FAQs

Questions about HMD? We are answering them here!

GENERAL

What is HMD?

Who should take HMD?

How can I tell what toxic metals I have in my body?

How does HMD work?

How will HMD help me?

Should I take HMD even though I have no overt symptoms?

How do I know that HMD actually works?

How soon will I see results?

Does HMD remove other good minerals and trace elements?

Does HMD chelate chemicals and organic toxins?

Does the Chlorella Growth Factor in HMD increase the growth of bad bacteria in the gut?

Does HMD have a Certificate Of Analysis for microbes etc?

Are your manufacturers GMP certified?

What’ the shelf life of HMD?

Is HMD expensive?

How does HMD compare with other chelators, especially synthetic drugs?

 

PRODUCT USAGE

Should I see a doctor before taking HMD?

Which HMD product is right for me?

Who should NOT take HMD?

Does HMD have any side effects?

How do I know for sure that HMD is safe?

Can HMD be taken during pregnancy or whilst breast-feeding?

Do I need to adhere to any special diet while taking HMD?

Can HMD be used with children of any age?

Can HMD be used with animals?

What is the recommended dosage?

How long should I stay on the HMD for?

Does HMD have a nice taste, or is it bitter?

 

MERCURY & AMALGAM FILLINGS

Is HMD effective at removing mercury?

Is it OK to use HMD with amalgam fillings?

I have amalgam fillings in my mouth, should I take HMD before they are removed?

How long does mercury stay in your body? How does it affect normal day-to-day life?

 

GENERAL TOXICITY

How do people get exposed to toxic or heavy metals?

What mechanisms do heavy metals use in the body for causing diseases and how do they damage the body?

 

OTHER:

I am allergic to Cilantro. What do you suggest in this case?

Can I get some free samples to try?

 

ANSWERS

• What is HMD?

HMD is the ONLY 100% natural product that has been scientifically proven to eliminate all toxic heavy metals from your body. It is the result of 3 years of extensive research costing over 1 million USD. HMD is free from allergens, artificial coloring, flavors, salt and preservatives and is suitable for vegans and vegetarians. It is being created in an FDA approved and GMP certified laboratory in the USA.

Who should take HMD?

The short answer is EVERYONE. We are all toxic to a greater or lesser extent and these toxins constantly wreak havoc in our bodies. Check our “ Are you toxic?” section for plenty of research to support this.

Fatigue, lack of energy, headaches and migraines, IBS, allergies – most of our common ailments that we have learned to live with are actually caused or reinforced by the toxic heavy metals in our bodies. But toxins can also cause much more serious illnesses such as cancer, Alzheimer or Parkinson’s. HMD can protect you and your family from all the effects of those nasty heavy metals such as mercury, lead or arsenic.

While everybody benefits from HMD, the following groups of people are at particular risk and are recommended to immediately undergo a full detox program:

– People with Amalgam Fillings

– Smokers

– Cancer patients or cancer survivors

– Autism patients

– Soldiers who have served in the Gulf wars, Iraq or Afghanistan

 

How can I tell what toxic metals I have in my body?

It is impossible to measure the total amount of toxins in a living human being. However you can measure the amount of toxins that is circulating in your blood stream over a certain period of time via Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis [Hair Test]. You can also measure the amount of toxins eliminated by your body via the urine or feces at any given point in time.

Please check “Heavy Metal Testing” for more details.

 

How does HMD work?

HMD has been scientifically proven to work and thousands of people are enjoying its benefits every day. Tests have shown that most of the metals are eliminated from your body via the urinary tract, with smaller amounts being eliminated through the feces. This is a distinct advantage because it limits re-absorption of metals through the gut.

The exact mechanism of how HMD does this has not been fully researched yet, however it is believed that the rich nucleopeptides [small protein-like molecules used by neurons to communicate with each other] in the HMD latch onto metals and are then excreted.

 

How will HMD help me?

How HMD will help you depends largely on how toxins have been impacting your health in the past as well as your levels of toxicity and other health factors. If toxins have caused your body to react with allergies or migraine, these will disappear. If heavy metals have caused decreased concentration levels, you will suddenly be able to focus much better. So what improvements you will achieve depend on the symptoms the toxins have been causing you. Our customers have reported a wide variety of benefits and HMD has cured people of mood swings, allergies, headaches, IBS, chronic fatigue or insomnia. It is also known to alleviate symptoms of autism, Parkinson’s and MS. In addition many women who had previously suffered from painful irregular periods found that HMD regulates their menstrual cycles. This is because some toxic metals mimic the female hormone estrogen thus disturbing the delicate female hormone balance. Once the metals are removed the body is finally able to function normally again.

Most importantly, however, HMD will protect you from the long-term effects of toxic heavy metals. Many metals such as mercury, arsenic, aluminum or uranium are highly carcinogenic [cancer causing]. No longer having heavy metals in your system means a much reduced risk of cancer!

Overall people taking HMD for at least 3 months report an increase in general well being – more energy, clearer skin, better overall health and improved concentration. In addition HMD encourages the rejuvenation of the body’s own DNA and curbs the production of those damaging free radicals, so you will actually look and feel younger.

 

Should I take HMD even though I have no overt symptoms?

The answer to this question is a resounding YES. In fact it is highly recommended as everyone living on this planet is affected by heavy metals and toxins in some way or other. In addition heavy metals are the underlying cause of many chronic diseases and can cause life-threatening illnesses such as cancer. HMD is a great preventive medicine – similar to taking multi-vitamins. It protects you and your family from the long-term effect of toxins and ensures that your body functions optimally. In addition HMD increases your energy levels, improves your metabolism and makes you look and feel younger. HMD will help you feel and be your best.

How do I know that HMD actually works?

We know that HMD works, because it has been scientifically proven. HMD is the only natural, patent-pending, toxic metal chelator in the world to be backed by a 3-year, double-blind, placebo controlled study with 350 people working in a metal foundry. There were many trials conducted over this 3-year period that shows conclusively that HMD works effectively at eliminating all metals including Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Beryllium, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, Thallium and Uranium without removing the good, essential minerals from the body.

This research has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals. Please feel free to download the following articles:

1. Georgiou, G.J. Natural Heavy Metal Chelators: Do They Work? Explore! Vol. 16, No. 6, 2007.

2. Georgiou, G.J. A Natural Heavy Metal Chelator is Born: It’s Use in Paediatric Cases, British Naturopathic Journal, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2007

If you would like proof that HMD is working for you, we recommend Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis before and after taking HMD. All the details can be found in our ‘Testing Yourself for Toxins’ section.

 

How soon will I see results?

This depends. Some people report immediate improvements, but in our experience it takes a few weeks before you will notice a real difference. Metal detox is a process and the body needs time to eliminate toxins that have accumulated in your organs, tissue and bones over many years. HMD gradually depletes the body’s storage sites and it takes at least 3 months for your body to fully rid itself of most metals. If you are very toxic the process could take longer. So be patient if results are not immediate.

 

Does HMD remove other good minerals and trace elements?

No. Our tests have shown this not to be the case. In fact due to the minerals and trace elements that HMD contains it is actually feeding the body with essential minerals. HMD has also been shown to be an ‘adaptogen’ – it adapts according to the body’s needs. When the body has too high concentrations of essential metals such as iron or copper, HMD removes them; but not otherwise.

 

Does HMD also chelate chemicals and organic toxins?

Yes. There is evidence to show that HMD is capable of chelating organochlorine pesticides (used in PVC), PCBs and other organic chemicals. Further research is being carried out to substantiate these initial findings.

 

Does the Chlorella Growth Factor in HMD increase the growth of bad bacteria in the gut?

No. Chlorella Growth Factor [CGF] can actually distinguish between the good and the bad bacteria in your gut. While it produces antibacterial substances such as Chlorelline which counteract harmful bacteria, it nourishes good bacteria such as Lactobacillus Acidophilus species. This is especially beneficial since the Acidophilus produce lactic acid and other byproducts that create a hostile environment for undesired organisms. In addition there is evidence that CGF also acts as an anti-fungal agent.

 

Does HMD have a Certificate Of Analysis for microbes etc?

Yes, there are Certificates of Analysis of all the raw materials used. Indeed, one of the microbial tests showed that there were high numbers of Lactobacillus colonies, a very beneficial bacterium present in the HMD.

 

• Are your manufacturers GMP certified?

Yes, they are. We place great emphasis on strict adherence to the Good Manufacturing Practice regulations.

 

What’s the shelf life of HMD?

The product remains intact for at least 4-5 years, which is standard for herbal remedies.

 

Is HMD expensive?

The simple answer is “no” – at less than $2 a day, HMD is cheaoer than a daily cup of coffee. While it is more expensive than other products on the market, it is also the only natural chelator that has undergone rigorous scientific research that cost in excess of $1Million. A lot of other cheaper products may make similar claims but can provide no proof. Some mainly consist of water, alcohol or cheap vitamins. Synthetic chelators do not chelate the same range of metals and have side effects.

 

How does HMD compare with other chelators, especially synthetic drugs?

HMD has been dubbed the ‘gentle chelator’ because of its lack of side effects. Synthetic drugs such as DMPS or EDTA are much more aggressive. While they eliminate toxins faster, they can also cause fever, vomiting, convulsions, bone marrow depression, hypotension, respiratory arrest and kidney failure. If a person is suffering from acute metal poisoning, then a drug chelator may be indicated; otherwise a natural product is preferable.

There are a number of other natural products claiming to chelate metal on the market, however none of those are supported by clinical trials or research data. HMD is the only natural product that has been scientifically proven to work.

Check our Detox Product Comparison Chart for a full overview.

 

USAGE AND PRODUCT RELATED QUESTIONS

Should I see a doctor before taking HMD?

HMD is a dietary or food supplement and does not require any prescription. It is 100% natural and safe, so you do not need to see a doctor before starting your detox protocol. Everybody is toxic and you will almost certainly have toxic levels of metals in your body, but if you would like to confirm this you could always ask your doctor for a hair, urine or feces test. If in doubt, we always advise you to speak to your health practitioner.

 

Which HMD product is right for me?

If you want to detox your system and eliminate heavy metals you will need our HMD Heavy Metal Detox product. The other products we offer such as Organic Lavage and Chlorella won’t eliminate heavy metals by themselves. They are support products that protect your detox organs [kidney, liver, gut] and allow your body to eliminate metals faster and more efficiently.

You can take HMD by itself, however your body will cope better if you follow the complete HMD Detox program , which includes the HMD product as well as the drainage remedy Lavage, and Chlorella. We always recommend the full detox program to people with weak detox organs, people with amalgam fillings, smokers or cancer patients. In those cases it is paramount that you give your body all the support possible in order achieve maximum results.

 

Who should NOT take HMD?

Pregnant women, as well as people who have just had a major operation and possibly epileptics should not take HMD. In the case of pregnant women this is because HMD will release heavy metals and toxins from their storage sites in the body. The toxins will then circulate in the blood and be passed on to the fetus via the placenta. However we recommend that you do a full detox program before planning to conceive to ensure that you are toxin free as evidence shows that mothers pass on hundreds of toxins to their babies. People who have undergone major operations should first recuperate fully before doing a metal detox in order not to put any further strain on their bodies during recovery. Epileptics should seek the advice of their doctor before taking HMD.

 

Does HMD have any side effects?

No. Unlike synthetic chelators HMD does not have any major side effects. During our research with hundreds of people only 2 subjects reported minor transitory headaches – no other side effects were recorded. We also tested kidney, liver and heart functions before, during and after taking HMD and no adverse reactions were found. On the contrary, Heart Rate Variability Testing (HRV) – a measure of the functionality of all the physiological systems of the body – showed a significant improvement. During the first 24 hours some patients may experience detox symptoms such as headaches, sore muscles or tiredness. These symptoms have been dubbed the ‘healing crisis’ and arise because toxins are suddenly released into the blood stream. These symptoms are actually a good sign – they show that HMD is working! Taking our Organic Lavage and Chlorella will prevent even those minor symptoms and help your body eliminate metals faster and more efficiently. The healing crisis should not last more than a couple of days, unless your detox organs such as kidneys and liver are compromised and aren’t functioning properly. In this case we recommend you follow the full HMD Detox Program, drink plenty of water and if necessary reduce the dosage to half. If symptoms persist please contact your health practitioner.

 

How do I know for sure that HMD is safe?

HMD has undergone 3-year long research with 350 people during which no side effects have been recorded. All the research has been peer reviewed and published. In addition HMD has since been used by thousands of people around the world without any problem. It has been taken by children of all ages, adults, the elderly and even pets such as ponies, horses, dogs and cats.

 

Can HMD be taken during pregnancy or whilst breast-feeding?

No. We advise against the use of any chelator, even a gentle one such as HMD, during pregnancy or breast-feeding. Chelators release heavy metals and toxins from their storage sites in the body. The toxins will then circulate in the blood and can be passed on to the fetus via the placenta. Toxins can also be passed on to the baby via breast milk. However we recommend that you do a full detox program before planning to conceive to ensure that you enter pregnancy toxin free. Research (see below) has proven that mothers pass on hundreds of toxins to their babies during pregnancy. You can also detox after breast-feeding and give a few drops of HMD to your baby in order to help the little one detoxify as well.

 

“Present for Life: Hazardous Chemicals in Umbilical Cord Blood.”

 

Do I need to adhere to any special diet while taking HMD?

No. You can eat normally, but it always helps to have plenty of fresh fruit and veg, along with some carrot juice, which is cleansing for the liver. We also recommend Organic Lavage and Chlorella to further support your detox organs and ensure that you eliminate toxins faster and more efficiently.

 

What is the recommended dosage?

The adult HMD dosage is 50 drops x 3 daily. If your detoxification organs are not working efficiently you can start on a lower dose and increase this gradually. You can begin with 25 drops x 3 daily and increase by one drop x 3 daily, every day until they reach the recommended dosage.We also recommend taking Organic Lavage and Chlorella to help your kidney and liver eliminate metals fast and efficiently. Please see our full Dosage Guidelines for more information.

Can HMD be used with children of any age?

Yes. Age is irrelevant, but the dosage needs to be adjusted accordingly. Our dosage guidelines will tell you exactly how many drops to administer. For autistic children we recommend starting at a very low dose (2-3 drops x 3 daily) and gradually increasing this by one drop x3 daily until the recommended dose is reached for the age/weight of the child.

 

Can HMD be used with animals?

Yes – in fact we have specifically developed HMD4Pets so that our loyal four-legged friends can live longer and healthier. Many vets report that a large number of domestic animals die prematurely from liver and kidney failure due to heavy metal toxicity. A recent report states that the natural lifespan of a dog is around 30 years, whereas these days few live beyond 10 years. This does not need to be the case! HMD4Pets will rid your cats, dogs, horses and ponies of heavy metals just as it does for us humans.

 

How long should I take HMD for?

The answer to this question depends on your life style and how toxic you are to begin with. We generally recommend that you take HMD for at least 3 months as it takes time for metals to be fully eliminated from the body. People who are very toxic such as smokers, people with amalgam fillings or cancer patients should consider treatment for at least 6 months. After that we recommend a reduced “maintenance dose” of about 35 drops 3 times a day. Alternatively you can test yourself for toxins using Hair Test in order to determine how many toxins are circulating in your blood stream. HMD should be continued until only minor quantities of metals are being eliminated. Since we are continuously exposed to toxins, we recommend to either continuously take HMD on maintenance dose or do at least one 90 day detox per year.

 

• Does HMD have a nice taste, or is it bitter?

Tastes vary from person to person, but HMD is slightly sweet. As it contains algae and vegetables it seems to have a “veggy” taste, which many find quite pleasant. Once HMD is diluted in a glass of water or juice, the taste is hardly noticeable.

 

MERCURY

Is HMD effective at removing mercury?

Yes. Research has proven that HMD is very effective in removing mercury. In fact there was a 448% increase in mercury in the post-urine sample, compared to the pre-urine sample.

 

How long does mercury stay in your body? How does it affect normal day-to-day life?

Mercury gets locked into tissues and organs over many years and will stay in your system FOREVER, unless it is released only with the help of a chelator such as HMD. Mercury is one of the most neurotoxic agents known to man and can cause a wide variety of health problems such as lung and heart diseases, neurological disorders, kidney failure or cancer.

 

Is it OK to use HMD with amalgam fillings?

Yes, HMD is safe to use with amalgam fillings. While HMD is not strong enough to extract the mercury from the amalgam alloy itself, we still recommend you don’t keep it in prolonged contact with the fillings – swallow immediately.

 

I have amalgam fillings in my mouth, should I take HMD before they are removed?

Yes, definitely! It is crucial that you start your full detox program BEFORE as well as after removing amalgams. Removing amalgams without detoxing is very dangerous and can lead to the development of serious diseases such as MS or heart problems. This is due to the high quantity of mercury released during the removal process. Please see our Amalgam Detox Protocol for details.

GENERAL TOXICITY

How do people get exposed to toxins and heavy metals?

Toxic metals are everywhere around us: In the food we eat, the air we breathe, in our homes and our offices. They can’t be avoided. Sometimes we even introduce them willingly into our bodies in the form of amalgam tooth fillings or vaccines. Our Toxins section contains more information.

 

How do heavy metals damage the body?

Heavy metals affect all parts of the body. They poison our body and interfere with the correct functioning of cells. We only notice the effect once our system has already been compromised and we have started to show symptoms. It is not a coincidence that so many diseases have increased dramatically in recent years – at the same time as more and more toxins are released into the environment.

Different toxins affect our bodies in different ways. Some affect the central nervous system, others disrupt hormone levels, and some cause the production of free radicals and damage our DNA. Our Toxins section contains more information.

 

OTHER:

I am allergic to cilantro. What do you suggest in this case?

Cilantro tincture by itself can actually provoke the body to store metals rather than eliminate them, which can cause a variety of symptoms and reactions. As part of the special HMD blend, however, the effects are the opposite and no reactions should occur. We recommend you start off at a lower dose such as 15 drops x3 daily, to test your reaction. Unless your allergy is due to an IgE-mediated response by the immune system you should be able to avoid allergy related symptoms.

Can I get some free samples to try?

Many people write in asking for free samples. It is expensive for us as a company working on narrow margins to provide free samples. The research and development costs are high, and we therefore only give samples to researchers or charities which are carefully assessed by our board of directors.