- something to bind to the mercury and make it less reactive in my body (glutathione)
- something to help excrete it (activated charcoal, chlorella and cilantro), and
- herbal supplements to boost my energy and detox metabolism in general (ashwaganda, rhodiola, eleuthero, green tea, milk thistle, and more)
Take a look at the results I’ve highlighted. My mercury levels went from 1.7 parts per million to 1.5 parts per million. Meanwhile, I had been continuing to track my blood pressure and, sadly, it was hard to detect any significant change downward.
I had seen a modest reduction in my mercury levels but no appreciable improvement in blood pressure. What should I do?
I could continue with my program, or even augment it with additional strategies. After all, my mercury levels had gone down a bit, and the truth is that even under the best of circumstances it can take a long time, up to a year in fact, to get rid of accumulated stores of heavy metals.
But I chose differently. When I got back the results of my retest and combined that information with the lack of a promising trend in my blood pressure readings, I decided not to make a lengthier commitment to mercury detox to see if would make a significant difference.
Though I planned to continue with some of the cleansing/detox elements of my supplement program at a background level, I decided to look elsewhere for the key to my blood pressure regulation.