Are the health effects of heavy metals in baby food reversible?

In some cases, the neurotoxicity caused by exposure to heavy metals is reversible. However, in severe cases, the health consequences are not reversible.

A study found that neurotoxicity was reversible in 60% of cases

Health effects of heavy metals

According to a study from Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology, neurotoxicity is the direct or indirect effect of agents that disrupt the nervous system of humans or animals.

There are numerous chemicals that can produce neurotoxic diseases, including certain heavy metals. More specifically, cadmium, arsenic, lead, and mercury were found to have tremendous neurotoxic potential.

Some neurotoxins act directly on neural cells, whereas others interfere with metabolic processes on which the nervous system depends.

Likewise, some toxic agents disrupt neural function, while others induce damage to the nervous system.

Perturbations may appear and disappear quickly, evolve slowly over days or weeks, regress over months or years, or cause permanent deficits. During the study, neurotoxicity was reversible in 60% of the patients, but 40% of the participants were left with a permanent disability after treatment. At the moment, there are multiple studies exploring innovative treatments meant to reverse neurotoxicity, such as:

  • DADLE ([D-Ala2, D-Leu5] enkephalin), a synthetic brain chemical and tissue-protective agent
  • neurotrophic factors, which are proteins that nourish and maintain nerve cells, such as glial-derived neurotrophic factors
  • genetic factors and natural anti-oxidants that promote cell survival

When we talk specifically about heavy metals and how to eliminate these neurotoxins from our bodies, there is a way to detox with the aid of a chelator. Naturally, the process is known as chelation. It is a chemical process during which a synthetic solution, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, is injected into the blood of the patient to remove heavy metals from the body. It means "to grab" or "to bind" and when the substance is injected into a vein, it eliminates heavy metals from the body. Unfortunately, chelation therapy is controversial and unproven, except for the treatment of lead poisoning.

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