Pure Encapsulations HM Complex
Gluten Free. Non GMO.
- Supports body's natural detoxification response to mild exposure to common heavy metals
- Promotes antioxidants to help enhance immune defenses
- Made with hypoallergenic ingredients
HM Complex promotes the body's natural detoxification of heavy metals present from common, mild environmental exposure.
Three vegetarian capsules contain:
Zinc (as zinc citrate) - 10 mg
Selenium (as selenomethionine) - 100 mcg
Sodium (as part of modified citrus pectin) - 50 mg
Potassium (as part of modified citrus pectin) - 70 mg
Modified citrus pectin - 1,000 mg
Chlorella (Chlorella vulgaris) powder (cracked cell wall) - 300 mg
Broccoli (Brassica oleracea italica) sprout concentrate (whole plant) - 250 mg
(standardized to contain a minimum of 1,000 mcg sulforaphane)
N-acetyl-l-cysteine (free-form) - 300 mg
L-methionine (free-form) - 200 mg
Alpha lipoic acid (thioctic acid) - 100 mg
Other ingredients: vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water), ascorbyl palmitate
3 capsules daily, between meals, or as directed by a health professional.
The unique characteristic of modified citrus pectin versus other pectins is that it has a low molecular weight. This allows it to pass through the intestinal barrier and work systemically where it has the potential to bind to low levels of heavy metals from common, mild environmental exposure and facilitates their excretion. Modified citrus pectin does not appear to alter excretion of other minerals, including calcium, magnesium, and zinc. Chlorella has a long history of traditional use in supporting the body's natural detoxification process, particularly helping to regulate common heavy metal exposure and distribution in tissues. Sulforaphane, from broccoli sprout concentrate, promotes Nrf2-mediated signaling. Nrf2 controls the expression of numerous genes responsible for detoxification and protection against oxidative stress. As part of a cysteine-rich metal-binding protein, zinc exhibits similar properties. Studies suggest that selenium binds to mercury, potentially reducing the biological availability of mercury, while n-acetyl-l-cysteine (NAC) promotes urinary excretion of methylmercury. In addition, NAC provides important support for detoxification by maintaining glutathione concentrations. l-Methionine also plays a role in glutathione production and phase II detoxification pathways in the liver. Preclinical studies suggest that alpha lipoic acid promotes the biliary excretion of inorganic mercury and may help to moderate heavy metal induced oxidative stress.