Become superman resisting heavy metals

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Most people have no idea that heavy metals are a health concern.

But heavy metals accumulate in the body, and in the brain.

People with Alzheimer’s disease have a LOT of heavy metal accumulation in the brain.

Chiefly they have too much iron.

But they also have aluminum, and even mercury, cadmium, and lead.

The really sad part today is that you can’t get away from heavy metals.

Heavy metals are added to food while it’s processed.

In the United States, anything with flour has been “fortified” with iron.

It was thought at one point that iron is needed in much higher quantities than people were getting.

So the government started having iron added to flour to help with this “health crisis.”

They meant well, but it was the wrong thing to do.

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Iron is highly toxic, so it’s a shame that we really can’t eat baked goods without consuming toxic iron.

Even just cooking at home is going to add heavy metals to your diet.

When you cook, you’re going get some heavy metal such as chromium and nickel.

You can’t even avoid it by using stainless steel.

The body is somewhat prepared to deal with heavy metals — or else we wouldn’t be able to live through this.

It turns out that there is a secret to the body handling heavy metals.

Our body uses taurine to help avoid heavy metal damage.

Taurine is a protein-like chemical that our body can make to some degree.

But we get more taurine when we consume seafood such as shrimp, oysters, or scallops.

If you don’t like (or are allergic to) shellfish, you can get taurine from red meat, poultry, and eggs as well… just not in as high quantities.

You can also buy taurine — it’s very inexpensive to get a bag of it.

Plus you consume taurine when you drink an energy drink such as Red Bull.

The standard Red Bull recipe includes 1 g (1000 mg) of taurine.

And the reason Red Bull contains taurine is connected to one of its many effects.

Taurine can be calming.

Red Bull uses it to counteract the “jitters” from the caffeine.

Taurine has many other uses as well.

It can get your bile moving quicker, which may produce a little heartburn at first.

And now we know that taurine can help the body get rid of heavy metals.

Taurine may actually help the body deal with heavy metals in a huge way!

As the study states,

Iron overload has an increasing worldwide prevalence and is associated with significant cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.

So researchers gave mice excessive amounts of iron.

And they gave some of these mice taurine.

They found that the taurine helped protect the mice against the damage that the iron caused.

Taurine reduces iron-mediated myocardial oxidative stress, preserves cardiovascular function, and improves survival in iron-overloaded mice.

One of the things that taurine does is preserve glutathione.

Glutathione is the chief antioxidant in the body.

Taurine helps the body preserve glutathione and reuse it, again and again, to protect against free radical damage.

And in another study, they found similar effects of taurine protecting against lead poisoning.

This second study reveals a crucial insight about taurine.

It doesn’t actually lower heavy metals.

Taurine helps the cells deal with the heavy metals.

Taurine seems to be capable of fortifying cells against lead-induced oxidative attack without decreasing lead levels.

So it may not lower the lead or other heavy metals, but taurine serves a critical purpose in the body.

Actually, there are many reasons to take supplemental taurine. 

It may even help hair growth.  

Don’t go overboard with taurine, however, as too much can increase prolactin levels in the body.

Taurine seems to help against all types of heavy metal poisoning.

It helps you cope with what you’re going to get from stainless steel, dental amalgams, cooking with pots and pans, — literally everything else in the environment.

Now, never take any supplement without talking to your doctor first.

But I find 1 to 3 g of Taurine per day to be super helpful. 

You may too. 

Matt Cook is editor-in-chief of Daily Medical Discoveries. Matt has been a full time health researcher for 26 years. ABC News interviewed Matt on sexual health issues not long ago. Matt is widely quoted on over 1,000,000 websites. He has over 300,000 daily newsletter readers. Daily Medical Discoveries finds hidden, buried or ignored medical studies through the lens of 100 years of proven science. Matt heads up the editorial team of scientists and health researchers. Each discovery is based upon primary studies from peer reviewed science sources following the Daily Medical Discoveries 7 Step Process to ensure accuracy.
Antioxidant effect of taurine against lead-induced oxidative stress. 

Taurine supplementation reduces oxidative stress and improves cardiovascular function in an iron-overload murine model 

Taurine supplementation reduces oxidative stress and improves cardiovascular function in an iron-overload murine model