FAQs – Questions about HMD? – find answers here!
PRODUCT USAGE FAQs
MERCURY & AMALGAM FILLINGS FAQs
GENERAL TOXICITY FAQs
HMD is the a 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 produced in a GMP certified laboratory in the USA.
Given that we live in a toxic world, most people would benefit from this natural food supplement. Check our “ Are you toxic?” section for plenty of research to support this.
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.
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 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 may disappear. If heavy metals have caused decreased concentration levels, your level of concentration may improve. So what improvements you will achieve depend on the symptoms the toxins have been causing you.
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. getting rid of toxic metals 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.
The answer to this question is a resounding YES. In fact it is highly recommended as everyone living on this planet is affected by toxic metals as has been indicated by many research studies. In addition heavy metals are the underlying cause of many chronic diseases and can cause life-threatening illnesses.
Simply, because this natural formulation has been tested and shown to work. 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.
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.
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. If you are very toxic the process takes longer. So be patient if results are not immediate.
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.
The initial HMD research has not substantiated this in any scientific way, so we do not know the answer to this question.
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.
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.
Yes, they are. We place great emphasis on strict adherence to the Good Manufacturing Practice regulations.
The product remains intact for at least 3 years, which is standard for many herbal remedies.
HMD is generally cheaper than a daily cup of coffee.
Synthetic chelators tend to eliminate toxins faster and they have their place in cases of acute toxicity or poisoning. If a person is suffering from acute metal poisoning, then a drug chelator may be indicated; otherwise a natural product is preferable, albeit slower.
USAGE AND PRODUCT RELATED QUESTIONS
HMD is a dietary or food supplement and does not require a prescription. It is 100% natural, but it is always best to check with your health practitioner who knows your health history who will be able to advise.
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 support 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 herbal remedy HMD LAVAGE, as well as CHLORELLA.
Pregnant women, as well as people who have just had a major operation and people with epilepsy should not take HMD. In the case of pregnant or lactating 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, or through the breast milk. There is no problem doing a general detox before getting pregnant, this is part of pre-conceptual care. 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. In all these cases and where not certain, always seek the advice of your doctor before taking HMD.
Generally, no. 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. 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. Taking the HMD LAVAGE and the CHLORELLA will generally subdue these symptoms as they help the body to eliminate toxins more efficiently. Always drink plenty of water and if necessary reduce the dosage of HMD or begin with the smallest dose which is one drop three times daily and increase by one drop daily until you reach a comfortable dose. If symptoms persist please contact your health practitioner for expert advice.
HMD has undergone 3-year long research with 350 people where no major health issues were recorded. In addition HMD has been used for over 10 years by thousands of people around the world without any major health issues. It has been taken by children of all ages, adults, the elderly and even pets such as ponies, horses, dogs and cats.
No. We advise against the use of any form of detox, even a gentle one such as HMD, during pregnancy or breast-feeding. Any formula that releases toxic metals from storage sites in the body should be avoided as these toxins will circulate in the blood and can be passed on to the fetus via the placenta, or the mother’s milk. Research (see link below) has proven that mothers pass on hundreds of toxins to their babies during pregnancy.
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 taking the HMD LAVAGE and CHLORELLA to further support your detox organs and ensure that you eliminate toxins more efficiently.
The adult HMD dosage is 45 drops x 3 times daily. Sensitive people should begin with much lower dosages – you can begin with one drop x 3 times daily and increase by one drop per day until you reach a comfortable dosage. Please see our full Dosage Guidelines for more information.
Generally, yes, 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 (1 drop x 3 daily) and gradually increasing this by one drop x 3 daily until the recommended dose is reached for the age/weight of the child.
Yes – in fact many people use it with their pets and report that their coats develop a beautiful sheen and their pets are generally more sprightly – pets are taking in toxins from their food and water and other sources, just like humans.
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. Since we are continuously exposed to toxins, we recommend that you do at least one 90-day detox per year.
Tastes vary from person to person, but HMD and LAVAGE is sweet as it is made with vegetable glycerin.
• Does HMD and LAVAGE contain alcohol?
No, HMD and LAVAGE are made with vegetable glycerin and does not contain any alcohol, so is suitable for children and religions that do not allow alcohol.
Yes. The research has shown that HMD is effective at removing mercury.
Mercury gets locked into tissues and organs over many years and will stay in your system for many years unless it is provoked to exit the cells. Mercury is one of the most neurotoxic agents known to man (this is why it is now banned in Europe) and can cause a wide variety of health problems such as lung and heart diseases, neurological disorders, kidney failure or cancer.
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.
Yes, definitely! It is crucial that you start your full detox program BEFORE as well as after removing amalgams. Removing amalgams without detoxing can cause many health issues. Please see the Amalgam Detox Protocol for details.
GENERAL TOXICITY FAQs
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. Our Toxins section contains more information.
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.
We suggest you do not take HMD which contains cilantro.
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.