Aluminum Toxicity: Aluminum is naturally present in some drinking water and may
be added as a chlorination preparation at water utilities.
Aluminum is the fourth most common element in the earth's crust.
Most of the aluminum added is usually removed, but a residue may sometimes be passed into treated water.
Aluminum may cause discoloration of water.
Causes of Increased Aluminum Toxicity Uptake and Retention in the
Iron or calcium deficiency.
How to Decrease Aluminum Toxicity Uptake and Retention in the
Insure adequate iron and calcium, vitamin C (good for all
Aluminum Toxicity Interactions in the Body
Accumulates in bone, liver, kidney and brain. Decreases energy production in the
mitochondria of the cells in the body. Interferes with bone mineralization. Binds to calmodulin in the brain
which interferes with short term and long term memory. Associated with plaque around the neurons in the brain.
May increase the loss of the brain and nervous system neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
Symptoms of Excessive Aluminum Exposure
- Bone pain
- Dementia (memory loss)
- Low iron
- Low phosphorous
- High ammonia
How to test your body for Aluminum Toxicity:
Hair Metal Toxicity test
Urine Heavy Metal Test
How to test water for Aluminum Toxicity: WaterCheck Basic
Recommended Aluminum Water Treatment: Distillation or reverse osmosis.
Aluminum Toxicity Reference Sources
- National Testing Laboratories Corrective Action Brochure
- Genova Diagnostics Toxic & Nutrient
- NeuroScience Melissa Test and "Hidden Sources of Metal Exposure"
This is not an all-encompassing metal toxicity list.
There are other sources of metal exposure not listed herein.
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