IMD Intestinal Cleanse Intestinal Binding Agent Quicksilver Scientific has developed a sophisticated detoxification supplement that optimizes the natural removal of metals through the intestines. The proprietary compound, IMD Intestinal Cleanse, supplements the natural action of glutathione in the intestines. IMD delivers insoluble thiol groups to bind and remove heavy metals accumulated in the intestines and to directly quench free-radicals. IMD’s actions enhance Phase III Detoxification – the system of transporters leading out of the body.
• Binds mercury and other heavy metals in the intestines and escorts these harmful contaminants out of the body.
• Intercepts methylmercury trapped in enterohepatic circulation. Binding and removal of intestinal heavy metals.
• Leads to lowering of blood mercury levels, allowing organ and tissue bound mercury safely to drain into the blood at a natural rate (Figure 2).
• Improves the body’s natural detoxification ability by quenching free radicals and stopping metal-catalyzed free-radical reactions which can lead to inflammation and cause down-regulation of detox transporters (Phase III transporters — OATs, cMOAT, MRPs, etc).1
• Fortifies the link between the intestines and the immune system. Active Chemistry of IMD The Intestinal Metals Detox (IMD) is a proprietary product that consists of highly purified silica with covalently attached metal-binding groups. Both the silica base and the binding agent are GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) for use in food. The specific chemistry of the compound has several benefits over other detoxification remedies.
• The active binding groups out-compete other compounds for metals in the intestines.
• Because IMD does not enter the bloodstream, it will not lead to spikes in blood mercury levels and potential kidney/liver overload. In fact, preliminary data suggests increased liver function in some patients, as measured by changes in bilirubin levels. Disruptions in Natural Body–wide Detoxification Intestinal inflammation inhibits elimination of toxins by causing a strong down-regulation of the body’s natural detoxification pathways.
1 Ironically, exposure to certain toxins contributes to intestinal inflammation. For example, the corrosion of amalgam mercury results in mercuric mercury (HgII, also called inorganic mercury) release. When swallowed with saliva, HgII can cause intestinal inflammation and initiate this negative feedback.
2 In addition to inflammation, it has been demonstrated that a build up of metals alone slows the transport proteins.
3 The data suggests that continuous removal of metals from the intestines is essential for the proper daily functioning of natural detoxification processes. The continuous removal of metals is also critical for a successful practitioner-directed detoxification program.