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Understanding Neurotoxicity: Making Smart Seafood Choices

November 12, 20231 min read

Neurotoxicity refers to the damage inflicted on the brain by exposure to harmful substances. Some common neurotoxins include toxic metals like mercury and cadmium. The toxicity of these metals is typically higher in larger, longer-living fish. It's important to be aware of which seafood choices may pose a greater risk.

Safe Seafood Choices:

  1. High Concern: Tuna, swordfish, orange roughy, and shark are seafood options that raise concerns due to their higher levels of neurotoxic metals.

  2. Low Concern: Opt for safer choices like salmon, mackerel, anchovies, sardines, and herring. You can remember these by the acronym "S.M.A.S.H."


Making informed seafood choices is essential for minimizing exposure to neurotoxic substances. By selecting low-concern options, you can enjoy the benefits of seafood while safeguarding your health.

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Brandon, the VP of Business Development at LabSmarts, empowers practitioners with bio-individualized blood work interpretation software, enhancing accuracy and efficiency in analysis while preserving personalized healthcare philosophies for optimal patient care. Brandon also works as Business Development Consultant at a leading CRM company. His role involves fostering partnerships with individuals and organizations keen on optimizing their operational processes and elevating customer and prospect interactions. The overarching objective is to catalyze business growth. Brandon’s approach centers on in-depth comprehension of your unique business landscape, objectives, and pain points. This enables him to discern how his company’s CRM technology can effectively resolve your specific challenges. His foremost aim is to empower customers to harness the full potential of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions, thereby streamlining operations, enhancing efficiency, and fostering growth, all while maintaining the human touch in the digital age. Brandon Drake

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