Chelation

Chelation Therapy

What Is It?

Chelation Therapy is a chemical process in which a synthetic solution called EDTA is injected into the bloodstream to remove heavy metals and/or materials from the body. Chelation means “to grab.” Once the EDTA is injected into the veins, it “grabs” the heavy metals and minerals such as lead, mercury, copper, iron, arsenic, aluminum, and calcium and removes them from the body.

What It Does/How It Works

Chelation is a very effective way to treat heavy-metal poisoning and has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of lead poisoning. Once the EDTA is injected into the body, it binds together with the harmful metal and then both are eliminated from the body through the kidneys. EDTA removes lead, cadmium, aluminum, and mercury and thereby restoring enzyme systems to their proper functions.

EDTA lowers blood calcium and stimulates the production of parathormone. Parathormone is responsible for the removal of calcium from abnormal locations (such as the arteries) and the depositing of calcium in locations (such as bones) where it should be.

EDTA stimulates the enlargement of small vessels so that they serve the purpose of collateral circulation around a blockage, rendering the blockage irrelevant.

Benefits

EDTA Chelation helps to improve the overall well being and quality of life. EDTA inhibits blood clotting by tying up calcium. Blood cannot clot if the calcium is tied up. Inhibition of blood clotting can help prevent strokes, heart attacks, phlebitis (painful inflammation of a vein), pulmonary embolism, or varicose veins. EDTA makes stronger bones and reduces cholesterol by improving calcium and cholesterol metabolism. EDTA chelation improves blood flow to the
legs and feet, increases tissue flexibility, and prevents inappropriate blood clots, such as those that occur during a heart attack. Chelation therapy has also been used to treat atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease.