While the most famously toxic heavy metals are lead and mercury, other types of heavy metals are just as harmful — and they are in so many products! These include arsenic, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, beryllium, and aluminum. Heavy metals find their way into our bodies through the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. Since these heavy metals cannot be digested, they build up over time, working their way into our soft tissues, muscles, and blood. Through regular use of an infrared sauna, you can help to detoxify your body of heavy metals and regain your health — one infrared sauna session at a time.
People are exposed to heavy metal toxins in everyday living by the foods consumed and the environment where people live. Below are the most common heavy metals that are known to cause damage. By no means is anyone stating that these are the only heavy metals you should avoid or limit. It is important to be an advocate for your own healthy living.
Mercury toxins can be found in thermometers, dental fillings, seafood, and more. When mercury enters the body, it is stored in the kidneys, blood, spleen, brain, liver, bones, and fatty tissues . Mercury is naturally found in fish.
Aluminum is one of the many toxic metals thought to cause brain problems. Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases have been repeatedly examined for a relation to aluminum accumulation in the brain . The main areas of aluminum accumulation include the kidneys, brain, lungs, liver, and thyroid.
Lead has been known to be hazardous. Drinking water, old homes, and tobacco smoke are all potential sources of toxic lead exposure. Dust and flakes from lead-based paint has caused unbelievable public health nightmares, but fortunately regulations have been able to reduce the problem. When lead enters the body it goes into the bloodstream and starts depositing itself in the bones, soft tissue, and the brain.
The skin is one of the largest organs in the body. It is also an important part of your body’s natural detoxification process – and sweat is the vehicle that your body uses to carry harmful toxins out of the body. Sweating in an infrared sauna is a powerful tool for healing and prevention. Infrared safely induces short-term hyperthermia and raises your core temperature enough to kill cancer-causing cells, detoxify your body of potentially carcinogenic heavy metals and toxins, and boost your immune system.
Sunlighten’s Infrared saunas are one of the most effective methods of inducing a detoxifying sweat carrying toxins out of the body through the pores . The deep penetration of infrared heat releases toxins from the fat layers just beneath the skin. These toxins pass from the organs to the fat tissue under the skin. Then they are eliminated in perspiration.