Cadmium is an extremely toxic heavy metal that is found most commonly in zinc ores and almost all of the Cadmium available today came from treating Copper, Lead and Zinc ores. Over 60 percent of Cadmium is used in electroplating but Cadmium is also used in color tv tubes, many types of solder, industrial paints, certain foods including rice and cereal grains and batteries. But the most common contact point where people ingest Cadmium is through smoking cigarettes. Cigarettes contain a high level of Cadmium as well as many other contaminants and carcinogens. Cadmium will settle into the lining of the circulatory system, soft tissue, organs and even your bones.
Cadmium is toxic at very low levels and it is associated with many diseases and health issues including obstructive lung disease, bronchitis, lung cancer, increased blood pressure, peripheral artery disease, kidney failure, kidney disease, bone lesions, itai-itai disease, birth defects, and developmental issues in children. As with all toxic heavy metals it is normally apparent when an over-dose occurs but that is pretty rare, the real issue is the slow ingestion of a low level of Cadmium over a long period of time. Our bodies detoxify and remove contaminants constantly but these processes are not perfect which allows these contaminants to remain in our bodies causing harm.
*Cadmium is extremely toxic even at very low levels
*Has been associated with many diseases including cancer, birth defects and peripheral artery disease.
*Primarily contact point is cigarette smoke but Cadmium is also found in some foods and batteries. Heavily used is commercial paints and electroplating.
With all of the health warnings that have been around for several decades concerning cigarette smoking it is amazing that anyone under the age of 50 still smokes! Cigarette smoking does not just harm the smoker but the contaminants included in cigarette smoke are ingested by those people that are around the smoker as well. This is considered second-hand smoking. But there are also other ways to come in contact with Cadmium including some foods including rice and cereal grains, manufacturing processes including industrial paint and electroplating,
We know that Cadmium is extremely dangerous but what can we do about it?
The first thing people can do is to avoid any contact points with Cadmium including NOT SMOKING, avoid areas where people are smoking, removing industrial paints in a safe manner and check the origin of the rice and cereal grains they consume. As with any toxic the first thing you need to do is reduce or completely avoid further contamination.
But what do we do about the Cadmium that has already been absorbed into our bodies and is causing health problems?
The most effective way to remove the Cadmium ant other toxic heavy metals that are already in our bodies is with a Chelating agent. There are many chelating agents like DMSA, DMPS and even some natural ones like Chlorella and Vitamin C. The most effective chelator for the widest range of toxic heavy metals including Mercury, Lead, Aluminum and Cadmium is EDTA. EDTA has been in use for over 50 years and been proven extremely safe and is even on the FDA’s GRAS(generally regarded as safe) list. Until recently the only way to receive the benefits of EDTA Chelation was with effective but expensive and very time consuming I.V. infusions or with ineffective Oral Chelation products. The most effective way to receive the benefits of EDTA Chelation is with KelaminHM EDTA suppositories. EDTA suppositories are over 90% absorbed directly into your blood stream through the hemorroidal veins and the EDTA will stay in your body up to 4 times longer than from an I.V. EDTA infusion. KelaminHM is the most effective and lowest cost EDTA suppository on the market today. KelaminHM offers more and stronger dosages than Kelatox or Detoxamin and for a much lower price.
Also Detoxamin is no longer available for sale and Kelatox is higher priced and from what I know is not manufactured in an FDA approved facility so the quality is suspect.