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Does Chelex capsules help with the removal of mercury from body?

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Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2015
Question: I have tested for high mercury. What do you think of the pill chelex to help with the problem? I have a tremor and think it might be caused
by the mercury.
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I d concur with the use of chelex capsules; dosage to be decided

Detailed Answer:
Hello ma'am and welcome.

Thank you for writing to us.

I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. Yes ma'am, I do agree with the use of chelex capsules to help with removal of mercury from your body.

The usual dosage is about 2-4 capsules to be taken twice daily, but the dose entirely depends on your level of mercury and so I would leave the dosing to your personal physician.

I would also like to emphasise on finding the cause for the mercury rise in your body, as finding the source and removing it completely can also greatly help in reducing levels and preventing future complications.

I hope you find my response helpful. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications, I am always here to help.

Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shoaib Khan (1 hour later)

Is there anything else I can do to get the mercury level down??
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
A few suggestions provided ma'am

Detailed Answer:
Hello once again ma'am.

Let me list the various treatment approaches to treating elevated mercury levels in the body:

+Use of chelating agents (e.g. 2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid, N-acetyl-D,L-penicillamine, etc.)
+Dietary changes: Completely avoid processed food, food with various starches and grains; avoid cheese, reduce or avoid sugar, moderate to low amounts of protein in your diet not more, avoid fast food, low carbohydrate diet, avoid packaged food and high a high beneficial fat diet
+Activated charcoal tablets
+Prostigmin bromide to help binding of mercury to bile secretions
+Use organic food
+Use a mild laxative
This is about it ma'am, all this may show gradual change and improvement but it is a guaranteed road to good health as long as the source is identified and removed.

I hope you find my response informative. Please do not hesitate to write back to me for any further clarifications.

Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: I d concur with the use of chelex capsules; dosage to be decided Detailed Answer: Hello ma'am and welcome. Thank you for writing to us. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. Yes ma'am, I do agree with the use of chelex capsules to help with removal of mercury from your body. The usual dosage is about 2-4 capsules to be taken twice daily, but the dose entirely depends on your level of mercury and so I would leave the dosing to your personal physician. I would also like to emphasise on finding the cause for the mercury rise in your body, as finding the source and removing it completely can also greatly help in reducing levels and preventing future complications. I hope you find my response helpful. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications, I am always here to help. Best wishes.