Alkylglycerols are oil-based chelating agents found in large amounts in shark liver oil, and also synthesized by the human body, where they are found in the bone marrow and in breast milk. They are capable of combining with toxic metals like mercury, and hastening their removal from tissues. Alkylglycerols differ from ordinary fats by linking their fatty acids to glycerol with ether bonds instead of ester bonds.
Research suggests that alkylglycerols may be protective of white blood cells, especially in situations such as radiotherapy for cancer.
Information compiled by Linda Lazarides
Naturopathic Nutritionist, Author, Educator