By: Mike Adams | Natural News
As expected, my recent announcements about heavy metals in various unscrupulous superfood products has all the “dirty foods” propagandists running around at full steam, screaming to every corner of the internet that all heavy metals found in superfoods (or dietary supplements) are “naturally occurring” and therefore don’t count.
I’m going to be blunt about all this. The reason so many of these fringe raw food / detox people seem so crazy is because they’re severely intoxicated by heavy metals. I’ve observed the pattern for years. Isn’t it curious that the very same people who claim heavy metals are “safe” are the ones who are selling contaminated products for profit, while downplaying any risks of heavy metals?
“Metals being persistent keep accumulating and magnifying with increase in trophic level of food chain,” says the abstract of this science paper entitled “Heavy metals in vegetables: screening health risks involved in cultivation along wastewater drain and irrigating with wastewater.” It goes on to explain:
Accumulation of heavy metals [from food] beyond permissible limits affects vital organs like, kidneys, bones, liver and blood and causes serious health hazards. Health effects associated with heavy metals like, cadmium, copper, lead and chromium include gastrointestinal effects, renal impairment, neurological disorders, cardiovascular troubles, bone problems, convulsions, paralysis etc. Metals, because of their solubility in water, are toxic and the toxicity can be acute or chronic dependent upon exposure-time (Dorne et al. 2011; Jarup 2003). Toxicological studies have found heavy metals to be carcinogenic, teratogenic, mutagenic and neurotoxic (European Union 2002).
Why heavy metals contaminated superfoods give you an energy surge
Here’s something very few people realize: Consuming mercury or cadmium gives you a temporary “high” burst of energy.
Yep, that’s right. Mercury makes you feel awesome for a short period of time. Cadmium is a stimulant almost like coffee. One of the reasons so many people feel so great after consuming heavily contaminated superfood products is because they’re getting the “high” from the heavy metals. This is also why mercury was used as medicine for centuries: It made people feel great! Yet, at the same time, it was killing them in the long term.
When I see people consuming huge quantities of contaminated superfoods and “detox” products, they’re always frantic, displaying high energy and seemingly unbounded levels of “mad hatter” behavior. This no coincidence. They are heavy metals poisoned, but they mistake the side effects for “energy.”
Ignorance about heavy metals, it turns out, can quite literally cost you your health.
The presentations and videos you must see
Two years ago, I already demolished the absurd argument of “naturally occurring” heavy metals in these products through this authoritative video presentation that explains the issue in detail.
Here’s the video:
I also designed and published this highly informative infographic which explains how toxic heavy metals end up in foods and supplements:
In March of this year, I also published this updated heavy metals explanation video which brings even more scientific expertise to the subject. You can view it here, too:
I just happen to know a formulator of a superfoods company whose products were filled with surprisingly high levels of toxic heavy metals.
That formulator died six months ago and wasn’t even 50 years old. His company continued on without him, desperately pretending he never died so they could keep selling products to the public… products leaded with so much heavy metals content that both the federal government and state of California were hounding his company over high lead content.
If you want to follow in his footsteps — to an early grave — keep consuming toxic superfoods sold by dishonest companies who buy cheap, contaminated ingredients from China and then market them in the USA as “high vibration” superfoods. (Yes, when I run these products in my lab, I can always tell who’s buying the cheap garbage from China. You’d be surprised to learn all their names…)
If, however, you actually want to live a long, healthful life that’s free of cancer and other diseases, eat clean food (and stop poisoning yourself). Listen to someone who knows what they’re talking about on heavy metals. I run a state-of-the-art laboratory facility, using ICP-MS and LC/MS-TOF instrumentation for detailed mass spec analysis of foods and supplements. I do all the science myself, including method development, data analysis and quality control. My laboratory is internationally accredited by ISO, via their 17025 laboratory accreditation protocols which are extremely strict and require two years of testing, audits and inspections to acquire. I’m the owner of two ICP-MS related patents and the lead author on a new science poster that’s about to be published which describes a novel method for LC/MS-TOF accurate mass quantitation and counterfeit product identification for liquid CBD supplements (hemp extracts).
Trust me when I state this: There is no one else in the natural products industry who knows more hard core science about heavy metals in superfoods.
I can only warn people so many times about this issue. At some point, it’s up to each person to decide if they want to poison themselves to death while living in total denial about the reality of heavy metals toxicity. To all those who want to live in denial and keep consuming toxic heavy metals while thinking they’re following a super healthy “detox” supplement protocol, I send you my condolences and best wishes that perhaps in your next life, you might be more wise and thereby bring less suffering upon yourself.
CWC Labs heavy metals calculator:
Government heavy metals standards / limits: