Metals and minerals of all kinds are an intricate part of our lives. While our body needs some heavy metals for bodily functions, many can become toxic at higher levels. When you are overexposed to heavy metal or minerals, it can be dangerous to your health. At Arcadia Wellness Center, we strive to help our patients achieve optimal health through proactive wellness testing and treatments. We offer both heavy metal testing and IV chelation therapy at our clinic in Phoenix.

Heavy Metal and Toxic Mineral Risks

There are many ways you can be exposed to heavy metal and toxic levels of minerals without realizing it. For example, lead can be found in some drinking water due to its use in plumbing, paint and other sources that can seep into the water supply. Toxic mercury can be found in dental fillings and fish or seafood. Food, water, medical devices and many more sources can add heavy metals and toxic levels of minerals to your body, causing many types of health issues.

Health Issues Caused by Heavy Metals

Heavy metals are part of our environment and many of these metals are important for health, but in very small doses. Heavy metals include everything from chromium, iron and zinc to lead, mercury and arsenic. These metals can accumulate in the body and when toxic levels are reached, they can become disruptive and even dangerous. Some side effects can include:

  • Nervous system and brain dysfunction
  • Damage to vital organs
  • Higher risks for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
  • Reproductive issues
  • Higher risk of cancer
  • Death

While the long-term risks of heavy metal toxicity are concerning, even lower levels can impact your daily life. Fatigue, headaches, depression and other disorders can be caused by heavy metal abundance.

Phoenix Heavy Metal Testing and IV Chelation Therapy

One way to determine if heavy metals are impacting your health is to perform heavy metal testing, which we offer at Arcadia Wellness Center. If you have high levels of certain heavy metals, we offer IV chelation therapy, which is FDA-approved to safely remove certain metals from the body. To learn more about heavy metal testing and our IV chelation therapy, contact us at our clinic in Phoenix.