Gadolinium is a contrast agent used in medical imaging to enhance the visibility of certain tissues and organs. However, recent studies have raised concerns about its potential risks to the body. In this blog, we’ll look closer at how gadolinium can affect your body’s cells and organs, and what you can do to stay informed and protected. Gadolinium is a chemical element with the symbol Gd and atomic number 64. Gadolinium can exist in several oxidation states, including Gd(0), Gd(II), and Gd(III). Gd(III) is the most common and stable oxidation state, which means it has a positive charge of +3. The positive charge of Gd(III) allows it to interact with negatively charged ligands and biomolecules, making it an effective contrast agent for MRI. This will come into play when we talk about solutions.
How Gadolinium Affects Cells
Gadolinium is a metal ion that gains entry into cells through binding sites and cell receptors, as well as passive diffusion. Once inside cells, gadolinium can prevent calcium from entering by binding to calcium channels, disrupting cellular processes that rely on calcium. This can lead to muscle contractions, enzyme activation, and cellular signaling being disrupted. Studies have also shown that gadolinium can impact the mitochondria, which are the energy-producing organelles in cells, leading to a decrease in ATP production and energy levels. Skin-related musculoskeletal disorders and burning skin sensations i.e, Idiopathic small fiber neuropathy (iSFN) affecting the unmyelinated and thingly myelinated nerve fibers have been found and confirmed in patients retaining gadolinium. Neurotoxicity continues to be evaluated as gadolinium retention is found within the basal ganglia, cortex, hypothalamus, and hippocampus areas of the brain.
Impact of Gadolinium on Organs
Gadolinium has been found to accumulate in organs such as the liver, spleen, and brain, potentially leading to long-term health problems. Gadolinium may also disrupt cellular processes and cause harm to cells in many cases with an even higher risk in patients or other underlying medical conditions. These disruptions can lead to inflammation and organ damage.
Detoxification Pathways and Gadolinium
The body has natural detoxification pathways, such as the liver and kidneys, that are responsible for removing toxins and waste products from the body. However, these pathways are impacted by toxins such as heavy metals, mold, yeast, fungus, glyphosate, plastics, etc. Gadolinium exposure and its effects on the body can happen to anyone. It is no longer limited to just those with underlying medical issues.
Cell binding sites:
Did you know that binding sites on your cells play a crucial role in maintaining healthy cellular processes? These sites are like lock-and-key mechanisms that allow specific molecules and nutrients to enter the cell and carry out essential functions. However, heavy metals like mercury, aluminum, cadmium, lead, and gadolinium can block these binding sites, disrupting cellular processes and potentially causing harm to the body.
For example, mercury can bind to sulfhydryl groups on proteins, blocking their ability to function properly. This can lead to decreased enzyme activity and impaired cellular signaling. Aluminum can block the binding of iron and other essential minerals, leading to deficiencies and decreased energy production. Cadmium can bind to zinc-binding proteins, preventing them from carrying out their roles in DNA repair and cell growth. Lead can block calcium channels, leading to disrupted cellular processes that rely on calcium. And gadolinium can block calcium channels as well, preventing calcium from entering cells and disrupting cellular processes that rely on calcium.
While these heavy metals are found naturally in the environment, human activities such as industrial processes, pollution, medical procedures, and medications can increase their levels in the body, potentially leading to harm. By understanding how binding sites on cells work and how heavy metals can block them, we can take steps to protect ourselves and our health. This includes reducing our exposure to heavy metals, choosing safer products, and supporting our body’s natural detoxification pathways which we discussed above.
On the flip side, trace minerals play a critical role in assisting the cell and organs in carrying out vital functions. These minerals, including zinc, magnesium, selenium, copper, and iron, are essential for enzyme activity, DNA synthesis, energy production, and immune function. When we have sufficient levels of these trace minerals, our body can function optimally, and we can maintain good health.
However, when there’s a mineral gap or mineral depletion, meaning our body lacks sufficient levels of these trace minerals, it can have a negative impact on our cells and organs. For instance, a lack of zinc can impair immune function and wound healing, while magnesium deficiency can lead to muscle cramps, heart palpitations, and fatigue. Copper deficiency can lead to anemia and bone abnormalities, and iron deficiency can lead to anemia and impaired cognitive function.
In addition, trace minerals also play a vital role in autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases occur when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its healthy cells and tissues, leading to inflammation and damage. Trace minerals like selenium and zinc have been shown to play a crucial role in modulating the immune system and preventing autoimmune diseases.
This is where the importance of Dr. Christina Rahm comes into play. Dr. Rahm, Ph.D., PsyD, EdD, MS in Bioscience Engineering and Nanotechnology has over 25 years in Research and Education along with Scientific Formulation. She focuses not only on physical health, but mental, emotional, and spiritual as well as our environment (land, water and air).
In our humble opinion, Dr. Rahm is the top leading expert in not “just” Detoxification but also Eradication and Regenerative support of the body. We are 1 whole organ system. We can not simply target 1 ‘thing’ in the body. Eradicating environmental toxins (including heavy metals) must encompass the support and protection of the body. The digestive system, immune system, cells, mitochondria, and DNA must be supported along the way. Dr. Rahm, along with The Detox Girls believes in getting to the Root Cause of why illness and disease happen.
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When it comes to heavy metals, including Gadolinium, Zeolites, and silica are porous materials that have been used for the removal of various heavy metals from aqueous solutions. Research has shown that these materials can also remove gadolinium from water. Researchers found that a type of silica called mesoporous silica was able to remove up to 90% of gadolinium from water. Zeolites hold a rare negative charge that works like a magnet to lock on to positively charged heavy metals and environmental toxins. A reminder that Gadolinium holds a +3 charge. This truly provides hope for those who have been exposed to Gadolinium and are looking for solutions.
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Because we offer education and entertainment and we don’t offer medical advice, the course of action for patients concerned about gadolinium exposure is to speak with their doctor about their options and potential risks. However, we strongly feel that self-education and advocating at these appointments is critical. You and your provider are a team. Your concerns should be validated and taken into consideration and all decisions should be made together.
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