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 chelation therapy, the substance that binds and removes metals and minerals are the salts of 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. Calcium disodium 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.
Safely Rid Your Body of Stored Chemicals and Heavy Metals
Chelation therapy has been used successfully for many years in the removal of heavy metals from the body. Research has shown the beneficial effects of this process range from improved blood flow and circulation to increased mental clarity and other quality of life improvements.
This modern world of ours, your body is being exposed to oxidizing chemicals and heavy metals such as aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, and lead on a daily basis. When your body starts accumulating toxins faster than it can eliminate them, it begins to store them in your tissues. These stored toxins initiate degenerative processes in your body that can lead to diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and arthritis. Chelating agents – substances that latch on to and carry toxins out of the body – can help you free yourself of this destructive load. In The Chelation Controversy, Drs. Gregory and Maile Pouls discuss the use of chelating agents, including those taken orally and those given intravenously. The authors also familiarize you with some of the controversy surrounding chelation therapy. In addition to a comprehensive guide to the ”big six” heavy metals and a discussion on the harmful effects of oxidation, the authors cover the most common prescription IV and oral chelating agents.
They also provide guidance on what to look for in an oral formula and describe the nutritional substances and antioxidants that can support your detoxification efforts. If your exposure to toxins is higher than average or if you simply want to preserve, maintain, support, and enhance your health, energy, and vitality in this toxic world, The Chelation Controversy provides the information you need to put this therapy to work for you.