Symptoms, conditions and causes

What are the signs of heavy metal toxicity on skin?

It’s the dose that determines the poison. We’re all exposed to various toxins and heavy metals, but in low amounts, they won’t affect our bodies. There are a lot of different signs of heavy metal toxicity, but I want to cover a few distinct symptoms of heavy metal toxicity to be aware of.

One of the best remedies for heavy metal toxicity is distilled water. Try drinking distilled water and then consuming the minerals you need.

Potential effects of heavy metals on the skin:

1. Arsenic

Arsenic can be found in:

• Pressurized wood

• Water supply

• Insecticides

In high amounts, arsenic may lead to:

• Hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation

• Keratosis

Nutrients that help protect against arsenic toxicity:

• Selenium

• Zinc

• Folate

• Carotenoids

A great natural remedy to help protect against arsenic poisoning:

• Spirulina

2. Cadmium

Cadmium can be found in:

• Spray paint

• Tobacco

• Shellfish

In high amounts, cadmium may lead to:

• Yellowing or tanning of the skin

• Skin cancer

Nutrients that help protect against cadmium toxicity:

• Zinc

• Antioxidants

A great natural remedy to help protect against cadmium poisoning:


3. Lead

Lead can be found in:

• Paint

• Water supply

• Soil

In high amounts, lead may cause:

• A blue line on the gums

Nutrients that help protect against lead toxicity:

• Calcium

• Iron

A great natural remedy to help protect against lead poisoning:

• Calcium EDTA

• Alpha-lipoic acid

4. Mercury

Mercury can be found in:

• Dental work

• Fish

• Thimerosal

In high amounts, mercury may lead to:

• Graying of the skin

• A pink color on the palms of your hands and soles of your feet

Fish and seafood that are low in mercury include:

• Anchovies

• Catfish

• Clams

• Crab

• Crawfish

• Flounder

• Herring

• Oysters

• Sardines

• Scallops

A great way to help protect against mercury poisoning: 

• Consume at least one Brazil nut a day

Last updated: Feb 29, 2024 15:19 PM