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Victoria Beckham ‘warned she had “off the scale” levels of mercury over her fish diet’

Victoria Beckham ‘alters her strict fish and vegetable diet after she was warned she had “off the scale” levels of mercury’

  • The fashion designer, 46, is said to have discovered the ‘off the scale’ levels during a getaway to a luxury spa in Germany last year 
  • Victoria is reportedly now eating more salmon and has cut down on her consumption of tuna and swordfish, which have high levels of mercury 
  • Mercury naturally builds up in fish and shellfish. Too much mercury exposure can damage the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs and immune system 
  • It comes after Robbie Williams claimed earlier this week that he nearly died from mercury and arsenic poisoning while on a diet high in fish

Victoria Beckham has reportedly altered her strict fish and vegetable diet after she was warned she had ‘off the scale’ levels of mercury.

The fashion designer, 46, is said to have discovered the ‘off the scale’ levels during a getaway to a luxury spa in Germany last year.

Victoria is reportedly now eating more salmon and has cut down on her consumption of tuna and swordfish, which have high levels of mercury. 

Claims: Victoria Beckham has reportedly altered her strict fish and vegetable diet after she was warned she had ‘off the scale’ levels of mercury (pictured in May) 

Mercury naturally builds up in fish, shellfish and animals that eat fish. Too much mercury exposure can damage the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs and immune system.

A source told The Sun: ‘Victoria had off the scale levels of mercury. So doctors gave her a liver flush to help rid the body of toxins.

‘She feels brilliant and is as lean and fit as ever.’ 

MailOnline has contacted Victoria’s representative for comment.  

'Off the scale': The fashion designer, 46, is said to have discovered the 'off the scale' levels during a getaway to a luxury spa in Germany last year (pictured in November)

‘Off the scale’: The fashion designer, 46, is said to have discovered the ‘off the scale’ levels during a getaway to a luxury spa in Germany last year (pictured in November) 

It comes after Robbie Williams claimed earlier this week that he nearly died from mercury and arsenic poisoning while on a diet high in fish.

WHAT IS MERCURY POISONING?

Mercury naturally builds up in fish, shellfish and animals that eat fish.

Higher levels are found in fish at the top of the food chain, including marlin, shark and swordfish.

Other sources can be dental fillings.

Too much mercury exposure can damage the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs and immune system.

If the metal is in the bloodstream of unborn babies or young children, it man harm their nervous system, making them less able to think and learn.

Symptoms of mercury posioning can include:

  • Poor peripheral vision
  • Pins and needles
  • Lack of co-ordination
  • Poor speech, hearing or balance
  • Muscle weakness

A healthy person’s mercury level should be less than 10ng/mL.

A single serving of halibut, lingcod or salmon shark can exceed that, according to the Alaskan Government.

Source: MedicineNet

The singer, 46, has revealed that he only got tested because his wife, Ayda Field, 41, sent him to the doctors – effectively saving his life.

‘I was eating fish twice a day and I’ve got the highest mercury poisoning the doctor has ever seen,’ he recalled of his appointment, during a chat with Radio X. 

‘Do you know what I thought when I heard that? I’ve won! That’s how my ego works! I’ve got the highest… did you say the highest? Thank you,’ he went on. ‘I literally won the mercury award!’

‘I got my mercury tested because my wife’s neurotic and she gets all sorts of tests all the time. Anyway, thank God! I could’ve dropped dead of mercury and arsenic poisoning. I went plant-based the next day!’

This is the second time this week that Robbie has credited Ayda for saving his life.

Appearing on The Jonathan Ross Show last weekend, the Candy singer became emotional when asked about his wife.

‘I look back at 15 years of being with my wife, she did, she gave me a life. Here I am on the telly getting emotional. She absolutely did,’ he said.

Robbie’s pal David Walliams, who was also a guest on Saturday’s show, said that the singer was ‘miserable’ before he ‘fell in love’ and started a family with his wife Ayda.

The comedian, 49, said: ‘I would echo what you said about Ayda, you were quite miserable before you met her. I felt like, he’s got all this success and he’s not happy.

‘It took you to really, really fall in love. Also kids are the best thing to happen, they put everything in perspective.’

Robbie and Ayda, who married in 2010, share two daughters – Theodora, eight, and Colette, two – and a son Charlton, six.

And earlier this year, they welcomed a second son Beau, who was born via the same surrogate who carried their third child Colette, known by her nickname Coco.

Mercury rising: It comes after Robbie Williams claimed earlier this week that he nearly died from mercury and arsenic poisoning while on a diet high in fish (pictured last week)

Mercury rising: It comes after Robbie Williams claimed earlier this week that he nearly died from mercury and arsenic poisoning while on a diet high in fish (pictured last week)

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