Brazil Nuts for Mercury Chelation
While researching chelation methods someone suggested taking cilantro and chlorella to chelate heavy metal and a selenium, zinc, and magnesium supplement to replesnish the body of these minerals that will be chelated along with mercury and lead through the chelation process. Brazil Nuts contain one the highest amount of selenium and magnesium in a food and Brazil nuts also contains zinc. This seems like a perfect food for helping rhe body recover minerals though the chelation process.
Date: 4/9/2005 8:52:49 PM ( 16 y ) ... viewed 16144 times
Brazil Nuts for Mercury Chelation
While researching chelation methods someone suggested taking cilantro and chlorella to chelate heavy metal and that a selenium, zinc, and magnesium supplement should also be taken to replesnish the body of these minerals that will be chelated out of the body along with mercury and lead, through the chelation process. Brazil Nuts contain one the highest amounts of selenium and magnesium in a food and Brazil nuts also contain zinc. This seems like a perfect food for helping the body recover minerals though the chelation process.
What are the benefits of taking selenium?
Flushes heavy metals - Together with glutathione peroxidase, selenium acts by binding with toxic heavy metals such as mercury, lead and cadmium through a process called chelation and flushing them out of the body through urine.
Selenium is found in foods such as Brazil nuts, walnuts, organ meats, seafood, brewer's yeast, wheat germ and vegetables such as broccoli, mushrooms, cabbage, onions and garlic. If these foods are part of your diet, you can be assured that you are not missing out on the benefits of selenium.
These are the very meaty and high-fat hard-shelled seeds... Brazil nuts are a good-quality protein, yet are also about two-thirds fat, of which over 20 percent is saturated. The oil from this nut turns rancid easily and is not used commercially.
Brazil nuts are known to be rich in calcium, as well as magnesium, manganese, copper, phosphorus, potassium, and selenium. Zinc and iron are also found in good proportions in this high-mineral nut.
Selenium is powerful free radical scavenger.
Brazil nuts have been classified as the foodstuffs that contain the highest level of unadulterated selenium, an essential trace element that appears to prevent cancer.
Characterization of selenium species in Brazil nuts by HPLC-ICP-MS and ES-MS.
Vonderheide AP, Wrobel K, Kannamkumarath SS, B'Hymer C, Montes-Bayon M, Ponce De Leon C, Caruso JA.
Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0172, USA.
J Agric Food Chem 2002 Sep 25;50(20):5722-8
Brazil nuts have been classified as the foodstuffs that contain the highest level of unadulterated selenium, an essential trace element that appears to prevent cancer. To date, characterization of the selenium species in brazil nuts has not yet been investigated. In this work, various sample preparation approaches, including microwave extractions and enzymatic treatments, are examined with the goal of species preservation and subsequent selenium speciation; of these approaches, an enzymatic treatment with Proteinase K proved most effective. High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) separation strategies and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) detection schemes will also be presented. Extracts are evaluated against available standards for the commercially obtainable seleno-amino acids, selenomethionine (SeMet), selenoethionine (SeEt), and selenocystine (SeCys); selenomethionine was demonstrated to be the most abundant of these seleno-amino acids. Further characterization of unidentified selenium-containing peaks is attempted by the employment of several procedures, including electrospray-mass spectrometry (ES-MS). A peptide structure was identified; however, this was considered a tentative proposal due to the large background produced by the extremely complicated brazil nut matrix.
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