Dr. Christopher Shade obtained B.S. and M.S. degrees from Lehigh University in environmental and aqueous chemistry, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois where he studied metal-ligand interactions in the environment and specialized in the environmental and analytical chemistries of mercury. During his Ph.D. work, Dr. Shade patented analytical technology for mercury speciation analysis and later founded Quicksilver Scientific, LLC to commercialize this technology. Shortly after starting Quicksilver Scientific, Dr. Shade turned his focus to the human aspects of mercury toxicity and the functioning of the human detoxification system. He has since researched and developed superior liposomal delivery systems for the nutraceutical and wellness markets and also specific clinical analytical techniques for measuring human mercury exposure. He used his understanding of mercury and glutathione chemistry to design a unique system of products for detoxification that repairs and then maximizes the natural detoxification system.