The 5 Most Important Nutrients the Cells Need to Detoxify Mercury

An important part of my mercury detox program are the foods, beverages and nutraceuticals consumed.

When I was severely mercury poisoned, Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt* taught me about the five specific food nutrients the body needs to efficiently ‘filter/neutralize’ and remove (detoxify) mercury from the body’s cells.

He told me I needed to consume ample amounts of these five food nutrients on a daily basis until I was fully detoxified and recovered.

These 5 nutrients are:

Amino acids
Vitamin C

Using these foods in their best form is extremely important. Synthetic supplements are often times problematic, especially for moderate to severely mercury toxic cases, as they typically have a more severe leaky gut condition and impaired assimilation and methylation.

These cases are often accompanied with more severe sensitivities to foods, supplements and/or herbs. Their immune response has become hyper-reactive.

Synthetic supplements are usually not as assimilable to the body’s cells as are whole food sources and can cause imbalances and are more likely to cause sensitivities (negative reactions). That being said, there are always exceptions. Those who have severe sensitivities to high-histamine foods are usually better off taking synthetic supplements until they have made more progress improving the condition of the gut and have become less reactive.

Following are ideal foods sources:


Raw vegetable juices made with lettuces; red meat, egg yolks, dark green leafy vegetables, nettle or alfalfa tea, meat/bone/vegetable broth, organic, free roaming raised bovine multi-glandulars, sardines and anchovies (which are the only mercury-free fish left), blueberries, sprouts, raw fermented sauerkraut and raw cacao. Sea vegetables are an excellent source of minerals, but are often times not tolerated by more severe toxic cases until they have improved their leaky gut condition and sensitivities.

In addition, strengthening the organs and glands, especially the liver and kidneys is needed so they can more efficiently handle the increased mobilization of metals from the minerals. Sulfur and minerals especially mobilize mercury and other heavy metals so the more toxic one is, the more caution needed when introducing more sulfur and minerals.


Healthy oils include raw nuts and seeds, raw nut and seed milk and raw nut and seed oils, purified fish oil, coconut oil, raw butter, ghee (clarified butter), avocados and cold-pressed avocado oil, organic, free-roaming eggs raw in a shake, lightly poached or over-easy (yolk left runny). You can cook with coconut oil and ghee, as they are not delicate oils that are damaged when heated at high temperatures.


Garlic, especially raw freeze-dried garlic, egg yolks, cruciferous vegetables (brussel sprouts, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage), maca powder and broccoli sprouts and seeds.

Amino Acids

Meat, sardines and anchovies, eggs, raw nuts and seeds, raw nut and seed milk, assimilable protein powder, lentils and legumes, gluten-free grains – quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth, millet; dark green leafy vegetables, raw milk kefir, raw fermented coconut water and meat/bone broth.

Vitamin C

Peppers, especially red and yellow peppers, berries, raw tomatoes, lemon and lime, broccoli, broccoli sprouts, dark green leafy vegetables, fresh peas and rose hip or hibiscus tea. Oranges and other sweet fruits should be avoided since they are high in sugars and feed pathogens.

It is challenging to get all the vitamin C needed for an effective heavy metal detoxification program so supplementing with vitamin C is usually needed.

Listed below are a few excellent vitamin C supplements, whole food sourced, ester C and in liposomal form without greens, algae or herbs you may not want:

Following are some excellent food-based vitamin C nutraceuticals:

  • Pure Synergy Pure Radiance C– Contains camu camu berries, acerola berries, rose hips, and lemon peel, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries, cherries, and buckwheat sprouts.
  • Mega Food Complex C– Contains amla fruit, rosehips, orange peel, blueberry, cranberry, red pepper.
  • Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw Vitamin C– Contains various fruits and vegetables, probiotics and enzymes.
  • Innate Response C Complete powder. Contains several berries, rutin, quercetin, hesperidin and stevia.
  • Luscious Garden Organic High Vitamin C Powder– made from 100% organic acerola cherries.
  • Mega Food Ultra C-400– Contains broccoli, oranges, blueberry, cranberry, beet root, carrot, parsley.

Ester C is more alkalizing and assimilable and less dehydrating to the cells than ascorbic acid vitamin C.

Following are a few excellent Ester C nutraceuticals:

  • Pure Encapsulation Ester C and Flavonoids
  • Prothera Ester C
  • Douglas Labs Ester C Complex

Liposomal vitamin C is a highly absorbable form and reaches the brain cells more efficiently, which has antioxidant properties and also further facilitates the removal of metals from the brain.

Highly sensitive cases usually need to avoid liposomal formulas until their mast cell histamine release and hyper-reactive immune response has improved from an effective leaky gut protocol.

Following are a few excellent brands which are soy-free and contain phospholipids from sunflower lecithin, which is usually more tolerable for the mercury toxic than isolated phosphadidylcholine extracted from sunflower lecithin:

  • Allergy Research Group Micro Liposomal Vitamin C
  • BioCeuticals Liposomal Vitamin C
  • Mercola Liposomal Vitamin C

Connie Fox HHP, CHC, AADP

Mercury and Heavy Metal Detox Specialist

* Dr. Klinghardt, internationally renowned as the top doctor in the world for the treatment of mercury toxicity and its related health conditions. He is the one doctor out of 97 physicians throughout the U.S., Europe and Australia who knew what to do to save my life.


This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease, illness or health condition. Consult with your physician for any health or nutritional advice.

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