What are Toxins and How Do They Get in Our Bodies?

What are toxins?

Toxins is a vague term used to describe the countless dangerous chemicals and heavy metals that we are exposed to each and every day. Below is a list of some common toxins:

  • lead
  • arsenic
  • mercury
  • aluminum
  • nickel
  • cadmium
  • radon/radiation
  • dioxins
  • furans
  • mycotoxins
  • PCBs
  • gasoline solvents
  • disease-causing bacteria
  • formaldehyde
  • benzene
  • chlorine
  • manganese
  • phthalates
  • fluoride
  • kerosene
  • ammonia
  • ethanol

How Do Toxins Get into Our Bodies?

Toxins bombard us daily. They are everywhere, and there is no avoiding them, wherever, or however, you may live. The most common method of absorbing toxins is by ingesting them. Once they are ingested, the body does not know what to do with them, and stores them in cells for later usage. Listed below are a few of the most common ways in which we are exposed to toxins.

 

Industries-

An immense amount of highly toxic chemicals, materials, and metals are released into the environment every single day. Exposure to these toxins could be direct or indirect. Direct exposure could be from work environments, say if someone works in a factory or an office in which they are exposed to toxins every single day.  Indirectly exposure could occur when someone lives close to these factories, that are polluting the air and water, and exposure cannot be avoided.

 

Pollution-

No matter where you live in the world, even if a factory is not at your doorstep, you are still constantly exposed to toxins. A factory thousands of miles away could be emitting toxic fumes into the air, and winds then carry these polluted fumes across the world. Eventually, these pollutants rain down to Earth, and are in the air you breathe, the food you eat, or the water you drink.  There is no avoiding the pollution made by man. It is everywhere! Even in you!

 

Food-

Chemicals, such as insecticides, termiticides, herbicides, and fungicides, are sprayed all over the crops we eat. Think about all the foods you consume each day that are covered with these chemicals—a bowl of cereal for breakfast, a mixed-salad lunch, and a potato and broccoli with your steak for dinner— they are all covered with dangerous chemicals.

And what about that steak you ate? It was also packed with dangerous toxins, from the antibiotics and hormones the cow was given, to grass it grazed upon. All the chemicals the cow ingested were stored in its tissues and cells, and once consumed, they were transferred to your tissues and cells.

 

Water-

Don’t assume your drinking water is clean and safe. Although municipal waters all go through a filtration process, public water systems often violate federal regulations or are unable to completely filter out all pollutants. As a result, poisonous heavy metals and cancer causing chemicals often find their way into our drinking glasses.

But how did these pollutants get into our water in the first place? Think about the giant steam cloud from nuclear power plants that eventually rains down to the Earth, or the exhaust fumes from countless cars, planes, and trucks traveling near our water sources, or the pesticides being sprayed on crops which seep into the ground, or someone who decides to dump old paint, motor oil, and antifreeze down the sewer. All these toxic materials seep into our drinking water, are ingested, and sit in our cells.

 

Toxic Products-

Each day we use products packed with toxic chemicals, and we have no idea how many toxins we are coming into contact with. We breathe them in, we touch them with our hands, we rub them on our skin, and we put them to our mouths.

Look at the list below, and think about how many of these products you are using each day, and then think about how many toxic metals and chemicals you may be exposing yourself to.

  • shampoo/conditioners
  • hair dye
  • hairspray
  • lotions
  • cosmetics
  • laundry detergents
  • cookware
  • aluminum foil
  • plastic cups, plates, forks, wrap, baby bottles
  • surface, wood, and glass cleaning agents
  • perfume
  • sunscreen
  • nail polish and remover
  • deodorant
  • rubbing alcohol
  • air fresheners
  • carpet cleaners
  • hand/dish soaps
  • tin cans (food)
  • moth balls
  • dry cleaned clothing
  • oven cleaner
  • drain cleaner

 

What toxins do to our bodies?

Essentially, once in the body, toxins do not leave. They are stored away in cells for later use; however, the body can never figure out how to use them. They sit there, clogging up the cells, disrupting normal functions. Additionally, these toxins are positively charged, which act similar to free-radicals. Over time, they breakdown, destroy, and/or mutate healthy cells. People eventually suffer severe symptoms and illness, many of which are life threatening. They are clueless that their pains and aliments are the result of toxins poisoning them.

 

Illness and Symptoms of Toxins

We are being poisoned by countless toxins every single day of our lives, which have devastating results. Below is a list of some of the symptoms and illnesses people suffer as a result of toxins.

  • breakdown of the immune system, ultimately making you more susceptible to disease and sickness
  • increased allergies
  • cancer
  • headaches
  • difficulty to think clearly
  • high blood pressure
  • tumors
  • respiratory issues (nose, ear, and lung infections)
  • developmental, learning, and behavioral issues in children
  • miscarriages, stillbirths, and birth anomalies
  • inconsolable depression
  • irritability
  • aggression
  • diarrhea
  • hyperactivity
  • extreme fatigue
  • diabetes
  • thyroid disease
  • weakened adrenal glands
  • infertility
  • muscle twitches and tics
  • muscle pains
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • irregular heart beats
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • endometriosis
  • heavy metal poisoning
  • dry skin
  • skin eruption
  • insomnia
  • fatigue

 

What can be done about toxins?

Assuming you live like an average individual, avoiding any sort of toxic products is near impossible. And even if you somehow have managed to avoid using most or all toxic products, you will still be exposed to toxins in the air, water, and food supplies. There is no avoiding them!

Even though you cannot dodge exposure to toxins, you can do something about the ones built up inside your cells. Take a daily dose of a zeolite health supplement each day, which will detoxify your body by pulling out any toxins trapped in your cells, and safely carry them out of your body.

To learn more about zeolite, please visit “How does zeolite work in the body,” “Benefits of zeolite as a dietary supplement,” and “Recommended Products.”

 

 

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  4. Jeni says:

    Yikes! Toxins are scary. :(

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  12. LISA Y. says:

    I CANNOT BELEIVE THE AMOUNT OF TOXINS WE ARE EXPOSED TO. I HAVE BEEN READING ABOUT HOW TOXINS MIGHT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR HOW OVERWEIGHT OUR SOCIETY IS BECOMING. I PLAN ON LOSING WEIGHT MYSELF IN THE NEW YEAR. BUT NOW I REALISE THAT I CANNOT DO THIS WITHOUT DETOXING TOO. ZEOLITE WILL BE PART OF MY DIET REGIME FOR THE NEW YEAR. I JUST ORDERED SOME FROM REGAL SUPPLEMENTS, AND I PLAN ON STARTING AS SOON AS ITS DELIVERED.

  13. M.E.K. says:

    Yes! It is quite shocking how many toxic chemicals we are exposed to on an average day. As more studies are done, it is becoming more and more evident that there is a strong correlation between toxins and weight gain. Zeolite does pull a great deal of the toxins out that would otherwise have no way of every leaving our bodies. Many people, just like you, are incorporating a detoxing program into their diets for weight loss and seeing better results.

    Good luck, and please keep me updated with how detoxing and dieting are working out for you.

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