Why is it important to have low levels of ammonium?

Ammonium is a toxic substance when it exists in excess amounts in the body. Low levels of ammonium are healthy as this contributes to balancing the body’s natural pH level, however high levels of ammonium can become toxic to the body.

High levels of ammonium production can contribute to poor health as the liver and kidneys will need to work harder to clear excess ammonium from the body. In cases where the liver is already overburdened and functioning poorly, the liver may be unable to effectively detoxify ammonium, causing an excess amount of ammonium. Excess ammonium can become toxic to the brain and nervous system, and can contribute to a feeling of lethargy, being unwell and brain fog, as well as further diminishing the functionality of the liver and kidneys. High levels of ammonium in the body can also be a contributing factor to dementia and other mental illnesses.

Many of the illnesses caused by high ammonium levels in the body are chronic and untreatable, so the safest course of action is to protect your liver and kidneys to avoid damage to them. 

In addition, the liver will take the important substance bicarbonate, which is produced to counteract stomach acid, from the stomach through the portal vein and uses it to detoxify ammonium in the liver. High ammonium levels mean more bicarbonate is taken which leaves less bicarbonate to counteract stomach acid in the stomach. This can result in high levels of stomach acid and acid reflux symptoms.

Regular use with Toxaprevent will bind and remove excess ammonium from the digestive tract, meaning the liver and kidneys will not have to bear the burden of any ammonium carried out of the system with MANC® particles.