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A 50-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what vitamins or supplements can take lead or mercury out of the body?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Chelating agent: You would need a specific chelating agent. Have you had serum or urine levels checked yet?
Dr. Carline Louis-Jacques
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
It is also good to find the source of the mercury. Consider Selenium, zinc, vitamins C & E. Mercury is removed mostly in stool so you need maximize your diet to move your bowels 2-3 times daily. Get your thyroid checked because the mercury can slow it down (which can cause constipation).
Aug 25, 2014
Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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