If you are always tired, despite eating right, doing regular workouts, and getting adequate sleep, it might not be your fault. Heavy metals like aluminum, arsenic, and thallium may be depleting your body's ability to produce energy.
How your body produces energy
Our cells have tiny organelles called mitochondria, which produce energy by releasing it from the food we consume. These mitochondria use oxygen to produce ATP (energy molecules).
ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is the molecule that gives our bodies energy.
Toxic metals can cause mitochondria to undergo dysfunction, which leads to fatigue. These metals attack mitochondria by weakening or preventing ATP production and impairing the body's antioxidant systems.
The production of ATP is a significant source of free radicals in the body. Mitochondria need these antioxidants to remove free radicals because they are otherwise destructive to mitochondria. Metals cause oxidative stress in the body since it takes a lot of energy to eliminate them.
Even if your diet, exercise regimen, sleep, and supplementation are in order, toxic metals could disrupt your ATP synthesis and hamper energy production.
Dysfunctional mitochondria cause fatigue and, in many cases, severe chronic fatigue.
Are you suffering from metal toxicity?
Yes, we all are. It's impossible to avoid metal toxicity in this day and age. The widespread use of metals in domestic, agricultural, medical, industrial, and technological applications is as a result of the industrial revolution. These metals find their way into our air, food, and water.
The severity of metal poisoning is on the rise in alarming proportions because of frequent exposure to industrial wastes in medicine, air, water, pollution, food, vaccines, paint, and other substances.
The amount of metal toxicity in each individual depends upon the absorbed dose and route and duration of exposure.
The more metals you have in your body, the more your skin, liver, kidneys, colon, and other detox organs struggle to remove these contaminants.
Three heavy metals notorious for causing fatigue
This metal is incredibly toxic and classified as a human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and the US Environmental Protection Agency. And despite being harmful to our health, it is everywhere.
Arsenic occurs in drinking water. According to a recent study, over 4 million individuals in the US, and over 140 million globally, unknowingly expose themselves to arsenic-contaminated drinking water. Water drawn from wells is a common source of arsenic.
This metal also occurs in the air, soils, and food.
Arsenic reduces the ability of essential enzymes to produce energy, leading to fatigue.
Contamination by arsenic causes the following:
- muscle weakness
- cell death
- acute and chronic fatigue
Apart from affecting mitochondrial enzymes, arsenic directly affects muscle and muscle fibers, leading to severe fatigue. Affected muscles have decreased resistance to fatigue and also a reduced ability to recover from fatigue.
Many other complications result from arsenic toxicity, such as nerve disease in your extremities, brain damage, hemorrhages within the brain's white matter, and even nerve fiber damage.
This metal is the most common in the earth's crust. Aluminum is used to manufacture cookware and beverage cans, and it's an ingredient in antiperspirants, it's added to salt, flour, and sugar and municipal water sources.
The average adult in the United States ingests 7–9mg of aluminum each day, mainly through the air, food, and drinking water. Eventually, this adds up to so much neurotoxic aluminum that contributes to various forms of dementia in old age.
Aluminum toxicity inhibits glutathione production—this agent is necessary for reversing oxidative stress. Aluminum radicals cause most of the damage by aluminum to mitochondria.
Aluminum radicals deplete the iron in mitochondria, which leads to the generation of free oxygen radicals. These oxygen radicals cause severe oxidative damage, ultimately killing the cells.
Toxicity by aluminum can cause:
- chronic fatigue
- sleep disorders
- breathing disorders
- extreme exhaustion
- muscle weakness
Aluminum toxicity can also cause cell death due to the free radicals that aluminum generates. The resulting cell death can cause severe problems such as:
- cardiac complications
- liver dysfunctions
- weakened immune system
- bowel dysfunction
- Parkinson's disease
- brain disorders
- Alzheimer's disease
This metal is extremely toxic- ten times more than mercury.
Thallium is an agent in the industrial processing of cement and is also added to gasoline then released into the air by car exhaust.
It also occurs in foods harvested from contaminated soils.
A 2006 study reported that cruciferous vegetables—cabbage, cauliflower, kale, and broccoli accumulate high levels of thallium.
Thallium builds up in the body over time and can also find its way into our bodies through skin exposure and inhalation.
This metal is a potent mitochondrial poison that causes the mitochondria to swell by accumulating inside. This leads to a decrease in ATP production and an increase in reactive oxygen species formation. It also decreases the levels of dopamine and serotonin in the brain.
If you suffer from severe mitochondrial dysfunction from thallium, you might have these symptoms:
- Liver disease
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Loss of motor control
- Cardiac disease
- Respiratory illness
- Muscle weakness and pain
- Visual/hearing problems
- Susceptibility to infection.
- Lactic acidosis
Other signs include nausea, extreme drowsiness, hair loss, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
Embrace detoxing today for more energy
If toxic metals are the reason behind your lack of energy, ditch the coffee. The best path to increased energy is detoxing.
You must purge these metals from your system and replace them with the minerals your body needs for optimal health.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I DETOXIFY METALS?
After going through a detox, your body will generate limitless energy, and you'll be as active as you desire.
You'll have the vitality to meet family obligations, achieve your goals, and tend to your hobbies.
The Sole Toscana Beauty Team