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Now with Ge-132 Optimize Cellular Membrane Potential (CMP) For Enhanced Strength, Energy and Recovery
Boosting Cellular Membrane Potential improves cellular chemistry and increases overall cell efficiency. This directly upgrades:
- Cell protection and fortification (blocking access for toxins and pathogens)
- Cell repair and recovery (increasing nutrient flow and access)
- Cell hygiene (speeding waste transfer and emission)
The key factors influencing Cellular Membrane Potential are positive and negative ion concentrations. These ions work together creating “electrical gradients” within our tissues. These gradients are what keep cell membranes strong and determine how well our cells and nerves function. The key elements or ions involved are sodium (Na+), potassium (K+), chloride (Cl–), and calcium (Ca2+). These four elements are found in abundance in almost every diet but are often severely imbalanced at a cellular level. Increasing their intake does not automatically improve Cell Membrane Potential, indeed in many cases, CMP may actually decrease. OCMP is formulated with the assistance of our consulting physicians to provide therapeutic levels of ionic gatekeeper nutrients. Among these; high levels of bio-available magnesium is key. Zinc, chromium, manganese, lithium and germanium also contribute. These nutrients modulate the release, uptake and concentration of key macro-minerals, including calcium, potassium, chloride and sodium. When these four elements are properly managed our cellular batteries can recharge and help achieve the robust health we all seek. OCMP aids in replenishing levels of the vitamins and nutrients that the body craves during stressful periods. When these are depleted we find relaxation difficult and restful sleep elusive. Additionally OCMP nutritionally supports the body’s natural pain relief and mood regulation processes, enabling better humor and brighter outlook. Daily use also helps protect the cells and brain from mercury and other neurotoxins and positively contributes to an ongoing detoxification process. It can be a great support in the treatment of KPU syndrome. Further, OCMP enhances the cells’ methylation capacity and nutritionally supports mood elevation. Daily use will positively contribute to the detoxification process and help protect the cells and brain from mercury and other neurotoxins. It augments the body’s natural pain relief and stress recovery processes. OCMP is also a premium anti-aging nutraceutical which, through the individual and synergistic action of its ingredients, may strongly assist in the recovery of youthful function in organs, joints and skin. Includes therapeutic levels of: Magnesium (chelated, ionic and soluble), TriMethylGlycine (cellular repair and protection), N-Acetyl Glucosamine (intestinal, joint and skin repair and protection), Germanium 132 (cellular oxygen utilization), with supporting levels of organic lithium, selenium, zinc, iodide, vitamins and a full range of trace minerals and absorption assisting co-factors.
Specific ingredients Overview
Magnesium – The Ruler of Minerals
This solution to some of our most common health problems doesn’t come from the high-tech laboratory of some pharmaceutical company. It’s simple magnesium and it not only may help prevent a heart attack but also may successfully ease premenstrual syndrome, high blood pressure, heart arrhythmia, asthma and kidney stones. “There’s no question that magnesium is the most looked-at mineral in nutrition today,” says Dr. Herbert C. Mansmann, Jr., professor of pediatrics and associate professor of medicine at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. “The research papers on this topic are increasing exponentially.” And the more research that emerges, the more important your magnesium levels appear to be. It turns out that Magnesium is a critical element in over 300 (and counting) biochemical reactions in our bodies. Its roles include; helping to turn food into energy; helping orchestrate hormone levels and their transport (including insulin, thyroid, estrogen, testosterone, DHEA, etc.), assisting neurotransmitters (such as dopamine, catecholamines, serotonin, GABA, etc.) and the nervous system by facilitating electrical impulses across nerves and muscles. These impulses generate what’s called neuromuscular contraction, literally causing your muscles to flex. Take away magnesium, and muscles—even the smooth muscles that routinely squeeze blood vessels—will cramp. Magnesium protects the cell from aluminum, mercury, lead, cadmium, beryllium and nickel. Thus having magnesium “on-board” is a vital adjunct in any detoxification process. Evidence is mounting that low levels of magnesium opens the door to heavy metal deposition in the brain that precedes Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s. It is probable that low total body magnesium contributes to heavy metal toxicity in children and is a participant in the etiology of learning disorders. Magnesium is central to healthy pH levels, mineral and electrolyte balance. Magnesium controls cell membrane potential and thus modulates uptake and release of many hormones, nutrients and neurotransmitters. It is magnesium that controls the fate of potassium and calcium in the body. If magnesium is insufficient, potassium and calcium will be lost in the urine and calcium will be deposited as plaque in the soft tissues (kidneys, arteries, joints, brain, etc.). Our modern lifestyles leave us susceptible to magnesium loss, while giving us few ways to rebuild levels of this essential mineral. Prescription drugs, diuretics (water pills), digitalis and other cardiovascular medications, alcohol and caffeine are notorious for removing magnesium from your body. People with diabetes who have high blood sugar lose a lot of magnesium in the urine. Even stress can remove magnesium from your system. “It’s very easy to not get enough into the system or to lose what’s in there. And that’s rarely recognized until someone has advanced magnesium deficiency, with a low blood level of magnesium, but this much is known: Up to 40 percent of the American population gets less than 75 percent of the Daily Value of magnesium,” says Dr. Mansmann. And a good number of these suffer from magnesium deficiency related health problems and put themselves at unnecessary risk. As already mentioned, magnesium is vital for making sure that calcium is used properly. Too much calcium, however, can cause the loss of magnesium in urine. This epidemic of “over supplementation” with calcium, without heed for magnesium is a vicious cycle contributing to the bone loss epidemic facing our population today. SPECIAL NOTE ON CALCIUM- In spite of publicized research proclaiming high calcium intake as a positive health factor, in-depth review of research shows that high calcium intake may contribute to many degenerative diseases. Calcium/magnesium ratios AND sufficient trace minerals are critical. Discuss your situation with a qualified healthcare practitioner. The food supply has steadily become increasingly magnesium-poor since 1909. Magnesium is disappearing from our soils. It is further depleted in plants by the over-use of potassium and phosphorus rich fertilizers which can block the plant’s ability to uptake magnesium. Food processing removes magnesium. Broiling, steaming, boiling and cooking in general remove magnesium. High carbohydrate and high fat diets increase our need for magnesium as does physical and mental stress. As we age magnesium uptake is further impaired. 1909 intake 408 mg/day 1949 intake 368 mg/day 1980 intake 349 mg/day 1985 intake 323 mg/day (men) 1985 intake 228 mg/day (women) 2005 intake 160 mg/day (est) Drinking water that was once magnesium rich, for the most part, no longer exists in America. Conventional water treatment includes “softening” which removes or replaces magnesium and calcium ions with sodium (a very poor trade off – nutritionally). Indeed, according to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (1977), “There have been more than 50 studies, in nine countries, that have indicated an inverse relationship between water hardness and mortality from cardiovascular disease.” (This means that that “hard” (magnesium rich) water is associated with low mortality, while “soft water”, (magnesium poor) water is associated with high mortality.) Symptoms of magnesium deficiency include nausea, muscle weakness, irritability and electrical changes in the heart muscle, but the list doesn’t stop there. Deficiency (from low dietary intake or excess loss) is clinically associated with:
- Anxiety disorders
- Arthritis: Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis
- Auto immune disorders: all types
- Cerebral Palsy: in children from magnesium deficient mothers
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Congestive Heart Disease
- Crooked teeth or narrow jaw: in children from magnesium deficient mothers
- Diabetes: Type I and II
- Eating disorders: Bulimia, Anorexia
- Gut disorders: including peptic ulcer, Crohn’s disease, colitis, food allergy
- Heart Disease: Arteriosclerosis, high cholesterol, high triglycerides
- Heart Disease: in infants born to magnesium deficient mothers
- Heavy Metal Toxicity: leading to a range of degenerative conditions
- Impaired athletic performance
- Infantile Seizure: in children from magnesium deficient mothers
- Kidney Stones
- Lou Gehrig’s Disease
- Migraines: including cluster type
- Mitral Valve Prolapse
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscle cramps
- Muscle weakness, fatigue
- Myopia: in children from magnesium deficient mothers
- Obesity: especially obesity associated with high carbohydrate diets
- Osteoporosis: just adding magnesium reversed bone loss
- Parkinson’s Disease
- PMS: including menstrual pain and irregularities
- PPH: Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
- SIDS: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
- Syndrome X: insulin resistance
- Thyroid disorders: low, high and auto-immune; low magnesium reduces T4
Total Body Magnesium level is difficult to measure. Blood magnesium level will reflect recent dietary magnesium only, it will not reflect tissue and bone magnesium levels which are always low when there’s been long-term “magnesium neglect”. It is prudent, for the sake of your future strength and wellness, to supplement magnesium wisely. (For those with kidney or heart problems always check with your doctor before taking supplemental magnesium).
So how much magnesium is recommended?
See this extract from a 1996 FDA Science Forum: “Since magnesium (Mg), an essential nutrient, is abundant in the environment and food supply, it is generally assumed that Mg deficiency is not a problem. However, the literature indicates that deficiencies may exist in both third-world and industrialized nations and may influence cardiac and vascular diseases, diabetes, bone deterioration, renal failure, hypothyroidism, and stress. Because Mg in certain forms is not easily absorbed and no classical symptoms exist, the problem of Mg deficiency is readily masked, especially in high risk groups such as diabetics, alcoholics, those taking hypertension medication, and some athletes. The current Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for the US is 6 mg/kg/day, which translates to 420 mg for a 70 kg man. The estimated intake in the US is 300 mg/day. Studies show that as much as 3 times this amount may be needed by the general population and especially by those predisposed to cardiac disease states.” From 1996 FDA Science Forum. Abstract. N.A. Littlefield and B.S. Hass, NCTR, FDA, Jefferson AR 72079 In critical cases, the medical approach to replenish magnesium is by giving 400 mg. of magnesium oxide, sulphate or gluconate, 4-6 times a day. At this level diarrhea can kick-in and this unfortunately further depletes magnesium and other electrolytes quickly. The goal is to stay below the supplement level where loose stools become a problem for you. Getting magnesium supplementation right may take experimentation. Work-up to taking a capsule or two (150 to 400mg) with each meal. Some people have experienced sleep difficulties when taking magnesium late in the day as magnesium can contribute to energy. If this happens to you revise your supplementation schedule. Interestingly, correcting magnesium levels can also correct insomnia. As a rough guide, you can use 2.5 to 5 milligrams per day per pound of ideal body weight. For example: 150 pounds= 350 mg. to 750 mg. daily. Also note that the factors listed below further deplete magnesium, and mean supplementation becomes even more critical.
- Use of diuretics of any type
- Recent surgery
- High carbohydrate diet
- Dieting with/without medications
- Heart disease
- Athletic training
- High cholesterol or triglycerides
- Recent injury
- Hot weather
- Excessive perspiration
- Under stress
- Chronic pain
(Please consult with your health care professional for more information.) Putting magnesium into your daily regimen is well worthwhile. In a recent study analyzing the diet of 564 adult Americans, both male and female, the average intake of magnesium was less than two-thirds of the RDA for men and less than 50% of the RDA for women. This means that men, on average, are getting under 200 mg. magnesium daily and women get under 150 mg. per day. And when we see that the RDA may be considerably too low, it’s easy to understand how magnesium deficiency is widespread. In TriMagRx we’ve identified a combination of 4 different forms of chelated and ionic magnesium that have proven track records: Magnesium Oratate, Magnesium Gluconate, Magnesium Amino Acid Chelate and Magnesium Chloride. These four have documented benefits in treating and improving outcomes of cardiovascular disorders such as heart attacks, arrhythmias, blood vessel stiffness, atherosclerosis, pacemaker function and high blood pressure. They are also used to nutritionally support the body in recovery from other magnesium deficiencies that may underlie diabetes, dementia, and osteoporosis, as well as migraines, asthma, chronic lung disease and various types of cancer. Competitive athletes use them to increase endurance and accelerate recovery.
- Magnesium and Man by Warren C. Wacker Harvard University Press 1980
- Heart Healthy Magnesium by James B. Pierce, PhD Avery Publishing Group
- The Magnesium Factor by Mildred S. Seelig, MD, MPH and Andrea Rosanoff, PhD Avery Publishing Group
In their recent book Methyl Magic, Dr. Craig Cooney and Bill Laurence present Methlyation in these terms:
- Prevent heart disease and stroke
- Boosts brain power
- Cures depression
- Treats arthritis and many other diseases
- Prevents cancer
And while we may not subscribe to this level of enthusiasm, we do see “methylation” as a critical component of good dietary self-care. Trimethylglycine TMG (or Anhydrous Betaine) is a widely regarded natural methylation agent that, among other benefits, reduces (potentially dangerous) homocysteine levels. High homocysteine levels are linked to increased risk of developing arthritis, cancer, depression, and heart disease. TMG also aids in the production of brain chemicals that improve mood, alertness, concentration, visual clarity and overall energy levels. In animal studies, TMG has been shown to help protect the liver and raise S-adenosylmethionine (SAM-e) levels. (*A methyl donor can transfer a methyl group [a carbon atom and three hydrogen atoms (CH3)] to another substance.) A whole range of essential biochemical processes rely on methylation, including the metabolism of lipids and DNA and the reduction and convertion of cytotoxins. Scientists suspect that inadequate methylation of DNA accelerates the expression of harmful genes, such as cancer genes. It seems that methylation declines with age, potentially contributing to the aging process, and therefore keeping methylation levels up through TMG supplementation can be a great investment in your future health. 200 to 300mg daily. Indications from Trimethylglycine research:
- Prevents homocysteine levels from rising.
- Decreases the amount of fat tissue
- Protects against DNA damage
- Increases levels of hepatic S-adenosylmethionine
- Prevents ethanol –related fatty liver
- Reduces liver triglycerides levels
- Used in treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
- Reduces cholesterol
- Reduces beta-lipoproteins
- Decreases seizures
- Improves dry mouth
- May be an effective antimicrobial
N-AcetylGlucosamine is one of the eight essential sugars needed for optimal health and functioning in the human body and like the other glyconutrients promotes communication between the cells. N-AcetylGlucosamine (or Glucosamine which is its metabolic derivative) helps in immune system functioning particular in regards to HIV and tumors. In addition, N-AcetylGlucosamine decreases pain and inflammation and increases range of motion in osteoarthritis patients and helps repair cartilage. Recent studies indicate that N-AcetylGlucosamine converts efficiently to the much coveted Hyuralonic Acid, which is central in maintaining or regaining youthful joints and skin. H-A is an essential part of the synovial fluid that lubricates joints and key in skin firmness and elasticity. Indeed each molecule of H-A binds 200 molecules of water – this is an enormous boost in all aspects of skin and tissue health keeping us, not only feeling, but looking younger. In regards to degenerative conditions, N-AcetylGlucosamine has been linked to Crohn’s disease, interstitial cystitis and ulcerative colitis. Deficiencies of N-AcetylGlucosamine have been linked to disorders of the bowels and bladder. Those with colon cancer show particular deficiencies. N-AcetylGlucosamine has been shown to repair the mucosal-lining defensive barrier called the glycosaminoglycan layer (GAG). According to animal studies, N-AcetylGlucosamine helped prevent the flu virus and herpes virus from occurring. N also has a hand in limiting chloresterol absorption and decreasing insulin secretion. N-AcetylGlucosamine has also been implicated as an aid to learning in certain mice studies. N-acetylglucosamine receptors are found in the thyroid gland, which indicates that it plays a role in the transport of thyroglobulin (an iodine-containing glycoprotein). Concentrated amounts of N-acetylglucosamine are found in the testes, liver, small intestines, epithelial cells of the endocrine and sebaceous glands, and endothelial cells of blood vessels, which indicates involvement in these areas.
Germanium-132 (germanium sesquioxide)
Germanium has been described as one of the greatest secrets in the field of nutritional medicine. Germanium-132, or bis-beta-carboxyethyl germanium sesquioxide, is also known as Ge-132. High levels of this mineral are found in ginseng, garlic, comfrey, and watercress. Ge-132 has been extensively studied for its immuno-stimulatory and other health benefits. Ge-132 has no known toxicity. In the body Germanium greatly enriches oxygen availability. It raises the efficiency of organs by enabling them to attract more oxygen and helps expel harmful pollutants and pathogens as well. Germanium has a normalizing effect on blood pressure and cholesterol levels and improves the health of the arteries. Germanium has been shown to have both antitumor and antiviral effects. These may be a result of its varying immunological actions, such as stimulating interferon production, stimulating macrophage (“Pac-man” white cells) and NK (natural killer) lymphocyte activity, and enhancing cell-mediated immunity. In animal studies, Ge-132 stimulated production of gamma-interferon (gamma-IFN) and activation of macrophages and natural killer cells. [1, 5, 6] In humans, Ge-132 has been claimed to affect T- and B-cell function, natural killer proliferation, and other immune functions.  There is some suggestion that Ge-132 helps in pain relief; particularly dramatic relief has occurred in some cases of severe cancer pain. Researched Benefits of Organic Germanium–132
- Stimulation of the immune system through increased Interferon production, Natural killer T-cell activity, Macrophage activity and Lymphocyte activity
- Highly increases the transport of oxygen into cells, above all into the otherwise anaerobic cancer cells.
- Cell revitalization and gene repair. Germanium stabilizes labile genes and activates a cytoplasmic receptor which, in turn, stimulates the formation of the cell vitalizing proteukariotic protein PKP2q. This may account for the rejuvenating effect of germanium.
Ge-132 supplementation seems to reverse the age-related decrease in the germanium content of cells. In general terms Germanium helps alleviate: Angina, Hypertension and in accute Raynaud’s Disease it reduces the incidence of Gangrene, it can block the replication of the HIV virus by stimulating the body’s production of Interferon, increasing the body’s production of Macrophages and NK-Lymphocytes, it helps to suppress some forms of Cancer, inhibits the growth of Candida Albicans, lowers total serum Cholesterol levels, lowers the requirement for Oxygen consumption by Organs, protects against Carbon Monoxide asphyxiation, alleviates various Eye Ailments, retards the progression of Cataracts, alleviates Glaucoma, prevents decreased Bone strength, temporarily alleviates Epilepsy, effectively alleviates pain.
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- Lekim, D., et al. Oncostatic properties of Sanumgerman. In: 1st International Conference on Germanium. Hanover, October 1984. Lekim and Samochowiec (editors), Semmelweis-Verlag, 1985.
- Aso, H., et al. Induction of interferon and activation of NK cells and macrophages in mice by oral administration of Ge-132, an organic germanium compound. Microbiology and Immunology. 29:65-74, 1985.
- Suzuki, F., et al. Co-operation of lymphokine(s) and macrophages in the expression of antitumour activity of carboxymethylgermanium (Ge-132). Anticancer Research. 6:177-182, 1986.
According to leading iodine expert Dr. David Brownstein, iodine will bind to fluoride, chloride, and bromide, as well as to mercury, so these molecules can be removed from the body. But that process depends heavily on having adequate iodine in the body. If you are iodine-deficient, know that other toxic chemicals have taken its place in your body so that when you then add it back in, you’re both detoxing these chemicals and adjusting to the new iodine. Among the problems caused by iodine deficiency are:
- Underactivity of the thyroid gland produces fatigue and abnormal pituitary-adrenal function.
- When iodine no longer binds to thyroid cell membranes, enzymes called peroxidases are able to damage these membranes and produce autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Hyperthroidism (Grave’s Disease).
- Several human organs need iodine but can not absorb it until blood iodine levels reach high values (stomach, salivary glands). Most persons exhibit impaired production of stomach acid as they age. This impaired capability to produce adequate stomach acid may be a result of iodine deficiency as iodine promotes stomach acidity.
- Iodine is found in large quantities in the brain and the ciliary body of the eye.
- Lack of iodine may be involved in production of Parkinson’s disease and glaucoma.
- Excessive clotting and vascular disease resulting from high levels of lipoprotein may be reversed by iodine treatment.
- Other Health Problems: Iodine has proven value in treating include headaches, keloids, and parotid duct stones.
How much to use?
Recently, a growing number of doctors have been using iodine supplements in fairly large doses in their practices. The treatment typically consists of 12 to 50 mg per day of a combination of iodine and iodide, which is 80 to 333 times the RDA of 150 mcg (0.15 mg) per day. The element iodine was used in daily amounts of hundreds of times greater than the current RDA by physicians for over 150 years. This range of daily intake for iodine supplementation was based on clinical observation of the patient’s overall wellbeing. These large daily amounts of iodine (previously recommended by U.S. physicians based on clinical observation, without the availability of tests for thyroid hormones and without any procedure to assess whole body sufficiency for iodine), turned out to be the exact range of iodine needed for whole body sufficiency, based on an iodine/iodide loading test developed recently As an example, the clinical experience with ortho-iodo-supplementation (means correct or right iodine/iodide supplementation) in approximately 4,000 patients at the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, MI., has clearly shown that supplementation at daily dose of 6.25 to 50mg elemental iodine has not been associated with increases in hypothyroidism, goiter and autoimmune thyroid problems. On the contrary, the use of iodine/iodide has been effective at treating conditions (including fibrocystic breasts and thyroid nodules) with minimal adverse effects. Iodine researcher Dr. Jay Abrahams thinks that the correct quantity of iodine needed to maintain sufficient amounts of iodine in the body is 13 mg. daily. This is 100 times more than the government recognized RDA for iodine. For this reason correcting iodine deficiency by taking iodized salt is not feasible. You would need 20 teaspoons of iodized salt daily to get adequate quantities of iodine. This quantity of daily iodine would be distributed as follows: six mg. to thyroid gland, five mg. for the breasts in females and two mg. for the remainder of the body. Males appear to usually, but not always, need slightly less than females.
Iodine and Organ Health
Every organ that secretes something needs large amounts of iodine to function normally. This includes all organs—but in particular those within our endocrine systems. Thus the thyroid gland needs the most iodine, and no gland will work correctly without iodine. (Note that organs that secrete something are most often those that get cancer.)
Iodine and your Skin
Iodine kills all single-celled organisms, and they cannot become resistant to it. This seems to be one of our body’s most important shields or defense mechanisms. The parts of the body that contact the outside world contain 30 times the amount of iodine as our blood. This iodine shield protects us from infections. Of course this shield cannot exist if we don’t consume enough iodine.
Iodine and Cancer
Iodine deficiency is a recognized risk factor in the development of cancer of the breast, prostate, and probably the ovary and endometrium. Breast cancer is twice as common (12.1%) in women taking natural thyroid hormone or synthetic thyroid hormone as in women not taking thyroid hormones (6.2%). The risk for breast cancer in women taking thyroid hormones increases with time. Women who had taken thyroid hormone for 15 years had a 19.5% incidence of breast cancer while women who had been on thyroid hormone therapy for five years had only a 10% incidence of breast cancer. This increase in breast cancer with time suggests that correction of a iodine deficiency might well eliminate the need for thyroid hormone and would also lower the incidence of breast cancer. Japanese women, who are eating lots of seaweed, have the highest iodine intake (13.8 mg. daily*) of women anywhere in the world. (*In 1963, based on information from the Japanese Ministry of Health.) They also have the lowest incidence of breast cancer in the world. Japan has one of the lowest worldwide rates of every type of cancer with the exception of stomach cancer. In addition, Japan has one of the lowest incidences of iodine deficiency, goiter (enlarged thyroid gland), and hypothyroidism. Mainland Japanese have the longest lifespan in the world. Iceland, another high iodine intake country, has low rates of goiter and breast cancer. Two countries with low iodine intakes (Thailand, Mexico) have high rates of breast cancer and goiter.
Simple self-test for iodine deficiency
To check whether you have enough iodine on board, you can try this safe self-test at home. Simply dip a clean ball of cotton in inexpensive red-tinged USP tincture of iodine from any drugstore. Paint a 2-inch circle of tincture of iodine on soft skin tissue, such as the inner arm or thigh. Now wait: if the yellow-orange stain takes more than 6 hours to disappear, you are likely to be iodine-replete. If the stain is absorbed quickly (within 1–3 hours), your body may need a higher iodine intake.
Bromide – the evil step sister of Iodide.
The United States utilizes two-thirds of the annual world production of bromine. The U.S. consumes 167,983,200 Kg of bromine annually. Out of that amount, 45,450,000 Kg are used in agriculture (food supply) and 9,090,000 Kg for water sanitation (water supply). Thus we are exposed to extraordinarily high amounts of the goiter and cancer inducing bromine via our food and water supplies in all its inorganic and organic forms, such as methylbromide in agriculture. Between 1960 and 1980, iodate/iodide was used in bread with one slice of bread containing the full RDA of 0.15 mg. But some 20 years ago, iodophobia resulted in the removal of iodate from bread, replacing it with… you guessed it… bromate. If you wanted to keep a nation sick and zombified, we cannot think of a better way to achieve this goal. Iodine (and chloride) pulls bromine from our body’s storage sites and increases its urinary excretion. The most common adverse effects of iodine/iodide supplementation observed at the Center for Holistic Medicine in Michigan has been metallic taste in the mouth and acne. Based on the experience of three clinicians at that Center, with a combined patient population of some 4,000, the prevalence of these side effects is about 1%. This is probably due to a detoxification reaction. The release of bromide may be one cause of this detoxification reaction. Clinical experience has continually shown that iodine/iodide supplementation results in a large urinary excretion of bromide. When bromide levels begin to decline, the above mentioned adverse effects begin to decline as well. Side note: Chloride increases renal clearance of bromide and the use of NaCl (sea salt) or ammonium chloride shortens the time required for bromide detoxification with orthoiodosupplementation. Oral administration of sodium chloride (6 to 10 gm/day) increased the renal clearance of bromide by as much as ten-fold with mean serum half-life of 290 hrs in pre-chloride load subjects and 30-65 hrs after chloride administration. Intravenous sodium chloride gives the same results as the oral route. Above iodine information adopted from the work of Doctors George Tennant M.D., Jay Abrahams M.D., Guy E. Abraham, M.D. and David Brownstein, M.D. References below:
- Abraham, G.E., The safe and effective implementation of orthoiodosupplementation in medical practice. The Original Internist, 11:17-36, 2004.
- Abraham, G.E., The historical background of the Iodine Project. The Original Internist, 12(2):57-66, 2005.
- Konno, N., Yuri, K., Miura, K., et al, Clinical Evaluation of the Iodide/Creatinine Ratio of Casual Urine Samples as an Index of Daily Iodide Excretion in a Population Study. Endocrine Journal, 40(1):163-169, 1993.
- Nagataki, S., Shizume, K., Nakao, K., Thyroid Function in Chronic Excess Iodide Ingestion: Comparison of Thyroidal Absolute Iodine Uptake and Degradation of Thyroxine in Euthyroid Japanese Subjects. J. Clin. Endocr., 27:638-647, 1967.
- Konno, N. Makita, H., Yuri, K., et al, Association between Dietary Iodine Intake and Prevalence of Subclinical Hypothyroidism in the Coastal Regions of Japan. J. of Clin. Endocr., & Metab., 78:393-397, 1994.
- Nutrition in Japan, 1964. Nutrition Section, Bureau of Public Health, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Japan. Printed: Tokyo, Japan, March 1965.
- Fradkin, J.E., Wolff, J., Iodide-Induced Thyrotoxicosis. Medicine, 62:1-20, 1983.
- Sticht, G., Käferstein, H., Bromine. In Handbook on Toxicity of Inorganic Compounds – Seiler HG and Sigel, H Editors, Marcel Dekker Inc, 143-151, 1988.
- Rauws, A.G., Pharmacokinetics of Bromide Ion-An Overview. Fd. Chem. Toxic., 21:379-382, 1983
- Validation of the orthoiodosupplementation program. Guy E. Abraham, M.D. and David Brownstein, M.D.
- Waterhouse, J., Shanmvgakatnam, K., et al, Cancer incidence in five continents. LARC Scientific Publications, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France, 1982.
- Koga, Y., et al, Recent Trends in Cardiovascular Disease and Risk Factors in the Seven Countries Study: Japan. Lessons for Science from the Seven Countries Study, H. Toshima, et al, eds, Springer, New York, NY, 63-74, 1994.
- Yabu, Yukiko, Miyai, K., Hayashizaki, S., et al, Measurement of Iodide in Urine Using the Iodide-selective Ion Electrode. Endocr. Japan, 33:905-911, 1986.
Lithium Orotate is a naturally occurring trace mineral that is essential for optimal brain chemistry. This is not the same Lithium used by pharmaceutical companies who use a toxic form of Lithium at very high doses. Lithium in nature (like magnesium) helps protect the brain from neurotoxins that wreak havoc with brain chemistry, mood, energy and cognitive functions. We include this nutrient because of its recognized support for the endocrine system, hormonal modulation and mood stabilization and because lithium levels are much diminished in our foods today.