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Amalgam Removal and Vitamins

Why should you supplement with Vitamin C and D3 after amalgam removal?

images-14Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin necessary for growth and development. The body cannot make Vitamin C on its own and it does not store vitamin C. Leftover amounts of this vitamin leaves the body through the urine and thus, a continuous supply is needed in your diet.

The biological role of Vitamin C is to act as a reducing agent. What this means is that it functions to control various enzyme reactions in the body. One such pathway it is involved in is the glutathione system that is involved in the DETOXIFICATION process of the body.

The glutathione system consist of various enzymes and can be affected by heavy metals (mercury, lead) and free radicals.

By not having enough Vitamin C in the body however, the glutathione system risks being ?under-activated? naturally without taking into consideration the effects of heavy metals or free radicals.

Therefore, getting enough Vitamin C ensures the glutathione system is activated and ready to cope with the excess mercury during amalgam removal.

When it comes to Vitamin D, Vitamin D2 is the synthetic form while Vitamin D3 is the natural form (cholecalciferol). Many experts believe that Vitamin D2 is not well absorbed by human body while Vitamin D3 is the exact form of Vitamin D found in the body, thus it is better absorbed.

Vitamin D3 can be obtained either from exposure to the sun, diet or supplements. In the body, Vitamin D3 functions to increase intracellular glutathione (again!) which is involved in cellular detoxification and metabolic pathways. It is activated in the kidney, and increases glutathione levels in the brain. This allows heavy metal detoxification in the brain.

Caution, however, must be said as over-supplementation can sometimes cause toxicity to the body, so do follow the advise of your physician.