What is Chelation Therapy?
The term "chelation" comes from the Greek word "chele" which refers to the claw of a lobster, a firm pincher which is like the binding action of the organic compound of a metal ion. There are many chelating agents used in medicine, EDTA is a chelating compound called Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetic-Acid and is used for IV Chelation therapy. This substance binds to heavy metals such as lead, mercury, copper, iron, arsenic, aluminum, and calcium in the body, allowing them to be safely excreted by the kidneys.
What are the benefits of IV Chelation?
Is IV Chelation Therapy Safe?
Chelation therapy has been practiced for the past 50 years. EDTA may remove vital minerals from the body along with the toxic metals. Vitamins and minerals are added to the EDTA solution to help keep them at an optimal level in the body to maintain health. A chelation protocol with a proven safety profile is utilized by a Certified Chelation Therapist (CCT).
A Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT) was conducted, and, though it didn't provide enough evidence to support routine use for heart disease, it did find chelation therapy offered moderate protection against future cardiovascular events. These may include events like stroke and heart attacks in those with diabetes.