I have previously mentioned my friend, Dr. Boyd HaleyNot only is Dr. Haley a brilliant biochemist, but he is also a true scientist who bases his thoughts and opinions on science and facts.

I first met Dr. Haley many years ago at an International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology meeting. He was asked to present his work on mercury and Alzheimer’s Disease. When he subsequently became aware of the extent of the role dentists play in exposing people to mercury, he began to research the effects of mercury fillings on human health.

He also began studying whether or not mercury plays a role in the area of autism.

I have never known Dr. Haley to make a statement regarding mercury that he could not back up with science. As Dr. Haley became more intimately involved with mercury poisoning, he decided that a better, safer, gentler method for removal of mercury was needed.

He eventually developed a formula called OSR. OSR originally stood for Oxidative Stress Relief. Now the name stands for Optimize, Strengthen and Rejuvenate. OSR is considered a food – the company makes no claims with reference to mercury detoxification. However, I can tell you that because of what OSR does detoxification of mercury will occur. How? Before answering this question, I’ll digress a bit to explain the role of glutathione in the body.

Glutathione (GSH) bonds with metals, solvents and pesticides, and the resulting complex is excreted in the urine or feces. Also GSH is called the “master antioxidant”. It is synthesized in every cell of the body and helps prevent free radical damage.

Free radicals normally form during metabolism; GSH and other antioxidants like Vitamins C and E are present to protect our cells against these free radicals. However, when there are too many free radicals, the body’s antioxidant system cannot keep up. In addition to the free radicals produced during normal metabolism, other factors like poor diet, pollutants, infection, heavy metals, pesticides, and emotional stress, also contribute to the production of free radicals.

It has been found that people afflicted with illnesses, including cancer, AIDS, MS, Alzheimer’s, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, etc. are very low in GSH. These findings suggest that adequate levels of GSH may be critically important for the prevention of disease. Yet, in our toxic, stress-filled world, people are very likely to become deficient in GSH. Unfortunately, taking GSH supplements will not solve this problem because GSH is not readily absorbed.

OSR is a premier free radical scavenger. What makes it so effective is that it is lipid (fat) soluble. The most common antioxidant that people take, Vitamin C, is not lipid soluble, but rather water soluble. The cell membrane is composed of lipidsThus OSR can pass through the cell membrane and get inside the cell, where most of the free radicals are located. This lipid solubility sets OSR apart from other antioxidants. As OSR scavenges the free radicals, it frees the GSH to do other things, like, in particular, binding with heavy metals like mercury.

Also OSR is a sulfur-based compound. Mercury loves sulfur, so it is logical that OSR would bind with mercury. Clinically, my son, Dr. Adam Breiner, and others have found that, in fact, mercury levels do decrease significantly when a patient is taking OSR. To help protect myself from the toxic effects of mercury, I started taking OSR on a daily basis a few months ago. This is a new and exciting tool in our fight against the effects of mercury toxicity.

As of this writing, OSR is only available through your health practitioner.

© 2009, Mark A. Breiner, DDS

The information presented is for educational purposes only. You should consult a qualified health practitioner for diagnosis and treatment.

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