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thejoje
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I would love to try this out for heavy metal detox, but my doc wants to see the science behind the product before he will approve of me using it.

I know Dr. K would not recommend it unless it was a good product, but I have no further info.

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Anyone?

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Have never heard of it being used as a chelator.

I always thought it was used as a trace mineral to help build bone and maybe muscle and tendons.

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microsilica is used to bind metals in the gut. You could try googling Dr. K/microsilica and look at Biopure put I don't know if you will find scientific research.
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thejoje
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I actually emailed Biopure here and abroad and had no response.

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I don't know that they will have actual scientific research at Biopure put the UK site usually provides more information about the products than the US site does.
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I've looked long and hard for this information too. They claim they attach metal binding groups to the microsilica. Microsilica itself is just tiny glass beads, so it's silicon. I know thiols (mercury chelator) can be bound to the silicon. The thing about it is that it's not that hard to make if you have a reasonable lab to do it with. I don't know why it cost so much due to that fact.

They also don't explain how it can be so much more effective than chlorella or even just EDTA that goes straight through your gut for the most part. Dr. K says it's 100 times as effective as chlorella which could be true BUT it can't be 100 times as effective as a chelator like EDTA or DMSA because it has just as many metal binding sites per gram as both of those (or right around it.. so definitely not 100 times that).

So 1 gram of microsilica is $150 and 1 gram of EDTA is less than $5

So until I see some way of proving microsilica has more metal binding sites than EDTA or DMSA I see no sense in paying that amount of money.

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TheJoJe, They are probably celebrating their time off for the weekend! Hope you will hear soon.
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MicroSilica is not the same as regular "Silica". A vial of MicroSilica lasts for months so it is very cost effective. At present, it is one of Dr. K's favorite detox agents.

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I dunno if Scott was referring to what I said, but i never said it was regular silica, microsilica is very tiny beads of silicon. Silica can be large chunks such as a slab of glass. That's the difference. Mircosilica is actually used in high strength concrete making a lot too but that's just the plain microsilica without any thiol groups attached.
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Anyone have the website. IMD or something like that.
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up for any thoughts or info...

Anyone know the website for the IMD company?

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