Do you or someone you love suffer from brain fog, bipolar disorder, or depression? Have you ever had or do you have “silver” dental fillings? If so, you may be suffering from mercury toxicity. Those so-called “silver” fillings are actually about 50% mercury. Mercury can pass the blood-brain barrier and is a known neurotoxin. The only gene that has been specifically linked to mercury intoxication is the ApoE gene (Apolipoprotein E). The ApoE 4/4 gene is thought to be the single biggest risk factor in Alzheimer’s disease. (Source)
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
The DNA ConneXions® ApoE Test Panel uses super floss to collect oral cells which allows us to determine your ability to detoxify mercury, Alzheimer’s susceptibility, and other autoimmune/neurological diseases.
By knowing your risk to develop Alzheimer’s disease you can take measures to reduce your exposure to mercury by safely removing mercury amalgam dental fillings, and replacing them with biocompatible materials.
Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) is a class of proteins involved in the metabolism of fats in the body. This protein combines with fats to form molecules called lipoproteins. Lipoproteins are responsible for packaging cholesterol and other fats and carrying them through the bloodstream.
Maintaining normal levels of cholesterol is essential for the prevention of conditions which affect the heart, blood vessels, hormones and cell membranes.
Since the brain is made of mostly neurons covered with a myelin sheath composed of cholesterol, it follows that the protein portion of these lypoproteins would affect the structure, integrity and functions of all fats in the brain and body.
Everyone has two copies of the ApoE gene and the genetic combination determines your ApoE “genotype” -E2/E2, E2/E3, E2/E4, E3/E3, E3/E4, E4/E4. This genotypic test determines an individual’s ability to detoxify mercury as well as their propensity to develop Alzheimer’s and other autoimmune/neurological conditions.
People with the ApoE gene (genotype 3/4, 4/4) potentially have up to 12 times greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease compared with those who have ApoE genotypes (2/2, 2/3, 3/3).
Another potential role of ApoE is in the removal of mercury from the biosystem. The optimal genotype for mercury removal is ApoE 2/2, whereas ApoE 3/3 is the most prevalent in the human population, and the most potentially dangerous is ApoE 4/4 with no mercury removing capability.
Keep in mind that a persons genetic profile is just that – a “profile” and does not definitively indict a person to any one specific disease. It is commonly understood by scientists and doctors that a persons environmental exposure during their lifetime is just as important, if not more important, than their genetic profile.
The ApoE gene has been significantly linked as a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive development.
The ApoE4 genetic variant has been associated with:
- Brain atrophy
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Poor Immune Response
- Increased Cholesterol Levels
Oral cells allow our lab at DNA ConneXions® to determine your ability to detoxify mercury, Alzheimer’s susceptibility, and other autoimmune/neurological diseases. The panel will determine what ApoE (Apolipoprotein-E) genotype you are (2/2, 2/3, 2/4, 3/3, 3/4, 4/4). This test utilizes the DNA ConneXions® Superfloss sampling method.
To learn more about ApoE Testing and to purchase your test, please visit our sister site, DNA ConneXions®