Blood is a transporting and circulation system, providing tissues with minerals, trace elements including toxins. Metals circulate in the blood stream for approximately 72 hours, after which they are naturally excreted or deposited in various body tissues.
Elevated blood metals indicate immediate exposure, reduced concentrations of essential minerals and trace elements reflect an inadequate intake and may be a sign of a nutritional deficiency.
Whole blood levels reflect the intra- and extracellular metal concentration; serum and plasma levels indicate extracellular levels only.
To confirm acute metal toxicity, further diagnostics may be needed such as an appropriate provocation test.
To confirm or rule out long-term exposure, hair analysis is recommended.
Nutritional deficiencies reduce detoxification potentials.
A zinc or copper deficiency reduces SOD (Superoxide Dismutase) function, thus blocking the Phase 1 Detoxification Cycle. Chelating Agents such as EDTA or DMPS easily bind trace elements such as zinc and copper.
Manganese deficiency reduces the function of the detoxification enzyme MnSOD; manganese intoxication can induce Pseudo Parkinson (which is easily treated via detoxification). Blood tests are important to adequately diagnose the nutritional status.
BLOOD METAL ANALYSIS TO BIOMONITOR AND DIAGNOSE ACUTE VS CHRONIC METAL INTOXICATION