top of page

Aluminum, which is a commonly used additive to enhance the effectiveness of many vaccines (Hib, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Tdap, Dtap, and the pneumococcal vaccines), is one of the most common minerals on the earth’s crust.  It is also an extremely toxic mineral with no know beneficial use to humans or animals, as evidenced by the toxic effects of aluminum on the brain.  


Aluminum has been repeatedly demonstrated as a neurotoxin[1], which means it directly harms the brain, and has been associated with various neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s Dementia (AD), Multiple Sclerosis (MS)[2] and autism[3].


As such, our bodies are uniquely adapted to dealing with aluminum, but only  when it is ingested in tolerable anounts.  We have been created with the ability to avoid accumulation of aluminum through barriers in our intestinal tract and even when it does penetrate the GI tract, it is picked up by certain proteins in our blood, called metallothionein, so as not to cause any harm. The aluminum that is not bound up by those proteins can be excreted by the kidneys in the urine or it can accumulate in various tissues and organs such as the nervous system and the brain. 


This system of managing aluminum works fine in most cases, unless of course you have kidney disease or are taking medications that affect kidney function.  It can also be overwhelmed by high levels of ingestion, e.g. through aluminum containing antacids, cosmetics or when injected into the body directly, as commonly occurs with vaccines. 


To enable the body to better cope with the increased burden of aluminum from vaccines, VaxxGuard contains Citric Acid.  Citric Acid binds to the aluminum that is not attached to metallothionein, and helps it get excreted from the body via the kidneys[4].  In other words, the addition of citric acid in VaxxGuard helps you pee out the excess aluminum so it will be less likely to harm you. 



1The putative role of environmental aluminum in the development of chronic neuropathology in adults and children. How strong is the evidence and what could be the mechanisms involved? Gerwyn Morris, Basant K. Puri,, and Richard E. Frye; Metab Brain Dis. 2017; 32(5): 1335–1355.

2 Aluminum Involvement in Neurotoxicity.  Biomed Res Int. 2014AUG27 Volume 2014 |Article ID 758323 | 5 pages |

3 Aluminum in Brain Tissue in Autism; Matthew Molda, Dorcas Umarb, Andrew Kingc, Christopher Exleya,⁎
The Birchall Centre, Lennard-Jones Laboratories, Keele University, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom
Life Sciences, Keele University, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom
Department of Clinical Neuropathology, Kings College Hospital, London, SE5 9RS, United Kingdom

[1]  Renal Handling of aluminum. Nephron Physio.2005;101(4): p99-103. Shirely et. al.

The Value of Citric Acid in VaxxGuard 

bottom of page