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Understand the relationship between your deuterium levels, metabolism, and performance, so you can optimize your cells to thrive.


Deuterium 101


Never heard of deuterium? Don’t worry. Not many have. But they soon will. Here’s what you need to know about it and how it causes metabolic chaos in your body.



The role of hydrogen in your body

Before meeting deuterium, we need to learn more about hydrogen. That’s because it is the basic building block for all our body’s biological processes and is essential for energy production. It is in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. It becomes part of our blood, organs, DNA, and so much more.

Hydrogen’s “husky” twin

What’s important to know is that hydrogen comes in two flavors. The hydrogen you know (which is actually called protium). And deuterium, which has all of the same properties as hydrogen except it's twice as heavy (which is why it’s called “Heavy Hydrogen”).


The dose makes the poison

Deuterium occurs naturally in both nature and our bodies and helps children grow. But once you stop growing, having too much deuterium in your cells can lead to premature aging, metabolic problems, and disease. This is because deuterium tries to go where its lighter brother, protium, is only welcome.

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Deuterium and your mitochondria 

And what happens when you put thick oil into an engine?

The engine sputters, makes strange noises, and eventually it breaks down. So it is critical that we deplete deuterium and protect the "little engines" in our cell's mitochondria from coming in contact with this thick sludgy oil.

However, the side effects of modern life, including pollution, processed foods, poor sleep, junk light, etc., result in many people having way too much deuterium inside their cells. This results in an inability to effectively deplete deuterium and keep our mitochondria happy.

Remember how we get hydrogen from our food?

Well, it eventually ends up in our mitochondria, the powerhouses of our cells. And similar to a car engine, the mitochondria are like thousands of “engines” running all the time, making the energy we need to live everyday.

How well our engines function determine whether we only survive or thrive. And our mitochondria have a preference for protium over deuterium. When deuterium crowd our mitochondria, it is like adding thick, gluggy oil in our “engines.”

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Key Takeaways

  1. Deuterium exists in your body naturally. It is involved in growth, energy storage, and metabolism.

  2. The big concern about deuterium is not its existence or presence, but rather its accumulation.

  3. When you have high deuterium levels, it can cause unhealthy growth like obesity and cancer proliferation.

  4. Too much deuterium in your body also causes problems in mitochondria. When deuterium enters the mitochondria in place of hydrogen, the heavy hydrogen can literally break how your mitochondria function. Broken function means less energy production and big trouble.

  5. Optmizing your deuterium levels leads to improved energy, enhanced athletic performance and recovery, better cognition, and much more.


Ok, that makes sense. How do I make optimize my deuterium levels then?


Knowing your deuterium level in your tissues and how well you are depleting it from your body is just as important as knowing your cholesterol, glucose, weight, body fat, Vo2max, and other biomarkers.

Here are two ways you can discover yours…


  1. Work with a us

We partnered with the Center for Deuterium Depletion to help us measure and use the amount of deuterium in biological fluids, tissue, and organs as a road map to personalize a protocol that optimizes your health and deuterium levels.



Select Tests

Sign up for a consultation, and we will choose the test(s) that fits your goal and design a protocol that matches your goals.


Tell Us About Yourself

Receive your deuterium testing kit and tell us more about yourself, your health and lifestyle habits, your clinical status, and your goals.


Follow Your Protocol

We will design a deuterium depletion protocol using a 360-degree approach that includes everything you need to eat, drink, and do.


2. Explore on your own

Get the world's most extensive battery of tests to measure deuterium in everything from food to organs to saliva to cholesterol to body fat to DNA,


The basic D-Terminator kit measures breath as a marker for deuterium in tissues and saliva or urine for deuterium in biological fluids. The two measures when taken together are used to determine your body's ability to deplete deuterium - aka your D-Factor.

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This test determines the deuterium levels in meats, fish, vegetables, fruits, breads, soups, stews, etc. and food ingredients like flour, butter, herbs, seasoning, etc. The test will provide one value that represents how much deuterium is in the food.

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This straightforward test can be used to evaluate any pure water source from commercial waters sold in stores and online to ground waters from the tap, streams, wells, rivers, lakes and oceans to seasonal waters from rain, snow and glaciers.

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Deuterium FAQs

What is deuterium and what are normal levels?

Deuterium is a rare type of hydrogen – only 155 out of every million hydrogens are deuterium. Its nucleus contains a proton and a neutron, which makes it twice the mass (weight/size) of regular hydrogen. We believe deuterium in tissue should not exceed 130 ppm (parts per million).

We base this value on the deuterium levels found in a broad number of plants, animals that are grass fed and the food products of grass fed animals - butter, milk, tallow, etc.

Why is my deuterium level high and where did it come from?

Deuterium is a naturally occurring element. You acquire deuterium through the food you eat, the liquids you drink and the air you breathe. Your body's ability to deplete deuterium decreases with weight gain, age, illness and lack of quality sleep.

How often should I repeat my deuterium tests?

That really depends on your condition and goals. We suggest that your physician request an "after test" following the completion of a planned therapy or after you've noticed or experienced a change in your health status whether that is something as simple as an increase in energy or weight loss or something as dramatic as a drop in blood sugar for diabetics or the slowing of tumor growth or downgrading of tumor markers for cancer patients.