HM Chelate is a blend of ingredients with natural chelating and detoxification properties. The formula is designed to promote the body's natural, healthy detoxification reaction to common, mild environmental heavy metal exposure while supporting antioxidant and immune defenses.*
Uses For HM Complex
Metal Chelation: The unique characteristic of modified citrus pectin versus other pectins is that it has a low molecular weight. This allows it to pass through the intestinal barrier and work systemically where it binds to low levels of heavy metals present from common, mild environmental exposure and facilitates their excretion. A recent study indicates that modified citrus pectin promotes healthy urinary excretion of mercury, arsenic, cadmium, lead and tin resulting from common, mild environmental exposure, without altering excretion of other minerals, including calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and selenium. Cilantro and chlorella have a long history of traditional use in supporting the body's natural processes for maintaining healthy metal levels. Research indicates that these greens provide the potential to regulate common heavy metal exposure and distribution in tissues. As part of a cysteine-rich metal-binding protein, zinc exhibits similar properties. Studies suggest that selenium binds to mercury, potentially reducing the biological availability of mercury, while n-acetyl-l-cysteine (NAC) promotes urinary excretion of methylmercury. In addition, NAC provides important support for the liver by enhancing glutathione concentration. l-Methionine also promotes glutathione production and encourages phase II detoxification pathways in the liver. Alpha lipoic acid promotes the biliary excretion of inorganic mercury and may help regulate heavy metal induced oxidative stress.*
What Is The Source?
Modified citrus pectin is derived from the soluble component of plant fiber derived from orange peel. Zinc and selenium are derived from earthen ore. Citrate is derived from corn dextrose fermentation. NAC (n-acetyl-lcysteine), l-methionine and alpha lipoic acid (thioctic acid) are synthetic. Ascorbyl palmitate is derived from corn dextrose fermentation and palm oil.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
Pure Encapsulations recommends 3-6 capsules per day, in divided doses, between meals.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions?Chlorella, NAC and alpha lipoic acid occasionally cause GI upset, cramping, nausea or diarrhea in sensitive individuals. One case report describes severe diarrhea, stomach pain, depressed mood and amenorrhea after 7 days of cilantro consumption. In rare cases, alpha lipoic acid has caused skin rash. If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product.Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?Zinc may be contra-indicated with certain antibiotics. Chlorella and selenium may be contra-indicated with antiocoagulant medications. Do not combine NAC with nitroglycerin. Pectin may interfere with the intestinal absorption of medications, avoid taking concurrently. Consult your physician for more information.