What Is Chelation Therapy?

This therapy is proven successful as a treatment for excess calcium, and chelating heavy metals and chemicals damaging the arteries from the bloodstream. Initially, chelation therapy was used as a treatment for heavy metal poisoning. It has since advanced and proven to be of great value in treatment of circulatory disorders and heart disease.


Heavy metals include, lead, arsenic, aluminum and mercury as well as others; if left to accumulate it can result in a variety of severe brain and organ issues. Exposure to these metals on a daily basis allows them to accumulate in our tissue’s, harming our neurological function as well as many other disorders.


How Does Chelation Therapy Work?


  • Chelation Therapy lowers harmful blood calcium, therefore stimulating production of parathormone (a chemical made in our parathyroid glands to regulate calcium and phosphorus).

  • EDTA restores enzyme systems by removing aluminium, cadmium, calcium and lead.

  • It stimulates dilation of vessels, reducing chances of blockages.

  • It serves as a powerful antioxidant, enabling it to control the damage of cells from free radicals.

  • Ethylenediaminetetraacetic (EDTA) acids by uncoupling the age-related cross linkages, increase tissue flexibility, reducing skin loss and wrinkles; turning back the clock by giving you a more youthful appearance.

  • The therapy enhances cellular integrity and mitochondrial membranes.

  • It reduces coagulation effects of platelets thus preventing inappropriate thrombosis that block coronary arteries in case of a heart attack.

  • The therapy also establishes prostaglandin hormone balance responsible for balancing between artery walls contraction and relaxation, and clotting and free flow of blood.[/box]

Administration of Chelating Therapy


Before its administration, medical tests are carried out. This is to check if the patient has conditions that will benefit from the therapy as an appropriate remedy.

Comprehensive family and personal history is taken into account, focusing on your current status and previous health conditions. You will be questioned on your emotional state, diet, exercise, stress levels, habits and listing of symptoms. Physical examination is also performed with emphasis on respiratory and circulatory systems, followed by a series of medical examinations like chest X-ray, urine test, hair analysis, electrocardiogram, and blood test among others. An exercise tolerable test and Doppler examination is also carried out.


Conditions That Benefit From This Therapy Include


  • Hypertension

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

  • Diabetic Complication

  • Intermittent Claudication

  • Slow Healing of Wounds

  • Cerebrovascular Disease

  • Heavy Metal Toxicity

  • Memory Disorder

  • Peripheral Vascular Disease

  • Dementia

  • Alzheimer’s Disease[/box]

Benefits of Chelation Therapy

  • Chelation Therapy reduces the activity of free radicals in the blood that can result to lipid peroxidation activity (fat becoming rancid). This activity involves the presence of some metal ions like calcium, iron and copper that cause the cell to degenerate.

  • Deposits of calcium in the arterial walls inhibit enzymes activity that as a result affects energy production, inhibiting the healthy transfer of energy and waste throughout your cells. This results in cells becoming energy starved and later acidic, leading to premature aging, nutrition imbalance, free radical activity, an unbalanced calcium to magnesium ratio, oxygen deficiency, degenerative cardiovascular conditions and local toxicity.

  • Repair damaged muscles, improving cell energy production. Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid gets rid of toxic irons, among them calcium, that are necessary for the production of free radicals. The result is fewer free radicals caused by muscles, your heart and each cell individually. Giving you prolonged energy reserves and quicker recovery.



  • Removes calcium from plaque- infusion of Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid gets rid of excess calcium from the bloodstream. Softening the plaque build up on arterial walls allowing it to slowly reduce in size. Calcium deposits in the tissue and blood can cause these plaque deposits to accumulate and manifest into heart disease and high blood pressure.

  • EDTA gets rid of metal ions from the blood, an important aspect in cancer growth, thus helping the damaged cells heal and remain healthy. Some research shows that EDTA strips the tumor cells of their protective layer allowing other mechanisms (protein digestive enzymes) to destroy it.

  • Patients undergoing this therapy are less depressed, more alert, and have better memory and concentration. Showing its strong benefit for cognitive health.

  • Other benefits include: reduced fatigue in patients, reduced cardiovascular disease symptoms, a healthier respiratory system, urinary system, neurological health, reduced skin-conditions, and increased gastrointestinal health.

Side effects of chelation therapy can include


Diarrhea- this is common after infusion when a patient suffers from fluid retention just before the therapy.

Headaches- this is because of low levels of blood sugar. It is advisable that you eat during or before the therapy.

Nausea- it results from a deficiency of vitamin B6. Best treated by supplementation of B6.

Fainting feeling- this is because of drop in blood pressure.

Local skin irritation- this is from deficiency of vitamin B6 and zinc.

Extreme fatigue- caused by general mineral nutrient deficiency like potassium, magnesium and zinc.

Pain in the joints- this is with patients who have frequent infusions.

Cramps- 5% of patients suffer from these, especially at night. [/box]


Not the Only Option

Acetyl-L-Glutathione as a Chelation Agent

While chelation therapy is a good option for ridding our bodies of accumulated heavy metals and toxins, it is a drastic measure often used if levels are imminently a health risk. Supplementing natural chelating compounds such as Acetyl-L-Glutathione will naturally hunt down these dangerous deposits and flush them through your system naturally. If taken regularly, the deposits won’t have a chance to form in the first place, allowing your cells to maximize their efficiency and energy production.

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