|08-13-2007, 08:32 AM||#1|
| MONSTAFACE |
man i thought i thoguht that me eating tuna everyday would be a god thing. after looking up tuna there are mixed reveiws about tuna and mercury poisoning. i just went out and bought at least 12 to 15 cans of the 12 oz tuna.
I would like to hear others opinion on this. i only hear of one story about a littl eboy having mercury posioning but that could be a fluke. besides that i been lookin all over the net an di have not seen anyone having symptoms of tuna posioning. none the less there ar mixed reviews. what are you guys takes on it.
|08-13-2007, 09:44 AM||#4|
| EricT |
Experience: 7-10 Years
Join Date: Jul 2005
How would you know if you've had any problems? You have brain damage .
You should be fine. There's a lot of conflicting info and opinion on it. The mercury amounts are very small. Your kidneys can handle mercury pretty well if you don't suddenly up the amount all at once. Some gets excreted by the gut. I wouldn't go hog wild and eat 3 or 4 cans a day every day. Some may get stored in the brain, and other tissues. It's general considered safe in moderate amounts. Plus the only way mercury can cross the blood-brain barrier is that is binds with methionine and looks like it to the brain. But that will be inhibited by all sorts of other large aminos in a high-protein diet.
Stick to the "light" tuna which has less mercury and avoid the albarcore or "white" tuna.
There is a difference between acute mercury poisoning and chronic mercury exposure in small amounts. Your body can deal with the latter much better. And in fact there is data to suggest that once storage levels of mercury reach a certain point they level off and it doesn't get any higher, all of which you don't need to worry much about if you just use moderation, like with everything.
|08-13-2007, 11:46 AM||#6|
| Johan |
Experience: 3-5 Years
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bagram AB Afghanistan
Youll be fine, i was eating 3 cans for awhile. Like eric said, albacore has more. 3 times more actually but i think it tastes better. Anyways it wont be a problem
|08-13-2007, 12:12 PM||#7|
| TALO |
Rank: Light Heavyweight
Experience: 5-7 Years
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Alberta , Canada
|08-13-2007, 12:25 PM||#8|
| MONSTAFACE |
aaaahhh yyyeeesssss thanks fellas. yesterday i was looking at the nutrition facts for the twelve oz can and i got the big face on and in my mind i was thinking YYYEEEESSSSSS. HAHAHAHAH I HAVE FINALLY FOUND IT HAHAHAHAHAH THE CHEAPEST LEANEST HEALTHIEST PROTEIN THERE IS!!!!!!!!!! then i go to google and read about brain damage and fingers curling up and then think
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