What is chelation?
Chelation is a chemical process in which EDTA (ethylene diamine tetraacetic) is injected into the blood through an intravenous infusion to remove heavy metals and / or minerals from the body. When EDTA is injected into the veins, it “catches” heavy metals and minerals such as lead, mercury, copper, iron, arsenic, aluminum, and calcium and removes them from the body through the kidneys. Generally, for the follow-up to be effective, patients do between 5 and 30 injections. In addition, the process is not painful, and the majority of individuals can continue their usual day following the injection. Some people say they feel the urge to urinate more regularly,
The effectiveness of this method is particularly recognized against heavy metal poisoning. It is easy to think that these are rare cases, but this type of intoxication can take place (in a more or less intense way) in the following cases: if you have dental “fillings”, have been vaccinated against various diseases, regularly eat fish from fish farms, or just have chemotherapy, it is possible that you have this type of intoxication.
Some symptoms of heavy metal poisoning are:
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Difficulties learning and retaining new information
- Difficulties of concentration
- Autoimmune diseases
- Neurological disorders and dementia
- Muscle or joint pain
- Mood swings and disorders such as depressionand anxiety
EDTA and chelation: 5 benefits
Seems to improve heart health
Although more studies need to be conducted to confirm this benefit, some professionals use chelation for the prevention and treatment of coronary artery disease, especially against atherosclerosis (thickening and hardening of the arteries).
It appears that EDTA focuses on the calcium found in the arteries and thus helps to reduce the accumulation of deposits that can block the flow of blood. Once attached to calcium, EDTA transports molecules outside the arteries, facilitating circulation. In the same way, it seems that EDTA Suppositories could fight against cholesterol, which is also beneficial for heart health.
· Has anti-oxidant functions
EDTA may have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant functions, helping the body eliminate free radicals and metals that cause many diseases. EDTA focuses not only on calcium in the arteries, but also on other metals found in bones, muscles and body tissues that can cause inflammation and pain.
Certain chelating agents have been used to decrease the presence of plutonium in the body, an element related to the risk of cancer ( 1 ). Uranium and radionuclide can cause poisoning, leukemia and osteosarcoma when a person is exposed to radiation for a long time, but chelation can remove these elements before the formation of the disease.
· Reduction of pain and swelling
Since chelation reduces chronic inflammation, which is the cause of many diseases including osteoarthritis and autoimmune diseases, many testimonials suggest that the use of EDTA reduces muscle, joint and bone.
Controlled scientific studies must be conducted to understand this phenomenon, but it seems that EDTA helps reduce the effects of oxidative stress that can cause damage to blood vessels and tissues. When inflammation causes blockages in the bloodstream, it decreases and pain sensations increase. Thus, chelation can be a good complementary accompaniment to chronic pain.
· Fight against cognitive disorders
There are studies showing that chelation can be useful against certain cognitive disorders. The exact mechanisms are not yet clear, but there appears to be a link between heavy metal intoxication, including high levels of lead and mercury in the blood, and disorders that affect memory and learning.
In addition, studies show that accumulation in the brain of copper, iron and zinc is associated with some neurodegenerative diseases. Exposure to heavy metals over the long term can cause physical, muscular and neurological degeneration in the brain and thus be the cause of not only Alzheimer’s disease, but also dementia, Parkinson’s disease and the multiple sclerosis.
· Reduces the risk of learning problems
Some disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autistic disorder are not yet easily treated. More and more professionals are turning to alternative methods to seek solutions to control the symptoms of various cognitive disorders, including through chelation.