Mercury components are absorbed through the respiratory tract, mouth and intestinal mucosa and migrate through the blood throughout the body. Mercury binds to molecules and structures containing sulfur, such as glutathione, cysteine and the sulfur atoms in vitamin B1, biotin and lipoic acid, various proteins, enzymes and cell receptors.
In addition, it binds to amino-nitrogen compounds, which, among other things, occur in the DNA. Places where mercury has been shown to accumulate and exert its harmful effects are the brain, nerves, red blood cells, joints, liver, kidneys, spleen, thyroid, fetus and breast milk.
Studies in humans and laboratory animals have shown that mercury is neuro- and nephrotoxic (harmful to the brain, nerves and kidneys) and can disrupt various biochemical and immunological processes. This can manifest complaints such as fatigue, memory and concentration problems, neurological complaints, behavioral changes, endocrine disorders, allergies and autoimmune processes.
Mercury changes the cell membrane permeability (leaky gut wall). For example, mercury makes the blood-brain barrier more permeable, making it easier for all toxins to enter the brain from the blood to exert their harmful effects.
It changes the three-dimensional structure of molecules, so that they can no longer perform their function properly, such as certain enzymes, proteins, hormones, etc.
Mercury easily binds to sulfur-bonded molecules, such as glutathione. This makes these molecules ineffective. Glutathione is needed, for example, for the detoxification of heavy metals and other toxins and the scavenging of free radicals (oxidative stress). Oxidative stress can damage a variety of organs and systems, such as the mitochondria, the energy-producing system in all body cells.
Mercury inhibits the action of many enzymes, causing the enzyme reactions to occur very slowly. Examples are inhibition of acetylcholinesterase, which causes problems in the stimulus conduction in the nervous system. It inhibits various enzymes involved in energy production, such as succinic dehydrogenase, ATP-ase and glucose-6-phosphatase, resulting in fatigue symptoms. In addition, it disrupts the functioning of various digestive enzymes (1.amylase, 2.lactase, 3.maltase, 4.lipase and 5.DPP-IV), which can cause stomach and intestinal complaints and defecation problems.
1. Amylase is one of the many enzymes made by the pancreas (pancreas). Pancreatic enzymes are proteins that ensure the digestion of fats, proteins and sugars. Amylase helps to digest sugars from the food. Amylase is made not only by the pancreas but also by the salivary glands.
2. Enzyme that converts milk sugar (lactose) into lactic acid in the intestines.
3. Maltase is an enzyme that breaks down the disaccharide maltose by hydrolysis into 2 molecules of alpha-glucose. Maltose reacts with a water molecule. It is found in all kinds of organisms, from plants to bacteria and yeast to humans.
4. Lipases are enzymes that split fats into glycerol and fatty acids. They break the ester bonds through hydrolysis. Different types of lipases exist in humans, such as pancreatic lipase, liver lipase, lysosome lipase, gastric lipase, endothelial lipase and various phospholipases.
5. DPP-IV means Dipeptidyl peptidase IV and belongs to the exopeptidase class of proteolytic enzymes. These substances cleave both N and C terminal amino acid residues of proteins. The C-Terminus consists of an amino acid with an unbound carboxyl group.
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