About Quicksilver Scientific


Quicksilver Scientific is an industry leader in blood metals testing and the development and production of superior liposomal delivery systems. Quicksilver Scientific is the only company to offer advanced mercury speciation testing (the Mercury Tri-Test), which comprehensively assesses for the body burden of mercury. Quicksilver Scientific is dedicated to producing superior nutraceutical products tailored at supporting the human detoxification system for the optimization of health.

Quicksilver Scientifics’ Founder, Dr. Chris Shade, opened the Quicksilver Scientific Research Laboratory in 2005 in Lafayette, Colorado, to provide heavy metal and mercury speciation testing primarily to the environmental sector. Dr. Shade developed the patented Liquid Chromatographic Mercury Speciation technology used at Quicksilver Scientific while conducting his Ph.D. dissertation work with adviser Robert Hudson at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Quicksilver Scientific is a CLIA-certified laboratory. We use state-of-the-art testing technology, including patented mercury speciation technology, to give the most accurate and reliable metal testing available today. We sell to our professional line of products to Registered Practitioners and Distributors via the wholesale store. Retail customers can purchase products (which do not need medical supervision) at www.quicksilverlife.com.

Our Quality Pledge

Our team is committed to delivering superior products and services, be that nanotechnology, liposomes or our proprietary testing procedures. We follow the regulations and quality standards set by the FDA 21 CFR 111. Our products are manufactured in GMP-certified (Good Manufacturing Practices) facilities and made with the highest quality raw ingredients available. We are committed to excellence.

Our Promise to You

We are scientists. We are committed to the advancement of science. We base our work on U.S. standards and the growing body of scientific evidence generated from thousands of research studies that point to the dangers of heavy metals. It is our goal to provide real solutions and positive results for people suffering with mercury and/or heavy metal toxicity, allergies, poisoning or reactions. We at Quicksilver Scientific are committed to improving the lives of everyone we touch—from doctors and practitioners to their patients.

Dr. Christopher Shade, PhD

Dr. Christopher Shade, PhD, founder and CEO of Quicksilver Scientific, continues to be the driving force of development and innovation. Dr. Shade’s vast depth and breadth of knowledge, passion for healing, and intuitive understanding of chemistry and biology are reflected in Quicksilver Scientific’s well-designed detoxification protocols, unique supplement delivery systems, and patented mercury speciation test. Dr. Shade is in high demand as a lecturer and is beloved for his amiability and quick (silver) wit. It is because of Dr. Shade’s many innovations and charismatic personality that Quicksilver Scientific is well recognized globally.

Dr. Shade is a recognized expert on mercury and liposomal delivery systems. He has lectured and trained doctors in the U.S. and internationally on the subject of mercury, heavy metals, and the human detoxification system. Dr. Shade developed the patented liquid chromatographic mercury speciation technology used at Quicksilver Scientific while conducting his PhD dissertation work with advisor Robert Hudson at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This technology was used to create the Mercury Tri-Test.

Dr. Shade's current focus is on the development of cutting-edge, lipid-based delivery systems for nutraceuticals, such as liposomes and micro-emulsion systems, to address the growing need of high quality, affordable detoxification solutions.


Our products are manufactured on site, at Quicksilver Scientific, in our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Lafayette, CO. We also do contract manufacturing for some of the top brands in the nutraceutical industry. You will find our trademark Quicksilver Delivery Systems™ signature on these products, signifying our advanced liposomal delivery systems that bring you optimal bioavailability.

Quicksilver Scientific’s health supplements are manufactured with strict quality controls, following cGMP regulations. cGMP stands for current good manufacturing processes, and is a regulation enforced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is the main regulatory standard for ensuring quality of human pharmaceuticals, and assures proper design, monitoring, and control of manufacturing processes and facilities. In compliance with cGMP standards, Quicksilver Scientific validates and assesses identity, strength, quality, and purity of each of our products. You can read more about cGMP manufacturing at the FDA website here.

Contact Us

Quicksilver Scientific

1376 Miners Dr., Suite 103, Lafayette, CO 80026, USA
Main Phone: 1-303-531-0861
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Bottom line? We care passionately about your health and well-being.