You could be a metal head.
If you have eaten a lot of fish, rice, and seafood, these are common sources for heavy metal exposure.
Some studies say that these toxic elements can significantly increase our risk of developing conditions like dementia, infertility, diabetes, and cancer. They are also known to cause damage to the liver, kidneys, and brain, as well as the cardiovascular, nervous and endocrine systems.
Essential elements are abundant too, such as iodine and selenium. These are critical for enzymes that synthesize neurotransmitters and activate hormones and are only healthy when they are within optimal ranges. Getting too much, and sometimes too little, of various elements has consequences for our overall health.
Who should consider heavy metals and elements toxicity testing? Anyone who smokes, is exposed to heavy metals through hobbies, work or dentistry, lives in an older home or an area where metals may be present in drinking water, or has thyroid-related health issues.
The four heavy metals considered most toxic by the CDC, include arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury. The key number of nutritional elements include iodine, selenium, magnesium, copper, zinc and bromine.
At Edge we can run the whole profile to assess both levels.