CFS - Toxins and Nutrients

With the enormous amounts of toxic metal in the environment and wide-spread nutrient deficiencies, assessing chronic fatigue patients for element imbalances and excesses has become increasingly important.

Abundant research shows that overexposure to toxins like lead, mercury, and cadmium often elicits symptoms of fatigue.
1-5 What's more, many people are exposed to these elements on a daily basis, through cigarette smoke (cadmium), hydrogenated cooking oils and margarine (nickel), antiperspirants and antacids (aluminum), some toothpastes and cans (tin), tap water (lead, aluminum), tooth fillings and fish (mercury).

Since the body cannot process large amounts of these toxins, they can accumulate inside of various organs and tissues, accompanied by symptoms of increasing exhaustion and fatigue. Nutritional deficiencies can compound the problem--low levels of magnesium, for example, have been correlated with lethargy and fatigue in many CFS patients.
6 Another recent study concluded that the balance between zinc and magnesium is strongly implicated in fatigue mechanisms.7

Elemental Analysis (Hair) determines levels of toxic and nutritional elements in the body using a hair, blood, or urine sample. Each specimen type provides a unique window on element status. A hair sample, for example, will reflect chronic toxic exposure and long-term nutritional deficiencies, while blood and urine assessment will gauge the effects of more recent imbalances.


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7 Cordova A. Variations of serum magnesium and zinc after surgery, and postoperative fatigue. Magnes Res 1995;8(4):367-72.

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