Cadmium is a toxic, nonessential transition metal and classified as a human carcinogen by the National Toxicology Program. Humans can be harmed by a single large exposure to cadmium, and by long-term exposure to higher-than-usual concentrations and a cadmium detox is important as quickly as possible to regain optimal health.
Until the mid-1900’s, cadmium had few industrial uses. People were rarely exposed to concentrated doses of cadmium and the metal was not recognised as a health concern. Nowadays cadmium poisoning is one of the global health problems that affect our health and long term exposure to cadmium through air, water, soil, and food leads to cancer and organ system toxicity such as skeletal, urinary, reproductive, cardiovascular, central and peripheral nervous, and respiratory systems.
Some of the earliest cases of cadmium poisoning were reported in Belgium in 1858 in workers who inhaled cadmium dust as a result of polishing silver with cadmium carbonate. This kind of exposure can cause severe respiratory distress, emphysema, and even death.
Natural heavy metal detox include a detoxification of toxic metals and natural heavy metal chelators. If you are ready to start a heavy metals detox including cadmium from your body you can see Detoxification of Heavy metals.
What are the dangers of cadmium toxicity?
Cadmium affects cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. These activities interact with DNA repair mechanism, the generation of reaction oxygen species (ROS) and the induction of apoptosis.
It also binds to the mitochondria and can inhibit both cellular respiration and oxidative phosphorylation at low concentration.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Chronic cadmium exposure produces a wide variety of acute and chronic effects in humans. Cadmium accumulates in the human body and especially in the kidneys. According to the current knowledge kidney damage (renal tubular
damage) is probably the critical health effect. Other effects of cadmium exposure are disturbances of calcium metabolism, hypercalciuria and formation of stones in the kidney. High exposure can lead to lung cancer and prostate cancer.
Cadmium is rare in nature and consequently plants and animals have not evolved with efficient means of metabolizing large amounts of the metal. Small amounts of the metal are bound up by the protein metallothionein and are removed from the body, but since organisms are unable to isolate and remove large amounts efficiently, long-term exposure to high levels can result in accumulation in body tissues. Under these conditions, cadmium can remain in the body for years. Most of the metal accumulates in the bones, liver and kidneys, where it can damage the functioning of those organs.
What are the sources of Cadmium?
- Usage of Phosphate fertilisers
- Presence in sewage sludge
- Various industrial uses such as batteries, plating, pigments and plastics
- Rechargeable nickel-cadmium batteries
- Cell Phones, cameras, cordless power tools, computers
- Dietary cadmium exposure – cereals products, vegetables and pulses, starchy foods, meat products
- Cigarette smoking contains high levels of cadmium
- Fertilised oils in agricultural areas, phosphate fertilised soils may contain higher levels of cadmium
A natural way of eliminating cadmium from the body is to use a natural heavy metal detox called HMD™.
This unique formula is the result of 3 years of scientific research and is a 100% natural toxic metal detox product – it has been shown to help eliminate cadmium from the body effectively.
HMD™ is made from 100% natural ingredients and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. It is free from allergens, artificial colouring, flavors, salt or preservatives. HMD™ contains Cilantro (Coriandrum satvium), a homaccord of Chlorella pyrenoidosa and Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF).
Another natural heavy metal toxic is HMD™ LAVAGE, that has been especially formulated in order to support the HMD™ detoxification program. It is a unique, herbal formula that helps to open up elimination channels in the body, therefore facilitating the drainage of harmful toxins from the body.
The word “Lavage” derives from the French for “drainage.” It is taken as a vegetable glycerine tincture that has a very pleasant taste and texture and is liked by all. It contains seven organic herbs and will optimize your detoxification process. HMD™ LAVAGE does not eliminate metals by itself, it will only achieve desired results when taken in conjuction with HMD™.
This cadmium detox is completely natural and safe to use for all the family.