The Best Protein Powders for the Mercury Toxic and the Benefits

Protein powder is one essential food source I recommend to my mercury toxic patients. The form of protein powder is crucial to how easy it is to digest and how assimilable it is to the cells. Whey, soy and egg white protein powder is NOT ideal. It is much harder to digest and often causes sensitivities, heaviness, lethargy and bloating for those with a leaky gut condition.

Some protein powders contain sugars, artificial sweeteners, flavorings and preservatives and other toxic chemicals. It is important to consume a protein powder free of toxins.

The various benefits of consuming the amino acids in protein powders are:

  1. Nourishes and strengthens the adrenals. The mercury toxic typically develop adrenal fatigue/exhaustion.
  1. Promotes the liver’s production of glutathione, the body’s #1 detoxifier.
  1. Helps re-build the intestinal mucosal layer. This easily gets damaged by mercury and other heavy metals. The intestinal mucosal layer consists of amino acids.
  1. Amino acids are precursors for the production neurotransmitters. The majority of neurotransmitters are produced in the gut. Mercury toxicity impairs the production of neurotransmitters.
  1. Improves assimilation and methylation [proper break down of foods]. Strengthens the pancreas and stimulates the production of digestive acids and enzymes. Pancreatic digestive enzyme production becomes impaired by heavy metal toxicity.
  1. Amino acids detoxify unhealthy bacteria and tissue in the gut.

Following are ideal protein powders that are highly assimilable, sugar and chemical-free and do not contain algae or herbs that you may not want.

High Performance Coconut Collagen Protein with Colostrum. Designed by German physician Bernd Friedlander. High in vitamins and minerals, colostrum, cinnamon. Contains a small amount of ALA (50 mg per 2 scoops). Highly sensitive cases should avoid this protein powder until further progress has been made repairing the condition of the gut and improving food and nutraceutical sensitivities.

Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. Grass Fed and Pasture Raised. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. Collagen peptides are short chain amino acids naturally derived from collagen protein. These natural peptides are highly bio-available and digestible.

Vital Proteins Collagen Protein Powder. 100% Pure Beef Gelatin from organic, grass fed, pasture raised cows.

Great Lakes Beef Gelatin Protein Powder.

Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Protein. 100% bone broth protein.

Axe Naturals Collagen Protein. Bovine collagen protein powder. 100% Hydrolyzed collagen peptides.

Swansons 100% Certified Organic Pea Protein.

Vital Nutrients Organic Pea Protein.

Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein Grain-free. Certified Organic Plant Protein Blend: Contains pea, flax seed, cranberry seed, baobab fruit, moringa leaf, chia seed, pumpkin seed, cacao, stevia, raw enzyme blend.

Omega Nutrition Organic Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder. Organic rice protein.

Sun Warrior Blend Protein Powder – organic pea, hempseed, goji berry, coconut, stevia.

Sun Warrior Blend Raw Vegan Protein. Contains raw organic pea protein, raw cranberry protein, raw organic hemp seed protein.

Protocol for Life Balance Plant Protein Complete. Non-GMO Plant Protein Blend: yellow pea protein isolate, sprouted brown rice protein concentrate, hemp protein, quinoa protein, natural flavors xylitol, organic stevia.

Nutribiotic Vegan Rice Protein (non-GMO). Enzymatically processed rice protein. Do not get their other rice protein powder which contains sugar.

Nutiva Hemp Protein Hi-fiber. 100% organic hemp protein. Contains 66% edestin (a bioactive globulin protein that’s easy to digest). Available at most health food stores.

Body Ecology’s Fermented Protein Powder. More severe toxic cases who are more sensitive should avoid this brand initially, as the kelp may cause sensitivities.

Mercury Detox Specialist, Connie Fox HHP, NC


The information provided is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, illness or health condition. Discuss all health or nutrition related matters with a physician.

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