What are the benefits of chelation therapy?

Chelation Therapy, a natural therapy developed in the 1900s, incorporates amino acids into a body cleanser. With sodium and calcium as chelating agents, they remove metals such as iron and cooper when at or near toxic levels in the body. Chelation therapy (pronounced key-lay-shun) cleanses the body of metals and toxins responsible for producing heart disease and free radicals.

Heavy metals removed

Chelation therapy is known to eliminate toxic heavy metal levels in the body. It has been used for years to extract mercury, iron and lead to blood circulation. High levels of these metals, but also cooper and zinc, cause cells to deteriorate. Toxic levels of these metals can cause polyvisceral failure and even death.
EDTA (ethylenediamine tetra-acetic acid) such as EDTA suppositories acts as a magnet, attracting metals to it. Once EDTA and metals are combined, they move through the body and are eliminated through the urine.

Reduction of free radicals

Toxic levels of metals are responsible for radical free production. Free radicals lead to nutritional imbalances, aging, vitamin deficiencies and oxygen deficiency.
EDTA chelation therapy removes elevated levels of metals such as lead, calcium, mercury, copper and iron in the bloodstream and restores natural body vitamins and minerals. Eliminate excess metals and calcium, our cells begin to repair themselves and our body becomes healthy again.

Heart health

With its remarkable benefits and ability to eliminate toxic metals from the body, many doctors have tried chelation therapy on other diseases such as heart disease. Arteriosclerosis, hardening of the arteries, is caused by the accumulation of plaque. According to some doctors at the Mayo Clinic, chelation therapy can reverse heart disease. Chelation therapy is thought to remove excess calcium in the body and reduce the formation of blood platelets. Excess calcium and “sticky” blood platelets cause plaque in the arteries. EDTA improves blood circulation, allowing blood to flow more easily through the arteries, even restricting those blocked by plaque.

Even with some success stories, the American Heart Association does not advocate chelation therapy as an effective treatment for heart disease.