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Chelation and Chelation Therapy

  • 1. What is EDTA chelation therapy?
  • 2. Does EDTA chelation therapy have side effects?
  • 3. How might EDTA chelation therapy work to clear blocked arteries?
  • 4. Is there evidence that EDTA chelation therapy works for CAD?
  • 5. How frequently is EDTA chelation therapy used?

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Introduction To EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid)

There are several forms of EDTA on the market. EDTA disodium chelate is best. This form of EDTA is one of the best-absorbed forms of EDTA. It is acid resistant and passes through the stomach (without being absorbed) into the small intestine where it is absorbed into the blood stream. Our EDTA is not the Magnesium form used in agriculture.
EDTA chelation therapy is a no surgical treatment for heart disease. Doctors use a synthetic solution, called EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid), to pull unsafe waste from your bloodstream. This cleaning process leaves you with an improved blood supply to your legs, heart, and other organs. EDTA chelation therapy can help you avoid heart and artery disease.
EDTA improved blood flow, which can help people with arthritis, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis. Increasing blood flow helps rejuvenate the digits of the hands and feet. Numbness in the legs have been reported to be reduced or disappear.
EDTA first was introduced and used as an intravenous solution. In recent years several other forms of delivery have been used with success i.e. liquids, powder, suppositories, and capsules. All appear to be successful. Cost of EDTA is related directly to the delivery. Capsules and tablets work over a longer period of time but are MUCH less expensive while on the other end of the spectrum is intravenous costing up to thousands of dollars for a complete treatment.
It is recommended that a less expensive alternative be used unless there is recent heavy metal poisoning causing immediate health risk. It is highly recommended that tablets, capsules, suppositories or powder be used if EDTA is being used as a maintenance supplement.

1. What is EDTA chelation therapy?

Chelation is a chemical process in which a substance is used to bind molecules, such as metals or minerals, and hold them tightly so that they can be removed from a system, such as the body. In medicine, chelation has been scientifically proven to rid the body of excess or toxic metals. For example, a person who has lead poisoning may be given chelation therapy in order to bind and remove excess lead from the body before it can cause damage.

In the case of EDTA, EDTA chelation therapy, the substance that binds and removes metals and minerals is EDTA (ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid), a synthetic, or man-made, amino acid that is delivered intravenously (through the veins). EDTA was first used in the 1940s for the treatment of heavy metal poisoning. EDTA chelation removes heavy metals and minerals from the blood, such as lead, iron, copper, and calcium, and is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in treating lead poisoning and toxicity from other heavy metals. Although it is not approved by the FDA to treat CAD, some physicians and alternative medicine practitioners have recommended EDTA chelation as a way to treat this disorder.

2. Does EDTA chelation therapy have side effects?


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