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Methyl Mercury
Posted by: Robbie
Date: March 19, 2002 9:04 AM

I suffer, from among other things, mercury/lead toxicity and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. As part of my detox process I receive a weekly injection containing B3, B6, B12, B complex and magnesium. Occasionally selenium is added to the push/drip and is also present in most of my supplements. I was told by a friend that B12 and selenium change mercury into the more harmful methyl mercury. Is this true?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at October 27, 2008 4:32 AM by Dr. Kennedy.

RE: Methyl Mercury
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: March 19, 2002 2:18 PM

The liver methylates toxins in an effort to excrete them from the body. In the case of mercury, when it is methylated it becomes 100x more toxic and also able to penetrate into the central nervous system where it is then stored. Unless you are severely malnourished, methylation will proceed with or without supplements. The important thing is to remove the source of mercury - usually dental amalgam, sometimes fish consumption, rarely industrial exposure or exposure to the venting of old mines. Until the source is removed, one is on a hopeless treadmill.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at October 27, 2008 4:34 AM by Dr. Kennedy.

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