Unfortunately, there are all kinds of heavy metals we are being exposed to on the daily without actually being aware. Some of them, including mercury, aluminum, and cadmium have the capacity to penetrate our bones and central nervous system and to accumulate there for years until we actually start experiencing acute health issues as a result of heavy metal poisoning. Luckily, there is a powerful method which can help you chelate heavy metals and expel them from the body.
What Are Chelating Agents?
They are known to attach to heavy metal toxin ions and are then expelled from the body through the body’s excretory channels. Cilantro is a natural and potent chelator for a long list of heavy metals. There are also common pharmaceuticals that are used for chelation therapy in case of arsenic and lead poisoning; however, they come with serious side effects.
Cilantro’s Detoxifying Power
When used together with chlorella, as noted on Common Ground, cilantro can speed up the removal of toxins from the body. If it is used on its own, it may flood the connective tissues with metals that were previously stored and lead to retoxification. Although cilantro can encourage the movement of heavy metals on its own, it does not expel them quick enough and therefore, it is detoxifying and toxifying simultaneously. Hence, adding chlorella, which is an intestinal absorbing agent, will avert the retoxification.
According to studies, as noted on Common Ground, heavy metal chelation with chlorella and cilantro can eliminate and average 87 percent of lead, 91 percent of mercury, and 74 percent of aluminum within a period of 42 days.
Let us learn more about the amazing properties of chlorella (single-celled green algae):
- Possesses antiviral characteristics
- It attaches to dioxins and other environmental toxins
- It improves the body’s detoxifying properties
- Betters the glutathione
- Attaches to heavy metals
- It is rich in the most easily-absorbed form of B6 and B12
- It is abundant in amino acids (great for vegans and vegetarians)
- It enhances the health of the gut flora
The Chelating Power of Cilantro
According to Common Ground, this is why cilantro makes an excellent chelating agent:
- Has anti-inflammatory characteristics, as well as antibacterial ones
- Boosts the good cholesterol and lowers the bad
- Averts flatulence
- Decreases the chance for UTIs
- Alleviates hormonal fluctuations during menstruation and menopause
- Supplies the digestive tract with fiber
- Elevates the iron and magnesium levels in the body
- It can lower minor swelling
- Betters the health of the liver
- It can be used as an expectorant
Important to Note:
Before you start any chelation program, make sure your magnesium levels are optimal due to the fact that this mineral relaxes the arteries and eases the toxin removal.
Check out this link to learn more about the recommendable dosages for detox purposes.