Aluminum is a popular metal used in the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals to cookware. Aluminum salts are soluable in water and are, therefore, easily assimilated into the body. Unwanted aluminum is deposited in the brain and in the nervous system. It is commonly known that aluminum is related to Alzheimer’s disease and pre-senile dementia.

Aluminum toxicity is commonly elevated in children and adults with low zinc and behavior/learning disorders such as ADD, ADHD, and autism. Extremely high levels of aluminum are found in many colloidal mineral products. Aluminum can bond to phosphorylated bases on your DNA, and high levels disrupt protein synthesis.

Aluminum toxicity results in toxic levels of ammonia in your tissues. Commonly, people with renal problems or on renal dialysis have elevated aluminum levels.

Early symptoms of aluminum toxicity include:

– fatigue
– headache
– symptoms of phosphate depletion

Aluminum is commonly found in the products below:

* Alum
* Aluminum cans
* Aluminum cookware
* Aluminum dust
* Aluminum foil
* Aluminum phosphate
* Aluminum silicate found in Kaopectate
* Animal feed
* Antacids
* Automotive parts
* Automotive exhaust
* Baking powder
* Beer
* American cheese
* Ceramics
* Cigarette filters
* Construction material
* Dental amalgams
* Deodorants
* City drinking water
* Insulated wiring
* Nasal spray
* Medical compounds
* Milk products
* Pesticides
* Table salt
* Tobacco smoke
* Toothpaste
* Vanilla powder

Aluminum poisoning can lead to symptoms similar to Alzheimer’s and osteoporosis, such as phosphate depletion and softening of the bones. Other symptoms of aluminum toxicity are:

* Gastrointestinal disturbances
* Fatigue
* Headache
* Poor calcium metabolism
* Colic
* Decreased liver and kidney function
* Forgetfulness
* Speech disturbances and memory loss
* Weak and aching muscles
* Seizures
* Vertigo and loss of balance

A complex of malic acid and magnesium has been reported to be quite effective in lowering aluminum levels, but always get a hair analysis performed before you begin taking these supplements to check your aluminum levels for toxicity, and your magnesium levels.

“Aluminum is one of the more common metals found in human tissues today. Aluminum is in so many manufactured products, everyday people are absorbing and storing toxic levels of aluminum.”

– Dr. Janet Starr Hull, PhD., CN

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