Can Heavy Metals Cause Thyroid Disorders?

Today’s world is saturated with a host of toxic heavy metals and studies have shown that even the smallest amounts of ingested heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium, aluminum, lead and arsenic can have a huge impact on your overall health, including the health of your thyroid gland and normal thyroid function

Unfortunately the majority of the population will have accumulated some amount of these toxic metals in their soft tissue from any number of sources. Some will have small amounts whilst others will have accumulated much more

Mercury it’s link to Autoimmune Disease and other Negative Health Effects

There’s a number of reasons an autoimmune response may be triggered and exposure to heavy metals appears to be one of them. Mercury is one of the more well known and extensively studies heavy metals and exposure and absorption of Mercury usually occurs from dental fillings, fish, vaccines, industrial sources and a worrying observation is now we’re finding babies are being born with excessive levels of mercury that have been passed on from the mother via the umbilical cord. This of course is the case with other heavy metals well, along with other toxins such as endochrine disruptors/xenoestrogens.

One study established that noticeable elevated mercury levels found in the fetuses and older infants correlated with the number of dental fillings of their mother. It is also well established that mercury is a know neurotoxin that has devastating effects on the developing brain of a fetus resulting in lower IQ as the child develops after birth

Mercury and Thyroid Disorders

Iodine is an essential element required for normal thyroid function and the thyroid gland is very good at storing any available iodine the body maybe circulating for use ‘as needed’. Unfortunately chemically mercury and iodine are very similar, therefore the thyroid gland cannot differentiate between the two, as a result mercury will be stored in the thyroid gland taking up space normally allocated for iodine causing a ‘stored iodine deficiency’ resulting in reduced thyroid gland production of T4 and T3 hormones and ultimately hypothyroidism (under active thyroid)

Secondly, heavy metals including mercury can put you at risk of developing a thyroid autoimmune disorder such as Hashimotos and Graves Disease. Research has shown a link between elevated heavy metal levels and thyroid autoimmune disorders. A 2011 study established that women with high mercury exposure were more than twice as likely to have thyroid antibodies.

Antibodies ‘in general’ are produced by the immune system as a means of attacking, destroying and removing viruses and/or toxic material from the body. In the case of the presence of Thyroid antibodies, the body has produced these antibodies because the immune system has either:

1. Established the Thyroid gland is saturated with heavy metals or other toxic compounds, therefore the antibodies have been produced in an attempt to remove them

2. The immune system is now recognizing the Thyroid gland as a foreign object due the heavy metal/toxic compound saturation and/or damage to ‘normal cells’ by mercury in particular making them appear ‘inferior’ and is now in a last ditched attempt trying to remove the entire Thyroid gland.

Of course both of the above cause severe inflammation triggering the immune system into action in the first place

Anti-thyroid antibodies target specific parts of the thyroid gland, including:

Thyroid peroxidase (TPO). TPO is an enzyme that plays an important role in making thyroid hormones.
Thyroglobulin (Tg). This substance also helps your body make thyroid hormones.
Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor. TSH sticks to the receptor on thyroid cells, which causes the gland to make and release thyroid hormone into the blood.

The antibodies can damage the gland, make it swell, and affect how it works. This can lead to medical conditions like:

Hashimoto’s disease is the most common Thyroid autoimmune disorder leaving the sufferer with an underactive thyroid

Signs of Hashimoto’s disease include:

Feeling very tired or sluggish, Being very sensitive to cold, Weight gain, Body or joint pain, Feeling depressed

Graves disease is when your thyroid gland has gone into overdrive or hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)

This happens when antibodies are produced called thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulins (TSIs). The TSIs bind to thyroid cell receptors, which are normally “allocated” for thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH is the hormone responsible for telling the thyroid to produce the hormones T4 and T3). The TSIs then trick the thyroid into growing and producing too much thyroid hormone, leading to hyperthyroidism

Signs of Graves disease include:

Anxiety or irritability, Bulging eyes, Sensitivity to heat, Unexplained weight loss, Shaking hands or fingers, Tiredness
Fast or irregular heartbeat

The best line of defence is to minimize exposure, whilst utilizing methods to eliminate and extract these heavy metals from your body.

How To Avoid Exposure to These Heavy Metals and Toxins

Clean Your Water

Thanks to pollution and runoff, mercury, perchlorate, and nitrates can all be found in the water supply.

Find a good quality water filtration system for your home that removes ‘all’ toxins and heavy metals including FLUORIDE

Please note:

‘FLUORIDE IS A KNOWN THYROID HORMONE DISRUPTOR’ as it reduces the amount of (TSH) Thyroid Stimulating Hormone released from the Pituitary gland

Alternatively you could use a good quality spring water, the spring water brand ‘Alkalise Now’ is always available at EHS Stores

Clean Your Air at Home

Avoid all MAINSTREAM fragrances, demisters, insect sprays, dishwashing detergents, laundry detergents and fabric softeners etc

Buy Clean Food

Eating organic where ever possible to avoid pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and heavy metals

Choose your source of fish wisely, to avoid high levels of mercury

Use Toxin Free Body Products

Avoid ‘all’ MAINSTREAM personal care products including: soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, makeup, lipstick, lip balm, moisturizers, nail polish, sunscreens, toothpaste and mouthwash etc as these products are loaded with toxins, heavy metals and endocrine disruptors/mimickers

Use only ‘all natural’ products, most of these can be easily sourced from a number of locations including EHS Stores.

Click on links to view our range of natural alternatives:






Skin Care


Removal of Dental Fillings

Most dentists use amalgam fillings, these are loaded with heavy metals including mercury

Talk to your dentist about possibly removing and replacement of these filling with a non toxic option

Maintain Healthy Liver/Detox Pathways

Nurture your liver with healthy food choices as well as using effective liver support supplements such as N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) and Milk Thistle

Reduce your liver toxic load by reducing alcohol and processed foods

Clear out any Stored Heavy Metals from Your Thyroid, Brain and Other Organs

We’re excited to introduce our latest product to help with the removal of toxic heavy metals from all areas of the body

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Immediate Benefit

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Highest Absorption

Urinary toxin output is significantly increased as nano zeolite particles are readily absorbed into the bloodstream, providing systemic reduction of body burden. Most oral chelating agents such as EDTA and micronized zeolites, exhibit poor absorption and remain in the gut

Nano Technology

ACN Nano Zeolite Extra Strength is the only nano zeolite formula available with zeolite crystals existing within the Nanoscale as calculated via SEM analysis. Competing liquid and powdered zeolite formulations utilize micronized zeolite, with particles over one thousand times larger than the nano zeolite crystals provided in ACZ Nano Extra Strength.

Intra-oral Spray

A superior delivery method ACN Nano Zeolite Extra Strength is the only zeolite-based detoxification product provided in a convenient intra-oral spray.

Remove Toxins Without Removing Vital Nutrients

ACN Nano Zeolite Extra Strength selectively and irreversibly binds and removes toxic heavy metals, chemical toxins, VOC’s, radioactive toxins and free radicals of all types through the urinary tract, without removing vital nutrients. These results have been verified in multiple, independent urine challenge studies.

Remove Fluoride and Chlorine

ACN Nano Zeolite Extra Strength is the only detoxification product formulated to remove fluoride and chlorine, two of the strongest oxidizing agents known and found in most drinking water

Greater Surface Area

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Clinical Research

ACN Nano Zeolite Extra Strength is the only zeolite-based detoxification formula with proven clinical research. Complete pre- and post- urine provocation patient case studies are available apon request

Directions for Use:

Take 12 sprays of ACN Nano Zeolite Extra Strength twice daily for heightened support, or 6 sprays twice daily for health maintenance.

Pregnant or nursing women should not take dietary supplements unless directed by a physician.

2 oz formulas: Provides 30 days of support when administered at the standard dose (6 sprays, twice daily).


Activated Sub-micronized Zeolite

Other Ingredients: Ultra-Pure Deionized Water

* % Daily value not established

All products are: – Non-GMO – Gluten free – Dairy free – Vegan


Mark McEntyre


Elite Health Supplements

Former NABBA Overall Mr Australia

Contest Prep Coach

Health Coach

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