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Heavy Metals and Behavior

At a recent conference, Dr. Neil Ward, professor of chemistry at the UK’s University of Surrey, who has studied the relation of trace elements to human disorders for over 25 years, briefly discussed how some trace elements can contribute to aggressive or anti-social behavior.

These elements can impede the absorption of certain beneficial minerals and vitamins leading to nutrient depletion which has been linked to anti-social behavior. For example, Lead acts as an anti-nutrient, hindering the utilization of magnesium, zinc and vitamin B1. High lead levels have been linked to a reduction in IQ, negative classroom behavior ratings by teachers, juvenile delinquency and increased violent behavior, he said.

Heavy metal levels can be easily measured using a simple urine laboratory test. The Institute for Progressive Medicine offers several solutions to elevated heavy metal levels, including oral nutritional supplements that can improve metals elimination and intravenous chelation therapy.

Source: How metals in food impact children’s behaviour.

Another Vitamin D Bone Density Study…

Older adults given bread supplemented with 5000 IU of vitamin D per daily serving, demonstrated significant increases in bone mineral density without evident adverse effects.

IPM’s vitamin D provides a clinically useful doses of vitamin D3, in a 1000 or 5000 IU veggie cap.

Source: Long-term effects of giving nursing home residents bread fortified with 125 microg (5000 IU) vitamin D(3) per daily serving.

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