The Green Magnet (Superhero Heavy Metal Detox Drink)

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Every superhero deserves a super cool name.

And why should superhero status be relegated to just buff dudes in tights? What about all of the unsung heroes out there? Don’t they deserve superhero status and a super cool name to boot? And I’m not just talking about the cat that saved the kid from the dog or your local Fire Chief (both heroes in my book).

I’m taking about cilantro, parsley, and chlorella! Because goodness gracious, these guys are STRONG: they are powerful natural chelating agents, helping eliminate persistent heavy metals from your system.

Thus from here on out this super trio is being dubbed The Green Magnet.

Note to self: make a pint-glass-sized cape in free time.


Cilantro is AMAZING for removing heavy metals such as mercury, aluminum, and lead from the body. According to according to Robert C. Atkins MD, taking 400 mg of cilantro a day can remove most heavy metals from the body in just two weeks.


Parsley is a natural diuretic, which stimulates the kidneys. Parsley is also rich in vitamin C, chlorophyll, beta-carotene, vitamin K, and folate, which are all help support the body’s natural detox systems. It also raises glutathione levels which supports the liver.


Chlorella is a binding agent that helps eliminate the heavy metals removed by cilantro. Binders prevent your body from reabsorbing the toxins, which is very important. It is also rich in vitamins A and C, magnesium, and zinc, which support your body’s detox systems.

heavy metal detox drink

The Green Magnet:

I make this heavy metal detox drink 1-2 times a week and definitely do not do so for taste, though it tastes very fresh and… green. Rather, I drink it strictly to help aid detox.

  • 12 oz filtered water
  • 1/8 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/8 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon chlorella

Throw all of the ingredients in blender, blend until smooth, and then bottoms-up!

All superheroes have their kryptonite… Some important things to note.

DO NOT detox in any way, shape, or form if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

DO NOT attempt to detox heavy metals without using a binding agent such as chlorella.

If you are new to detoxing, start off small and be sure to do your own homework! Check out the further reading links below as a jumping-off point.

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  1. You’re right. Chlorella should be taken 45 to 60 minutes prior to taking cilantro. Cilantro will move the metals from the liver and gallbladder into the GI tract, so you want to have the chlorella in place in order to grab those metals. If not, the metals will just move to another place in the body. People with severe metal toxicity that only take cilantro tinctures without chlorella end up with a bad reaction and even in the ER. Also, go “low and slow” with the cilantro.

  2. Nice article Nadia!

    I think to detox using cilantro and chlorella, we need to consume chlorella 30-45 mins before we take cilantro. That way, chlorella is in the right place in the GI tract so that it can absorb the heavy metals dumped with bile (cilantro mobilizes mercury, which is dumped by the liver with bile)

    Not sure about taking them together. Can you please comment?

  3. Hello,
    What if you do not have Chlorella? Would Bentonite work if it is taken say about 15-20 minutes after drinking “The Magnet”?

  4. I’m so sorry to hear that, Helen. I’m not at liberty to give medical advice and have never experienced anything like that. I’d advise you to speak with your doctor.

  5. I been taking cilantro and parsley with chlorella I have sev pain in my kidney. What can I do S it is swellon a bit

  6. I bought some chlorella tablets. How many grams is in a 1/2 tsp of the powder? Thanks. I just want to know how many pills are equivalent to that.

  7. I’m one of those people who love super green juices and smoothies. The greener the better! This looks really cleansing and refreshing at the same time. I’ve been thru serious heavy metal detox protocols in the past so this is a great way to maintain my results. Thank you!