Lately we've seen an up-tick of uranium found on people's hair tests and it's become a bit alarming.
Uranium, no matter how much, is always considered unsafe and toxic to the human body, no matter the dosage. It has been linked to the disruption the kidney’s, brain, liver, thyroid and heart, particularly reacting as a radioactive compound, meaning it emits radioactive poisoning. This then implies it has carcinogenic effects which can lead to things like cancer, cell damage, DNA damage, mental health issues and autoimmune conditions.
Uranium is abundantly found in mining areas in which can then intoxicate the air and water around it. Whilst mining for it, it can get trickle into our land, get into our agricultural farms, affecting our food, drinking water and more. It is also utilized in nuclear power plants and nuclear bomb testing sectors. Yet the question still stands now, why is it so suddenly prevalent in the 21st century? It's due to the increase of nuclear technology, G5 wave lengths which increase the resistance of uranium within our system and continue to deplete nutrients that would typically push them out like iodine and magnesium.
Symptoms of Uranium toxicity include:
- Bleeding gums, easy bruising
- Kidney disease
- Nervous system problems
- Thyroid disorders (hypo or hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto's)
- Heart palpitations or other cardiovascular issues
- Gut issues (bloating, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea)
- Fatty liver
- Low immune system
- Chronic fatigue
- Flaky skin (dandruff or dry skin overall)
Of the many nutrients uranium can deplete, the main ones are Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (all in which are antioxidant ironically) and minerals such as iodine. To push uranium out, you typically would need to increase your consumption of these nutrients.
Question now is can iodine really be helpful against uranium and radioactivity?
Well, a study that just came out of Ukraine last year states that iodine could be considered protective against the radiation they are experiencing with the war. You can find the study here, keep in mind it's in Norwegian, but you can translate it into English once on the page. The study writes "Because there is a temporal connection between exposure to radioactive iodine and protection from iodine tablets, it is recommended to have iodine tablets available for groups of the population where these have a documented protective effect against thyroid cancer." (Larsen, 2022)
Another study titled "Influence of iodine supply on the radiation-induced DNA-fragmentation" (Sudbrock, 2017) wrote "Elementary iodine possibly acts as a radical scavenger and thus markedly reduces the secondary radiation damage caused by the formation of cytotoxic radicals" concluding that iodine could be protective against damaging DNA when exposed to radiation. You can find that study here too.
Lastly, a third study which you can find here expresses iodine can be protective against thyroid disorders due to radioactivity exposure, dependent on the dosage and timing of it (Reiners, 2021).
Good news for you, we do also have an iodine supplement which is called Upgraded Iodine! So if this is something you feel like you might need because your uranium levels were high on your hair test, we got you covered.
However, if you aren't sure of your uranium levels to begin with, click the link here to get them tested, along with all your other mineral and metal statuses!
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis Practitioner
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner
Integrative Health Coach