The American Dental Association (ADA) estimates that 100 million
mercury dental fillings are placed within the mouths of people
in the USA every year. Others have estimated that 180 million
people in the USA bear mercury dental fillings. Mercury is an
important toxin source to consider in health conditions with
"no known cause, and no known cure".
Mercury exposure stresses the immune system of every person
who has them. Both a properly functioning immune system and the
body's method for excreting mercury consume the antioxidant enzyme
Glutathione. When mercury depletes the body of Glutathione, it
has a direct negative effect on the immune system's ability to
respond properly to infections and cancer.
We believe mercury from dental fillings to be an important
toxin contributing to people with CFIDS and other immune system
disorders. Documented symptoms of mercury poisoning cover nearly
every documented symptom of CFIDS.
Recent science indicates that at least 14% of the human population
develops a T-cell mediated immune response specific to mercury
compounds and mercury ions. This is the same kind of immune response
the body places against viruses, bacteria and other foreign proteins.
A sustained, systemic immune response to toxic metal ions that
goes on for years, is a very likely description of some people's
For more information on this compelling science, visit MELISA® Test for Metal Allergy.
To gain an insightful view of how metal targeting immune cells
can cause chronic, systemic illness, visit Proposed
A perpetual immune response against a relentless stream of
metal flowing from the teeth will consume many essential nutrients,
and eventually cause the immune system to "burn out",
leaving immunities chronically depressed. This is a description
many people with immune disorders would attribute to themselves
and their immune system.
Glutathione is extremely important for a competent immune
system. The body uses glutathione to detoxify and excrete mercury,
other heavy metals, and numerous toxins. Adequate Glutathione
levels are essential for the body's energy processes to function
Glutathione from the diet requires that proteins be eaten,
digested, absorbed, then "deconjugated" to create free
form amino acids which are then made available to form Glutathione
and other essential compounds in the cells. Mercury interferes
with sulfur bearing compounds throughout the body, and can block
the ability of the body to synthesize Glutathione.
When you supplement amino acids that form Glutathione, you
are jumping to the last step. On an empty, or near empty stomach,
free form amino acids absorb rapidly without the need for digestion,
and disseminate throughout the body via the blood stream. Supplementing
free form amino acids that form Glutathione is the most reliable
way to boost body Glutathione levels.
Nutritional status is only half the story if you are being
actively depleted of Glutathione. Eliminate all the Glutathione
depleting pollutants you can identify and control. Safely remove
mercury dental fillings with a mercury savvy dentist who uses
a properly installed rubber dam, air respirator for you, and
air scavenging system to protect everyone else in his dental
office. Discontinue the use of acetaminophen, and aspartame which
also consume Glutathione and stress the liver. Stay away from
smokers and alcohol. Consider getting an activated charcoal filter
for your drinking and cooking water, and metal-free glass cookware.
To boost Glutathione and supporting antioxidant nutrient levels,
we propose our Defense &
Replenish, and Glutathione
Precursors products as Glutathione boosting nutritional
We are confident that for people with dental mercury caused
illness -- a more normal health and energy can be restored over
time, if all of the root issues are properly addressed.