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Douglas De-Mer-Tox – Heavy Metal Detoxification Support
De-Mer-Tox™, provided by Douglas Laboratories®, contain several vitamins and other dietary constituents that support heavy metal detoxification and may protect against the toxic results of amalgam filling removal.
“Silver” amalgam tooth fillings are known to continuously release highly neurotoxic mercury vapor into the mouth where it is then absorbed into the brain. This mercury release is greatly accentuated during the extensive grinding required for the replacement of old amalgam fillings. There is some evidence that adverse metabolic and behavioral effects may be associated with this mercury exposure from dental amalgam fillings.
Mercury, a sulfhydryl-reactive metal, can affect a wide variety of metabolic processes. It is not only a prooxidant, but also inhibits antioxidant enzymes and depletes intracellular glutathione. L-glutathione (reduced), a naturally occurring tripeptide of L-cysteine, L-glutamate, and L-glycine, is the essential cosubstrate for two major antioxidant enzymes in the body, glutathione peroxidase and glutathione reductase.
N-acetyl-L-cysteine is a precursor for the sulfur amino acid cysteine, used in the synthesis of glutathione. Dietary sulfur may play an important role in mercury detoxification as studies have shown an inverse relationship between non-protein sulfhydryl levels and mercury organ content. Thus, an increased body level of non-protein sulfhydryls may avoid mercury accumulation and its deleterious effects.
Consequently, it may be most beneficial to provide the improved nutritional detoxification support of De-MerTox™ during the removal of amalgam fillings or for support of high mercury serum levels.
Note: We recommend you consult a physician or nutritionist if you have any questions regarding the use of this product. Nutritional information may vary depending on flavour.* Images presented are merely for illustrative and promotional purposes only. The product's final image may be altered.
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Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Do not take if you have a known medical condition or if you are taking antidepressant medication. Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage. This product is a dietary supplement and should be used in conjunction with food as part of a healthy balanced diet, not as a substitute for such. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place. (59º-77 ºF/15º-25 ºC) (35-65% relative humidity) Protect from heat, light and moisture.
This product contains NO yeast, wheat gluten, soy protein, milk/dairy, corn, sodium, sugar, starch, artificial coloring, preservatives or flavoring.