals who suffer from CFS or related conditions, these cell membranes may be partially oxidised and/or constituted with less than ideal long chain fats. This is often as a result of low phospholipid levels in the body and high free radical levels. Mitochondrial inner and outer membranes are particularly at risk from free radical stress
through the process of metabolism and energy production and insufficient levels of the body's natural antioxidants can result in excessive oxidation of the membranes. Impaired cell membranes do not function as they should and are not as permeable to nutrients such as oxygen, and also partial detoxification products may attach themselves to the mitochondrial membranes, further impairing mitochondrial function (energy production). It is possible also that free radicals such as Superoxide may escape out of the mitochondria because of these damaged mitochondrial membranes; and that mitochondrial DNA may become damaged by free radicals. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phospholipid Phosphatidyl Serine (PS), as helping to repair cell membranes, also acts to facilitate the repair of the cortisol receptors in the hypothalamus. It is believed that cortisol receptors become damaged by elevated cortisol levles, reducing the ability of the hypothalamus to detect and correct excessive cortisol levels. In individuals with elevated cortisol stress hormone levels, PS can be useful in lowering this cortisol level to the normal range. www.advance-health.com/cortisol.html Phospholipids, in particular Phosphatidyl Choline, are also one of the main constituents of bile and helps with the breakdown of fats in the liver and proper absoprtion of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Phosphatidyl Choline also helps to reduce LDL 'bad' cholesterol and increase HDL 'good' cholesterol, as it is an unsaturated phospholipid, working in a similar way to unsaturated Essential Fatty Acids. Phosphatidyl Choline also encourages the liver and gallbladder to produce more bile (thus enhancing the breakdown of fats in the liver; assisting in essential fatty acid absorption; and also promoting digestion), and probably enhances brain functioning (as Phospholipids as well as Omega 3 fatty acids make up a signficant part of brain tissue also). Bile is a detoxification medium as well as digestive aid. Also, when phospholipids come into contact with the mitochondrial membranes, they help to 'flush out' the neurotoxins, which glutathione attaches itself to, and which are removed by the liver. Phosphatidyl Choline ensures good cell membrane fluidity in the body - used in rebuilding the inter- and intra-cellular membranes and to help promote the elimination of glutathione conjugates or neurotoxins that are attached to and impairing these cell membranes (known as Neurotoxic Membrane Syndrome or NMS). Phospholipid therapy therefore is a nutritional therapy, a mitochondrial therapy, a neurological system therapy and also a
detoxification therapy. In the latter application it helps to release partial detoxification products attached to the cell membranes. This is examined below. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lecithin In addition to cell membrane integrity, Phosphatidyl choline is a major component of our body's naturally produced lecithin which helps to break down/emulsify fats in the liver, as mentioned above. Phosphatidyl choline is also an important constituent of bile, which the liver and gallbladder use to excrete toxins into the digestive system. During a detoxification programme one is actively releasing toxins from the tissues and filtering them out through the liver and kidneys, and so more bile needs to be produced to help in the excretion process. Phosphatidyl Choline is also a precursor to the catecholamine 'stress hormone' neurotransmitter Acetyl Choline, appropriate levels which are required for proper brain chemistry functioning. Clearly maintaining reasonable phospholipid or phosphorus input levels during a detoxification programme helps in this respect. One may also perhaps consider that if there is excessive cellular inflammation and Peroxynitrite build up on account of immune modulated activity, then supplementation with Phosphatidyl Serine may be of benefit, as it may inhibit iNOS enzyme activity, which is responsible for the immune system mediated release of Nitric Oxide. back to top Soy Lecithin:
Phosphatidyl Choline is one of the major component of soy lecithin. Lecithin is composed of phosphoric acid, choline, fatty acids, glycerol, glycolipids, triglycerides, and phospholipids. Lecithin can be purified using fractionation, working on the principle that some phospholipids (particularly Phosphatidyl Choline) are soluble in alcohol whereas others are less so. By adding alcohol (or instead glycerin), mixing and separating this solution from the lecithin sludge, a purer form of lecithin is obtained with contains a higher concentration of phosphatidyl choline. Phosphatidyl Choline supplements are all based on soy lecithin. The average concentration of phospholipids in Phosphatidyl Choline in Lecithin granules is approximately 97%. The average Phosphatidyl Choline concentration of products on the market is 22-25%, the remainder of the phospholipids being made up of Phosphatidyl Ethanolamine, Phosphatidyl Inositol and a small amount of Phosphatidyl Serine. BlackSpy is not certain whether these Lecithin granules or Lecithin based products have been purified by
as described above.fractionation. but this is unusual. the availability of some sources of Lecithin with as low a Phosphatidyl Choline concentration as 15% would probably imply that they have. which is extracted from lecithin. Most capsules marketed as Lecithin capsules or Phospatidyl Choline capsules contain around 22-25% Phosphatidyl
. As Soy Lecithin and most lecithin extracts contain very low levels of Phosphatidyl Serine. unless the 15% sources are from a more 'poor' form of bean. The gelatin-based capsules generally contain just Lecithin liquid (equivalent to the same weight as granules). back to top Oral Phosphatidyl Choline supplementation:
Phosphatidyl Choline can be taken as a supplement as either Lecithin granules. it may be worth considering a dedicated Phosphatidyl Serine supplement. if one is looking to utilise the inhibitory effects of PS in immune system (iNOS) mediated Nitric Oxide release (induction). the more likely it is that there is more sludge and impurities present . or as capsule form. and presumably indicates a higher concentration of impurities or inferior bean source. but it is preferable to have less rather than more if one is taking it long term or in large quantities. Always check the label.which is probably not a huge big deal. The lower the Phosphatidyl Choline concentration. 15% sources are however not the norm. Oral and IV Phosphatidyl Choline treatments have been used for over 50 years and are well established in the treatment of a variety of illnesses. However.
with varying amounts of Phosphatidyl Inositol and Phosphatidyl Ethanolamine. as it is a rich source of phospholipids. a rich source of the excitotoxin Glutamate) or take it in a slightly weaker form (Lecithin granules) which do not require any capsules in each dosage. There are some capsules on the market that contain a higher concentration of Phosphatidyl Choline.
It should be noted that there is no such thing as 'pure' Phosphatidyl Choline for all intents and purposes. then one may wish to toss up the benefits of a 35% capsule (containing gelatin potentially. If one requires large quantities of Phosphatidyl Choline. Many people take Soya Lecithin (granules) anyway as a dietary supplement. but BlackSpy would probably prefer to use Jarrow Formulas as they are a very high quality brand. Anything marketed as 'Phosphatidyl Choline is in fact Lecithin or Lecithin fractionate. NOW Foods also make a Triple Strength Lecithin (1200mg per capsule) product containing 35% PC. but one would assume some is present. depending on the exact source. Please note that taking soya lecithin will increase the body's phosphorus levels slightly. The composition is usually 25% Phosphatidyl Choline. and BlackSpy suspects that these have been produced by fractionation and use of ethanol or glycerin.Choline. One such example is Jarrow Formulas MEGA PC-35 (marketed as 'Triple-Strength Lecithin'). Each capsule size is 1200mg Lecithin (concentrate). namely 35%. containing 35% Phosphatidyl Choline and 5% Phosphatidyl Ethanolamine. as there is a slight smell of ethanol or glycerin from such capsules.
. dietary phosphorus and the B-vitamins B8 (Inositol) and Bp (Choline). No Phosphatidyl Inositol is listed on the ingredients. The total Phosphatide content of such 35% PC capsules is likely to be in the region of 40-45%. other other lipids. as it is not possible to cost effectively separate the Phosphatidyl Choline fraction from the other phospholipids in Soy Lecithin.
neck or skull. with a meal. one day off. so the more gelantinous your stool will become. greasy feeling in one's hair/scalp sometimes merely hours after washing it). or lecithin-based phosphatidyl choline complex capsules. much like one can with Omega 3 fatty acids when they have become partially oxidised. but it is cheap and convenient. mirror or bathroom wall and can stain walls (if not tiled). One can taste when lecithin has gone rancid. Discard any lecithin that has become rancid as it will do you more harm than good and will likely make you feel sick.steve. Lecithin tends to stick between your teeth and become gooey and gelatinous.Lecithin granules. Or even an increase in production of oil from the scalp (resulting in a nasty. and should be stored in a cool. It requires brushing to remove from a sink. the more you take. doing the FIR Sauna and taking the Phospholipids on the same day.gb. the more you will produce bile. If room temperature is warm to very warm. and is best eaten straight away. perhaps on the shoulders.html In general terms. Other detoxification symptoms may include acne or boils. dry place. like other polyunsatured fats. oxidise readily when exposed to air. it tends to stick to the sink. it is best to do so very slowly and to observe what happens. dark. An option is therefore not
. and at too high a dosage you will simply experience a detoxification headache. then it is recommended to store these item in your refigerator. The headache symptoms may take a day or two to appear from overstepping your maximum dosage at that time. BlackSpy has personally found that taking lecithin granules mixed with a small amount of Spirulina and perhaps ground sprouted flaxseed (or FOS) mixed with a small amount of water is a very tasty snack. Lecithin has a crunchy texture.org/wiki/Membrane_lipids http://www. Whilst taking lecithin granules is of course much cheaper than taking for example BodyBio Phos Chol capsules (probably the most expensive source of Phosphatidyl Choline).com/science/lipids_and_membranes. but of course this may vary according to the individual. and there is some reabsorption into the blood stream. where too many toxins have been released at one. Some practitioners recommend one day on. The general recommendation is to take it daily. normally two to three times a day. If you floss it out. These types of symptoms are more typical of detoxifying the cell membranes of drugs and chemicals rather than heavy metals. If left to stand in water it loses its crunchy texture and becomes oily and gelatinous. BlackSpy finds lecithin slightly annoying from this perspective. there are of course some minor drawbacks (from a practical perspective). If you are increasing the dosage. http://en. light or heat.wikipedia.
4-6 capsules per day with meals if taken twice a day. This would provide approximately 3. at breakfast.g. If one was to take 35% Phosphatidyl Choline capsules (i.25g of Phosphatidyl Choline per day. Lecithin concentrate) instead. in other words 1-2 teaspoons of lecithin granules per meal.5g). or breakfast and dinner).5. or in other words.12 capsules per day. Lanes.taken with meals. in general with a protein meal.
. but may be more convenient for some to take. e.then this would be equivalent to approximately 8 . lunch and dinner. Spreading the capsules out over 3 meals will likely be easier to tolerate in terms of toxin and bile release and demand on your liver. You might want to take your daily dosage in three goes rather than twice. although this is perhaps not critical. breakfast and lunch. It is best to take the dosage of PC at meal times (e. for example.g. Lecithin capsules of varying quality and potency are going to be more expensive than simply purchasing Lecithin granules.e.to floss (although your hygienist might have something to say about that!) A typical daily dosage of (standard 25% PC) Lecithin granules for someone embarking on an oral phospholipid programme for mitochondrial membrane repair and detoxification would be in the order of 4-6 teaspoons per day (each teaspoon being approximately 3. In general.5 . or 3-4 capsules per meal if taken 3 times a day.
Each capsule contains 900mg of 'phospholipid complex'. This is available in liquid or capsule form. According to this source. then it would make it the most concentrated source of Phosphatidyl Choline capsule on the market. approximately 450-605mg is Phosphatidyl Choline. although this fact is not stated on the product packaging. Clearly with the liquid then although you need to measure it up. there is no capsule consumption each time. the average content of Phosphatidyl Choline per capsule is 528mg. according to the manufacturer's UK distributor. If this is indeed correct. at 58%.
. with and a smaller amount of Phosphatidyl Ethanolamine and Phosphatidyl Inositol and minor glycolipids.Another Phosphatidyl Choline/Lecithin product is produced by a company called E-Lyte and is called BodyBio PC. The quoted phospholipid content is quoted at 66%. Of this 900mg of phospholipid complex.
where 1 tsp (teaspoon) contains 1500-1800mg of Phosphatidyl Choline. and polyunsaturates describes both the Phospholipids (propotion of the Lecithin) and the Essential Fatty Acids. Indeed at other times. a much reduced limit was tolerated. so the relative proportion in the BodyBio PC capsules is really neither here nor there. but for those on a limited budget. one should be ingesting significant amounts of Omega 3 and Omega 6 Essential Fatty Acids.BodyBio PC also contains a 4:1 ratio of Linoleic Acid (LA . The ingredients state that the total fat content is 900mg. BodyBio PC is also available in liquid form. disproportionately (and almost ludicrously) so.Omega 3) Essential Fatty Acids (EFA). However. if you can afford it.which are not listed on the ingredients). of which the saturated fat content is 200mg. the figures cannot be quite correct as the ingredients are listed as being solely fat. But it is of course a small added bonus. As the ingredients do not specify the exact amounts of each. the polynunsaturated fat content is 600mg and the monounsaturated fat content is 110mg.85g of Phosphatidyl Choline.Omega 6) and Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA . have found at certain points in time that taking 4 capsules 3 times a day (i. However. Below is a link to an article on Nutri Link's web site by John Foster. yet the total calories per capsule is 9 (of which 8 come from fat the other 9% coming from carbohydrates . depending on general liver health and glucuonidation pathway efficiency in the liver. If one is engaged in a Phospholipid Therapy programme. but this is best done with advice from your medical practitioner. The downside with BodyBio PC is that it is extremely expensive. Some people. E-Lyte products are not available by personal parallel importing and must be purchased by one's local distributor at local prices (for those outside of the USA).e.
. The target daily dosage of Body Bio PC capsules is 4 capsules twice a day (or 3 capsules three times a day . but it is not known what the exact ratio of Lecithin concentrate to EFAs that make up the 900mg of 'Phospholipid Compex'. it is a great product to use. providing between 3.6 . You may wish to increase the dosage over time. including BlackSpy. 35% PC capsules or Lecithin granules offer hugely better value for money and arguably equal benefits. This clearly depends on the individual however.4.25g of Phosphatidyl Choline) is a comfortable upper limit (after a few months at 8 capsules a day).which is slightly more). providing between 5.7. a total of 12.4 . then it is not very helpful (presumably for anti-competitive reasons).
Ph. M.k. Cytidine DiPhosphate Choline).. It may pay to experiment with the exact ratio and dosage. perhaps even taking exclusively Citicoline (e. providing cholinergic and neuroprotective activity.adobe. or right click and select 'Save Target'). relating to membrane toxicity and overall lipid status. Neal Speight.M. Price's web site about the less desirable aspects of soy lecithin and phosphatidyl choline supplements can be found below.htm Below is some information on Phos Chol provided by Bodybio.rtf): Bodybio. It is in Rich Text Format (. 2 capsules twice a day) and also Citicoline orally (four or more 250mg capsules twice a day).D.htm Below is a link to a pdf fact sheet by E-Lyte on Phosphatidyl Choline (simply left click to open.an abbreviation for Cytidine-5'-DiPhosphoCholine (a. please download it from the following link.html Some patients may benefit from taking both Phosphatidyl Choline (half of above dosage. www.g. www.. i. http://www.a..co. Citicoline is also known as stabilised CDP Choline .westonaprice.html Below is the Questions and Answers page from E-Lyte regarding the Phos Chol product. 4000+ mg daily) to find what feels best and most effective.com/products/acrobat/readstep2. http://www.e..bodybio.uk/elyte_news1.net 2005 Phos Chol Info An article on Weston A. Citicoline serves as a choline donor in the biosynthesis of acetylcholine and phosphatidylcholine. If you do not have this. http://www.com/main/products/bodybiopc_qa.org/soy/lecithin. Patricia Kane.D.e-lyte.nutri-linkltd.D.pdf Viewing this fact sheet requires Adobe Reader. entitled 'The Detoxx System' (also found elsewhere on the web).net in 2005. This article to be put into context is however concerned with the generic use of soy lecithin as a supplement rather than the specific and short term usage of Phos Chol for detoxification. It is the intermediate to the body's production
researchednutritionals.php www. the most economical of which is 'Healthy Ageing with High Potency NT Factor'.com/store/item.aor.com NT Factor is sold under licence to various supplement manufacturers who use it. How this differs from other phosphatidyl choline supplements and indeed soy lecithin.php NT Factor by Nutritional Therapeutics. glycolipids etc) extracted from soy. Below are 3 pages from the AOR web site containing information and magazine articles and abstracts.It is marketed as a mitochondrial supplement and to assist in rebuilding oxidised/impaired mitochondrial membranes.prohealth. Alpha-
.e. By taking Citicoline.of Phosphatidyl Choline and Phosphatidyl Serine etc.aor. Healthy Ageing with High Potency NT Factor contains per tablet: 650mg of NT Factor and 100mg of 'Mitochondrial Fuel Blend' (Potassium Pyruvate. It seems to be 'stronger' weight for weight than other regular lecithin supplements.ca/us/abstracts/cytidine_5-diphosphocholine. in their own mitochondrial assistance formulations.ntfactor.cfm/product__code/PH195/t ab/Label Nutritional Therapeutics also sell their own NT Factor mitochondrial support product. Two well known brands for Citicoline (CDP Choline) are Thorne Research. www. Inc.aor. is a proprietary blend of phosphoglycolipids (i.ca/us/magazines/citicoline. in addition to a number of other NT Factor containing products. the body can effectively produce the exact ratio of phospholipids that it requires.php www.ca/us/related_research/cdp-citicoline. Citicoline is readily absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract and easily crosses the blood-brain barrier. Examples include Researched Nutritionals 'NT Factor Energy' and ProHealth 'Mitochondria Ignite'. called Propax. along with other mitochondrial cofactors. https://www. www.cfm?code=CRN10 1 https://www.com/shop/product. perhaps twice the strength of 35% Phosphatidyl Choline capsules (comparable with E-Lyte BodyBio PC) so perhaps the Phosphatidyl Choline content is relatively high. Jarrow and AOR. phospholipids. BlackSpy is not exactly sure of.
One type of dedicated Phosphatidyl Serine supplement is Jarrow Formulas' PS100. L-Carnitine-L-Tartrate and Creatine Phosphate).propax. but can also help to repair cell membranes. PS supplementation may be geared more towards lowering cortisol levels. It is virtually impossible to separate PS from all other phospholipids by fractionation. so lower levels will always be found of the other phospolipids. a precursor to PS and PC. back to top Phospholipid Exchange (PLX) . Citicoline.Ketoglutaric Acid. As stated above. www. may perhaps be preferable. each capsule containing 100mg of 'Cogni-PS' Phosphatidyl Serine and 60mg of Phosphatidyl Choline. even in a dedicated PS supplement.IV Phosphatidyl Choline Infusions
. This is no bad thing.
Injecting it bypasses the liver and allows the tissues to absorb the PC as required before eventually being captured by the liver (assuming it has not all been absorbed by the tissues).Phosphatidyl choline (abbreviated to phos chol) is usually orally supplemented. Usually a combination of Phos Chol and Glutathione injections are used.
.e. cell membranes and mitochondrial membranes) from oxidative (free radical) damage. but may be up to three times daily for those suffering from chronic diseases). it is likely that because the blood supply from the digestive tract goes straight to the liver. Phos Chol treatment is usually combined with oral omega 3/6 intake and glutathione supplementation/injection. Your consultant should be able to advise you of what is appropriate and what dosage and frequency. for example for the removal of high levels of glutathione conjugates from the mitochondrial membrane and to rebuild the inter. Phospholipid Exchange (PLX) Therapy is the intravenous push of phosphatidyl choline into the blood stream. but this will result in considerably more bile production/ejection than with the injection. when ingested orally. that the liver and gallbladder will utilise most of this PC for bile production. Where Phos Chol injections are prescribed (usually once a week. IV therapy or injection is prescribed by certain doctors in addition to oral supplementation. pushing it straight back into the digestive tract. In extreme cases. Thus one can try to replicate a PLX by large quantities of orally ingested PC. expelling a number of toxins with it. a daily oral regime of Phos Chol intake is also accompanied to boost the effectiveness. However.and intra-cellular membranes (i. A similar effect can be had from oral consumption of high levels of Phos Chol.
contains phospholipids composed of 93% 3-sn-Phosphatidyl Choline (250mg) in a base of 96% alcohol (i. http://www. but these relate to the subcutaneous injection of it for weight loss purposes.An example of a typical Phos Chol PLX injection might consist of two 5ml ampoules of the Lipostabil brand of phosphatidyl choline (i. Lipostabil is manufactured in Germany.).e.V.com/products/acrobat/readstep2. i.adobe. http://en. If you do not have this.e. 10ml in total) and 20ml of Glutathione (100mg/ml concentration. Some people report feeling very ill after a PLX for a couple of days. followed by a Folinic Acid (Leucovorin) infusion for 30 minutes. which is not recommended by the manufacturer. A fact sheet by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in the UK is listed below regarding this matter. but it is available in the blood stream immediately. 2g). please download it from the following link. Each 5ml ampoule of Lipostabil N i. which does not seem much. 4% phospholipids). There are numberous negative stories about Lipostabil on the internet. followed by another 3 ampoules of Lipostabil by infusion (drip) over the period of an hour.html Wikipedia defines 'saline' at the link below. So two ampoules of Lipostabil provides 500mg of Phos Chol. The injections we are concerned with here are I. The phosphatidyl choline is administered first. (i. A slower delivery is likely to be more effective.e. as opposed to orally where it has to pass through the digestive tract. straight into the blood stream).wikipedia. following by the glutathione (to bind with any neurotoxins released by the PC coming into contact with the mitochondrial membranes etc.org/wiki/Saline_(medicine) Please see the B-Vitamin Dosages section on the Nutritional Deficiencies page for more information on Glutathione injections and the Myer's Cocktail. Others report feeling actually much better after a PLX injection for a couple of days. This may be in part on account of the increased levels
. MHRA Fact Sheet about Lipostabil Viewing this chart requires Adobe Reader. and finally saline (3-5ml).e. which is what the product's intended usage is. BlackSpy has known some practitioners to recommend 3 ampoules of Lipostabil injected via infusion (IV drip) over the period of an hour.v.
a 5000-20. Clearly the former is much more effective than the latter. or a 2000mcg cyanocobalamin injections.zipworld. Combining ERT/MRET water with PLXes may however help to accelerate the overall detoxification programme. If given IV in the same vein as the PLX. This are can be in the form of. for example.org/GSH%20Methylation%20Treatment%20Konynenburg. before subsequently administering full strength PLXes. depending on the individual's electromagnetic balance and amount drunk.html PhoenixCFS has an overview of treating methylation problems which includes references to supplementation (Vitamin and Phospholipid etc) and detoxification. A very useful web site with an excellent links page. Please see the section above on The Body's Natural Mechanisms For Detoxification on this page. It may or may not also result in an increased likelihood of the vein collapsing. to optimise the extent of absorption. when first consumed. 1 ampoule of PC and 10ml of Glutathione) is administered for the first one or two PLXes. A personal web site on one person's experiences of Phospholipid Exchange (PLX) Therapy is shown below. www. It is normally played by ear and if the first half dosage PLX goes ok. so that the PLX can more effectively act to remove some of the heavy
. and also the Nutritional Deficiencies page for more information on BVitamin deficiencies and methylation.of glutathione in the blood. PLXes may also be taken in conjunction with a B12 injection. The B12 can be administered either intra muscular (IM) or intra venous (IV).com. essential minerals (metals) or trace minerals (metals)) on the day of the PLX.htm It may help to avoid any mineral supplements (for example. as methyl B12 is more readily absorbed than Cyano B12. then a full dosage may be administered for the second PLX. http://phoenixcfs. 3-5ml of saline is also injected immediately after the B12. a 5 minute gap is usually observed from having the PLX. and so normally a half dosage (i. If one is consuming ionised water or ERT/MRET water (as discussed on the electromagnetic page) on the same day as the PLX. to having the B12 injection.au/~ataraxy/plx. the effect of the PLX may be greatly enhanced. which is performed IV using the same needle and vein.000 mcg methylcobalamin injection.e. Usually the patient may take one or two PLXes to get used to it. These factors clearly depend on the individual.
Without PLX: 3 x 10 min saunas per week. There is no hard and fast rule about how soon to have your next FIR Sauna or OAPD session AFTER the injection . Day 7: 10 min FIR.g. Day 4: 5 min FIR. Day 5: 10 min FIR. You may find that you may have to build up the FIR Sauna intensity and frequency over a few days and not dive straight into 2 saunas a day (for example) the next day. effects may include collapsing veins or Phos Chol coming out of the vein and spreading out under the skin).e. Day 2: Nothing. Day 1: PLX. Day 3: Nothing. Day 1: PLX. Some examples are shown below of FIR sauna schedules for a person who can comfortably do 10 minutes in the sauna at a time.and intra-cellular membranes. Day 3: 10 min FIR. Day 5: 5 min FIR. Please note that Day 8 is the same as Day 1. The precise effects may vary according to the individual. you would have the FIR sauna on day 4). With PLX: 4 x 5 min saunas per week. Day 4: 10 min FIR. depending on how one finds the PLX. back to top Combining PLX with FIR Saunas If you are undergoing FIR Sauna or OAPD treatments. Day 6: Nothing. Day 6: 5 min FIR. Day 2: Nothing. Day 7: Nothing. Please note that one may wish to do the 2nd FIR treatment on Day 6 and leave Day 7 and a rest day. it is highly recommended to avoid having an FIR Sauna 24 hours prior to having a PLX injection. Day 3: Nothing. Day 6: Nothing. Day 5: Nothing.
With PLX: 2 x 10 min saunas per week. or your tolerance to the saunas may be very low and you will have to take a break before you can resume your normal schedule.this is something you will have to learn to play by ear.
. Day 2: Nothing. You may find it optimal to wait at least 2-3 days after the injection before starting your FIR Saunas or OAPD sessions up again (i. and so on.metals that are attached to the inter. Day 4: Nothing. Day 1: 10 min FIR. Day 7: 5 min FIR. if you have the PLX on day 1. Otherwise it may have an effect on your veins and the ease of physically administering the injection successfully (e.
as described on the identification page. FIR saunas are examined in more detail in the section below on light therapies. all the (previously very high levels of) glutathione conjugates of a drug or other chemical and traces of toxic metals on the white cell mitochondrial membrane had disappeared. doing the FIR Sauna and taking the oral Phospholipids on the same day. then it is unwise to exceed your comfortable normal amount of oral phosphatidyl choline on the day before or the day of an FIR sauna.g. The general recommendation is to take Phosphatidyl Choline oral supplements daily. if you do push your limits on the phospholipids. 1 day off. Otherwise. 8 capsules of BodyBio PC per day). If you are engaging in a serious FIR sauna program. with a meal.cellular membranes. Phospholipid therapy may work very well in conjunction with regular FIR sauna usage.and intra. An ATP Profile and Translocator Protein microscopy should highlight any issues around the inter. normally two to three times a day. FIR saunas 2-3 times a week. but that there was still rapid depletion of energy on energy demand. which may provide a rough idea of the efficiency of the mitochondrial membrane. A metabolic profile (organic acid analysis) based on a urine sample may also provide indirect evidence of ATP efficiency. 1 day off. FIR saunas 2-3 times a week. Here you could experiment. one day off. and BlackSpy considers both to be an essential part of a detoxification programme that is concerned with heavy metal and organic toxin removal from the inter. After approximately 9 months of taking oral phospholipids (the last 3 of those taking equivalent of 12 capsules of BodyBio PC per day. and roughly 20 PLX injections. or a combination of BodyBio and Citicoline). Some practitioners recommend one day on.Without PLX: 4+ x 5 min saunas per week. BlackSpy personally found that after approximately 6 months of taking oral phospholipids (e.and intra-cellular membranes. and do 2 days on. and 30 PLX injections. you may find that you cannot perform your usual FIR sauna duration as it gives you a big headache early on. back to top
. or 3 days on. that there was no longer no ATP blocking on his mitochondria translocator sites.
and intra-cellular membranes (cell and mitochondria membranes). such as far infrared (FIR) saunas. laser energetic detoxification (LED). This may increase the body's ability to detoxify itself through its natural mechanisms. The toxins themselves are then freed up in the
.Light Therapies / Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) Therapies:
Introduction There are a number of light-based detoxification treatments on the market. of which approximately only 20% heats the air and 80% of which heats the skin and penetrates the body. and probably increasing cellular activity. Light-based therapies work on the basis of draining toxins from the lymphatic system as well as stimulating the release of toxins from the inter. These work on the basis of heating the inside of the body through infrared light. infrared heat pads. LED is different as it also utilises principles of homeopathy. It acts to dilate blood vessels and increasing blood circulation. detox food pads (discussed in the section below). low level laser therapy (LLLT) and many others.
Light-based therapies are commonly used to help promote the elimination of glutathione conjugates or neurotoxins that are attached to and impairing the inter. but for optimum results should be used with some of the other methods described on this page. it is very important to replace the lost electrolyte minerals calcium. BlackSpy does not personally recommend to use a light therapy as your ONLY mechanism of detoxification. Depending on what types of toxicity you are suffering from. but also though sweat and breath to a smaller extent.bloodstream and are eliminated mainly by the liver and kidneys. back to top Far Infrared (FIR) Saunas back to top What is FIR and how does it work? Far Infrared (FIR) Saunas are devices that use a particular set of wavelengths of the electromagnetic radiation spectrum (the far end of non-visible infra red) to penetrate deep into the body's tissues (approximately 4-5cm) and heat the body. so that they are not reabsorbed. Links to information web sites about light therapies can be found on the links page. whilst also energetically stimulating the cells and helping to release toxins. It is probably a combination of the heating of the tissues and the dilating effect the
. sodium.). Such a condition is known as Neurotoxic Membrane Syndrome or NMS. as indeed will any activity that makes you eliminate toxins through your skin as sweat.. Although specific light therapies can be extremely powerful detoxification methods in themselves. especially the mitochondrial membranes. potassium and chloride either in one's diet or through supplementation (or both) as otherwise this can result in severe mineral depletion over time and mineral deficiencies.and intra-cellular membranes. One does not actually have to sweat during a light therapy session to obtain the detoxification benefit from it. work outs etc. Please note that anyone who engages in regular activities involving sweating (!). to a lesser extent (such as saunas. whether they are saunas. magnesium. it is a good idea to shower afterwards to wash off any toxins from the surface of the skin that have been excreted in sweat. Some light therapies are listed below. However. they may help you as part of your detoxification programme. hot baths etc.
com/saunas-infrared-more. i. a raised internal core body temperature. so the effects are still somewhat unknown. Please see the powerpoint presentation here fir. If we consider the fact that cells that are at a higher state of energetic functioning will more readily rid their membranes and fatty cells of toxins. FIR saunas help to energise the cells of the body. and the mobilisation of waste in the lympathic system.html (12 pages) The long term effects of FIR sauna usage have not been studied with closely monitored trials. Those who do not react well with steam saunas or hot baths (on account of over stimulation of the endocrine system and inability to sleep) will more than likely not have this issue with FIR saunas. where the focus can be on increasing the energetic state of the cells. Once the body is rid of the majority of its neurotoxins from the cell membranes and fatty cells. without having to worry about the side effects and limits imposed by the release of toxins in a controlled manner.e.com/articles/far_infrared_saunas_1.ppt. It is at higher levels of energetic functioning that cells are best able to function on a biochemical and metabolic level. and promote a healthy metabolism. then light therapies like FIR saunas can then really be used for longer periods at each session. then one can probably safely assume that conversely that neurotoxins on the interand intra-cellular membranes decrease the potential maximum energetic states that the cells can actually reach and their biochemical efficiency. FIR Saunas do not use hot air or steam convection and conduction to heat the body as do steam and dry saunas (i. Some links showing additional information about the effect of FIR saunas are listed below. They use a series of bulbs or heating elements that radiate FIR radiation at the user that passes through the skin.e. Another important effect of FIR is to replicate the effect of a fever to some degree.steamsaun. www.html www. They are sometimes used by the elderly to improve circulation and increase energy levels. that results in the release of mainly organic toxins into the blood stream and lymph (from the lipid/fatty compartments of the body). which can
. direct contact with skin). They may for example assist in bowel movements on the day of the sauna.jashbotanicals. but informal studies since the 1950s have revealed a number of beneficial effects.radiation has on the blood vessels. combined with their electromagnetic stimulation.
the total bodily surface area that the FIR heating elements are able to radiate onto. health spa or fitness club. Consider the relative benefits of the different FIR sauna models or options available. It can also be shared by a number of people. There is no reason however that you can't buy one for yourself and allow your friends and family to use it. power consumption issues. then the one off capital cost of purchasing an FIR Sauna is actually quite small and relatively good value.help to kill pathogenic organisms and boost the immune system temporarily.this is a cheaper way to set up an FIR sauna in your home. steam based heat saunas are more popular and common. A purchase of one's own Far Infrared Sauna may be therefore required if one cannot locate one for use at a sauna. and the ease of which you can move or wipe sweat from your body with a towel or paper towel. as well as the tradition wooden sauna cabins. Or club together and buy one. BlackSpy strongly believes that the use of an FIR Sauna is an important part of any cellular detoxification programme. the posture you wish to adopt in the unit. mattresses and blankets. There are a wide variety of FIR sauna products. The differences between them are clearly cost. although certain health spas may use them. back to top Types of FIR Sauna: FIR Saunas are not commonly available to the public for use. so bear this in mind if you decide to purchase a wood cabin FIR sauna. In general. There is some evidence to suggest that saunas made from poplar are preferable to cedar on account on cedar wood's potential to release gaseous toxins. domes. One can also purchase FIR heaters individually and set up a sauna in your bathroom . proximity to the skin. including portable saunas. A portable or tent-style FIR Sauna is shown below. One UK supplier for infra-red sauna rental is listed on the links page.
. This may work out cheaper over the medium term than renting on or paying per session. If you consider the cost of certain types or a combination of detoxification supplements over 6 months or even 18 months.
.Four different styles of FIR Dome Sauna are shown below.
A wooden cabin style FIR Sauna is shown below.
The FIR blanket sauna (like a sleeping bag) can also be used to target specification sections of the body as it has 3 channel (area) settings. then a blanket style sauna may be optimal as the 'blanket' is in contact with the skin and does heat up and a suitable temperature can be selected to promote sweating if desired.com/~total/temple/Soapbox/Articles/brsauna.xmission.A simple FIR Heater set up is shown below.html There is some speculation that an FIR blanket sauna may be optimal as it puts the elements into very close contact with the skin. each with adjustable temperature and timer settings. Below is an example of a 'blanket' or 'sleeping bag' style FIR sauna. If you wish to sweat during an FIR session.
Below is an example of how FIR Heaters can be set up in your bathroom if you want to try that method.
that BlackSpy uses.
A shot of the sauna open to dry after use is shown below.
.Close up shots of the control unit for the above sauna are shown below. Only the main rectangular area would emit FIR radiation when in use.
Please note that these bulbs give out a broad spectrum of IR radiation/light. you would lie underneath them.aspx?ModuleNo=26765&doy=16m5 An example of horizontally mounted 250W infrared reflector bulbs (i. regular desk lamps etc have a rating of 60 or 100W.co. then you will need to be experienced in DIY or have a qualified electrician help you (for safety reasons).lampspecs. You could mount the bulbs overhead or on a wall. depending on what angle you want the light to hit you. The bulbs should probably be mounted 20cm apart (centre to centre) to ensure even heat radiation distribution.co.Probably the cheapest way to detoxify your body with FIR is to simply buy a couple (up to say a maximum of 5) of red 250W Infrared Reflector bulbs and a couple of Porcelain Lamp Holders or similar heat resistant lamps and mount them in a suitable manner. An example of these items are shown at the links below from a UK on-line supplier.e.
. Often. If you elect to install lamp holders. With vertically mounted (overhead) bulbs. www. as set up by a friend of BlackSpy's. With horizontally mounted bulbs. 250W per bulb) is shown in the picture below. and not just FIR. you would sit on a wooden chair (for example) and face the bulbs. You may be able to get away with using a 100W light fitting with 125W bulbs for very brief periods of usage. They should be available from electrical suppliers in your country. but even so are still effective. Choosing to buy your own infrared bulbs might only cost you 5% of the cost of buying a FIR sauna.maplin. Never leave the infrared bulbs or FIR sauna on unattended.uk/Module.uk/Light-Bulbs-Tubes/Infra-Red www. using the above items. Just be sure to check to wattage of the bulbs and the maximum wattage capability of the light fitting or lamp you are using. although it is not recommended for safety reasons.
Bear in mind that the electricity consumption of a blanket-style FIR sauna with a total power output of 300W (at 36VDC) will be massively less than an array of 250W (at 230V or 110V AC) infrared reflector bulbs, and so if used in the long term, the latter solution could well become more costly, depending on the number of bulbs used. back to top FIR Sauna Duration: At the start of a detoxification programme, one may elect to start with 5 minute sessions every other day and built up slowly over time, as one would with a detoxification supplement. If one has a weak cardiac
function, then one may want to start off with 1 or 2 minute sessions to start with. Before increasing session lengths by the next 5 minute step (i.e. increasing from 5 minutes to 10 minutes), one can try having 2 saunas per day, for example of 5 minutes duration each. One can start off with every other day, then increase to 2 days on 1 day off, 3 days on 1 day off, and finally moving to every day. It depends on the individual and which pattern one feels most comfortable with. However, be aware that doing the maximum number of minutes per day, every day, may well take its toll on the liver and adrenal glands, so remember to pace yourself for the long haul rather than burn yourself out in a month or two. Once one is used to FIR, then the most usual duration/frequency of FIR sauna use for detoxification is approximately 20 minutes per session, approximately 3 times per week, or every other day. The maximum duration recommended is 30 minutes in one session. But it may take many individuals a long time to build up to this. Dr John McLaren Howard, of Acumen and ex-director of Biolab Medical Unit (UK), has stated that FIR is best used in short-sharp treatments, and should never be used like an ordinary sauna, as one only sets up an equilibrium between excretion and reabsorption through the skin. He recommends short durations in the FIR Sauna (e.g. 10 to 15 minutes), followed by immediate, rapid showering off to get the best from this technique. He has also stated that longer periods in an FIR sauna (and indeed a steam sauna) can also deplete potassium, which may have an adverse cumulative effect on heart function and also adrenal function. This may be in addition to the cardiovascular effect of FIR being equivalent to mild exercise, putting a workload on the heart in any case. Potassium deficiency may be physically felt by muscle twitches, for example, in the eye lid or perhaps upper arm etc. If you do experience such symptoms it would be best to desist from FIR usage for at least a week, supplementing Potassium all the while, with Potassium-rich foods, and/or in supplemental form. When you start back up again it may be wise to only use the sauna every other day as a maximum. As mentioned, mineral supplementation during an FIR sauna programme is of paramount importance. It may be useful to keep a record of your FIR sauna usage, noting down the temperature, duration, and number of sessions performed at each setting/duration, and which part of the body has been exposed (whole body except head, head only, etc.) In this way, you
can see patterns that emerge and see how many sessions you have performed at any one duration, so you know roughly when to next experiment with slightly longer durations etc. How long should you continue to use your FIR sauna? Well, if you can get to the point where you can use it every day for 30-60 minutes or so with no detoxification side effects over a prolonged period, then you have probably completely detoxified your body's tissues. Unless you have actually reached this point, then you should continue your FIR schedule and not quit or give up unless of course you need to take a break for a few weeks or so to rest your liver etc. In any case, once you have reached this point, you can use the sauna a couple of times a week to energise the body's cells and to relax in any case. However, you won't know for sure unless you actually perform a Translocator Protein Studies test to examine if there are any partial detoxification products stuck to the mitochondrial white cell membranes; or indeed a Fat Biopsy to examine the levels of organic toxins remaining in the adipose fat cells. Please see the Identification page for more information regarding suitable tests. The reason we say 30-60 minutes maximum is that over time although the maximum comfortable duration that you can use the FIR sauna gradually increases through use, there may be a certain limit on the amount of time you can spend in the FIR sauna before your endocrine system becomes overstimulated. You will notice this as you will fail to fall asleep the night after an FIR sauna session. If you are taking adrenal stimulating supplements (e.g. herbs or glandulars), you may wish to cut back on these to a dosage where you can fall asleep at night again, and if necessary cut them out completely. In most cases, it is the act of taking adrenal stimulating herbs or supplements which restricts your FIR sauna duration, if you have progressed this far, and simply by cutting them out you can increase the duration (without overstimulating the endocrine system) and simply be limited by the actual detoxification limit instead. BlackSpy has tried this, and it seems to work fine. e.g. BlackSpy could do 35 minute sessions whilst taking an adrenal stimulating supplement but no more without incurring insomnia. BlackSpy was however able to do 60+ minutes without taking an adrenal supplement at all. Another approach is to omit the adrenal stimulating supplement(s) on the day of the FIR sauna, but continue with your normal dosage on all other days. As you increase the level of stimulation, your endocrine system may well no longer require an adrenal stimulating supplement at all (even on FIR-free days).
If none of the above options are possible or work for you, then cut back on the FIR duration until you reach a comfortable level. The amount of EM stimulation your endocrine system can cope with every day may well change with time, and you may well quickly adapt or get used to higher levels of stimulation, and so it may well be possible to increase the FIR duration with time. Experiment. It is something that you will have to figure out for yourself. BlackSpy has experimented with FIR Sauna duration, and has performed session durations up to 80 minutes. He however found that at 70-80 minutes, one may experience palpitations of the heart and a strange feeling in the heart muscle. This may build up over time, in terms of one's susceptibility to develop these symptoms with consecutive long FIR sauna sessions; or from one very long FIR session; to the extent that the heart nuscle may feel uncomfortable for days on end. If this happens to you then it is best to lay off the FIR saunas for a week or so or until you feel totally happy to continue again (and also avoiding anything more than light exercise, hot showers and lying on your left side in bed). The heart muscle in such instances may well be overstimulated electromagnetically and also in its cardio-vascular capacity (as FIR saunas are a method of burning calories, and it may be easy to exceed one's cardiovascular capacity by just lieing down in the FIR sauna!) It is therefore probably wise not to exceed 60 minutes in one session - 45 minutes may be the optimal maximum for one session if performed 3 times a week. If one requires more session time to reach the maximum level of comfortable detoxification, then it may be better to break it up into more sessions, and perform say a 30 minute session every day (rather than 60 minute session every other day). Try and experiment and stick only to what feels comfortable for you. As a general rule, you should not engage in a single session of FIR longer than you can perform moderate exercise for (without a break); and you should not do more FIR sessions per week than you can comfortably perform exercise sessions per week, without wearing yourself out. Also bear in mind that if you do exercise during the week as well as FIR sauna sessions, then you have to be able to cope with both! If you reach the limit of what your endocrine system can cope with in terms of FIR (i.e. insomnia at night), then that is not to say that you are not still detoxifying your body at each FIR session, it is just that you are not able to reach the optimum limit. Keep using the FIR sauna regularly for many months until you feel you have finished detoxing. Of course, many people choose to use FIR not for detoxification but for increasing cellular energy levels, so there is no
Otherwise the toxins in the blood don't have a chance to go down sufficiently to a comfortable level and remain elevated (hence the headaches). perhaps on the shoulders. This is a sign that the liver needs time to clear all the toxins that have been released from the tissues and that are floating around the blood stream. and one should ideally wait until one feels normal again. when using FIR saunas. before you release any more. Other detoxification symptoms may include acne or boils. You may find that if you have overdone it. which may be after a couple of months or perhaps a year and a half.reason why you should necessarily stop taking FIR saunas just because you feel you have finished detoxing for the moment.). they are a sign that the liver and detoxification pathways of the body are overburdened (i. you can't simply revert back to the last schedule that worked comfortably without any headaches or fatigue without at least a day or two's break. then you may find your body and liver unable to tolerate the normal amount of FIR sauna treatments. All in all an FIR sauna is an excellent tool. Towards the end of your FIR sauna detoxification programme. so it may be best to recover properly first before resuming. then one has overdone it. In general. then you may well find that you can take a whole body FIR sauna late in the evening and not have this interfere with your sleep pattern in any way. before resuming the sauna programme on the following day. but of course this may vary according to the individual. neck or skull. an adverse inflammatory response. and one of the most important for cellular detoxification. and that one should consider lowering one's exposure to FIR in order to keep toxin relase within the body's ability to eliminate them. and wait a further day. This is more symptomatic of drugs and chemical detoxing rather than heavy metals. Also known as liver spots. you may find it still continues to give you a headache. This is also true if one is doing higher durations on body parts such as the feet. the body will feel the most warmth in areas where the circulation is strongest. If you are feeling temporarily run down for other reasons (overdoing things etc.e. If the day after having felt fatigued from saunas you revert back to your previous schedule. back to top Considerations for FIR Sauna Usage: If one feels fatigued or experiences headaches immediately or hours after a sauna. and less warmth in
as you are removing more waste from the lymphatic system. And also don't forget to replace any electrolyte minerals as described above.) BlackSpy personally prefers to have a sauna first thing in the morning. In addition. BlackSpy has noted that more sweating occurs when there
. a small amount of chlorella can be taken 15-30 minutes prior to the FIR sauna. maybe wiping and cleaning it after your shower. Remember to always drink a glass of water before and after the sauna. as there are other pathways for removal of the toxins. but it is not a big issue if you don not sweat (very much) at all. to help absorb any heavy metals released from the tissues into the blood stream. much like taking too much Cilantro). radiation) and tends to sweat less (depending on clothing and home heating etc. Be aware than regular use of FIR saunas. preferably at least 2 x 8 fluid ounces for every 15 minutes in the sauna.e. where some of the toxins may be reabsorbed. Toxins are released into the bloodstream and also escape from the body in the sweat. One may find that FIR usage is most needed or effective in the winter. The mineral loss results from sweating. If you do sweat. rather than simply leaving the sweat on one's skin. as there is a fine line between optimum detoxification and release too many toxins at once (causing a bad/splitting headache and other detox symptoms. and one should try to remineralise effectively as one goes along. and the more you sweat. FIR Saunas may also help with muscle and ligament injuries (and healing in general) on account of their deep heat penetration and stimulation of the body's circulation and internal organs. where sweating occurs. Increased temperatures can promote sweating. it is a good idea to actually wipe or mop up the sweat with a towel or with paper towels. This is clearly easier in a tent style FIR sauna than in a sleeping bag style FIR sauna. the more minerals you will lose. It is also a good idea to have a mineral level blood test every 3 to 6 months to proactively ensure that any significant demineralisation does not occur. can result in mineral depletion. particularly Magnesium. as the body is subjected to less natural light (i. The more you sweat the better. Otherwise one can simply ensure that one goes immediately to the shower and does not hang around after leaving the sauna bag. rather than before. it is highly advisable to seek professional guidance as to how to structure your FIR Sauna programme. as indeed any other regular activity or regular exposure to environments where you sweat profusely. particularly in a sleeping bag style FIR sauna. Although you can indeed purchase your own FIR Sauna.those areas where circulation is weak.
. one is clearly doing nothing to increase yin energy. so simply doing more and more FIR is not going to help you in this respect. it may be wise to temporarily suspend taking any oral chelation/clathration products. If you do both in this manner. with regular usage. One other possible factor to bear in mind when using FIR saunas is that according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. it may also result in excessive heat energy in the body. If one is suffering from excessive heat energy in the body and also yin deficiency. creating more imbalance in the body. to enjoy the detoxification and increased blood/lymphatic circulation benefits that FIR offers. whilst very short durations may be useful up to a point. may result in a large increase in yang in the body (and heart fire/hot energy). not less.g. in the short term. Whilst building up yang energy in the body with FIR or exposure to light. If this occurs then you should stop all chelation/clathration products and FIR saunas for at least a couple of weeks until your liver recovers (and preferably have an energetic treatment on your liver to increase its qi levels). plus the maximum comfortable daily dosage of chelation product. too much exposure to strong light. especially those frequencies that which heats the body. Long term it may exacerbate any hot energy issues you have. FIR Sauna usage may well help the body to build up yang energy and also build up Qi. if you do the maximum comfortable duration/amount of FIR saunas. According to BlackSpy's acunpuncturist. Otherwise. or at least allow for enough days after the FIR Sauna before you start taking chelating agents. then at some point your liver will start to become warn out and it may affect your energy levels. and of course not to take any additional chelating agents on the day of the FIR Sauna. Some constitutions may tolerate FIR more than others clearly. So. although it is probably advisable to avoid an FIR immediately after a meal as blood will be concentrated more around the stomach rather than around the body as a whole. back to top Combining FIR Saunas with Other Detoxification Protocols: If you are commencing on a regular FIR sauna regime. See the Digestive Disorders page for more information.is food in the stomach. either internally or on the surface. then you will in effect be loading the liver twice as much as you would if you only stuck to one. and you may notice some physical liver discomfort. and for those individuals who are yin deficient (e. most CFS sufferers) this may be a price that one has to pay.
If you are undergoing FIR Sauna treatments. so it is best to work your way up slowly. effects may
. which can help to remove stagnant substances and waste that might be clogging up the lymphatic system and bloodstream. High dosages of Niacin produce an effect called skin flushing. please see the Nutritional Deficiencies page. it is highly recommended to avoid having an FIR Sauna 24 hours prior to having a PLX injection (described below in the Phospholipid Therapy section. which also utilise FIR. and so may affect the intensity of FIR saunas that you can comfortably have. then they may have a cumulative effect in the number of toxins that are released. or Phos Chol. some critics argue that such Enzymes are really for anti-inflammatory use. This is an optional addition to the FIR Sauna treatment programme and is of course not strictly necessary. which might assist in releasing more toxins from the fat cells.FIR Saunas may work well in conjunction with high dosages of Niacin (Vitamin B3). BlackSpy has not tried this protocol but will be investigating it shortly. Another protocol that may help your FIR treatments is to take an enzyme such as Bromelain (on an empty stomach). Prolonged ingestion of dosages of Niacin that cause flushing may well cause liver damage. However. Phospholipid Therapy helps to promote bile production and ensure the effective functioning of the pathway of the liver for excretion of toxins. then you will experience a temporary redness and stinging sensation which will disappear after a little while. To read more about Niacin. FIR Saunas may also work well also in conjunction with the use of detox foot patches. and so helps to eliminte the toxins that are released from the tissues into the bloodstream and lymphatic system during FIR sauna use.g. A balance must be struck. Dosages of between 50 and 1000mg have been tolerated by different individuals. FIR Saunas also tends to complement Phospholipid Therapy. and if you do not have an inflammation problem. It is best to take this Niacin dosage up to an hour before the FIR Sauna. so it is important to stay within this limit. then they are really just fancy antioxidants (and possibly not the best use of your money). Please see the Phospholipid Therapy section below for additional sauna schedule considerations. rather than try 1000mg initially! If you do take too much. More information on Bromelain can be found on the Nutritional Deficiencies page. but doses slightly lower than this but way above 'normal' may assist in vasodilation and the effectiveness of the FIR sauna treatment. Otherwise it may have an effect on your veins and the ease of physically administering the injection successfully (e. Remember that if you are taking one or more chelation or clathration products. Bromelain is also an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. and you do so at your own risk.
and do 2 days on. Here you could experiment. Day 4: 5 min FIR. Day 4: 10 min FIR.include collapsing veins or Phos Chol coming out of the vein and spreading out under the skin). Some examples are shown below of FIR sauna schedules for a person who can comfortably do 10 minutes in the sauna at a time. or 3 days on. back to top Experimentation: It appears that the predominant cardiovascular effect on the heart is
. Day 4: Nothing. Please note that Day 8 is the same as Day 1. Day 6: Nothing. Day 3: Nothing. Day 7: 5 min FIR. Day 5: Nothing. Day 2: Nothing. Day 3: 10 min FIR. Day 6: Nothing. and so on. With PLX: 4 x 5 min saunas per week. if you have the PLX on day 1. 1 day off. The precise effects may vary according to the individual. Day 1: PLX. Day 2: Nothing.
With PLX: 2 x 10 min saunas per week. Day 5: 10 min FIR. Day 3: Nothing. Day 5: 5 min FIR. depending on how one finds the PLX. Day 6: 5 min FIR.this is something you will have to learn to play by ear. Day 1: PLX. Day 2: Nothing. There is no hard and fast rule about how soon to have your next FIR Sauna AFTER the injection . You may find it optimal to wait at least 1-2 days after the injection before starting your FIR Saunas up again (i. Day 7: 10 min FIR.e. 1 day off. Day 1: 10 min FIR. Please note that one may wish to do the 2nd FIR treatment on Day 6 and leave Day 7 and a rest day.
Without PLX: 4+ x 5 min saunas per week.
Without PLX: 3 x 10 min saunas per week. you would have the FIR sauna on day 4). You may find that you may have to build up the FIR Sauna intensity and frequency over a few days and not dive straight into 2 saunas a day (for example) the next day. or your tolerance to the saunas may be very low and you will have to take a break before you can resume your normal schedule. Day 7: Nothing.
then clearly it is not really worth doing the above. but does not provide the negative ions that detox patches do. if one's heart is the limiting factor in one's FIR usage. and the above is really just a compromise. so that the sauna is in contact with your skull on three sides (e. The sleeping bag style FIR sauna can also be used to treat the soles of the feet. You may also choose to actually lie with your head and neck inside the FIR sauna bag. with the top edge of the 'sleeping bag' touching the bottom of one's rib cage.g. the head or soles of the feet are never exposed directly. In many cases. particularly for those with weak Cardiac/Mitochondrial function. What may be helpful is to do 5 minutes or so. and it appears that he can spend at least twice as long in the FIR sauna this way than he can if doing FIR on the neck down. Normally whilst lying in the FIR sauna. and one can climb inside. using the sauna in this way may in some cases increase the rate of absorption of the detox foot patches. the left side of your head is touching the bottom of the inside of the sauna bag. one may wish to expose the mid abdomen down to FIR. You may need to use a few pillows or cushions under the sauna bag. However. BlackSpy has tried this. Clearly the more of your body you expose to FIR during your sauna times the better. Of course. e. making sure you can breathe of course. there are a number of neurotoxins in the
. the right side of your head is touching to top of the inside of the sauna bag). as in this case. your eyes (even with eyelids closed) may be subject to too much FIR stimulation. and try perhaps 5 minutes initially and add this to your sauna routine. If you can comfortably do 10+ minutes in a normal fashion. FIR will generally warm the inner core and stimulate blood circulation locally also. in terms of FIR output and stimulation of acupuncture points on the feet corresponding to different organs of the body (and encouraging release of toxins from these organs) and also opening up the meridians in the legs. with one's feet inside the sauna. 5 . with the back of your head and neck in the folded section of the sauna bag.g.15 minutes of FIR on the soles of the feet may reduce the amount of time required for the detox patches to be worn each day for a couple of days. Lying like this is probably preferable to lying on your back. sitting on a chair. Bearing this in mind. This provides part of the effect of Detox Foot Patches. which should ensure that the heart muscle does not receive any radiation directly. a couple of times a week. This is easiest achieved in a sleeping bag style sauna. This could either be achieved by laying on your side.due to direct FIR radiation striking and heating up the heart muscle. to keep your neck in line with your spine. It is only really if you cannot do more than 1-2 minutes in the sauna on account of cardiac issues.
that the maximum duration of a whole body FIR sauna was roughly the same as the maximum duration of just his feet. chelation or EM Stimulating Wrist Bands. which sweeps all frequencies from 0Hz
. but after a 16 months of FIR sauna usage was able to do several hours a day on his feet. when it became totally impractical. BlackSpy found that he tended to lose weight quickly (if not doing weight training regularly) when performing 2-3 FIR full body saunas per week. which would not have been possible for a whole body FIR sauna session (as the heart would probably not cope with it!) BlackSpy found that in the early stages. whilst BlackSpy respected the amount of FIR that the heart can take.) BlackSpy would probably not recommend doing this excessive FIR duration with your head however! Experiment and find where your comfortable limits are.brain itself. then you may well be able to build up to much more than 45 minutes per day.e. Frequency modulation is accomplished using a sweep generator. This did not appear to be the case when only performing FIR sauna treatments on his feet. targetting the head specifically may well provide more detoxification from the head and neck specifically. BlackSpy initially could only do 15 minutes on his feet. The throat also contains the thyroid gland. whereupon he moved onto other detoxification methods instead for a while (i. back to top Light Beam Generator (LBG) LBG. using extremely low current. he built up the duration of FIR on his feet up to 5-7 hours a day. The extent of penetration of the skull with FIR is another matter (which is why it is good to combine this type of therapy with phospholid therapy perhaps it could be determined by brain biopsy (joke!)) Try these alternative methods of usage out and experiment. For example. Although using the FIR blanket sauna is meant to stimulate the entire body indirectly. also known as Oxygen-Assisted Photon Detoxification (OAPD). etc. cold gas light photons to transfer energy frequency patterns to cells in the targeted lymphatic regions. Use your common sense. and these are all good glands to detoxify with FIR. is a lymphatic detoxification therapy. and the back of the neck below the skull contains two lymph nodes. soles of feet) or other parts of the body (excluding the heart). to see what pattern of sauna usage suits you best. Towards the end of his FIR detoxification programme. which is high in fatty tissue. and as such any FIR treatment on the head should be treated as a normal FIR session according to one's FIR sauna schedule. You may well find that if.e. you just use the FIR sauna on your feet (i. for example.
make sure that you target the right lymph nodes. and up to 2 treatments can be performed in one day. a minimum of 6 sessions is usual required. LBG is claimed to work by rebalancing the charge of the cellsÕ electromagnetic field in the lymphatic system. or being treated with negative ions. LBG/OAPD can also help to restore electromagnetic balance to cells. BlackSpy did however notice that OAPD did not really do much to reduce the size of a moderately swollen lymph node on
. Please see the Immune System Impairment page for more information on the lymphatic system. restoring any frequencies that may be deficient. The photons pass through pressurised oxygen.with frequencies of low visible light (not invisible frequencies such as FIR or below). up to a maximum of perhaps 12 in extreme cases of lymphatic blockages or electromagnetic deficiencies.g. a back of the neck).see the electromagnetic page. usually in symmetrical pairs (one of each side of the body). especially if you have an enlarged ones (e. microwaves) to visible light wave frequencies. but more layers are probably not a good idea. visible light frequency). which normally has between 4 and 6 probes. thus removing blockages in the lymphatic system. improving lympathic circulation efficiency. BlackSpy noticed that adrenal function had significantly improved after 4 sessions to the point where fewer adrenal supplements were required (i. A typical treatment lasts for 2 hours. or 4 treatments on two consecutive days per week.3 Hz. The therapy is performed using a device known as Light Beam Generator. radio waves. one might notice that one cannot sleep unless one reduces the dosage! One may want to review whether one needs to start taking adrenal supplements again further down in one's treatment programme however.(through ELF waves. The photons are pulsed at approximately 1 to 1. In normal use.) A good and targeted OAPD session feels a little like an acupuncture session.e. The probes emit photons and are placed over the lymph nodes on the body. For more information on electromagnetic radiation from cold sources . If you do intend to have a course of OAPD sessions. The probes can be laid on top of cotton underwear or a cotton shirt (with no print on it) for example.e. If treatments are recommended for an individual. The body utilises those frequencies that are needed. a high frequency is used (i. The LBG device mst be primed with oxygen from an oxygen cylinder. which is claimed to impart 'oxygen's energetic signature' to the photons. This sounds a little like pseudo-science (and homeopathy) but BlackSpy can confirm that OAPD really does work. to separate them from each other and their accumulated fluids and waste protein structures (such as artificial hormones found in non-organic meat that accumulate in the body through meat consumption).
nor does the treatment release toxins from the tissues across the body to the extent that FIR does (FIR radiation is normally spread over the whole body.the right side of his neck. Unlike FIR. It utilises Xenon.htm www. it differs in that it does not utilise oxygen. It is best to avoid an OAPD session the day after a PLX injection.html www.com/cc-detox. rather than targetted at the relevant lymph nodes for an individual).htm back to top LymphStar Pro LymphStar Pro by Alt Med Services is a type of light therapy device used to stimulate the lymphatic system and to break down physical blockages in it. the radiation does not heat the body. See the Immune System Deficiencies page for more information on the lympathic system.
www. despite many sessions targeted specifically at the neck lymph nodes. And it is probably wise to avoid any FIR sauna treatments the day after an OAPD session or sessions.lightbeamgenerator.org/04ConsumerEducation/Nonrecorg/elf.com www.quackwatch. Noble gases are those elements that are those relatively unreactive gaseous elements with a complete outer electron shell. by passing light through a gas prior to striking the body.chironclinic.htm www. but 'ionised noble gas technology'. However.com/cc-beauty-detox.chironclinic. as it may leave you feeling excessively tired and with a headache for 24 hours.com/cc-pain.chironclinic. Argon and Krypton in a properietary combination
. in a similar way to LBG/OAPD (as described above).
causing an energy field. to provide the broadest spectrum of beneficial EM frequencies to the body. It is said to utilise cold-gas-ionization technology to produce negatively charged light photons (negative quanta charge).htm www. The LymphStar Pro device is shown below.
www.within a Pyrex tube.lymphinfo. Alt Med Services also offer an ionising foot bath generation device called a Cygnus AquaCleanse. The pattern of frequencies used is highly complex and designed to include the minimum of repetition. The device is said to emit energetic "information" to the body via the harmonics of sound and frequencies of light to the energy field of the cell.com/equip-lymphstar. These gases are electrically excited.wonderworkers.html back to top Lustre .Electro Lymphatic Drainage/Therapy (ELT) . or plasma. These light photons are set to a specific frequency and are able to penetrate up to 2
. to emit form the glass tube and onto the skin. The method has been found to be effective in re-polarising the electrical charge of proteins in the lympathic fluid in order to break down blockages of such proteins where present and restore proper and healthy lymphatic circulation.com/lymphstar.Lustre is a light generation device created by a company called Lustre Tech.
The negatively charged photons affect the flow of both blood and lymphatic fluid. It is also said to break congestion of red blood cells and waste protein materials that stick together on account of insufficient negative charge in the membranes of the red blood cells. The design seems similar to LymphStar Pro. and it appears to work on the basis of passing light of specific frequencies through an ionised gas inside a 'wand'.inches below the skin into the tissues. relieving muscle tension and creating more space to allow fluids to flow more freely. neurokinins and other substances are claimed to be released from the muscles which subsequently relax.
. lactic acid. Substance P. Whether this is the same gas mix as LymphStar or not has not been declared by the manufacturer. The treatment is thus intended to restore cell membrane electrical charge.
for example. The type of substance that is an issue can be determined kinesiologically.php www. Arizona. which runs a variety of related seminars nationally as well as internationally. It can also be used to stimulate the immune system to help assist in the elimination of bacterial infections. Laser Energetic Detoxification (aka LED) should not be confused with Light Emitting Diode (LED)! Dr W. toluene.com/product.htm
. This method is reputed to be successful for the detoxification of sulphur-based antibiotics.co. He also developed the Laser Energetic Detoxification (LED) method. gasoline and pesticides.www.com/id4. for example.longevitytherapies. MD is a lecturer in a variety of disciplines including applied kinesiology (muscle testing) and has authored a number of books. benzene. He is currently based in Chandler.lustretech. near Phoenix.abeim. www. lyme disease. He runs the Academy of Bio-Energetic and Integrative Medicine (ABEIM). zylene.thewindsorclinic.html www.uk/#/howdoeseltwork/4529844485 back to top Laser Energetic Detoxification (LED) LED therapy works on the basis of shining a laser light beam through a homeopathic substance (to be detoxified from the body) which then stimulates the body's ability to detoxify that particular substance. Lee Cowden.net/seminars.
http://www. This include those magnetic products that stimulate the body's own electromagnetic field.shtml back to top Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) LLLT is used in conjunction with a variety of therapies such as acupuncture and physiotherapy for sports injury rehabilitation.htm back to top Other Electromagnetic Stimulation: We have examined above how electromagnetic radiation based therapies. These come in a variety of forms such as magnetic wrist bands. There are other techniques for simulating the body's electromagnetic field. at least as powerful as FIR saunas. Teslar (pulsed) bracelets/watches. can play an extremely important part in a detoxification programme. and unidirectional magnetic fields such as that found in a magnetic sleep pad. they can be very powerful detoxification tools.laser. LLLT can use a variety of frequencies depending on what the purpose of the treatment is.www. back to top Foot Detox Patches and Tourmaline: back to top Foot Detox Patches
.nu/lllt/Faq1.nuchoice. such as FIR saunas. Detailed information on how such electromagnetic therapies work and detoxification tips is available on the Electromagnetic Therapies page.com/about/cowden. Whilst sounding rather strange.
but stay dry and white. The duration of usage varies from 6-12 hours (or until extremely damp) depending on the supplier's recommendations and they are usually worn at night. The patch absorbs moisure and may turn from a white colour to a brown or black colour after use. under a pair of socks. and when the process has been completed (in as far as the respective targetted organs releasing as many toxins as they are able/willing to into the lymphatic fluid using this method of stimulation). When detoxing is complete (with the patches) they no longer become damp and brown. So you can actually see how much absorption is occurring.Detoxification patches (applied to the foot) were developed by Japanese scientists and work on the principle of using reflexology points on the foot to detoxify varies organs or groups of organs or body parts. Patches are usually worn on successive nights until the patches no longer show any discolouration. Some users may find that
. They help to improve circulation and to remove toxins from the lympathic system. The patches are attached to the underside of each foot with an adhesive pad. The patch may be worn longways or sideways. A patch is required on each foot and are usually positioned on the instep of the foot. but longways may provide the greatest coverage for the largest number of organs. although the position is varied according to where the most toxins are being drawn from (which corresponding organs).
if patches are worn during the day. It is a good idea to clean the feet prior to use each day.they cannot sleep very well whilst wearing the patches.
. Using microporous tape to fix the patches onto the foot may only be necessary when worn on the heel in particular or sometimes on the ball of the foot. resulting in a slightly smaller surface area of the foot receiving treatment. then by the nature of the fact that the user is walking on them. so may elect to wear the patches during the daytime. and taking them off and washing your feet once all white patches have disappeared from the middle of the patch and the 'goo' has started to come onto the edge of the adhesive pad. The patches seem to increase Qi circulation somewhat which may be felt in the legs many hours after removing the patches and may help to raise one's energy levels slightly also. and dispose of the patches hygienically. depending on where the patch is placed. If the rate of absorption varies from day to day. additional microporous tape may (or may not) be required to hold the patch in place properly for the duration of its use (applied slightly loosely as to not constrict the foot during normal motion). when being worn during the day. in which case. the contents of the patch may not remain completely evenly distributed within the patch itself. you may find it useful to peel the patch up every few hours to have a 'peek' at how much has been absorbed. This will of course vary according to the patch manufacturer and the wearer's habits. It is also wise to wash the feet thoroughly after removing the patches for the day. One may also consider exfoliating excessive dead skin etc if this has built up over time at the start of a detox foot patch regime. Two pictures of Champneyn (now Serenity)'s Detox Patches being prepared for use are shown below. In addition. and on occasion feeling 'lumpy' and uncomfortable.
A picture of Champneys (now Serenity)' Detox Patches after use is shown below.
Highly Purified Silica. Chitosan (extract from exoskeleton from lobster/crab/shrimp . Starch.pictured below).The ingredients of the patches varies. Tourmaline (a semi-precious stone . Polyolic Alcohol. Pearl Stone. but may include wood vinegar (a distilled compound from tree sap).usually only hundredths of a gram).
. Mugwort Extract. etc.
far infrared (FIR) radiation and negatively charged ions. These two ingredients appear to be common to most detox foot patches. the warming effect of the FIR radiation stimulates blood and lymphatic circulation. and also opens
. Tourmaline emits a warming.The wood vinegar is dried and is a powerful absorbant. however the amount and purity in each patch will of course vary according to supplier and brand. When the patch is placed in contact with the sole of the foot.
com/Electrons%20as%20antioxidants. The negative ions stimulate the reflexology meridian points on the foot resulting in the targeted organs releasing stored toxins into the lymphatic system. This fluid contains toxins.up the pores on the skin (in contact with the patch).sleepgrounded. and good for the money. The brown or black colouration of the patches is a result of them absorbing liquid and it is the colour of the contents of the patch becoming damp. The excess lymphatic fluid is eliminated via sweat and absorbed by the detox foot patches. Tourmaline is sometimes embedded into clothing or used in jewelry. Bodytox. The body usually only transports a small quantity of toxins to the entire surface of the skin (via sweat) relative to those eliminated by the liver and kidneys. the body tends not to release so much lymphatic fluid when the lymph is circulating properly and does not contain too many toxins. However. The negative ions are also said to stimulate the production of serotonin.
. If you were to pour water onto a patch. The lymph system beings to move toxins to the patches where the some of fluid is claimed to be absorbed. BlackSpy has trialled a variety of different brands. www. and some are very cheap indeed. Patch-It! and Detoku brands to be the most effective (probably in that order). causing more perspiration. The toxins are likely invisible to the eye within the sweat. but can be used as a beneficial accompaniment to a detox programme. and so far BlackSpy has found the Serenity (formerly branded by Champneys).detoxfullbody.com/negative-ions. Beneficial effects of negative ions (as emitted by detox foot patches) are documented in a variety of research papers and studies. but tend to have correspondingly less filling in each patch. to provide an energising effect from the negative ions released and absorbed by the body. They are not as powerful as using an FIR sauna by any means (in terms of FIR emission). This is discussed at the end of this section on foot detox patches.htm back to top Detox foot patches do seem to work very well indeed. It is not necessarily indicative of the colour of the toxins. There are many different types and brands.pdf www. Negative ions seem to stimulate the nervous system and also may have an anti-oxidative effect. The organs also do not release more into the lymph once they are cleansed. it would likely go brown.
and so it is hard to determine just how much absorption has actually taken place and when they should be removed. One is however not supposed to eat the patch (!). BlackSpy's evaluation is subjective.g. whereas the other patches seem to keep going and get gooier and gooier until fluid starts to leak out of the sides etc. so whether it can really be called vegan or vegetarian is another matter. he was less convinced by the Detox Warm Patches. its appearance not changing that markedly the more is absorbed. Those with an allergy to shellfish are unlikely to have any adverse reaction (e. for example. and absorb excess lymph. Patch-It! detox patches are somewhat different to all the others BlackSpy has tried. In addition.This may result in not enough absorptive capability and excess sweat and fluid leaking out of the patch and onto your socks. and suggests that those who are interested in using them try a few different brands for themselves. 'Detox Foot Patches' and 'Detox Warm Patches'. Please follow the manufacturers instructions. BlackSpy has an associate who tried the same top brands and she believed that Serenity/Champneys patches were the best overall also. The warm patches differ in that they are designed to stimulate circulation in the feet to assist in alleviating the symptoms of cold feet. The Detox Warm Patches perhaps worked too well. whilst BlackSpy was quite happy with the Detox Foot Patches. are 'vegetarian'). Bodytox offer 2 types of foot detox patches. but they are both designed to emit FIR radiation and negative ions. as they felt like he was wearing red chili peppers on his feet after 3-4 hours to the point where it almost became unbearable. they do not produce a goo as such. Detox patches are not to be worn over broken skin. but the absorbent filling merely becomes moist. in that they seem to stop working after 7 hours or when the patches are moist.
. The ingredients are slightly different in both. slight skin rash in the covered area on the foot) with detox patches that contain chitosan.e. and some may view a lobster as a lower life form than a large mammal such as a cow that is used to make leather shoes worn by many people who do not eat beef. However. Certain brands of detox patch do no contain chitosan (i. This is clearly a personal decision. BlackSpy does not personally recommend the Detox Warm Patches. Additional patches can be worn on other areas of the body (not instead of on the feet) to generate heat and increase healing at injury sites. 7. This is a shame as the patches can take much longer to actually absorb as much lymph as they are able to. sometimes up to 12 hours. Patch-It! or HealthyDirect Detox Patches.
it will tend to absorb slightly more toxins and be much damper. as a brief trial at the minimum. When one has got to the point where hardly any toxins are released from anywhere on the sole of the feet. If worn in such a manner regularly. then one may notice that the level of secretion of lymph from the body (i. and stick to all the other areas of the foot for everyday use. then you may towards the end of the time you wear the patch that day that 'goo' may leak out of the sides of the patch and make the area around your toes moist. until your detoxing is complete. if FIR Sauna treatments are used.e. You may find it useful to keep a daily record of detox patch usage. then one has finished detoxing using the patches. There is no reason why you cannot use an FIR sauna every other day and wear detox foot patches every day. The amount of toxins that the patches absorb may be increased if additional FIR treatments are used concurrently. but this of course depends on the individual. on account of greater circulation to the extremities and an increase in one's pulse and metabolic rate etc. For example. This may take a few days or maybe a few years depending on the individual. they may potentially encourage a condition like athlete's foot. For those with CFS or related conditions.
. As a general rule. if a detox patch is worn on the same day. then you may just wish to either warm your feet up by wearing more socks or simply wear the patches for longer each day. fast secretion may well resume again. which may be 6-8 hours or may be shorter or longer. secretion may be greater whilst awake rather than if worn whilst one is asleep. If your feet are cold (in relative terms). You may find that when wearing detox patches on different parts of the feet. patches should be worn until the 'goo' starts to leak out of the side and onto the adhesive pads. one will find that the rate of absorption of toxins into the patch (if repeatedly worn on the same place on the feet) slows down gradually.If one's feet become cold. Wearing more than one pair of patches on your feet can be done. but is probably not advisable as it may over excite your nervous system. and cause problems for you when trying to get to sleep at night. the amount or rate at which the patches absorb) declines. Others recommend every day use until all toxins are eliminated. Similarly. if you wear the patch close to your toes. BlackSpy highly recommends that people try a reputable brand of detox foot patches. You may thus wish to keep the patches sufficiently away from the toes during use. Some manufacturers recommend 5 days on and 2 days off for detox foot patches. Over time. it is likely to take at least a few months if not years using this method alone. and if the position of the patches is changed.
and marking down each day that you wear a pair of patches. Alternatively, if you record the date when you first started wearing them, assuming that you use them every day, then this could suffice also. You may wish to keep a note of the part of the foot used and the number of days of patches on each area. Some research data on detox foot patches can be found at the web site below. http://www.detoxi.co.uk/research.htm The BodyTox, Patch-It! and Detoku brands of detox food patches have been medically approved by the FDA. Approximately 15 million detox food patches have been sold in the South East Asian market up to 2006. Most appear to be manufactured in South Korea. Some people might argue that foot detox patches are a big con, and that they simply absorb sweat and go brown, and there is little detoxification benefit nor evidence of actually detoxifying specific organs or parts of the body. Whilst detox patches do indeed become damp and go brown when they absorb sweat, lymph or even water, for some bizarre reason beyond BlackSpy's understanding, they only seem to absorb the lymph from the body part they have targetted. For example, if one places a detox patch on the sole of one's foot, and one has been using the patches on this part of the foot for some months, the patches will gradually absorb less and less toxins from the corresponding body parts and start to develop white/dry patches. However, if one is then the move the patch slightly, so that it covers an area corresponding to organs/areas that have not been detoxified before, then instead of the whole patch going brown, only that part of the patch corresponding to those organs actually goes brown. Presumably if all the patch was doing was absorbing lymph or sweat, then the whole patch would go brown. However, this is not the case. There are of course various other ways of quantifying the detoxification process, including blood tests, urine tests and hair analysis tests which can be conducted during the detoxification process to measure how much progress is actually being made. However, the reliability of such data is in question if one is engaging in multiple detoxification protocols simultaneously, as one cannot then assess individually which protocols are more effective than others. One could engage in one protocol at a time, but there is little benefit in dragging the process too much longer than is necessary. One has to use one's common sense. BlackSpy had been using foot detox patches pretty solidly for 2.5 years, between January 2007 until June 2009, using a total of 856
pairs! This equates to a total cost of £1835 if buying patches at a discount. He started off with 200 pairs of patches in the middle of the foot, and as the patches gradually absorbed less fluid from this area, he wore them alternate days on the ball of the foot and the heel of the foot. He wore them during the day as he found that he could not sleep after the first few hours of putting the patches on. Clearly this meant frequent foot washing; and also soiling many pairs of socks, which were more or less ok after washing each time. At the time of finishing, the detox patches were still absorbing fluid from each part of the foot, slightly less so from the middle of the foot. There was more absorption in the winter than the summer. BlackSpy could have continued but felt that he really couldn't be bothered. As to whether it is an effective detoxification method is hard to say, as he was during 2007 and 2008 detoxing heavily using other methods concurrently. As a detoxification method then BlackSpy would not rate it as the best method by any means. However, even after 2.5 years he still liked the negative ion emissions (and also the FIR emissions) from the Tourmaline in the foot patches, as this continued to stimulate his nervous system. However, this is certainly not the cheapest way to achieve this! And a number of chunky pieces of tourmaline jewelry could be purchased at a fraction of the cost. Whilst wearing jewelry has similar effects in certain respects, it does not work on the reflexology points on the foot like detox foot patches claim to do, does not absorb toxins in the same way (with the except of Ki Flow jewelry, and do not feel as intense as the foot patches. However, the jewelry can be worn around the clock if required, whereas the patches are only worn for 6-12 hours at a time, although the after effect of tingling on the soles of the feet may continue for may hours after the patches have been removed. Clearly each individual has different detoxification requirements and variable levels of detoxification efficiency, but BlackSpy does feel the manufacturers' claims are slightly exaggerated. So all in all, BlackSpy doesn't regret using the detox foot patches for so long, but will be focussing on other areas from now on. Tourmaline jewelry is discussed below. back to top Tourmaline Jewelry:
Tourmaline, one of the key ingredients of foot detox patches, is sometimes embedded into clothing or used in jewelry, to provide an energising effect from the negative ions released and absorbed by the body. It is an inexpensive mineral (crystal) and the main cost of beads is the actual manual labour than the raw material cost. The more finely polished and shaped the beads are, in general, the more expensive they are. Part of the cost is also how fancy the necklace is. Jewelry varies in terms of actual mass of tourmaline used. Tourmaline comes in a variety of colours, including black for a more manly look (!) There are other types of mineral than also emit negative ions, including Amethyst. You can purchase these minerals or crystals on a famous auction web site or at your local jewelry or 'crystal' store.
Ki Flow are manufacturers of tourmaline and zeolite jewelry, two minerals which ground up and mixed together produce approximately 8x more negative ions than tourmaline does on its own. They have some research to prove this on their web site. Rather than produce
intolerably powerful pieces of jewelry, they have elected to simply use a small amount of this mineral mixture instead, allowing the jewelry to be extremely lightweight. Of course, whilst pieces of Tourmaline can be strung together as a bracelet or necklace, such a Tourmaline/Zeolite mixture needs to be kept in a housing, and Ki Flow achieve this by using a Silicone rubber perforated tubing. The zeolite in the bracelet or necklace tends to absorb toxins over time and the bracelet becomes darker, and is normally discarded after up to 12 months of use (if worn daily). The clasps on the necklaces are magnetic which BlackSpy is not particularly enamoured with (albeit very weak magnets, but still unlikely to provide beneficial effects on your EM field - but the FIR and negative ion emission is likely to be the overriding effect). BlackSpy has tried a few different types of necklace, one with black tourmaline, and another with amethyst, sodalite, hematite and clear quartz. He found both to be beneficial, improving circulation and resulting in a tingling in his legs and the soles of his feet (not unlike wearing a foot detox patch). He did however find that when used in combination, e.g. wearing two necklaces together (i.e. in the same place), or wearing a foot detox patch on the ball of the foot (corresponding to the upper body), the amount of stimulation was too much and he felt slightly strange and could not sleep. Removing one piece of crystal containing jewelry or the foot patches caused this sensation and these symptoms to gradually subside. BlackSpy also found that when at the limits of detoxification capability (from chelation or phospholipid therapy - i.e. experiencing a headache etc.), adding a crystal necklace made the over-detoxification symptoms worse and they continued to intensify until the necklace was removed. With tourmaline or other crystal jewelry, depending on the number and size of stones on the piece, there is likely to be more of a detoxifying effect (negative ions and FIR) than there is with foot detox patches. This should be noted when wearing other EM field stimulating devices, such as Teslar or Magnetic Wrist bands, or when using FIR saunas, or when undergoing chelation as mentioned above. In terms of cost effectiveness, they are also much better value than foot detox patches, as it is a one off purchase, versus a regular purchase for foot detox patches, which can mount up to thousands of pounds if used daily for a number of years! One consideration for Foot Detox Patches vs Tourmaline or Amethyst Jewelry, other than cost and logistics, are the properties of the crystal over time. One can speculate as to why such crystals emit negative ions and FIR radiation, and according to the law of conservation of energy, cannot do so indefinitely. Whether this emission is therefore
Whether you believe this to be true or not. in particular the wearer who is in close proximity to the jewelry on a regular basis. This is said to 'clean' them by absorbing the energy that themselves have absorbed from the environment. you can try it and feel if it makes any difference or not. back to top Example of a Liver and Gallbladder Cleanse/Flush:
.) overnight or for 24 hours. BlackSpy cannot say. This is not a consideration for Foot Detox Patches which are disposed of each day. One can similarly immerse them in sea salt over night. one may want to 'wash' it prior to use as it may have absorbed 'energy' from the manufacturer's employees who have handled it. Some say this works on a similar basis to bio-energy healing. as discussed on the Energetic Therapies page.'fuelled' in any way by absorbing light (radiation). heat or otherwise from the environment. By the same logic. it is considered by some to be useful to have large crystals around the house to 'absorb negative energy' and indeed when one has received a piece of crystal jewelry. BlackSpy is not aware of any research into the FIR and Negative Ion emissions of crystals before and after such treatment and most people who believe in such ideas tend to accept it on faith and experience rather than subject the notion to scientific analysis. grass or rocks/stones (preferably not on concrete or tarmac etc. by placing them outside on some soil. drawing out 'bad energy' from the body. Some people believe that crystals need to be 'cleaned' every week ideally. and if it is one step too far into 'new age hocus pocus'.
It is important to follow a gallbladder flush to the letter. please purchase the book.The example of a liver and gallbladder cleanse below is based broadly on that described by Andreas Moritz in his book 'From the Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush'. and to ensure that you have all the required ingredients before starting. Failure to follow the procedure properly may result in becoming very nauseous or in the worst case scenario having to go to hospital to have gallstones surgically removed from your billiary tubes if they get stuck and are not flushed out properly.
. There are many other types of liver and gallbladder cleanses and some may be equally as effective. Andreas Moritz has authored a number of other relevant books such as 'Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation'. For further information. This has been included for information purposes only.
Prepare an epsom salts (magnesium sulphate crystals) solution. The colon cleanse could take the form of a successful Psyllium and Bentonite Regime or it could take the form of a Colonic Hydrotherapy session (using filtered water and no anti-biotics). and they are good for you! Malic acid helps to soften the gallstones so they they can pass out of the biliary tubing (bile ducts) more easily when we do the actual cleanse. eat plain steamed vegetables with white. Either a dedicated malic acid supplement or a supplement that happens to contain malic acid (for example.
After 5 days on the above regime. If you have/are suffering from candida/parasite/bad bacterial overgrowth. Drink the first serving at 6pm. then do NOT drink apple juice.e. Take 4 tablespoons of Epsom salts and add to 24 fluid ounces of water.
. make sure you are consuming at least 1-2g of Malic Acid a day in whatever form it may be. without any condiments. 1-2g of Malic acid a day is equivalent to a litre of apple juice. Nutri's Ultra Muscleze). Do not eat or drink anything after 2pm. For lunch. i. Divide into four servings of 6 fluid ounces each.It is important to first conduct a colon cleanse prior to starting the liver and gallbladder cleanse. follow an alkaline or vegan diet. but instead take a malic acid supplement. we come to day 6. Maybe eat some apples if you are peckish mid-morning. Stir until all salts have dissolved. It will also help to eat a few apples a day as well. Try to drink all the water you need for the day before lunch. the day of the cleanse. basmati rice. For breakfast.
For 5 days prior to the cleanse. Apples/apple juice contains malic acid (more than citric acid) which is the active ingredient in the preparatory phase. Either drink a litre of preferably organic apple juice each day (on an empty stomach). etc. eat some hot oatmeal/porridge (just oats and water) if you are hungry. sauces.
The idea of the cleanse is to flush out your gallstones with the espom salt induced diarrhea. If you are chronically deficient in magnesium. with your knees pulled up towards your head. then your diet needs examining. You may feel nauseous or feel the need for a bowel movement during the night. It's not great for your back. give the mixture in the pint glass a quick stir and drink.Drink the second serving of epsom salts solution at 8pm. and should not be necessary for the vast majority of patients. Then you can adopt your normal sleeping position. but it helps if you remain on your right side. Do what you have to do. but lie as still as possible like this for 20 minutes. [You may optionally want to try adding an inch of ginger root to the above mixture prior to blending/juicing. but don't force anything.
Just before 10pm. If not. This is however an emergency measure. at least the first serving will help with your daily requirement.it is a recommendation from Dr Richard Schulze.BlackSpy has not tried this . preferably organic) to make 6 fluid ounces of juice. and so the intestines and bowels should be fairly empty to allow this to be unimpeded. so it should be easy enough to drink it all fairly quickly. but more importantly. If you can't sleep. oranges or grapefruit. you need to induce a bowel movement with a water enema. then try holding your nose.
. Go to bed immediately (you may want to quickly use some mouthwash first to remove the taste from your mouth and to stop rampant tooth decay during the night!) Lie immediately on your right side in the foetus position. try not to worry to much about it. Add 4 fluid ounces of cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil and either stir or mix in a juicer/blender. Make sure you have had a bowel movement in the last 24 hours! If you have not.] Prepare yourself for bed! Now at 10pm. Pour into a pint glass. in order to help suppress feelings of nausea that you may perhaps experience later . squeeze enough fruit (either lemons. It doesn't taste that bad.
to help coat the liver cells and assist in digestive function and effective elimination through the digestive tract. These are gallstones/mineral deposits from the gallbladder. You have successfully removed them! Be sure to drink plenty of water that day as you will lose plenty of fluids in your diarrhea. soft green chunks ('floaters'). and vary from a few millimetres in diameter to perhaps a centimetre in diameter.you can start to eat and drink again now. [It is a good idea to drink a Milk Thistle tincture or other strong detoxification herbal tea as soon as you have finished the Liver/Gallbladder Flush. Your stomach may be a little sensitive.
. moving onto very light vegan/alkaline foods for the rest of the day. Don't plan on doing anything the rest of the day as you are likely to feel somewhat tired.e. or go straight to fruit if you are comfortable with this.
At 8am. They are not necessarily round. it may be best to co-ordinate the cleanse schedule so that day 6 is a saturday and day 7 is a sunday. day 8).
10am onwards . i. so perhaps start on fruit juice. This would be in form of a colonic hydrotherapy session (using filtered water and no anti-biotics).
Perform a colon cleanse once the above liver/gallbladder cleanse has been completed. and this will mostly likely include very small. day 7.] You may have diarrhea early morning or late morning. drink the third serving of the epsom salts solution. It may be practical to keep the third and fourth servings near the bedroom but in a safe location.At 6am the next morning. preferably within one to two days of passing the gallstones (e. For monday to friday workers. to help remove any accumulated toxins and gallstones in the colon. drink the fourth serving of epsom salts solution.g.
g. Another Variant of the Gallbladder Flush can be found below. Suppliers of epsom salts and malic acid supplements can be found on the links page. and indeed other Kidney/Bladder cleanses. This is perhaps less fatiguing than the above.org/barron_reports/8-1-1999.php Dr Richard Schulze's Liver/Gallbladder and Kidney/Bladder cleanses. perhaps most people trying this cleanse. Epsom salts can also be purchased at a dispensing chemist. A point worth remembering is that those with an impaired digestive system. It may be accompanied by taking Calcium Magnesium Butyrate for a few days
. This procedure is likelyt to impact your energy levels in the short term. It is generally a good idea to leave 6 weeks between cleanses to allow the stones to build up a little. to stimulate the liver from the outside. you may want to take some additional betaine HCl and digestive enzymes during the night. bypassing the filtering of the liver. With such patients.jonbarron. are described in the Detoxification Diets section below. to create more pressure for when they are blasted out during the next cleanse. betaine HCl (the dose you normally take with a meal) and digestive enzyme capsules should also be taken together with the cleansing mixture (fruit juice with olive oil). so an additional gallbladder cleanse may be necessary. It is based on Dr Richard Schulze's method. A gallbladder cleanse will most likely deplete your energy levels greatly. If necessary. which involves the absorption of caffeine directly into the bloodstream. Otherwise the cleansing mixture has a tendency to remain in your stomach all night undigested and make you feel slightly nauseous during the early hours of the morning. more than 2) are not recommended as it will likely greatly impact the CFS patient's energy levels. that betaine HCl capsules should be taken with the epsom salts solution (as it is alkaline and the amount of epsom salts is quite large). in addition to the colonic hydrotherapy which accompanies it.It may not be possible to flush out all the gallstones/mineral deposits from the gallbladder in one go. BlackSpy has not personally tried this and cannot vouch for it. You will know when you have taken too much by the sensation of heartburn. the increase the gallbladder's output. which is highly unpleasant. www. Another variant is the coffee enema. Repeated colonic hydrotherapy and/or gallbladder cleanses over a number of months (e. depending on how sensitive your stomach is and how little stomach acid you produce.
For example. dried and stored.) One of the most important things is to drink enough water so that one is drinking enough water and not consuming too high dissolved mineral concentrations (e.g. rhubarb. Butyrate is the produced in the colon by the fermentation of soluble fibre by good bacteria under normal circumstances.niddk.gov/Kudiseases/pubs/stonesadults/index. using highly effective herbs. to provide the liver with enough calories to burn to function faster during the actual coffee enema.beforehand. BlackSpy has not tried all of the methods
.g. One can however purchase pre-crushed celery seeds. chocolate. tea etc. However some do not and require treatment.as BlackSpy found out . www. but is isn't that big a deal! They are quite acidic though in a tea or tincture. spinach. but what we are proposing here is to remove them naturally.com.Celery seed tea These are produced from crushed seeds (in a mortar and pestle). Some individuals may be more prone to developing/forming kidney stones for genetic reasons. Most kidney stones pass out of the body with any intervention.Melon seed tea . although this may be regarded as 'cheating' and the packet should no doubt be well sealed in between uses. but on the whole it is dependent on diet and a high 'oxalate' intake (e. back to top Kidney Stone Elimination: Kidney stones are one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract. BlackSpy personally finds crushed celery seed tea somewhat disgusting.htm There are of course medical procedures for removing kidney stones. wheat germ. Please note that melon seeds can be extremely difficult to crush . and rinsed/cleaned. and crushed in a small mortar and pestle as and when you wish to prepare each cup of tea. excessive supplementation) or consuming too much oxalate.nih. as a first point of call. A number of different methods for kidney flushes are described on CureZone.kidney.even with a heavy duty mortar and pestle. before cutting up the body unnecessarily. CureZone also describes two teas which help to dissolve kidney stones: . melon seeds can be taken from each melon you eat.
According to Schulze.Uva Ursi leaf . http://curezone.asp According to Dr Richard Schulze.Juniper berries .com/cleanse/kidney/default. Many of these herbs are simply diuretics to promote more urination and also anti-bacterial herbs.Zea mays . Taking significant quantities of these herbs.Horsetail herb .for kidney flushes and dissolving kidney stones on CureZone. the key herbs used by Schulze that help to dissolve kidney stones are: .Chimaphilla umbellata tops . .Hydrangea root / Hortensia root . in addition to one's normal chelation dosage of another chelant product or herb can result in over-detoxification symptoms.Parsley leaf and root . Certain herbs.com and so cannot vouch for them as yet.Corn silk . but will update this section accordingly in the future. rather than a particular species itself. a number of herbs and plant extracts may also help to help 'flush' the kidneys.Solidago virgaurea An example of a product containing all of the above herbs is Dr Schulze's Kidney/Bladder Formula).Juniperus communis .Pipsissewa leaf . These are listed below.Arctostaphylos uva ursi .Equisetum arvense .Arctium lappa . Please note that this herbal
.Gravel root (Eupatorium purpureum) Hydrangea is actually a genus of 70-75 different individual species.Petroselinum crispum .Burdock root and seed . also appear to have chelating qualities from BlackSpy's experience. One species commonly used is Hydrangea arborescens.Goldenrod flower tops . commonly used to dissolve Kidney Stones. such as Hydrangea Root and Gravel Root.
mercola. Dr Joseph Mercola adds some additional herbs to the list for treating acute incidences of kidney stones.after Rene Caisse who treated and cured cancer patients in the 1930s and 40s using it) contains Sheep Sorrel. http://en. However.tincture and tea is used as part of a Kidney Flush programme to ensure maximum benefit.Stone root (Collinsonia canadensis) .Crampbark (Viburnum opulus) . Slippery Elm and Turkey/Indian Rhubarb).aspx www. can also be used for external use.
. the Hydrangea Root and Gravel root can of course be purchased separately as a dry herb or in tincture form.shtml Potassium Citrate is more frequently used to treat kidney stones.Seven barks (Hydrangea aborescens) http://articles. Burdock Root (mentioned above).com/sites/articles/archive/2009/06/23/WhoKnew-Preventing-Kidney-Stones-was-This-Easy. from a number of organic herb suppliers.org/wiki/Potassium_citrate back to top Skin Cleansing: back to top Bentonite Clay Bath Bentonite clay.wikipedia.Khella (Ammi visnagi) .Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) . whilst described above for internal use.urologychannel. and used not necessarily as part of a formal 'Kidney Flush programme'. Most of these are diuretics: .Cleavers (Galium aparine) .com/kidneystones/alternativetreatments. Kidney/Bladder Formula Kidney/Bladder Tea Ojibway Tea herb powder (aka Essiac tea .
If you are confident about your balance. it may provide a great detoxification benefit. This can help to absorb toxins present in the outermost layer of the skin. it is useful to cleanse the skin of toxins on a regular basis. then they are unable to get to sleep later that night. If you are using a fine internal clay.g. milky appearance. Remember that the skin is the largest organ of the body and is one of the body's natural pathways for detoxification. Leave for a couple of hours and it is ready for use. If one does not have a bath tub. So. as Bentonite clay may clog up the pores in your skin and prevent the skin from 'breathing'. You can make it using freshly boiled water instead. and by the time it has cooled down to luke warm it is ready for use and application. back to top 'Mud' Pack An alternative to a clay bath is to apply a clay paste (mud pack) to the skin. one can try using a foot bath instead. Then take the bowl into the shower with you. then sprinkle it on the top of the water and leave it to settle overnight. Rinse yourself off in the shower (so that your whole naked body is wet). Probably the optimum length of time for a soak in a mild clay bath is 30-60 minutes. This isn't that much more expensive than buying those bubble bath fizzy balls and is so much better for your skin! Make sure you shower down afterwards and rinse away all the clay residue from your bath tub. much after 6pm). you can
. However. Your bath water will take on a slightly dark. in which case you probably need slightly less water volume to make the right consistency paste. Take a bowl of filtered water and add enough clay chunks (an external clay is recommended. although clearly the surface area of skin being cleansed is hugely less. Scoop up small amounts of thick clay at a time and apply to the skin. Some people find that if they have such a bath too late in the evening (e. Make sure you rinse and wash yourself down thoroughly afterwards. Then mix thoroughly and bathe as usual. Please note that using bentonite in a bath requires considerably more than you would use in a P & B Shake and may exhaust your supply quickly. ears and scalp. including your face. Gently heap 2 or 3 ounces (70-100g) of Bentonite Clay onto the top of the hot/warm bath water and wait for it to sink to the bottom (perhaps 5-10 minutes). You may find it a little cold to apply. see below) so that the water level just covers all the chunks. this may well vary from individual to individual. if you are undergoing a detoxification programme.Bentonite clay can be used in the bath. Because the clay is much more concentrated when applied to the skin in this way than when in a bath. Cover your whole body.
in which case take a little more clay or water from the bowl and apply/rub in to those dry areas.apply to the soles of your feet as well. Typically the cheaper clays are for external use only. stand in the shower for at least 20 minutes. and are of much lower purity than clays for internal use.
.e. These come in the form of a very fine dry clay powder. During this period of standing you may find that certain parts of your body dry. Only certain clays of high purity are really optimal for internal use (i. Don't trip over the glass bowl on your way out of the shower. The actual chemical composition also varies greatly also. Remember. and do not have to be crushed prior to use. so taking a brush in there and using the shower to rinse/scrub it off the walls should only take 5 minutes or so. Try it first thing in the morning and limiting the time initially and see how it goes. They can simply be placed into bath water or in a bowl of water (if being applied as a mud pack) to soak and crumble apart. Be sure to rinse off afterwards. Argiletz clays (montmorillonite or green clays). as you may well get thick silt in your ears and eyes. BlackSpy is not certain. so proceed with caution and stand with a wide shoulder width stance. You may elect to use a cheaper clay for external use and the more expensive bentonite (montmorillonite) clay for internal use. although this may make things a little slippery. wife or partner. Whether it is the act of cleansing the skin and stimulating the body. when you have a clay bath you may require two to three times more of a cheaper. There are a number of detoxifying clays available on the market. You could try listening to some music or doing some breathing exercises if you get bored. Suppliers of bentonite clay can be found on the links page. and may contain grit and the occasional stone or rock! External clays often come in hard chunks. internal clay. Having said that. external clay compared to how much of a pure. The purity of clays varies very greatly. typically containing the cations calcium. for example. or the negatively charged anions that stimulate the nervous system and adrenal glands (like other minerals like tourmaline or zeolite that emit negative ions). rinse off with warm water using a massaging or rubbing action to make sure all the clay comes off. you may have trouble sleeping. eating/drinking). detoxification can be fun!! You may find that if you spent too long with a clay pack on or if you do it too late in the day. You may indeed make quite a mess in your shower cabinet. Remember the clay pack in the shower does not have to be a solo activity and can be enjoyed with your husband. Afterwards. Once applied. The cost for either type however is quite small in the grand scale of things. Occasionally you can massage the clay around your body. magnesium and sodium in specific proportions.
You may not wish to do this every day. You may want to clean the gloves periodically as they will become greasy and slightly smelly. Find a rhythm that suits you. then the whole foot. as wet skin is more likely to stretch. exfoliating gloves that BlackSpy picked up at his local Holland and Barrett store. towards the heart). back to top Skin Brushing An alternative to skin scrubbing as described above is gentle skin brushing. with a long handle. starting from your hands and working up to your shoulders (i. throat and neck. then stomach and buttocks. thighs. but maybe once or twice a week. Perhaps have a wash and shower after the skin scrubbing exercise. This can be performed with a gentle brush. the ankles. The nipples don't require scrubbing and are more sensitive than the rest of the skin. then your back (strokes moving upwards and towards the heart.first scrub the soles of the feet. Finally. whilst in the shower for example. the calves. This is probably not particularly effective if at all at exfoliation. scrub the head. Always dry out before use. which will help detoxing via the skin. ears.back to top Skin Exfoliation
You may find it useful to use an exfoliating pad or glove (for example sisal natural fibre glove) to scrub the skin. but is primarily a lymphatic circulation stimulating exercise. Go slightly easier on the breasts. Don't forget to rinse off your exfoliating pad or gloves after use. Start from the feet and work your way up the body . Brush towards the heart. Next scrub your arms. chest. Continue to scrub a given area until it feels slightly sore (temporarily) or until it goes a little pink colour (whichever comes first). Skin scrubbing/exfoliation is best performed with dry skin. A good rub down with a pair of exfoliating gloves is also a form of tip to toe massage. It is best to dedicate one set of exfoliating gloves or a scrubbing pad per person.e.
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MSM can be used externally as well as internally.Natural fibres are preferable.htm back to top Himalayan Crystal Salt Bath Not strictly related to bentonite clay.naturalhealthtechniques. and once dissolved. in place of using clays like Bentonite in the bath. and is able to penetrate into the pores and outer layer of skin where it may come into contact with lead-carrying blood and lymphatic fluid. MSM baths can be used to assist in Lead detoxification. www. For information relating to Skin Elasticity and the Fountain of Youth. As above. 1 to 2lbs of the rock salt is placed into warm water. so the
. one should bath in the water for 30 minutes maximum (using no soap or shampoo). You may want to avoid the nipples as they can become quite sore if brushed daily (the same problem long distance runners sometimes have with their T-shirt or vest rubbing against their nipples repeatedly . please see that section on the Effects of Toxicity page. take a shower after skin brushing. brush strokes should be performed towards the heart (to encourage it to pumped around). On account of the large amount of Himalayan Crystal Salt required. back to top MSM Bath According to William Rasmussen in his book 'Lead Detoxification Naturally'.com/healingtechniques/Dry_Brushing_ Technique. Allow the skin to dry naturally and rest for 30-60 minutes afterwards. MSM is not however able to bind with organic toxins like clays are.cured by putting a plaster over each nipple!) There is no need to brush the face. Here it binds with Lead. Rasmussen writes that MSM has such a strong affinity for Lead. Lead-bound MSM is unable to cross cellular membranes easily as the molecule is very large. or Bentonite or other clay packs on the body. but Himalayan Crystal Salt can be used in a bath to assist in detoxification of the skin through osmosis. this is however MUCH more expensive than using bentonite or other clays as described above.very uncomfortable . This can be performed up to twice a day and helps to stimulate your lymphatic system as well as help to remove excess dead skin. Ideally.
Detoxification diets tend to be very slow and gentle . back to top Other Detoxification Methods: Below are described some other methods for detoxification.but not necessarily (e. as Lead-bound MSM may be trapped in the skin.g. consuming berries for detoxification purposes). in isolation. Alternative sources of Sulphur-containing minerals can be used. They may not be as effective as the techniques mentioned above. Rasmussen discourages prolonged use of such a bath. which is relatively inexpensive if obtained from the USA.2lbs/1kg size). They are listed for completeness. Rasmussen states that 2 tablespoons of MSM is sufficient for either a full bath or a foot bath. but may perhaps supplement the procedures described above. back to top Detoxification Diets: Whilst there are undoubtedly many variations of detoxification diets promoted in the media and in alternative health circles. but in BlackSpy's experience and personal opinion are not of that great interest (in relative terms). instead of MSM. One example of a large capacity source of MSM is Jarrow Formula's MSM Sulfur Powder (1lb/454g also comes in 2. who opposes MSM supplementation. It is likely that some MSM is absorbed directly into the bloodstream and tissues with an MSM bath. One can get around this problem potentially if one wants longer in the bath or foot bath by adding more hot water. please feel free to come to your own conclusions. Other sources of MSM include horse feed suppliers. including sulphur mineral concentrates from natural sulphur springs (more expensive than using MSM). They are probably best suited to individuals who have fully detoxed at least once during their
. some of which BlackSpy has personally tried. This is why it is important to use quite hot water in the bath (or foot bath). or to at least take a hot shower afterwards to build up the sweating process again. to encourage sweating. and this may cause potentially adverse detoxification side effects in some individuals through heavy metal mobilisation (according to Andy Cutler. Rasmussen mentions using such a bath 2-3 times week. Usually 20-30 minutes is optimal and after that it becomes counterproductive. However. when the temperature becomes too cool to allow sweating.pathway for excretion from the skin is through sweating.
for those who have a commitment to alter their diets for greater health. and the process may take many years. as practitioners use the whole 'system' and compliment their detoxification diet with herbs such as Triphala. and so have a much smaller burden of toxins to eliminate. If you are interested in this approach. meditation and enemas. Some severe detoxification programmes recommend a 100% 'juiced fruit/vegetable' diet for a period of 1-3 weeks. to be done a couple of times a year. a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner may be able to advise you. Some detoxification may occur. They are a good long term solution for periodic bodily detoxification.life. However. as described on the links page. then taking one or more of the above mentioned detoxification supplements is essential. In the case of CFS sufferers or those who are chronically ill because of toxicity problems. to aid in detoxification. etc. Such detox programmes are not only very taxing on the digestive system. BlackSpy's account of his experience with such a detox regime can be found on the Digestion page and also on the Cults page in the psychology section. one cannot pick and choose a particular part of the programme. as a pure raw food diet is often very hard to digest and has a very cold and damp energy. the actual effectiveness of (most) detoxification diets is rather limited. especially so if one has had not consulted with
. One example of a detoxification diet is described in the Detoxx Manual. but must really embrace the entire system. but at what cost? Tony Robbins' Unleash The Power Within seminar proposes such a detoxification regime. it is perhaps rather foolish to engage in such a severe dietary programme. When such methods are available as described in the rest of this page above. As an emergency measure. and potentially nutrient depletion from the body. but it is also are conducive to severe weight loss (if not enough raw green vegetable juices are actually consumed which is not stressed enough by Anthony Robbins' seminar). which of course requires dedication. To be effective.) Ayurvedic detoxification diets seem to be more effective than most detoxification diets. massages. this is not to say that certain foods cannot be consumed in addition to one's detoxification programme. such as raw garlic. (see the body's natural mechanisms for detoxification above.
e.a proper dietician or GP. This is indeed correct. including that above. In addition. This is very true as it speeds up metabolism in general. if combining cardiovascular exercise with a low calorific juicing type fast diet. Proponents of fasting and eliminating body fat often also promote exercise as a valuable detoxification tool. However. as it is a strategy of many for mucoid plaque removal.it is not possible to consume one's own brain whilst on a fasting type diet! And indeed one would not want to. It is possible some of the nutrients that are consumed in special diets can help in this respect. then this could potentially increase the rate of starvation and selfconsumption that occurs in the body. and indeed any activity that promotes sweating as it is a good way of expelling toxins from the lymph. Indeed it is also not possible to 'burn up' the lipids that make up one's inter and intra-cellular membranes and those of the nervous system. what also happens is that the body also consumes its own muscle. Such detox diets cannot effectively remove many toxins from the brain and elsewhere in the space of 1-3 weeks. Juice fasting is discussed on the Mucoid Plaque page. but many of the methods described above on this page are far more effective in this respect.
. reduced calorific intake) and also targetting mucoid plaque with the high fibre intake. resulting in dramatic weight loss both in terms of bodily fat and muscle mass. although there are no clinical studies in humans to suggest they are effective as far as BlackSpy is aware. Lipotropic compounds that improve fat metabolism in the body. The brain is predominantly made up of phospholipids and fatty acids and is a place where lipophilic toxins can attach and 'hide'. L-lysine and betaine may also help. The idea of detoxifying by burning one's fat is based on the principle that most toxins are stored in the body's fat cells. phosphatidyl inositol as described above.org/wiki/Lipotropic Examples include phosphatidyl choline. Some approaches to Detoxification Diets. Toxins can often to clog up cell membranes and no amount of dieting will get rid of these. http://en. or more specifically assist in the catalytic breakdown of fat in the liver. by burning up the body's fat.wikipedia. rely on reducing bodily fat (i. but does not take into account the toxins that are stored in the brain .
If the average persons them to such severity. It is recommended that a professional sees on every day in any case.org/wiki/Trimethylglycine One proponent of fasting and exercise for detoxification is Dr Vincent Bellonzi. and after this. BlackSpy felt great after his cleanse. and under observation (or simply performed more gradually and conservatively).Betaine. TMG is a methyl-group donor and can be used to treat high homocysteine levels. Such blended vegetable fasts. turning it into methionine and itself into DMG (dimethylglycine). but it was clearly very severe for the body. who can be seen at youtube below. and if it is anything to go by. A juice fast if performed properly with sufficient supplementation may not result in severe weight loss at all. It has many uses in agriculture in animal/fish food. His error was to not take vegetable juice hourly but to have 3 or 4 blended green vegetable 'meals' a day. is derived from sugar beet. the results were temporary and he become extremely ill 6 months later. it is hard to tell that one is getting thinner as one loses one reference points easily.
BlackSpy himself did a fast eating/drinking just blended raw green vegetables and green soups for 7 days (as opposed to an actual juice fast. although this effect has not been observed in humans with TMG. also known as trimethylglycine (TMG). had lost many kilos of muscle also. performed in this manner. TMG is commonly used with the amino acid lysine in livestock to decrease fat and increase muscle mass. It is often only others that can tell at what point during such a cleanse that one should stop as one has become 'too thin'. they should only be performed for brief periods of time. as he had not understood the difference at the time). Rather than simply locking oneself away and wasting away to a 'bean
. he was extremely skinny. http://en. Betaine has many commercial uses for example as a homocysteine regulator and a restorer of the body's osmotic balance. This is described on the other pages mentioned above and also on the About Us page. and his face looked bony and gaunt and was compared with a 'concentration camp victim' by some of his friends.wikipedia. If one is doing such a detox. are arguably mainly for the morbidly obese or cancer victims rather than the 'average person'.
overloading the liver as well as effectively starving the body. It should also be considered that whilst the actual dietary intake during such a regime may be lighter on the liver. being low in fat. without having to starve oneself and become unhealthily thin (with too low a ratio of fat to body mass). including the brain. Having no fat remaining also allows newly introduced toxins nowhere to hide and may make one more susceptible to toxic overload.pole'.
. consuming and burning one's own fat will of course release all the toxins held in those fat and lipid compartments into the blood stream. The techniques on this page are effective at removing toxins from all fat cells and lipid compartments.
with weeks to live. In such cases.Some natural medicine practitioners recommend a 'juice diet' detoxification procedure for severe medical cases. so such
. such as those with terminal cancer. Such fasts are not intended to go on that long in any case. any issues surrounding 'cold energy' may not be such a big deal as one is concerned with the short term and not the long term. and perhaps such an approach followed by the above detoxification protocols may be of benefit.
long term diet.asp Click on 5-day Liver Detox Dr Schulze's Kidney and Bladder Cleanse is described below.asp For less critically ill patients. http://curezone. which is supposed to be a sustainable. rather than a juice cleanse.com Dr Schulze's Liver and Gallbladder Cleanse is described below. you will lose a catastrophic amount of weight. This type of cleanse is supposed to clear out the liver. http://curezone. he affirms the importance of drinking enough juiced fresh fruit and vegetables .herbdoc. http://curezone.com
.asp http://www. http://curezone. The ingredients of his products are examined in the Herbs section above.com/schulze/herbal_5day_liver_cleanse.com/schulze www. for example. blood. Schultze recommends a purely raw food diet. colon. With his juice cleanse.a sp Click on 5-day Kidney Detox Dr Schulze features some introductory videos on his web site at the link below: www. Dr Richard Schulze (picturely amusingly above) subscribes to this approach.com/schulze/herbal_5day_kidney_cleanse.approximately 8 Fluid Ounces per hour during the day! Clearly if you just eat/drink three juices per day. fatty tissue (adipose) and organs.herbdoc. The ingredients of his products are examined in the Herbs section above.com/schulze/handbook/TNIP.concerns are also perhaps not so critical. He uses targeted herbal products in combination with a juice fast to achieve the cleansing of the liver and kidneys. in place of meals.com/p62.herbdoc. but where the patient is still very poorly.
com/DS_pages. It should be noted that BlackSpy does not automatically dismiss all of Schultze's ideas. an analytical review is not really possible at this stage. http://healingtools.html WhiteSpy has personally tried all of Dr Schulze's main cleanses. e.com/index. They are hosted on Germany's Google Video. the Kidney cleanse and the Bowel cleanse. but without examining what issues were present before and after.comcast. also ideas regarding supplement and herb quality.php?option=com_content&t ask=view&id=212 A list of testimonials from patients of Dr Schulze can be found at the link below. the idea of clearing the organs of elimination prior to a serious detoxification programme. http://home. See the above Digestion page links regarding BlackSpy's view of the raw food diet.herbdoc.) BlackSpy takes the view
.You can order a free CD from Dr Schulze's web site at the link below. a liver/gallbladder cleanse cited above. So WhiteSpy remains slightly sceptical about the claims made by Dr Schulze with regards to his products in these areas.com/index. the Liver cleanse.html This web site also contains links to Schulze's Herbal Therapies and Natural Healing Crusade videos. and whilst all three cleanses seemed quite good. http://healingtools.g. but tries to look at the pros and cons. https://web2. https://web2.php?option=com_content&t ask=view&id=27&Itemid=106 A personal web site summarising many of Dr Schulze's methods and protocols can be found at the link below.net/~gnxfan/page2.herbdoc. etc.tripod.g.tripod.html#videos MP3 files of Curezone's Bob Mantz Jr interviews with Schulze can be found at the link below. he still had issues in all three areas subsequently.com/DS_pages. and indeed shares some of his ideas (e.
back to top Homeopathic Remedies for Detoxification: There are various homeopathic remedies for removal of heavy metals from lymph and tissues.that one should look at the individual on an 'individual basis' and not just apply a 'one size fits all' approach. but if homeopathy is your preference. Some practitioners regard homeopathy as a flawed approach to help to physically remove toxins from the body.htm back to top
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. which BlackSpy has limited personal experience of (and enjoyed little success with).com/anatomy/p150. then it is recommended to consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner to device a detoxification programme for you. although they believe there are other useful applications for it. General comments on homeopathy can be found on the Energetic Therapies page. www.