What are nutritional toxins?
Simply put, nutritional toxins are nutrients in such an excess that they interfere with cellular nutrition as well as disrupt myriad metabolic pathways that may ultimately result in a toxic state. Albeit we always address nutrient excesses and deficiencies, nutritional excesses are the focal point of nutritional toxins.
The purpose of this page is to bring your attention to the fact that, whether you realize it or not, too much of any nutrient can eventually become unhealthy and even toxic. Keep in mind, anytime you overconsume any particular nutrient (i.e., an amino acid, a vitamin, a mineral, and so on), you are contributing toward a deficiency of numerous other nutrients.
Nutritional toxins are one of several reasons we endorse and promote nutritional analyses.
What is Body Burden verses Toxic Level?
Simply put, a body burden implies that any substance (any nutrient, any toxin, and even water!) is at a sufficient level in the body that it creates a burden or challenge within the mind and body. A body burden does not pose an immediate threat to your life. However, a body burden may easily contribute toward myriad mental and physical health problems. A body burden requires an undetermined amount of time (years or decades) as well as a further increased level (excess) prior to becoming toxic.
A toxic level implies that any substance (again, any nutrient, any toxin, and even water!) is at a sufficient level that it becomes life threatening. A toxic level of any substance requires immediate medical attention!
It is important to understand the distinction and difference between a body burden and toxic level with respect to any form of toxin. Our hair analysis helps reveal body burdens of nutritional and toxic elements.
Simply put, nutrient bioaccumulation implies that nutrients that are not properly metabolized or excreted will store in the soft tissues (e.g., skin, arteries, brain, kidneys, etc.) throughout the mind and body. Bioaccumulation applies to all toxins as well as nutrients.
Efficient detoxing program
The most efficient means to detox the body of all toxins is through a personalized nutritional program. Keep in mind, you are in a constant state of detoxification and as such, it does require an additional amount of time to detox increased levels of any toxin. You will not detox in one day, one week, and so on. In some instances, depending on bioaccumulation, it may require years of targeted nutrition to mobilize deeply stored toxins throughout the mind and body for excretion. Your patience is required!
A must-read published article!
Normally, we explain each subject ourselves and provide peer-reviewed published articles for references. However, while researching published articles for nutritional toxins, the following article really stood out. It is simple to read and understand. Keep in mind, the article is applicable to all essential nutrients (minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and fatty acids). Here’s a primer from the article.
Similar to copper, several other essential elements are required for biologic functioning, however, an excess amount of such metals produces cellular and tissue damage leading to a variety of adverse effects and human diseases. For some including chromium and copper, there is a very narrow range of concentrations between beneficial and toxic effects.
Click on this link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4144270/ and enjoy the article!
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