I had my mercury amalgam fillings removed and replaced with composite ones a week ago, and am now detoxing. After being advised that DMSA is a "horrible product", I am instead taking chlorella, L-glutathione, milk thistle and a mineral supplement containing selenium and humic and fulvic acids.

I think I'm over the sore throat stage, but I seem to be tired all the time, apart from the odd interval of feeling "hyper" and "alive"! Has anyone done a heavy metal detox and do you have any idea how long the symptoms might last or how long it is necessary to continue the programme? I have heard everything from three months to a year and I want to make sure I do it properly. Also, does anyone know if these supplements are enough to get rid of the metals - particularly mercury - from the body?