Mercury is a toxic heavy metal that can accumulate in the body and cause neurological and other health problems. Measuring blood mercury levels can help assess exposure and guide treatment.

iollo markers that associate with Mercury


Cysteine contains a thiol group that strongly binds to mercury and aids in its detoxification and excretion. Mercury exposure lowers cysteine levels.

Glutamic Acid

Glutamic acid is a precursor to glutathione synthesis. Mercury inhibits glutamic acid uptake and depletes glutathione, impairing detoxification.


Glycine is a component of glutathione and its availability affects glutathione synthesis. Mercury exposure lowers glycine and glutathione levels.


Methionine is a sulfur-containing amino acid involved in methylation reactions. Mercury inhibits methionine synthase and disrupts methylation.


Taurine has antioxidant effects and may help protect against mercury-induced oxidative stress and neurotoxicity. Mercury alters taurine metabolism.